Here's hoping that working folks enjoyed their day off on Monday. For us oldsters, holidays like that have little impact except that the Post Office and banks are closed.
After more than six inches of rain in the first 10 days of the month, there has been a very pleasant spell of nice weather. All this sunshine has spring bulbs and flowering shrubs opening up everywhere you look. Weather like this makes it easier for me to enjoy my upcoming birthday.
Friday night's dinner at the Café will feature Doug's Chicken Fettuccini. As usual, a Beverage, Salad and Dessert are always included for $9. Reservations are required and need to be made by 6 p.m. Wednesday - Call Linda at (360) 295-0875.
Saturday will be this month's Town Potluck sponsored by the Social Club. Bring a little "somethin' somethin'" and enjoy the fun, food and fellowship. That's at 5 p.m. in Community Hall. The Social Club has a brief meeting following the Potluck and then some stay to play cards.
Monday has burgers and homemade soup at the Café from 4 to 6 p.m. This week has Karaoke following at 6:30 p.m. The burgers - beef, chicken or veggie - are cooked to perfection and served with all the trimmings, including grilled onions if desired. The soups are almost always homemade with fresh ingredients. Come out and enjoy!
The Senior Nutrition menu for Tuesday, Feb. 24, is Lasagna with Italian Veggies, Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread. For those over 60 years of age, the requested donation for the meals is $3. Call me at (360) 295-3813 or (360) 355-7315 to make or break reservations. Contact CAP in Longview at (360) 425-3430, ext. 259 for home-delivered frozen Meals On Wheels and Commodities.
Ryderwood History Project. Bill Greear, a Ryderwood resident and native, and some other residents are collecting old photographs, memorabilia and audio-video interviews for a comprehensive history of Ryderwood. These will be scanned and recorded for long-term preservation. All photographs will be scanned and returned along with digital copies. Bill can be reached at (360) 880-3555.