By Susie Heller

Important news item: Mary Bean celebrated her 99th birthday with us. She is so vibrant and doesn’t look or act a day over 65. Way to go, Mary! Hope we can emulate your life style!

Pat and Donna, again, outdid themselves cooking meals for all who entered. They are the best cooks in town. Not only because the food is wholesome, well prepared, and served with aplomb, but the joy they bring, calling us each by name warms the heart. Donna always gives us a bad time with her quick wit but knows the preferences of each diner. Pat’s serene smile is such a wonderful gift to us all. We love these two ladies!

Folks danced away the afternoon last Friday on dance day. Music was great and all had fun.

Since the Christmas Room is closed, we are now working on the Western and Spring Sales. Here is some sneak peak info: In April we are having a tea with yummy desserts. It will be bigger than before. Lavender and Old Lace is our theme. More teasers for you later.

Randee Colyer has graciously agreed to help me with the decorations. Knowing her, the decorations will take on high gear. She is a pro with flowers. Rosalie Hutson resigned, saying she was tired of doing part of the decorations. Or was it tired of working with me? Hmmm.

How many of you had little grandchildren visit at Christmas? When I get to heaven, I am asking why all that energy was not reserved for us older folks. Our five little ones were yelling and running amok most of the time, but we wouldn’t have them any other way. Saw a sign: “I child-proofed my home, but they keep getting in.”

Research: I just read that social interactions help stave off Alzheimer’s (Stanford University). So save your wits and come socialize with us! “We’ll keep the light on for you.”


Senior Menu

Thursday, Jan. 9: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, carrot raisin salad, fruit cup, whole wheat bread or roll, brownies.

Friday, Jan. 10: Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, green beans, garden salad, Mandarin oranges, bread pudding.

Monday, Jan. 13: Pork chops and gravy, stuffing, broccoli, garden salad, applesauce, whole wheat bread or roll, Jell-O.

Thursday, Jan. 16: Hamburger stroganoff, trio vegetables, spinach salad, apricots, garlic bread, pudding.

Friday, Jan. 17: Fish and chips, french fries, coleslaw, pasta salad, green beans, tropical fruit, frosted cake.

Meals are at noon in the Methow Valley Senior Center on Highway 20 in Twisp. The suggested donation is $3.25 for seniors over age 60; cost is $7.50 for those under 60. For more information, call 997-7722.