Greetings dear friends. The perfect summer that we’ve been having will soon be coming to an end, and it saddens me. As most of you know, summer is my time of year, and I couldn’t have asked for more, in the way of beautiful weather. When I sat out on my front porch for a short while this afternoon, I found it to be a wee bit chilly. That’s when I realized that summer is beginning to sneak out the back door, making way for fall and winter to make their grand entrance.

Time marches on, and never more quickly than when you’re in your golden years! I thought some of you who are close to my age would appreciate some Golden Oldies Humor, so I did a search, and decided to pass along a few words of humor to brighten your day, so here goes: “At my age, I’ve seen it all; done it all and heard it all; I just don’t remember it all.” “Old age is when it takes you longer to get over a good time than to have one.” These last two are my favorites, because the words speak what is in my heart, “I thought growing old would take longer.” (this one pops into my mind everyday) and “Do not regret growing old; it is a privilege denied to many.” I can really relate to that one, as my Dad was 59 when he died, and my Mom died a year and a half later at the age of 61. So, I consider myself extremely lucky to be alive at 79!

The Community Food Bank will be held at the Lake Winola United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.. All eligible households from Wyoming and Luzerne Counties are invited to take advantage of this program. You must register by Sept. 16, to participate. For more info and to register, please call Jennifer Seward at 570-586-1433, or Twila at 570-388-2623.

The Food Pantry at the Lake Winola UMC will be open on the first and third Mondays of the month, 6-8 p.m. and on the first and third Thursdays of the month, 9-11 a.m.

Keep in mind that the during the Coronavirus outbreak, the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen is providing take-outs for anyone in need of a hot meal, between 5 and 6 every evening. The kitchen is located at 51 Warren Street in Tunkhannock. For more info, please call the soup kitchen at 570-996-5005, Monday through Friday, between 3 and 7 p.m., or call Cassandra at 570-903-4147.

I just received a phone call followed by an email from Bev Bochak, with the following message, “Stan and I would like to express our profound gratitude to our church family, community and friends for the prayers, wonderful dinners and expressions of love following my recent surgery. I am healing nicely and looking forward to stage two of this orthopedic correction. Again, thank you to all! Love and Prayers.”

Thought for the week, “You know you’re getting old when your back goes out more often than you do.” ─ Fayard Nicholas, Legendary Tap Dancer

Until next week, may the peace of Christ be with you.

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