By Rick Banas of assisted living provider BMA Management, Ltd.
How fast can you recite your ABCs. I’m not talking about the traditional way, starting with A, and then B, and then C and working your way through LMNOP to the letter Z. I am talking backwards, going from Z to A.
Would the letters glide off your tongue as easily for you as they do for Joe Hunter?
Joe is resident in assisted living at Bridle Brook of Mahomet, a community that BMA manages in Champaign County, Illinois.
On Monday, his 85th Birthday, he talked with Bridle Brook staff member Ashley-Jo Hart, about how he learned to say the ABCs backwards and demonstrated his ability to say them with such ease.
Joe also talked with Ashley about five-point stars and the Gettysburg Address. He explained why Betsy Ross used the five-point star when creating the Flag for the United States of America and showed her an easy way to cut a five point start out of a sheet paper. He recited the Gettysburg Address from memory.
We invite you to watch and listen to Joe.
Bridle Brook is an assisted living and memory care community
located in Champaign County, Illinois.