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February 6, 2019

Tell us about yourself, Jim Satake.

“I was born and raised in Harlowton, Montana, a proud Engineer who was chosen to play in the third Montana East-West Shrine Football Game.

“I am proud to have served in the fire department for 22 years; in the National Guard for eight years and many years as an employee of the Milwaukee Railroad:

1951-1966 - Switch Yard, Harlowton

1966-1980 - Rocky Mountain Division, Three Forks, Brakeman/Conductor

1980-1983 - Burlington Nothern, Livingston, Brakeman/Conductor

“I’m married with three children and nine grandchildren.

“I enjoy dinner at the Senior Center three times a week and take pleasure in the company of other members and the great meals Trish Orr cooks.”

The spaghetti dinner Trish put on at the Center on the 26th was great. There was Bingo and there was music and good food. There will be other dinners in the future. Watch this space for further dates.

Trish will also host Bingo at the Center on Saturdays at 2:00. These will begin on this Friday, the 9th. Cards will be $1.00 each.

Last Wednesday nine people played Pinochle. I scored highest, Vi Saltness was second, third was Evelyn Sauvageau and Dorothy LeTemp was fourth highest. A remarkable event helped my score - I got two aces from the kitty, which gave me 1,000 aces! That doesn’t happen often!

Groups use the Senior Center building for meetings such as club meetings, reunions, birthday parties, presentations, etc. We don’t charge a rental fee for the use. We only ask that you leave the facility in good condition. If you feel inclined, you may give a donation to the Center.

We’ve noticed that Thursday is our most-attended dinner, probably because there is Bingo after dinner. On Wednesday, the least-attended dinner there is always ice cream for dessert. Besides the organized Pinochle on Wednesday afternoon, there is “disorganized” Pinochle Tuesdays and Thursdays. Depending on the number of players present, we might have a table of five-hand and one of four-hand, or two fours, or a six. If you want to play, just be here about 12:30, even if you don’t eat dinner with us.

Why wouldn’t you want to have dinner with us? The food is great, the company is good and the price is right. $6.00 for the complete meal (we ask $4.00 if you are 60 or over). AND no shopping, cooking or dishwashing!! The word “senior” in the name of the place makes some people feel that only old people go there. We’re not old. As George Burns once said, “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to be OLD!”

Remember all the things you can borrow from us for free - jigsaw puzzles, books, CDs, DVDs, VCR tapes, and lots of health equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower seats, etc., etc., etc.

Speaking of getting older, we do think more about the hereafter - when we walk into the next room, look around and say, “Now what am I here after?”


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