Somehow it doesn’t seem quite like Memorial Day when there’s so much of May left after the official holiday. I grew up before the 3-day holiday weekend was invented (which I very much appreciated when working) and May 31st always marked the end of school and the opening of the swimming pool. And, no, I didn’t grow up around here…
Ryderwood’s VFW Post 7010 paid Memorial Day visits to the gravesites of deceased veterans in both Vader cemeteries. The Post Commander has passed on the following information for low-income veterans:
“Veterans with low incomes who are either permanently and totally disabled, or age 65 and older, may be eligible for monetary support if they have 90 days or more of active military service; with at least one day during a period of war. The 90-day active service requirement does not apply to Veterans with a service-connected disability justifying discharge from the military. Visit the VA website for information on how to apply or contact Mike at 295-0551.”
One more VFW item: the monthly Town Breakfast will be this Saturday, June 1st from 8-10 a.m. It’s always a great meal at a great price so make the drive out to the end of SR 506.
Friday night’s entree at the Café is Vegetarian Lasagna – call Linda at 295-0875 to make reservations. Karaoke is on the schedule for Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Café. Come early and enjoy a burger (beef, chicken or veggie) and home-style soups.
Here’s one more reminder to put the 5thAnnual Ryderwood Blues Extravaganza on your calendar. The details are: Saturday June 8th; 2 p.m.; Community Hall Auditorium. Special guest “Daddy Treetops” from the Bellingham area will join Ryderwood’s “Blues Men” for the best in “The Blues”. See you there!