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Senior Center News

May 9, 2013

Traditions . . .

I’ve never bet on a horse race in my life. But I’m a Louisville girl, born and bred, so it just wouldn’t seem right not watching the Kentucky Derby on the first weekend of May.  

Last week I pulled my center seniors into the Derby experience by serving them Kentucky Burgoo and Derby Pie. Yum, good stuff! The only thing missing was Barry Manilow singing on a Derby parade float.

It’s funny how little customs become woven into the fabric of our lives.

I always woke my children with singing and presents on their birthdays because that’s what my parents did for me. Sitting alone in the dark after everyone else has gone to bed on Christmas Eve, sipping hot chocolate while watching the tree lights flicker and reflecting back on the ending year is a tradition I created for myself decades ago.  

These small traditions are comforting somehow.  They create continuity, like a small oasis of stability in an ever-changing world.

Like everyone else, we enjoy some longstanding traditions at the Senior Center. But we’re also ready to create new ones whenever a good idea presents itself.

For the second of what we hope will become many years of tradition, we’ll be holding a Mother’s Favorite Recipes Baking Contest next Friday, May 17. Entry fees for adults are $3 and $1.50 for kids under 18. All entries should be at the center by 10 a.m. that Friday so the judging can begin at 11.

Another new tradition beginning on Saturday, May 18, is city/county pet adoptions taking place at the Senior Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month. Some of our folks will have tables set up for an indoor garage sale at the center that morning, so come on down and make a day of it.

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