Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
On behalf of the seniors, I would like to thank the people who have shared their excess garden produce. They are so thankful and happy to get fresh produce. I add my thanks, as I have appreciated being able to enjoy some also. Children often repeat what they hear. At this household, the topic of "when lunch is" and "when dinner is" has arisen many times. I call the meals after breakfast, dinner and supper. The little ladies (granddaughters) "corrected" me when I called them for dinner at noon, informing me that it was lunch. I told them I would come for lunch and dinner at their house, but when they come to mine, it is dinner and supper. the same people who refer to lunch and dinner, refer to the midday meal on Sunday as "dinner." Therefore, in my opinion, isn't any midday meal dinner? To resolve the discussion, hopefully once and for all, I suggested we see what the dictionary showed. We learned that dinner is "the chief meal of the day, whether eaten in the evening or middle of the day" and supper "an evening meal, specif.: a) dinner, when eaten in the evening." Happily, I may be considered a country bumpkin, but I wasn't wrong. Yes, I know, my city family members are just as right as I am. Poland was the country that was spotlighted this month. Good food in Poland is a tradition. A Polish proverb says, "A guest in the house means God in the house." One of the richest coal fields in the world is in southern Poland, and farmland covers about three-fifths of Poland. Their chief products are barley, rye, sugar beets, potatoes, wheat and hogs. For our Polish meal, we enjoyed, what else? Polish sausages on buns with sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans and apple mazurek. I am not sure how to pronounce that, but it was a delicious dessert.
Peg and Norm won door prizes of sauerkraut. Somebody left a Polish joke on my desk, which I will include. August 14 is National Creamsicle Day. It appeared the orange treats on sticks were enjoyed. Ireland will be featured on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Time seems to be flying. In October, it will be 35 years since the Older Americans Act in Congress initiated the Senior Dining Program. The Birthday Bash will be combined with the annual "Bring a Friend to Apple Pie Day." Watch this column for more "tidbits" in
September's Tidbits. ********** Polish Divorce - A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl. Although his English was far from perfect, they got along very well until one day he rushed into a lawyer's office and asked the lawyer if he could arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked him the following questions: Have you any grounds? Yes, an acre and a half and nice little home. No, I mean what is the foundation of this case? It made of concrete. I don't think you understand - do either of you have a real grudge? No, we have a carport, and not need one. I mean, what are your relations like? All my relations still in Poland. Is there any infidelity in your marriage? We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player. Does your wife beat you up? No, I always up before her. Why do you want this divorce? She going to kill me. What makes you think that? I got proof. What kind of proof? She going to poison me. She buy a bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom. I can read, and it say: "Polish Remover." 'Til next time ...