The blonde hussy and burned cookies

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I just returned home from having a wonderful Sunday dinner at the Senior Center. What a joy it is to have such a warm, friendly place to not only have a great meal but to visit and laugh with so many dear friends. We seniors are so fortunate to have such a delightful place to gather, eat and laugh.

As you’ve probably heard me say many times, the center is my “home away from home” and I really mean it. I was invited to the volunteer breakfast on April 18 and I think we must have had a full dining room: the entertainment was wonderful and so was the food.

Then after our kitchen crew finished with breakfast they started right in fixing lunch, now isn’t that a terrific staff?

I certainly give them a great big thank you!!

I’m enjoying the rain/snow showers we keep getting and it’s so good to see the lawns and hills slowly turning green. Whew!

I’ve made it thru another winter!

I haven’t mentioned the little blonde hussy for a while as I haven’t seen her and her rowdy friends since the city cut down so many of those big, old cottonwood trees while repaving the streets. I was glad and sorry both to see the trees go but they were getting so rotten they were dangerous.

With them gone it seemed the squirrel population had really dwindled but the other day I was baking cookies and happened to look out on the patio and I know my eye sight is rather poor but I saw something moving so I took another look and there was that blonde hussy in her skimpy bathing suit with dark sunglasses and all her nails painted a bright reddish-purple! She was quite a sight.

I don’t know where she got that little hammock but she was playing the “Queen” quite well!

I had not seen any of the men for months but suddenly there was one “old codger” trying to get in the hammock, she let him get half way in then gave a very hard kick and sent him flying. About then two others came sneaking up and then the one she kicked out saw them and the fight began!

There was fur flying and squealing as they bit each other’s ears and I guess the best way to describe it was it was one wild fight.

What was so funny was while they were tearing each other apart she calmly climbed out of the hammock and disappeared in some trees.

Finally those old idiots fell to the ground exhausted and when they realized the hussy was gone they all went slinking off to their homes where no doubt they all faced some very angry wives!

By then I burned a pan of cookies but I hadn’t had that much fun all winter!

I hope you all have a great spring and hope to see you at the Senior Center for lunch. You’ll be glad you came!

Guest columnist Mary Kraft is a former Sheridan Senior Center staff member.

“Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community. It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age.”


By |May 10th, 2013|

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