Old Man Winter has arrived, and the majority of us at the Manor are wanting to stay close to our apartments where it is warm. As a consequence, I am short of news, and what news I do have mostly pertains to food. So I looked up some trivia pertaining to food as well. One day this past week when it was cold, windy and snowy, one of our residents commented, “I would rather be inside looking out, than outside looking in.”
Did you know…that there are more than 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States alone?
On New Year’s Day, 18 Manor residents participated in a potluck dinner at noon in the community room.
I love Hershey’s Kisses. I received some for Christmas. They came inside a whisk that had a card attached that read, “We “whisk” you a Merry “Kiss”-mas. Hershey’s kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt. Hershey’s produces 80 million chocolate kisses a day.
Saturday, Jan. 12, we had our first monthly potluck of the new year at noon in the community room. Nineteen persons came to eat the food and be a part of the friendly camaraderie. There was a nice variety of food. Our appreciation to Dorothy Stevens for organizing the potluck. Viola Bueber assisted her.
Following the potluck, Bingo was held in the community room. There were 15 players and Lloyd Schwartz called Bingo. Winifred Faust was winner of the blackout game. Coffee and cake were served after Bingo.
Most likely a lot of you had cranberries with your Christmas and/or New Year’s dinner. Did you know that cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them? A fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
This week’s humor comes from the December/January 2011 issue of “Country” magazine. It is entitled “Food for Thought” and it was submitted by Charles Nickel, Lacey, Washington.
A doctor was addressing a large audience in the Grange Hall.
“The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. High-fat diets can be dangerous. But there is one food that causes most grief and suffering for years after eating it. Can anyone tell me what that is?”
After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding cake.”
“Giving ourselves is the most costly gift, and the most valuable.” ~ Janette Oke
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