By Susie Heller

Volunteers are busy unloading mountains of donations from the generous people of the Methow and beyond. Such fun sorting and watching shoppers search for a deal. Our prices are so low. Come shop with us. Those thrifty shoppers enjoy the hunt. Who knows what may lurk in some bin or behind a hanger? Hopefully not Sasquatch, or does he just exist on the west side?

Remember the “where’s the beef?” lady of TV ad fame? She could come here stating, “where’s the snow?” A lean year for skiers, sledders, skaters, and those who enjoy winter’s white beauty. Yes, I love the snow. What can I say? After years of disliking rain on the west side, snow is a treat. Snow-covered trees, fields of white, and shivering people. What more could one ask for? Well, maybe not the shivering. Come by the center for warm clothes to combat the above.

I heard from JoAnn Corfman and her handsome beau, Howard, via email. They suffered pneumonia in November and December, canceling Christmas. Sharing is the essence of love, wouldn’t you say? Wonderful to hear from folks enjoying long-awaited romance. Ah, youth! Howard’s lunch sign-in position is open. He asked for a replacement. Wants to spend all his time with lady love. Nora Roberts (romance author), eat your heart out.

Today’s diners enjoyed chicken cordon bleu. Yum. I didn’t inherit the cooking gene, but did get the eating one. You will note many of us sporting “I volunteer for food” written in crayon on cardboard.

Election results for the board: Margaret, vice president; Judy, treasurer;Verleigh and myself, directors at large. Don’t think “at large” is a compliment. (If you want last names, you will have to visit. They are a secret, known only to those card-carrying members who know the secret handshake.)

Senior Menu

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.

Monday, Jan. 20: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Beef stew, pasta salad, Caesar salad, orange slices, roll, frosted cake.

Friday, Jan. 24: Macaroni and cheese with ham, beets, mixed green salad, peaches, whole wheat roll, Jell-O.

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.