Tuesday, November 14, 2017

View From The Bridge 11/15/17

VIEW from the BRIDGE
By Muncie

Who put the pumpkin in the hollow tree? This was the neatest thing for a lot of laughs in the neighborhood of the Sunrise Bluffs.

Next to the Community Garden is a hallow tree and several weeks before Halloween there appeared a carved pumpkin. Who done it? If you know anything about it would you please call me. If you do not want anyone to know I promise that I will not tell. I would like to know who is so clever and into the excitement of the season. It gave a lot of pleasure to a lot of people and I would like it very much if you would do the same next year.

The same old crowd showed up for the Memorial service on the Old Bridge. There were some with walkers and some who could barely walk. They were there to honor their Veterans. It was the most beautiful day that we have ever had for the Veterans Day ceremony. The sun was bright, Montana blue sky, white fluffy clouds, and best of all…no wind.

The little 2nd grade O’Hara girl sang the National Anthem and it was so precious…from the mouths of babes.

Did you say thank you to a Veteran that day? It was also the Marine Corps birthday on the 10th and I am a Marine by marriage. I am still invited by the Marine Corps League 688 in Great Falls to their birthday ball. I can only think best wishes to them as I can no longer attend.

The big Turkey Bingo will be on Friday the 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Club House. The VFW is all ready to give away those turkeys. So come on down for a fun time. You may get hooked on Bingo as I did 2 years ago when I attended my first Turkey Bingo and actually my first Bingo game.

I never dreamed that I would like playing Bingo but I truly enjoy it. Why? I do not think about anything else because I concentrate on those numbers. I get a charge out of those other addicted people who play 6 cards at a time. I am still a beginner and only play 2 cards. See you there.

Last Thursday there were only 5 of us so I played an extra card for a total of 3. However, the cards at the Center are large number cards and I was able to keep up.

During these long winter days, I encourage you to come to the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. for some relaxation time to play Bingo. Better yet…have lunch at noon. Just get moving and shut that TV off for a while. I think that you will find that you will be more motivated to get your chores finished if you are relaxed.
I ask those that used to play to return a.s.a.p. I realize that some of you work or have other commitments but we miss you. Hurry back.

This is a reminder that you have an invitation to have Thanksgiving dinner at the Sunrise Bluffs. The cost is minimal for a wonderful dinner with all the trimmings.

Please call in your reservation by Friday the 17th. The phone number is 622-5443. See you there.

It is 1 ½ weeks away and I have seen a schedule. It is fun filled and will keep you very busy for 3 days. Invite all your family and friends to come and enjoy with you.

On Saturday at the Ag Center, Jamie will be singing and the Barber Shoppe Quartet will also be back. You could not ask for better entertainment. Have lunch and sit and relax listening to the folks who know how to put on a great show. Take a little break from shopping.

There will also be that special store where the Kiddos can shop for their parents, grandparents and siblings. If you need some excitement in your life, you should check out those Kiddos shopping. It is hysterical and yet brings tears to your eyes. See you there.

The Christmas Concert on Sunday will be so special as always. Bring those Kiddos as it is especially for them. I was able to get through to the North Pole this past week and I can assure the youngsters that he will be there and everywhere that weekend.

The Shonkin Chouteau County Country Christmas at the Shonkin Community Hall ON Saturday, December 2nd, will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m. 

The wagon rides will be held, weather permitting, by the Lacey Creek Clydesdales from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (My thought is what a wonderful pictures that would make for next year’s Christmas card.)

The odds of you winning a cash prize on December 3rd are great because only 200 tickets will be sold. To win cash at this time of year is such a great bonus. Be sure to buy a ticket. A member of the Lions Club will be at the Ag Center on Saturday selling tickets. Check them out and good luck to all of you. The drawing will be on Sunday at the Christmas Concert. See you there.

To cheer me up this week I was told  the following. “Just think…in a little over a month the days will be getting longer.” Yes! I feel a whole lot better.

GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS, POLICE OFFICERS, FIREMEN, AND EMT’s. (Count your blessings for what these men and women do for us. Dwell your thoughts on our Troops who will not be home for Christmas. Pray for them and their families while you are comfortable in a warm home, good food, good night’s sleep and with your family and friends during the holidays. We are so blessed.)