Over-80-June2013Those over 80 enjoyed a free lunch, white and chocolate cake, and strawberry ice cream at the annual party at the senior center last week. Standing, from left: Evelyn Darwood, Howard Brewer, Jim Parrish, Dick Rohde, Ross Barnard, Lester Boccuzzi, Lloyd Bjerge, Alice Glandon, Betty Magnuson, Kathy Mellinger, Rudy Peterson and Ray Anderson. Seated, from left: JoAnn Corfman, Lois McLean, Cecelia Campbell, Mikki Mehus, Marilyn Woodruff, Dorothy Therriault, Mary Bean, Shirley Gonska, Mary Neeley and Dorothy Johnson. Photo by Marcy Stamper

 

Senior News

BY SUSIE HELLER

The Over 80 Party caused a stir as 22 ageless persons took part. Each was welcomed with a corsage or boutonniere made by me. How does one make an event like this special? Ask Rosalie Hutson, who decorated the room with green tablecloths and matching festive napkins complementing the spring bouquets on each table. Judy Zutter outdid herself, once again, with a cake festooned with butterflies and flowers. Our very own Mr. Greeter, Lloyd Berge, and delightful Mary Bean were honored as the oldest man and woman. A lovely orchid went home with each as a small remembrance of this event. All in all, a good time was had by everyone. I still think we should have allowed dancing on the tables. Maybe next year.

Freddie Lee, that lucky guy, won the monthly door prize. In usual Freddie style, he shared the contents with all. Rosalie makes this coveted once-a-month basket.

The Western Sale has a life of its own and continues to taunt buyers. Each day volunteers increase the plethora of items. There is something for every person. Come in and buy it all so Randee and Fae can take a break.

Condolences to the family of Doris Mack, who passed away last week. Doris was a long-time volunteer and member. We will miss her sweet smile and dedication.

My dog, Liberty, and I went for a ride today past Bear Creek Golf Course and around Pearrygin to Winthrop. This jaunt brought us up close and personal with the most breathtaking scenery! The snow-capped mountains bracketed by blue skies topping lush green hills and valleys – truly spectacular. It never ceases to amaze me that we are privileged to live amid such splendor. Get out of the house and enjoy what nature gives us freely. Come by Lower Bear Creek Road off the East County Road and see the darling two baby horses and their mommas.

I hope this finds you well and happy. Life is good.

 

Senior Center menu:

Thur, June 6: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes and country gravy, garden salad, beets, mixed fruit, roll, frosted cake.

Fri, June 7: BBQ country spare ribs, twice-baked potato, 3-bean salad, vegetable pasta salad, peaches, bread, pudding.

Mon, June 10: Swiss spinach quiche, pickled beets, melon cup, blueberry muffin.

Thur, June 13: BBQ chicken, baked beans, sweet potatoes, cucumber & tomato salad, mixed vegetables, pears, French bread, Jell-O with topping.