Tuesday, January 8, 2019

View From The Bridge 1/9/19

By Muncie

I wonder how long it will be before I remember to write 2019. It has always been a problem with me. Perhaps it will be different this year because I rarely write checks any more. Do we share this problem or if you solved it, please let me know?

Fort Benton did not wait a long time for the Assisted Living facility to be built. When the announcement was made that it would be ready in December, a few shook their heads and said that it could not be possible. Well, it did take a month longer but on January 15th, which is next week, it will be open.

Another date to put on your calendar is Sunday, February 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be an open house. It is open for all to see and meet those who will be taking care of those assisted living folks.

Another interesting tidbit comes from a discussion with Lindsey McWilliams a couple of days ago. The first plans for the facility were to hire a manager. Since then Lindsey has decided to handle it herself and has moved to Fort Benton. She purchased a home on the 800 block of Washington. Please show her a neighborly Welcome to Fort Benton”.

It really pleases me when people move to Fort Benton. When I went to welcome a new neighbor, I met the father-in-law who was visiting the new couple. He told me that he and his wife were moving to Fort Benton this coming summer from another state. He walked every day all around town. He knew exactly where I lived by my description of streets and structures. I am looking forward to seeing them again.

Every Thursday afternoon at the Golden Age Senior Center there is a Bingo game going on. The few of us that participate and those who run it would like it very much if more people would join us. If you would like a few hours off quiet time and just concentrating on those numbers that are called…that is the place to be.

I never thought that I would ever play Bingo but there I am most weeks and enjoy it very much. When I am concentrating on the game, I do not think about anything else going on. I would like you to try it and perhaps you will become as addicted as I did. It also helps to get your thoughts off these long winter days.

I would also like to tell you that they have large cards that are easier to see. It helps a lot as I can play 3 cards easily (it is only $1.00 a card). I love to watch those players who have six cards in front of them. I have to confess that I do not play to win. I just enjoy the company of others who like to play Bingo.

There is also a cute goings on that gets you a prize if you participate. Wear something “PURPLE” on the Thursday the17th. We have already gone through orange and red clothing. It is a monthly event on Bingo day.

There will be a Tuesday night dinner this month. It is the 3rd Tuesday, the 15th.  Call in (622-3601) to get your reservation in or drop by the Center to sign up.

How time flies. That dinner will actually be next Tuesday so just do it. I will be there if there isn’t a blizzard but otherwise let’s enjoy a fun evening together.

We Basketball Fans have a lot to talk about these days. There were 2 nights of games last week and they were thrillers. Even though the Varsity Girls lost to Box Elder, (we love you anyway,) they are 7 and 1. The Longhorn boys are 8 and 0, and as well as the Lady Longhorns, are looking sooooooooooooooo good. We would love to win State but for sure the Longhorns will be there playing their little hearts out.

Thank you to the teams for giving us very exciting weekends. We Fans wouldn’t have it any other way…win or lose. You keep us very happy no matter what.

Just want to mention the Fort Benton High School Band. You are the greatest and I hope that you can hear me clapping even though I am in the opposite corner. I do not have any trouble hearing you. I even have to take my hearing aids out.  GO BAND!