Happy New Year, Ryderwood! All are invited to come to Community Hall for a fun evening of board and card games, snacks, music, whatever. The Social Club will provide beverages, so bring a snack or "finger food" to share. Come out and enjoy a fun evening of friends, food and festivities.
As of this writing, menus for Friday's Dinner at the Cafe and Tuesday's Senior Nutrition Lunch aren't known. They will be printed in the January Ryderwood Reporter. (The goal is to print the newsletter on the last day of the month; home delivery varies by volunteer availability, weather, etc.) Supplies of the newsletter are usually inside Community Hall, in a holder on the north side of Community Hall, and at the Café.
Plan to enjoy Saturday's Town Breakfast provided by Ryderwood's VFW and AMVETS veterans. The vets and volunteers serve an incredible menu that includes eggs how you like them, ham or sausage, pancakes, biscuits & sausage gravy, orange juice and bottomless coffee. All proceeds benefit the town of Ryderwood.
Sunday evening is the next Ice Cream Social and Card Bingo in Community Hall. Ice Cream and Cake are served at 6 p.m. and the cards start about 6:30 p.m. This is a game that requires absolutely no skill but is lots of fun and winning is purely random. Bring your pocket change (4 nickles, 4 dimes, 4 quarters and $1 equals $2.60) and you might go home with a little more than you brought.
I've just returned from a Christmas vacation that didn't turn out at all as planned, but it was grand to be with family all the same. While the flights were uneventful, I can't say the same for one of the layovers. It was a long one, so I had plenty of time to lose my wallet and phone, retrace my steps to every ladies room within the long corridor, cancel my credit cards, erase my phone, and pick up beads off the floor. The final activity is when I spotted said wallet and phone under my seat... The crowd cheered! (An angel by the name of Colleen watched my things, loaned me her phone, bought me water and broke her necklace.)
Lessons learned: 1. Look on the floor first...; 2. Make sure your phone is on and not muted so you can find it when you call it...; 3. Have enough cash on hand to cover a minimum of expected credit card charges; 4. Cloud backup for smartphones helps get them up and running again.
Until next week, when the days will start getting longer again...