Tricounty News

Tidbits for September

Weather: From tank tops and air conditioners to light jackets and furnaces turned on all in a 24-hour period and not just once, but several times.

This month we said goodbye to Sarah, a young volunteer whose family moved. She was a great helper for her age. I was impressed more than once as she saw something that needed doing and she went ahead and did it. She is missed.

So, once again, I am begging for more volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen and dining area. We do not cook the food here if that is what is holding you back from volunteering. Sanitizing, setting and clearing tables, dishing up and serving food and washing dishes in a commercial dishwasher are some of the tasks that help is needed for. Please contact me at 398-2211, ext. 13.

It would also be nice to have some volunteers on an on-call list to deliver Meals on Wheels.

Grandparents Day was Sunday, Sept. 11. It was celebrated on the 22nd at senior dining. It is a "holiday" that, in spite of having been around since 1977, hasn't necessarily caught on. It was in 1977 when a Senator Randolph, along with other senators, requested that the president issue a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day as "National Grandparents Day." Congress passed the legislation on Aug. 3, 1978, and the proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter.

Some diners brought pictures of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Diners were asked to bring their favorite recipe from a grandparent. I made my favorite, Dream Bars. The recipe was passed down from my great-grandma Ellen Flindt, who just happened to live on Stickney Hill.

A number of diners had parents and/or grandparents who came here from other countries.

Betty M., Arlene and Darby received door prizes.

The menu consisted of apple-braised pork chops, seasoned potato wedges, California blend vegetables, dinner rolls and Grandma's blueberry crumb cake.

October is, of course, the month to celebrate Oktoberfest, which will be held on Tuesday,

Oct. 18. Diners will be served Bavarian pork roast with raisin gravy, parslied potatoes, sweet & sour red cabbage, rye bread, and sliced apples with caramel sauce. Please join us. There will be drawings for door prizes. Come early for coffee and a bit of something before dinner.

'Till next time,

Rosalea Hoeft,

Satellite site coordinator