Out and About – Week of June 10th

There are several very nice civic organizations in the Three Rivers area and they all do what they can when it comes to giving back to the community, while providing a place to socialize with friends. Being a member is usually a prerequisite for enjoying the amenities, yet at least two of them offer things that are open to the public. The American Legion has dinners every Friday evening and they are usually well attended. The Elks has a breakfast open to the public the first Sunday of the month. These meals are very good and the cost of dining is quite economical.

On Friday, May 31, we joined some friends for dinner at the Elks Club. It was called a “Shrimp, Corn and Sausage Boil”. It was not an “All You Can Eat” event, but the portions were more than plentiful. A serving for two cost $20.00 and included boiled shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage bits and redskin potatoes. You had to peel the shrimp, but the casing just fell off. Unfortunately, this dinner was not open to the public. We reassured the chef that if this could be done again, we’d make sure to attend.

The American Legion has a fantastic dinner every Friday evening that is open to the public. Their menu includes chicken, fish, and most of the time, rib eye steak. There is also a fresh salad bar available. They serve from 5 to 7 PM and accept COA tickets.

If you have some spare time and enjoy giving back, please consider joining one of the civic groups. With the American Legion, you must have served in the Armed Forces and be a member of any American Legion post. You may pick up an application the next time you attend a Friday night dinner. If you know someone who is a member of a civic group, just ask them for information on how to join.

Like many adults, children also have problems to deal with, and most of the time they need guidance from an adult to overcome these obstacles. Amy Weatherly is quoted as saying, “Children have the amazing way of becoming exactly who we tell them they are. If we tell them they are strong, they become strong. If we tell them they are kind, they become kind. If we tell them they are capable, they become capable. We should speak life into our kids, so they will have what it takes to tackle their own life one day.”


As you travel life’s pathway,

May this be your goal:

Keep your eyes on the donut,

And not upon the hole.

Here are some true definitions you might have heard before:

Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye.
Chickens: The only animal you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
Committee: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
Dust: Mud with the juice squeezed out.
Egotist: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
Before my surgery, the anesthetist offered to use ether, or to knock me out with an oar. It was an

ether/oar situation.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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