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Bad water moves Christmas party to rec center

Shucks! I’ve done it again. Yeah I’ve goofed again as I’m writing about our Ermine seniors again. I thought the last time I wrote was the last time, but here I go with pencil in hand again to tell you what has been going on with us.

We have deleted our funds in our treasury, so Jim Craft bought Bingo gifts one week and I (yep, Lizzie Mae) bought them the next week, and James Hall’s girl- friend Sarah, brought some gifts too.


Martha Bates, one of our new members, bought this week. So we’re playing Bingo right along.

We planned our Christmas party for Wednesday, Dec. 16. We had our dining room all decorated beautifully. The Christmas tree was all lit up and guess what? Wednesday morning the radio announced no center, as there was no water. We had ordered 14 pizzas.

So we went to the rec center and when we went to pick up our pizzas they said they had no water and could not fix them.

Our workers had taken all our table decorations to the rec center to decorate the tables. So what were we going to do?

But Derek at the rec center made out pizzas for us. We all pitched in and paid for them, so that turned out good.

Community Trust Bank had bought our Christmas cake for us. We had ice cream and peanut butter fudge candy, and had a wonderful day.

Pictures were taken while Christmas music was playing, and some of our seniors played Rook. We gave away four $10 gift certificates.

We also had two of the Oven Fork seniors to join us. I didn’t get their names, but enjoyed having them.

Oh yes, Jim Craft brought all the drinks (bless his kind heart).

We are planning in the spring to get together and go on trips. We’ll go to Fishpond Lake for picnics, and some of the parks and maybe go fishing and other places.

We’ll wait until spring comes but we have to get through the winter first. We sure hate to take our Christmas tree down before New Year’s but they say we’ll be out of our center before then.

The workers were told to take the things off of the walls and clean out our storage building that had all our holiday decorations. We sure hated to see it go, but we had nowhere to put it.

You do what you’re told, even if you don’t like it. But that’s life.

Hope I’m not sounding sad, but it is a sad time for us seniors at Ermine Center. We really hate to give up our center and it will never be the same for us.

We’ve been going there for many years and we’re just like one, great, happy family. It’s our home away from home, but it’s been taken away from us.

But the sun will shine on us again and all this will be in the past. Hope you don’t think I’m feeling sorry for us, but just telling it like it is.

We’ll keep in touch. This is probably my last time to write, though I’m not sure. God bless until next time.

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