Tuesday, April 11, 2017

View From The Bridge 4/12/17

By Muncie

Can you believe that next Sunday is Easter Sunday? There will be a lot of moving about town with shopping for your Easter dinner or making plans to eat out. Check the River Press to see what eateries will be open.

The Lions Club will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday and what fun it is to watch those Kiddos fill their baskets. Check the River Press schedules for time and place

As has always happened, a lovely afternoon was spent last Sunday. Katie, as she wanted to be called, a mezzo soprano and Nicholas the pianist treated the classical music lovers to a most pleasant program.

Nicholas played several selections himself and accompanied Katie with her songs. All of the Piatigorsky artists have degrees in music and I love the history they give to us about each selection.

At the end of the program Katie sang show tunes and impressed on me the wide range of her ability. What a happy person she is and spread it to all of us.

Another treat was a young man from Great Falls who is a music student and played a selection for us.  (I was not able to find his name before this article had to go in.) He is a 4.0 student and he really seemed to enjoy playing for us. I hope Fort Benton has him back again soon. (Like the Stensland’s, taking piano lessons was not an option for him.)

I know that you will all be happy for me that birds are back at my feeders. They had not visited me all winter. I went on the deck about two weeks ago and saw that the feeders were empty. I took each one inside and cleaned it. A couple of them have windows that I don’t think I had ever washed and didn’t even know they were there.

I filled each one with fresh bird see and lo and behold, in a couple of days it was all gone. I began seeing birds at the feeders every day. They are sparrows and are so busy. They must have nests nearby or perhaps they are the species who stay all winter. Whatever, I am happy just watching them when I am at my kitchen window.

Sunrise Bluffs is having another Pinochle Game on Monday the 17th at 1:00 p.m. There will be prizes, snacks and beverages for you to enjoyment. Please call in your reservation if you are planning to join in. The last games they had were very successful and a good time was had by all.

Good Friday is also Pie Day. I am really looking forward to that now that Mother Nature has turned a bit kinder to us. Several days of leaving windows open for fresh air was lovely and most welcome.  

The Golden Age Senior Center could not only use a few more PIE BAKERS but also a few more PIE EATERS. You all must be tired of me always telling about the great bargain Pie Day. Why don’t you come on down to the Center and find out for yourself. If every person who frequents that day would bring 1 more person we could have quite a wonderful social hour.

I know that you must not have seen many friends and neighbors during the winter, so get out and about. Take a walk along the Levee Walking Trail and see the great job the trimming of the trees.  See you there.

I swear this year I am going to do my tax records month by month instead of trying to get it all done at once. I am ready to scream as I am frantically trying to finish it today. I really know though that it is never going to happen. It compares to New Year’s resolutions. You may do well for a couple of months and then all of a sudden it falls by the wayside. Here I go again acting like a human being.

Why did God give you your mother instead of some other mother?
1.  Because we are related.
2.  God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s mom like me.

“If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hold in a boat?