5 ways the year 2017 will be better than 2016
It’sa brand new year! 2017 is here to rescue us from all the despair and misery that 2016 wrought. 2017 will be fantastic! 2017 will be full of sunshine, lollipops and rainbows! 2017 will be apple fritters, jelly donuts and homemade chocolate chip candidates. It was a year-long process cookies! of negativity that dominated the news.
It’s a brand new year! 2017 is here to There’ll be none of that in 2017. rescue us from all the despair and misery 2. There won’t be as many celebrity that 2016 wrought. 2017 will be fantastic! deaths. I don’t know this for a fact, but 2017 will be full of sunshine, lollipops there can’t be, can there? There were so and rainbows! 2017 will be apple fritters, many famous people who passed away jelly donuts and homemade chocolate this year that it is hard to remember (or chip cookies! list) them all. From David Bowie, Prince
It’s going to be a great year. And if not, and George Michael to Gene Wilder, Carrie it’s at least gotta be better than the horrible Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. From 2016. Here are a few reasons why: Antonin Scalia, Nancy Reagan and Fidel
1. There is no presidential election. Castro to Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer No matter where you fall on the political and LaVell Edwards. Even that one guy spectrum, chances are you really despised from that one show died in 2016. Chances one (or maybe both) of the top presidential are 2017 won’t be as bad.
3. There will be a lot of great movies in 2017. The slate of new-ish movies coming out this year includes sequels of “Star Wars,” “Fast and the Furious,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Despicable Me” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Plus, there’ll be movies about television shows like “Baywatch,” “Smurfs,” “Power Rangers” and “Wonder Woman.” And, if that’s not awesome enough, about half of those movies will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!
4. This might be the year your team wins the championship. Are you sad because your favorite sports team didn’t win the championship this year? Well, if 2016 and the Chicago Cubs have taught us anything, it’s that ANYONE might win it all this year, even the sad team that you root for.
5. It will be a better year if we MAKE it a better year. Of course, the best way to make 2017 a better year than 2016 is to all work hard to make it better ourselves. Be nice to everyone you meet. Help others whenever you have a chance. Don’t be offended by every seeming slight that comes your way. Choose to be happy instead of looking at the negative side of everything!
And if that doesn’t work, you can always just watch a movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (I hear he’s pretty good.)
Venice O. Westman celebrated her 99th birthday Nov. 26, 2016. She was born in Neola to Jesse and May Nielsen. She had one brother and three sisters, one who is still living and who she is very close to. She lived in Springville for 66 years before moving to the Abbington in Mapleton. She was a school lunch lady and did sewing alterations. She loves to crochet and laugh. She married Wilford “Bill” Westman after meeting him in Las Vegas at a roller skating rink. He passed away 25 years ago. Together they had three children: son David and Connie Rowan and daughters Judy and Gary Chrisman, and Donna and Alan Ellis. They have 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Venice started collecting Baviarian Village pieces when her husband passed away and her collection has grown during the past 25 years. This year she chose to share it with all the Abbington staff and residents. Her children set it up and it took most of the day. It is beautiful to see, especially in the evening. Thank you, Venice, for sharing.