The Manchester Center Town Hall was the site today for the annual Christmas luncheon hosted and prepared by the Bennington County Meals on Wheels Program. Executive Director, Steve Nichols, his very capable right hand Laurie Wilcox, along with volunteers Amy Midhofer, Linda Limoges and Joe Filiwopic, plus board members Linda Spence, Carlin Scherer, and Kathy Stone served up an incredible feast of homemade soup, salad, baked ham with raisin sauce, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower in a cheese sauce. (all of this for $3 bucks!) Remember, anyone is welcome, anytime, you really must try their food, it’s the tops, and you can’t beat the price.
The tables were set in a very festive manner and the mood of all was light and cheerful. I had phoned Steve last night to ask if I could bring balloons and a birthday cake for Bubbie, (she turns 93 on Wednesday the 26th… yes 93!) This was going to be the last time we would all be together before her birthday and I wanted to make it special for her. I certainly got more than I bargained for and I think Bubbie did too! Before the event was over three men had kissed her, and I have never seen so many shades of red! Of course I got this all on film so I can blackmail her later.
Then, since we couldn’t leave well enough alone, some of us got to talking about it and decided we would hook Bubbie and Windy up after the New Year cause they look so cute together. I’m just afraid that at their ages once would be all it would take! Then, just when I thought the coast was clear, someone put two and two together and thought gee wouldn’t it be great for Bubbie & Me to have a double date! Now, wouldn’t that go over well with a new boyfriend? Nothing like scaring the crap out of him right off the bat, I mean, what ever happened to breaking them in slowly huh?
On a special note: Andrew McKeever of the Manchester Journal was on hand to take pictures as Stratton Foundation President, Andy Avery, presented Steve Nichols and the Meals on Wheels program a check for $2,500 from the Barbara McCartey Grant.
Thought for the day: “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball”