We had the best time at our little Valentine’s Luncheon given by the “Y” … It only cost $3.00 … so we immediately said, “That’s for us!”… It was held at a church within 1/2 mile of the “Y” itself…so very handy!… We could hear music as we got near the door to the auditorium… Guitar playing and singing by a volunteer playing just for us…very nice!… Tables decorated with candy and candle centerpieces... Iced tea, coffee and water waiting for us to help ourselves as we found a seat at one of the tables and waited for all to arrive… We had left a few minutes earlier from our swimming exercises … as did other people… As we entered and looked around… one of the coordinators immediately came up and introduced herself… and asked our names…very friendly… putting us at ease… We know no one except for faces we have seen… but, today some names were attached to them… Some of us are newcomers and some old “Y” friends… a great mixture!… The person in charge of activities began to introduce herself and thanked us for coming… proceeding to let us know of upcoming events… A St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon in March, a bus trip to a casino and a trip to the IMAX Theater and Museum in downtown Louisville… welcoming any suggestions we had… Prayer was said and we proceeded to get in line for our lunch of spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara, rolls and crisp salad with a variety of dressings… Served by friendly volunteers… Dessert was our choice of red velvet cake/cream cheese frosting, yellow/cherry cupcakes and Valentine cookies … All was delicious… Simple and perfect!… I heard no complaints!… Afterwards we looked under our plates for the heart meaning we had won the door prize of the small box of heart-shaped chocolates that had been part of our centerpiece… We played Valentine Bingo with real “Conversation” Candy Hearts for the game covers/markers… We had several winners and resumed talking to our new-found friends… I believe we all left with a feeling of simple pleasure and enjoyment… A “Sweet” afternoon!
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