MVSeniorCenterBy Susie Heller

It’s on to the next event at the Senior Center. We party girls just can’t seem to stop planning things for you.

Last week was full of fun. Friday was dance day with the Hottell Band. They are the best. A large contingent of folks from Okanogan danced with us again. Sid even shared his birthday with us. Great folks, great time, great music — sadly, I had to work in the sorting room. I did a lot of toe-tapping, though.

As soon as the revelers left, we cleared the room and set up for the Ladies Tea on Saturday. The room was beautiful, the food excellent, and there were smiles all around.

Photos were taken by those handsome gents from the Kiwanis. We had several fur pieces and hats, and Don Carlson brought fresh roses. Ladies loved wearing the props and were seated in our white high-backed wicker chair. It was great. John Owen and Roy Reiber quickly processed the photos. Ladies left with bigger smiles than when they arrived.

The mountains of delicacies dwindled to a few here and there. Shirley Northcott’s flowers were a huge hit as well. Michael Blackledge serenaded us with his wondrous piano music. All in all, a great success. You have to attend next year!

My four little grandsons are visiting us this week. Spring break for their parents! They are all boy and very loud and busy ­— ages 7 – 10. Cute kids, but are we up to this? Whatever happened to Geritol?

Now our efforts at the center are focused on the final countdown to the Spring Sale Extravaganza on Saturday (April 12) at 9 a.m. Be sure to come and see the wonders displayed for you. My favorites are the Easter dresses for the little ones. So cute! Brings back memories.

My sister and I always received a new Easter dress. One such dress proved to be a troublemaker for me. Seemed like every time I wore it to school, I had to sit in the corner. Surely it was the dress’s fault, and not my own motor mouth! I never wore it again. Bad luck, that one.


Senior menu


Thursday, April 10: Baked pork chops, parsley potatoes, green beans, garden salad, applesauce, whole wheat roll, tapioca pudding.

Friday, April 11: Meat loaf, parsley potatoes, carrot coins, lettuce and tomato salad, whole wheat roll, fruity Jell-O.

Monday, April 14: Spaghetti, green beans, Caesar salad, peaches, garlic bread, ice cream.

Thursday, April 17: Chicken fettuccini, mixed vegetables, spinach salad, Oregon berries, sherbet.

Friday, April 18: Lemon-baked fish, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, chilled pears, whole wheat roll, 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 $8 for those under 60. For more information, call 997-7722.