Never too old to get engaged

The menu for the Luther site of the Lake County Star for the week of April 18, 2011 is as follows:

April 18 – Lasagna, Italian veggies, tossed salad, garlic toast, peaches

April 19 – Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, sliced beets, pears

April 20 – Tuna casserole, peas and carrots, cole slaw, fruit salad

April 21 – Island pork, mashed potatoes, Cozimel veggies, apricots

April 22 – Good Friday – salmon pattie, mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges

Last week I received an invitation to the Lioness of Michigan Tea Party, put on by the Michigan Eye Bank, which our Lioness has been supporting for many years. The tea will be held at their facility in Ann Arbor, on Saturday, May 14, and there will be an unveiling of the Lioness of Michigan Paver in their Walkway of Honor. None of this is familiar to me, but in checking I found out that it is similar to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, where the stars have their names engraved. It is quite an honor to be included, and we just may have to get a group together, and go down to Ann Arbor to bear witness to this occasion. (It will take a group just to afford the gas to drive down there). I will keep you posted if you do attend.

My grandson, Jonathan Reitzel, has returned from his tour in Afghanastan, and for that we are all very thankful. Jon is a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has been a marine for five years, and prior to Afghanastan, he spent almost a year in Iraq. Thank you to all of you who prayed for his safe return. Jon is coming back to Michigan this week for a brief visit and we are all anxious to see him, his wife and daughter.

I received an article this week about a lady who lives in Seney, and who celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 1, 2010. She is probably the oldest engaged woman in the state of Michigan.  She became engaged to Eddie Wilson on Jan. 4, 1998. No wedding plans have been made to date.

Pauline has fourteen children, 39 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren. She received her high school diploma in 1986. She served as township treasurer of Seney Township from 1940 until 1966. She owned and operated a gas station in Seney, from 1933 until 1965, and she owned and operated a restaurant in Germfask from 1966 until 1976.

When Pauline turned 100, the town of Seney held a week long celebration in her honor, which included a parade in which she acted as grand marshal. She is quite a lady, and one would never guess her age as 100. We know her because her fiancé was in the Seabees with Paul. I believe Eddie is 88 or 89. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

The Luther Library has fourteen new large print books, purchased with money given to the library in memory of Cindy Pacola. Some titles are “Tick Tock” by James Patterson, “Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok, “Pacific Boulevard” by Debbie Macomber and “Sing Me Home,” by Jodi Picoult.

The Fire Barn Advisory Committee’s report is available at the library for the public to review. You might want to check it out.

The Luther Fire Department is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 p.m., on Saturday. It will be held at the Luther Elementary School playground. Bring your children for the fun!

On April 30, the fire hall and library will host a Fire Safety Awareness program. It will start at noon at the fire hall with a parade of fire trucks through town and end at the library. There will be hotdogs, drinks, snacks and games held at the library, hosted by the firemen. A package of children’s information on fire safety, including coloring books, games, rulers and more will be available at the library.

Thought for spring: My daffodils at the front of my house are in full bloom! Spring has sprung!