Ripley Senior Center news and updates: Column

Janet F. Smart
Ripley Senior News
Ripley Senior Center

Hi, everyone.

My riddle for you this week is: Why was the baby ghost sad?

The center continues to be closed until further notice. Keep your eyes and ears open for additional updates.

Meals on Wheels clients are still being served and curbside meals will be served from 11 a.m.-noon. A reservation is required.

If you have any questions, call the center at 304-372-5151.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. The fall season has definitely arrived in our area. My hungry hummers have disappeared. It’s been a number of days since I’ve seen any. The number of grasshoppers has dwindled, but the stinkbugs have taken their place. They are everywhere! Some of the trees are starting to turn where I live, and the walnuts and hickory nuts are falling from the trees.

It is time to remember our seniors with October birthdays. We’d like to send Happy Birthday wishes to Lester Click, Thomas Giannunzio, Janice Huffman, Mary Fay, Rowena Mullins, Ann Thaxton, Charley Smart and Ray Shackleford.

The signs associated with the month of October are Libra and Scorpio. A Libra desires security and harmony above all else. Those born under this sign can be identified by the organization applied to all aspects of their lives. The Scorpio is resilient and opinionated, which explains why they are amongst the most driven of the zodiac signs. Opal and Tourmaline are the birthstones of October, and the marigold and cosmos are the birth flowers.

We have finished our barn star quilt squares. They are now hanging on our buildings. Mine is a quilt pattern painted red, blue and golden yellow, and Carmen painted a large sun with rays spreading out from it. They look nice.

Get well wishes go out to Teresa’s husband, Mark. I am happy to report that he is doing well after his knee replacement operation.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the annual RSVP recognitions luncheon will be at Cedar Lakes Conference Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a 150-capacity limit. Along with a lunch of baked steak, there will be gift cards and prizes. It is each senior’s choice whether they feel safe to go or not and everyone must provide their own transportation.

I thought I’d share a yummy snack with you. You can make these for yourself or your kids or grandkids.

Make individual mummy pizzas by spreading English muffins with pizza sauce. Put black olive slices on for eyes, then pull string cheese into thin pieces, and place the cheese above and below the olive eyes of the mummy. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

These would be easy and tasty to make on Halloween night.

I leave you with the following verses:

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Answer to riddle: He wanted his “mummy.”