Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine for April 29: The Number 1 Movie 50 Years Ago Today, Plus More!

It’s time for another trip on the Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine!

Today, we take a look at the number one movie 50 years ago today. On April 29, 1965, the “hills were alive” as The Sound of Music reclaimed the number one box office spot in the country. The musical hit theaters on March 2, spent six weeks at number one, and in a rare move bounced back to the top this week in 1965, on its way to 12 total weeks at number one!

The songs from The Sounds of Music musical and film productions have proved timeless. “Maria”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “My Favorite Things” immediately come to mind as songs that have spanned decades, and will likely continue for generations to come.

Plus, here are some famous folks born on April 29:
Duke Ellington – born April 29, 1899
Willie Nelson – born April 29, 1933
Jerry Seinfeld – born April 29, 1954
Daniel Day-Lewis – born April 29, 1957
Andre Agassi – born April 29, 1970

What are some of your favorite memories from back-in-the-day? Let us know! Click here to send us an email and we might include your favorite movies, music, and more from the past in the next Wayback Machine!

New Crane’s Mill Residents Welcomed In Style (As Always!)

This afternoon, we’re holding one of our regularly scheduled New Resident Mixers!

Crane's Mill residents socializing in Towne Square

When a new resident moves to Crane’s Mill, they are immediately welcomed by our Transition Counselor, along with many other staff members, and our resident-run welcoming committee. The idea is to make the person’s move to Crane’s Mill seamless, comfortable, and fun!

During their first week, new residents enjoy dinner invitations, a review of the activities calendar with our Director of Community programming, an overview of their apartment or cottage with our maintenance staff, and so much more.

In addition to this individualized attention, about every other month, we like to put aside an afternoon for our brand-new residents to come together with our resident welcoming committee and key staff members at our New Resident Mixer.

The mixer is a casual way for everyone to get to know each other. Wine, hot hors d’oeuvres, and more are served as new and existing residents mix and mingle. Then, staff introduces themselves, and each new resident tells the group a little bit about themselves.

We love hearing everyone’s stories of growing up, their professional careers, family lives, and what brought them to start this new chapter in their lives at Crane’s Mill.

Crane’s Mill Courier Blog Celebrates its Third Anniversary!

The official blog for Crane’s Mill says thank you to its loyal readers for supporting three years of bringing you all the latest from our retirement community!

Happy 3rd Anniversary to the Courier!

It’s time once again to join us for a look back at the last year, and look ahead to the year to come. What would you like to see covered by the Courier? We want to know! Click here to send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Without any further ado, here are some of our favorites from this exciting third year of blogging:

We won a silver medal!

The Crane’s Mill “Wayback Machine” took a nostalgic look at the past.

We shared exclusive photos of our residents’ holiday train room.

We enjoyed filming, and showing off, our Health Center.

We had a snowy couple of months, and our staff handled it in stride.

We received so many great reviews.

We welcomed a new executive chef.

Appropriately, we celebrated Social Media Day.