By Susie Heller

Male robins recently arrived, only to rethink migration. They look bewildered at snow and wonder if Mother Nature played a trick. They should not have left the south without first checking the Weather Channel, one tells the shivering brother on his left. The lady robins are still in the south, lying on beaches fanning themselves in the warmth of the sun.

I bought some wonderful cosmetics from Twisp Treasures friend, Arlene. I love the quality of the cosmetics she sells. I am astounded again at shrink-wrapping, however. Whoever invented that is demented or hurting for entertainment. My fingers and teeth struggle to dislodge it. I thought the childproof lids were enough, but no, someone thought we needed more aggravation in the world.

On April 5, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., is our annual Ladies Tea. It is expanded from years past and will be the valley event of the year, I am sure. Do not miss it or your daughter and mother will not speak to you again.

We will have a professional photo crew made up of Don Carlson and his Kiwanis buddies to take portraits in a lovely wicker chair. There will be furs and vintage hats to try on. Exquisite floral arrangements by Shirley Northcott and her daughter will grace the tables. Bouquets will be for sale as thoughtful Easter gifts. Expect copious amounts of desserts from kitchen mistress Ruth Dahlin and her crew of fabulous chefs, whose creations cannot be described in mere words. Fun and frivolity will reign. Missing this is akin to telling your mom there is no Mother’s Day this year.

We will be decked out in vintage gingham aprons amid a riot of colors, and happy to serve one and all. Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for ladies under 12. Y’all come, ya hear?

The Spring Sale is the following Saturday, April 12. We are busy little bees.


Senior menu

Thursday, March 20: Pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered carrots, spinach salad, whole wheat bread and roll, apple cobbler.

Friday, March 21: Salmon with dill sauce, wild rice, peas and carrots, garden salad, Waldorf salad, whole wheat roll, pudding.

Monday, March 24: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes and country gravy, carrot raisin salad, stewed tomatoes, whole wheat roll, peach cobbler.

Thursday, March 27: Chili with cheese, baked potato, spinach salad, mixed vegetables, peaches, cornbread, cookies.

Friday, March 28: Hawaiian chicken, potato salad, baby carrots, three-bean salad, pineapple, whole wheat bread, brownies.

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 $8 for those under 60. For more information, call 997-7722.