MVSeniorCenterBy Susie Heller

Well, boys and girls, the Western Sale was a huge success. Folks came from as far away as New Zealand, maybe, just for this sale alone. The whole community was brimming with shoppers and rodeo followers. What a fun weekend!

The breakfast provided by Donna, Randee and Michael was over the top. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, meat, and an assortment of fruit made us all want to take a nap. They ran out of grub (that is food, in cowboy language, for you city slickers) before the appointed hour of 11 a.m. Randee, as always, decorated every surface with Western memorabilia and decor items.

Ann and her crew of volunteers kept tables and shelves stocked with Western wonders. To commemorate my horse riding lessons, I purchased a T-shirt with the inscription, “Does this saddle make me look fat?” — plus a cute graphic of lady on horse.

We will still have the Western Room open for another week or two, depending on inventory.

The Silent Auction — with a plethora of hand-made model barns, a real three-piece buckskin set, paintings, a beautiful saddle, farrier tools, and much more — beckoned to all. It always amazes me the wonderful things we receive from you! I thought I would help the effort by bidding on one of the barns to get the next bidder going, but he never returned. So let me know if you need a fancy three-piece wooden barn. Guess I could wait until Jerry and I reach our second childhood.

This Friday (May 30) at noon is the Over 80s Party. Randee and I have planned fun decorations and accoutrements for y’all. It’s top hats for the gents and necklaces for the ladies. If you are a Senior Center member 80 or over (that’s age, not weight), come on in for free lunch, music and a lot of fun. See you then!

Senior menu

Thursday, May 29: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, garden salad, Waldorf salad, whole wheat roll, frosted cake.

Friday, May 30: Yankee pot roast, baby red potatoes, green beans, cucumber and tomato salad, blueberries, whole wheat roll or bread, ice cream.

Monday, June 2: Vegetable lasagna, Italian vegetables, Caesar salad, mixed berries, garlic bread, ice cream.

Thursday, June 5: Chicken cordon bleu, parsley vegetables, Capri vegetables, garden salad, Waldorf salad, whole wheat roll, Jell-O.

Friday, June 6: Barbecue country spareribs, twice-baked potato, three-bean salad, vegetable pasta salad, peaches, whole wheat bread or roll, sherbet.

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.