Despite the Snow, Ice, and Cold . . . .
Despite the winter weather, the members of Forever 50 come out each and every Wednesday to enjoy a full program of activities, trips, and events. This past February was no exception. On the 7th we celebrated our Winter birthdays with hats, cake, and candles. Then we played four rounds of BINGO with “fabulous prizes.” A few of our big winners were Marge Sommerville, Warren Hults, and Mildred Kappel.
On February 14th, traditionally Valentine’s Day, we postponed our celebration to remember Ash Wednesday. Over 30 members attended the 11:00 am Lenten Service, and then enjoyed coffee with Hot Cross Buns before carpooling to Bay Way Theatre in East Islip to see the matinee performance of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” by the Broad Hollow thespians. “Forum” is one of Broadway’s greatest farces. It was light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals I’ve seen. Set in the Roman Empire, Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom. The plot twisted and turned with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a few showgirls. It was so good to enjoy many laughs amid the dormant winter scene.
February 21 found the members of Forever 50 enjoying a Valentine’s Party replete with a game on a variation of musical chairs for “fabulous prizes.” Rounding out the month on February 28th, members were treated to a luncheon provided by Charles Spencer of Boyd-Spencer and Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Homes. Charlie’s most interesting presentation was on “Getting Your House in Order.”
We look forward to Spring as we welcome MARCH activities and events. Our schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, March 7th: Birthdays and “Left, Center, Right.”
- Wednesday March 14th: St. Patty’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Luncheon.
- Wednesday, March 21st: Spring Pallet Painting with artist, Jenn Lathrop.
- Wednesday, March 28th: Holy Week: No Meeting.
Continued Lenten Blessings,