Seniors get into the hockey playoffs spirit

Aldergrove senior's news and activities, from Maudie MacPherson

Its almost time for NHL playoffs; exciting times for hockey fans like me. Here’s a little poem written by Wendy Francis, explaining how hockey fans regard the game.

“Millions think hockey’s exciting, a swift game of athletic skill, with offensive shots like lightning, and defensive checks and spills.

“As a fan of Canucks I’m devoted, some others just call me insane, how can I act so besotted with a senseless and violent game?

“But entertainment like this is essential, relief from boredom the key, stimulation for the masses is vital, especially for seniors like me.

“So despite condemnation of riots, and abhorrence of play injuries, I’ll continue my hockey-filled diet, watching Kessels and the Sedins.”

Now, for what happening at our seniors’ circles at the OAP Hall. Every Monday at 1 p.m. we gather for crib, and we would welcome new players so why not join us? On Saturday afternoons the old time dance music brings in the crowds. Even if you don’t dance the music is enjoyable and so is the company.

Since the usual meeting of the OAP organization is the first Friday of the month and falls on Good Friday, it will be held instead on the following Friday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoons the art club meets in the OAP Hall and on Friday evenings it’s bridge. And don’t forget Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. for the carpet bowling. New members at these clubs is also welcomed.

Over at the Veterans and Seniors Club on Fraser Highway, there are already items coming in for the summer sale. It is house-cleaning time so if you have items you no longer use, consider dropping them off for the sale.

Rick, the club’s cook, continues to provide us with good, nourishing noon dinners. Each week there’s a variety of differents menus with lots of vegetables, meats and desserts. What more could you ask for at a reasonable price?

On Tuesdays we play crib after dinner, Friday it’s whist and Thursdays it’s dominoes. Come in and give it a whirl.

Last week the United Church Ladies celebrated the 50th anniversary at the Crescent Beach church. About 90 attended, coming from churches all around the area. One little lady, 98 years old, sang a solo, How Great Thou Art, and it was beautiful. Though she said it was her nap time she didn’t appear tired either.

After the celebration seven of us visited Alice Fletcher in the home where she now resides. Alice was very active and helpful in seniors’ circles for many years.

Here’s something to ponder: an English professor wrote the words “a woman without her man is nothing” on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it properly. All the men wrote “A woman without her man is nothing.” All the females wrote “A woman: without her, man is nothing.”

Happy Easter to all.