Seniors on the Canucks bandwagon

Aldergrove Seniors News

It’s all hockey talk wherever you go. On the radio and television Roberto Luongo is the topic of the day along with Kesler, Bieksa and Lapierre thrown in. It’s exciting and I’m nervous but it is always the same: somebody wins and somebody loses. Just let it no be us who are the losers, we ant and deserve the precious Stanley Cup.

Things are slowing down for seniors as summer approaches — no more pot luck dinners, no more carpet bowling until September but on Mondays at the OAPO Hall at 1 p.m. there is cribbage. There is also oldtime dancing on Saturday afternoons at the OAPO Hall and it’s been going well — if you can’t dance enjoy the music. General meetings are over until September but bridge play continues all summer long.

Where are all the seniors? You are missing some excellent noon dinners at the Veterans and Seniors Club. Where can you get such an excellent lunch as we had on Friday? Eggs Benedict with cubes of potato, along with bacon and sausage, grapes and strawberries decorated our plates. If you’re a member the cost is only $6, or $7 for non-members, and no kitchen to clean.

The sale at the Veterans and Seniors Club is on Saturday, July 25, beginning at 9 a.m. After the Aldergrove Fair Days Parade stop in for hamburgers or hot dogs fresh from the kitchen. The bake sale is always popular too; see you there.

It was good to see little Phyllis looking so perky; her new lifestyle must be agreeing with her. Gertie is also settled in her new residence and quite enjoying it.

Sooner or later we find ourselves having to have more care and as I always say, go peacefully and make the best of it. Enjoy the company, take part in the activities and make it easier for your family.

The next general meeting at the Veterans and Seniors Club is on Monday, June 27, 10 a.m. Come and offer us your expertise and opinions.

That’s the news for now but here’s a little story for a chuckle: On returning from an evening church service an elderly woman was startled by an intruder in the act of burglarizing her home. “Stop, Acts 2:38,” she yelled (“Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that you may be forgiven.”).

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done. As the officer cuffed the man he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the lady did was yell scripture at you.”

“Scripture?” replied the burglar. “She said she had an axe and two .38s.”