Aldergrove seniors ready for fall fun

Aldergrove OAP and Seniors news by Maudie MacPherson

The hanging baskets along Fraser Highway were absolutely beautiful and now with the change of the season the gorgeous gold and red leaves adorn the main streets of our town.

Things are maintaining at the OAP Hall with crib on Mondays at 1 p.m. I was in error last column in saying that there would be a new organizer as Dave is only on a vacation and Heather is in charge during his absence. It’s a great game, please drop in and join us.

Flu shots will be given on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The regional meeting of the OAPO will be held on Oct. 20 and several of our local members will attend.

The pot luck dinner at the OAP Hall will be held on Oct. 23. Bring your dishes and cutlery and a dish of goodies for the buffet table. Card bingo lovers can stay and enjoy a few rounds after dinner.

The art club will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on Oct. 26 at the OAP Hall, from 1 to 4 p.m.Members will be painting and their works will be on display.

The bridge club meets each Friday evening in the OAP Hall.

At the Veterans and Seniors Club, our cook Rick is an excellent chef who can even make a stew seem interesting. There is always a variety of menus each week, such as Swiss steak, chicken cutlets and even roast turkey every so often.

I imagine a lot of people are taking advantage of the good weather to work on their gardens, shut up their lake homes or perhaps leave for the south for the winter months, but whatever the reason the numbers of card, dominoes and carpet bowling players have grown smaller. We’re hoping thing will soon get back to normal.

The fall sale at the Veterans and Seniors Club is set for Nov. 26, so if you have items you no longer use bring them down and perhaps someone else can use them.

The seniors Christmas party at the Aldergrove Legion is on Dec. 5, for the members of both the OAP and Veterans and Seniors Club.

A very fine lady in the Bradner area passed away in late summer. Frances Evanoff was a poet and a thoughtful person, and although I didn’t know her well many years ago I met her in the mall and she gave me a bouquet of flowers in praise of my seniors’ column. My condolences to her family and friends.

Visiting the hairdresser is an experience. There are streaks, colours, eyebrow and eyelash treatments of all description. So here’s a story of a couple celebrating their silver wedding anniversary.

The wife turns to her husband and says, “Will you still love me when my hair turns grey?”

“Why not?” he replies. “Haven’t I loved you through six other shades?”