Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 7, 2019 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ….December Birthdays*

Maria Decker, Nancy Dorn, Prudence Levine Pat Karamitros, Joan Hufnagel, Mary 
Alice Cervera, Carol Horejsi, Shirley Anhalt, Helen Reese, Levon Yapoujian, Toni 
Buckner, Lottie Bugl, Pat McGuire, Sheila Wohler, Nan Murphy, Eleanor Hensel, Sylvia 
Curl, Elizabeth Levie, Gayle Licher, Cindy Barran, and Melissa Stute.

 * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 626.355.2737. 
YEAR of birth not required


Unless listed differently, all activities are at the Hart Park House (Senior Center) 222 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre

Hawaiian & Polynesian Dance Class: Every Tuesday Morning from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Join the class with Instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the art of Hula!

Bingo Time: Every Tuesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Cards are only $0.25 each! Everyone is welcome to play! Activity may 
be canceled if there are less than five people.

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays Monthly from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Brain Games: Every third Thursday of the month at 12:45-1:45pm Join us for Scattergories, a creative thinking game by 
naming objects within a set of categories; or Jenga, a block-building challenge that keeps you stacking and bal-ancing your 
tower. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is needed. A great way to strengthen your mind and make new friends... 
Games are facilitated by Senior Volunteers. 

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, December 18th from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is available for 
legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates and Injury. Please call the Hart Park House for an 
appointment, 626-355-5278 ext. 704.

Senior Club: Meets Saturdays, Weekly at Hart Park House Brown Bag Lunch, great company and bingo at 11:30 a.m.

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. with Paul Hagen. Classes include Yoga and balance exercises. All 
ability levels are encouraged and welcomed!

Birthday Celebration: Every 2nd Thursday Monthly at the Hart Park House. Share free birthday cake and ice cream 
kindly provided by the Senior Community Commission!

Game Day: Every Thursday Monthly 12:00 Noon come into the Hart Park House and join a lively poker game with 

Free Strength Training Class: Fridays 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Lisa Brandley Light weights, low impact resistance 
training and body conditioning. Class equipment provided.

Gentle Yoga for Active Seniors: Every Monday & Wednesday from 8:15 - 9:45 a.m. with Andrea Walsh at the Hart Park 
House. Classes include complete floor relaxation, standing and floor postures, balancing, and featuring extended 
meditations on the fourth Wednesdays of the month! Call (626)-355-5278 for more information.


The Home Delivered Meals Program provides healthy meals to homebound Seniors 60 and above. Seven 
frozen meals, milk, bread and fruit are included and delivered once a week. $3 Donation per meal is 
suggested but remains completely anonymous and voluntary. Clients must be eligible and we invite you 
to contact YWCA Intervale Senior Services at 626-214-9467. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT 



Dear Savvy Senior:

How do I go about changing or canceling a person’s social media accounts when they die? My sister 
passed away several months ago and her social media accounts are still active. Inquiring Sister

Dear Inquiring:

I’m sorry for your loss. This a question that’s 
become more frequent in recent years as most 
Americans have participated on some type of social 
media platform. Here’s a run-down of how 
you can change or cancel some different social 
media accounts after a loved one dies.


Let’s start with the biggest and most frequently used social media platform on the Web today. 
When someone with a Facebook profile dies, there are two different things someone with authority 
over their account can do. You can either “memorialize” it or “delete” it.

A memorialized account serves as a place where friends and family can share stories, photos or 
memories to celebrate the deceased person’s life, with the word “Remembering” shown next to the 
deceased person’s name. Once an account is memorialized, content the person shared is still visible 
on Facebook to the audience it was originally shared with, however, the user’s profile will not 
show up in public spaces such as people you may know, ads or birthday reminders.

If you don’t wish to memorialize your sister’s profile, you can also have her account permanently 
deleted from Facebook.

Facebook allows users (when they’re alive) to choose a “legacy contact,” which is a person chosen 
to look after their account once they’ve passed away, or users can request to have their account 
permanently deleted after they die. (To do either of these tasks, click on “Settings” on the top right 
of Facebook, then click on “General” on the left-side menu and then on “Manage Account.”)

If your sister didn’t set up a legacy contact before she passed, you can submit a memorialization 
request at – type in “How do I report a deceased person on Facebook that 
needs to be memorialized?” in the search bar. You’ll be asked to provide proof of death by providing 
a copy of either an obituary, death certificate or memorial card.

Or, if you would rather have her account deleted go to, and type in “How do I 
request the removal of a deceased family member’s Facebook account?” This also requires proof of 
death plus verification that you’re an immediate family member or executor of the account holder.


Instagram’s policy on a deceased users’ account is similar to its parent company, Facebook. A 
deceased users’ account can either be memorialized or removed, which you can request at Help.

Like Facebook, to memorialize an Instagram account requires proof of death, but to remove an 
account you’ll also need to provide verification that you’re an immediate family member.


If your sister was a Twitter user, Twitter will work with anyone who is authorized to act on behalf 
of her estate, or with a verified immediate family member to have an account deactivated. To request 
the removal of your sister’s account, go to

After you submit your request, Twitter will email you with instructions for providing more details, 
including information about the deceased, a copy of your ID, and a copy of the deceased’s death 


If your sister also had a LinkedIn profile, the only option is to delete her account. To request this, 
see You’ll need to provide her name and URL to her 
LinkedIn profile; the relationship you have to her; her email address; date she passed away; link to 
an obituary; and company she most recently worked for.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.
org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

SCROOGED December 4th “Scrooged” PG-41; 1 hr. 41 min.

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons 
on Christmas Eve



December 18th "The Journey that led to Charles Dickens "A 
Christmas Carol", a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas


* As this is a rain-or-shine event, consider bringing an umbrella in case it rains.

* Lots of great food and drinks are available at the Zoo;

* Spending money is optional for your purchase of lunch & souvenirs;

* Level of Walking: High

Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest 
illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling 
tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed holiday light experience 
and has grown brighter every year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features more light 
animals than ever before, spectacular new additions – both hand-crafted and high-tech – and returning 

Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute stroll through a large area of the Zoo filled with wildlife-inspired 
displays, dynamic lights and projections, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and 
seasonal magic. Enter a fantastical realm to discover more light animals than ever before – with tigers, 
lions, macaws, monkeys, meerkats, and flamingos “decorating” the Zoo just for you! 

**Last Registration Date is Tuesday, December 10, 2019**


DECEMBER 17TH 5:00 P.M.- 9:30 P.M



A Weekly Religion Column by Rev. James Snyder


One thing truly 
amazes is how 
fast Thanksgiving 
goes. Here I am 
in the living room 
relaxing in my easy chair just one 
day after Thanksgiving.

 My ears are still ringing with all 
the chatter that went on around our 
Thanksgiving dinner table. It is so 
beautiful to get together with family 
to celebrate.

 As I was sitting in my chair, I noticed 
I was feeling rather stuffed. The Gracious 
Mistress of the Parsonage is an 
expert at stuffing turkeys. I am the 
turkey she stuffs the best. She never 
takes credit for it because all through 
the dinner, she asks me, "Don't you 
think you've had enough?"

 She has yet to understand that, especially 
at a Thanksgiving table, I 
don't "think." I am not there to think 
but to stuff myself with all of the deliciousness 
on the table.

 The week before Thanksgiving, I 
had a doctor’s appointment. I discussed 
an issue with my nurse, which 
was, “Is a pumpkin a vegetable?”

 We had a very lively discussion. 
She brought in another nurse, which 
made the debate even more energetic. 
In the end, we all came to the 
same conclusion; a pumpkin is a 
vegetable. If anybody should know 
this, it would be a nurse.

 So, on Thanksgiving, I had my 
prized vegetable, pumpkin pie, and 
stuffed myself with it. If this is what 
vegetables are like, I could eat vegetables 
all my life, along with carrot 
cake for dessert.

 The only problem, the Gracious 
Mistress of the Parsonage, does not 
agree with this. She has an entirely 
different point of view. As far as she 
is concerned, pumpkin is not a vegetable 
and especially pumpkin pie.

 I groaned a little bit and rubbed my 
stomach. Then she said, "Don't you 
think it's rather foolish to stuff yourself 
so much on Thanksgiving?"

 Thinking about this, I began to 
wonder if being full and being a fool 
is similar?

 So, not in such a thinking mode as 
I should be, I asked my wife. “What 
is the difference in being full and being 
a fool?”

 “Well,” she said rather thoughtfully, 
“A fool does not know when he 
crosses the line to becoming full.”

 I had to think about that for a little 
while. Therefore, if I do not think I 
am full, then I am a fool and keep 
on eating. For the life of me, I cannot 
figure out how that can be a foolish 
thing to do.

 I asked my wife. “How can being 
full make you a fool?”

 “Just go and look in the mirror,” she 

 Being in such a full state that I was 
in, I did not have the energy to go 
to the bathroom and look in the 

 From the kitchen area, I heard my 
wife say, "A fool never knows when 
to quit eating."

 I guess I've been a fool for most of 
my lifetime. My motto, especially 
around the Thanksgiving table, is, 
"Just one more piece."

 At the time, I did not realize that 
"one more piece" makes me cross the 
line into being a very foolish person.

 Maybe that is just what life is all 
about. You don’t know that you’ve 
had enough until after you have eaten 
“one more piece.” My problem is, 
when do I stop?

Is it that foolish to become full at a 
Thanksgiving dinner? After all, what 
is Thanksgiving dinner for if I do not 
leave the table full?

I came by this legitimately. It goes 
back to my maternal grandmother.

 We would all gather at grandma's 
place for Thanksgiving dinner, and 
boy could she stir up a Thanksgiving 
dinner. She had on the table everything 
you could ever imagine eating 
for Thanksgiving. Some things on 
the table I did not recognize, but, being 
at grandma's table at Thanksgiving 
time, I ate it.

 After we were at the table for 
a while, people started to leave. 
Grandma always would say, "Please, 
just one more bite before you go. 
There's plenty left."

 Of course, being at grandma's 
Thanksgiving table, she made the 
rules, and we abided by them out of 
deep respect. None of us had to be 
overly convinced to stay for just one 
more bite. We all left being as full 
as we possibly could be under her 

 I do not think being full is the same 
as being a fool. In my calculations, 
not stuffing yourself at grandma’s 
Thanksgiving table would make you 
a fool. Who wants to be that kind 
of a fool? Remember, grandmas are 
never wrong!

 A real fool would be someone leaving 
grandma's Thanksgiving dinner 
without being full. Believe me, I am 
not that kind of fool.

 Between Thanksgiving and New 
Year's Day, it is my purpose to eat as 
much as I can to become as full as I 
can be. After all, on New Year's Day, 
I am going to make a resolution not 
to eat so much at each meal. That 
is then, but now I indulge myself to 
such an extent that I am genuinely 

 As I thought of this, I remembered 
what Solomon said. "He that 
walketh with wise men shall be 
wise: but a companion of fools shall 
be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).

 A wise man will walk to the table 
of the Lord and stuff himself with 
God’s goodness until he is full and 
overflowing. That sure is not being 

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