Wednesday, June 20, 2018

View From The Bridge 6/20/18

By Muncie

I think that by now everyone knows that the Golden Age Senior Center has recently made changes. They no longer will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Meals on Wheels will continue with this change. If you want Meals on W heels on Saturday and Sunday you must made arrangements ahead of time and fill out an application and return to the Center. Frozen meals will be delivered to you on Friday.

There will still be Tuesday night dinners starting again in September. Cinnamon rolls will still be served on the last Wednesday of each month.  Menus for the month will be available close to the end of each month at the Center for the next month and in the River Press weekly. There is information about the Center on the back of the menus. It is very informative to read the back of the menus.

There are 578 residents over the age of 60 who vote. This is an approximate figure. All of these people could be a member of the Golden Age. It would help to support the Center. The dues are $10.00 a year due in January. Support is lacking in so many of our organizations. Please feel an obligation to join the Senior Center. You may not use it now but you never know when you may need a place to have lunch that is geared toward seniors or Meals on Wheels.

I hope this story will inspire you to support the Center by becoming a member this coming fall. The seniors that participate find the Center a home away from home. You are able to play cards or work on a puzzle. There is always a large, difficult puzzle in the works. There is also a game day once a month.

Are as excited about Summer Celebration as I am? The schedule is awesome and I intend to cover as many events as I can. I know that what I like most is seeing friends that I have not seen for a long time. Please come up to me to say hello.

My step-daughter, Audra, has been gone for 7 years but her memory lives on in the Fun Run that is named after her. If you do not know the story, ask any of the volunteers that are helping to promote the race.

I have ridden my Go-Go the last couple of years. Will those of you who have scooters join me as the last ones in line?

I was on my way to White  Sulphur Springs Thursday morning when I heard about the passing of Ruth Sykes. She was one of the kindest, sweetest, most helpful people I have ever known. I will miss her at the Senior Center where she was a faithful hostess once a week. She always had my dinner pre-paid card out and punched when she saw me coming through the door.

I attended her 90th birthday party last February at the Golden Age and we had a wonderful visit.  She will be missed and long remembered.

Of course, I know, that you all have your American Flags already hanging on your front porches for the 4th of July. Do you remember what I said that flying the flag showed your love of country. I know you all love your country

If you are not able to put up the bracket for your flag, call me and I will arrange to get it done. So, have a wonderful 4th and count your blessings.

Fort Benton has Talent will take place on Sunday June 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Old Fort Park. Be sure to sign up quickly as you only have a few days to prepare.

The Missouri River Breaks Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday July 7th to finish in Fort Benton. Look for registration information in the River Press.

There will be an Antique Flea Market in Virgelle on Sunday July 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Boats, Blues, and Brews on Saturday, July 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will feature a free concert that will be held on Front St. by the Old Walking Bridge. Come on down

The Chouteau County Free Library and the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center will liven Tuesdays up by hosting “Wild Trivia” every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information read the posters around town.

A Class Reunion is trying to get into the dress that you wore for graduation.
A Class Reunion is seeing your principal and still being nervous.
A Class Reunion is “bring homemade cookies” that you bought at the bakery.
A Class Reunion is showing photos of your children….again, again, again, and again….and again.
A Class Reunion is dancing with your school beau and trying to remember what you ever saw in him.
A Class Reunion is finding it hard to believe that the balding man with the pot belly was the captain of the football team.
A Class Reunion is introducing your husband to everyone except the classmate who you almost became your husband.
(McCall’s magazine October 1986,)

On June 21st summer will begin. It is always a sad day for me because now the days will be getting shorter. It always seems to me that we do not have enough pleasant evenings that we can sit outside before the sun sets. I will try to enjoy the next three (3) months before it really gets dark early. I will not even think about what kind of winter we might have next in line. It is just rolling around too quickly to think about.