I was just thinking the other day about what an adventure eating can be for seniors.
First of all, we try to eat things that are good for us. Then we eat out on occasion and that can really be an adventure.
An audience of seniors was attending a lecture by a health care expert. A part of her lecture included:
“The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode our stomach lining. Some exotic foods are loaded with MSG. High-fat diets are disastrous. There are numerous germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all. Can anyone tell me which food causes the most grief and suffering for years?
After several seconds of silence, a 75 year old man raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding cake.”
Many of us have discovered the “A” diet. It is designed to make us healthy and dictates that we eat only foods that begin with the letter “a,” a steak, a hamburger, a hotdog, a large order of French fries, a large ice cream sundae, etc.
When we were young, we came home at the end of a work day and asked, “What’s cooking?” Now we ask, “What’s thawing?”
We’ve also discovered the best way to lose weight. We eat all we want of everything we don’t like.
An elderly couple noticed an advertisement in their local newspaper. A small diner was offering a special $2.99 breakfast. It was for two eggs, bacon, hash browns, gravy and a biscuit.
The husband said, “That sounds almost too good to be true, I think we need to try it.”
The wife agreed so they got up one morning and made their way to the diner.
The waitress came to their table and the wife told her she would like to have the $2.99 special, but she said, “I don’t like eggs so leave them off.
The waitress replied, “Then I’ll have to charge you $3.49.”
“Do you mean I must pay extra for not taking eggs?” the wife said.
“Yes, that means you are ordering a la carte and that is more expensive,” the waitress said.
“Alright, let me have the special as is,” the wife told her.
“How do you want your eggs?” The waitress asked.
“Raw and in the shell,” the wife explained.
She took the eggs home and used them to bake a cake.
Don’t mess with seniors! We’ve been around the block more than once.
Two old men were having breakfast at a diner. “I went out with Rachel last night,” one said.
“How’d that go?” The other asked.
“She made me feel like I was 17 again,” the first man said.
“Excited and full of love?” The other asked.
“No, totally ignored and home by nine.”
Something we’ve discovered. The older we get the harder it is to lose weight.
The reason is, our bodies and our fat have become good friends.
TRIVIA ANSWER – The country singer who has a parkway named for him in his hometown of Hendersonville, Tenn., is Johnny Cash. Nancie and I lived in Hendersonville for 16 years. During that time I got to know Johnny. We were members of the same church, and he did a benefit concert for our high school band.
TRIVIA QUESTION — On April 14, 1987, nearly 120,000 visited what branch of the Smithsonian, the one day record for any museum?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY — Old Age: A socially acceptable excuse to call your friends by the wrong name — Dan Polydoris
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A young boy grew up in Berea, in a family that was blessed with a variety of musical talents.
His mother was a member of a female group who performed onstage regularly at Renfro Valley, in Rockcastle County.
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There is a feeling of pride that wells up in all parents when they see their children giving something of theirs to another person. It is all the more poignant when children are giving something that they greatly value and reflects a significant sacrifice on their part.
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I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
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Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
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Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
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