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February 2024 SENIOR TIMES




THE SENIOR TIMESTM  

A publication of The Senior NetworkTM  February 2024

 

Golden Nuggets

 

Most people associate the month of February with love since many celebrate Valentine’s Day on the fourteenth day of this the second month of the year.  We show our love in various ways depending on the type of love we feel.  A card, a text, candy or flowers are just a few examples of how we express our deep feeling of affection for another person.

 

There are actually seven different kinds of love.  Here is a list of them: Eros, the romantic love; Philia, the friendly love; Storge, the unconditional family love; Agape, the selfless universal love; Ludus,  the playful flirtatious love; Pragma,  the committed long lasting love; and Philauyia, the self-love.

 

All of us should be able to experience all of the forms of love throughout our lives.  Some of these loves might last for a short period of time or some could last our entire lives.  However, there is only one love that is never-ending and eternal.  It is the love that God graciously gives to His people. Psalm 136:26 states, “Give thanks to the God of heaven.  His love endures forever.”

 

God did not express His love towards us with candy, a card or flowers.  His love is clearly expressed in the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus, who died for our sins.  This is a love beyond all measure and should fill the hearts of all who accept Christ with joy unspeakable.  Do you have this joy?

 

REMEMBER WHEN….

 

 

 

Two images were displayed on 3-D movie screen, one red and one blue. Glasses only allowed one color image to reach each eye, and the brain would separate the layers.

 

The 3-D boom of the 1950s may have saved the film industry. With television programs stealing audiences away from theaters at an alarming rate, studios of that era developed a unique movie experience that successfully coaxed viewers away from their living room sets.

 

The so-called golden era of 3-D films began with the release "Bwana Devil" in 1952, the first big box office success to use the technology. Other notable films of the era include Vincent Price's horror classic "House of Wax" (1953), "It Came From Outer Space"(1953) and "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954).

 

              Using a technique called stereoscopic linear polarization, cameras filmed the action from two slightly different angles with filtered lenses. Theaters projected the films using two separate reels aimed at the screen. Viewers donned glasses with red-and-blue or red-and-green filters that merged the double image, making movies appear to jump off the screen.

 

 .            Today's digital 3-D movies use new technology to overcome the problem, and the recent flood of 3-D films in theaters suggests that this fad is in the midst of a high-tech comeback.

 

In 1953, there were more than 5,000 theaters in the United States equipped to show 3-D movies. The fad went flat later in the decade when patrons complained of eye strain caused by poorly aligned projectors

 

 

Words of Wisdom:

 

 "The problem with life is, by the time you can read women like a book, your library card has expired." — Milton Berle

 

 

  Grandma’s Cooking Corner:

 

AUDREY HEPBURN'S FAVORITE: SPAGHETTI AL POMODORO

 

Ready In 1hr., 20 min. Serves:6

 

Ingredients:

 small onion

2     carrots

2     stalks celery

2(16 ounce) cans of prepeeled roma tomatoes

 fresh basil, washed

 2-4 ounces virgin olive oil

 1(16 ounce) box spaghetti     noodles

 4-8 ounces freshly grated parmesan cheese

 

DIRECTIONS

1.   Peel and dice the small onion, garlic, carrots, celery and put into a large pot

2.   Add cans of tomatoes

3.   Add 1/2 of the bunch of basil with leaves left whole

4.   Add a long drizzle of olive oil

5.   Simmer on low for 45 minutes

6.   Turn off heat and let it rest at least 15 minutes

7.   Cook one box of spaghetti

8.   Place pasta on large serving bowl or plate

9.   Pour sauce over pasta

Cut carefully the other 1/2 of basil and sprinkle over the sauce and pasta with lots of freshly grated parmagiana reggiano cheese before serving.

DON’T FORGET!

 

Third Annual Senior Talent Show

THE RENAISSANCE, WAKE FOREST, NC

Friday, May 24th, 7 PM

 Tickets: $20.00,

More Info on website!

 

 

Brain Teasers:

(Answers on the back page)

 

1.   You are in a place called Wally’s World and there is only one law. There is a mirror, but no reflection. There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage. There is pepper, but no salt. There is a door, yet no entrance or exit. What is the law?

2.  A man describes his daughters, saying, “They are all blonde, but two; all brunette but two; and all redheaded but two.” How many daughters does he have?

 

 

Humor Me….

 

An elderly priest dies and goes to heaven. He soon finds himself in a line of souls going to St. Peter to enter heaven. In no time at all, there’s only one person in front of him. St Peter says to the man, “state your name and occupation” The man replies, ” Will Snicket, a taxi driver in New York City”. St Peter looks at his list for a moment and says, “yes, take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the kingdom of the Lord”

The priest is next. St Peter asks him ” your name and occupation” “Father Samuel, minister of the church of God”, the priest eagerly replies. After perusing his list for a moment, St Peter looks at the priest and says, “ very well, take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the kingdom of the Lord”

At hearing this, the priest is indignant, ”what, but I’ve been faithfully serving the Lord all my life, why did that taxi driver get such amazing treatment compared to me?”

St Peter stares silently at the priest. Finally, he replies, ” my child, up here we work by results. While you preached, people slept, but while he drove, people prayed”

 

Famous February Birthdays:

 

2/01/1901 – Clark Gable

2/02/1937 - Tommy Smothers

2/03/1894 – Norman Rockwell

2/03/1918 – Joey Bishop

2/04/1902 – Charles Lindbergh 

2/04/1913 – Rosa Parks

2/05/1919 – Red Buttons

2/06/1895 – “Babe” Ruth

2/06/1911 – Ronald Reagan

2/07/1812 – Charles Dickens

2/08/1828 – Jules Verne

2/08/1931 – James Dean 

2/09/1943 – Joe Pesci

2/09/1945 – Mia Farrow 

2/10/1893 – Jimmy Durnte

2/10/1930 – Robert Wagner 

2/11/1936 – Burt Reynolds

2/12/1809 – Abraham Lincoln 

2/12/1915 – Loren Greene

2/13/1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford

2/14/1894 – Jack Benny

2/14/1913 – Jimmy Hoffa

2/15/1820 – Susan B. Anthony

2/15/1927 – Harvey Korman

2/15/1951 – Jane Seymour

2/16/1935 – Sonny Bono

2/17/1925 – Hal Holbrook 

2/17/1936 – Jim Brown

2/18/1919 – Jack Palance

2/18/1954 – John Travolta 

2/18/1957 – Vanna White

2/19/1924 – Lee Marvin 

2/20/1927 – Sidney Poitier

2/22/1732 – George Washington

2/22/1847 – Thomas Alva Edison

2/22/1907 – Robert Young

2/23/1685 – George F Handel

2/24/1938 – James Farentino

2/25/1901 – Zeppo Marx

2/25/1943 – George Harrison

2/26/1829 – Levi Strauss

2/26/1916 – Jackie Gleason

2/26/1930 – Johnny Cash 

2/27/1827 – Henry W Longfellow

2/27/1932 – Elizabeth Taylor

2/28/1928 – Fats Domino 

2/28/1915 – Charles Durning

2/28/1940 – Mario Andretti

2/29/1916 – Dinah Shore

 

 

 If         you       know   an individual, group, business, organization, or municipality that  is “senior-friendly”TM, you may nominate them for the “Senior-Friendly” Hall of Fame.  Submit their name, contact information and why you think they should be considered.  

 

Send to:

 

 

954-666-2040

 

THE SENIOR NETWORK

3650 Rogers Road, Suite #323

Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

 

 

 

 

SENIOR OF THE MONTH

February 2024

IVY ELDEN

Ivy was born in Nassau in the Bahamas and moved to Grand Bahama in 1967.  Although she had visited the United States on many occasions, she did not move permanently to the US until 2016.  Both her daughters already lived in North Carolina so she proceeded to get a green card and moved to North Carolina as well.  She has two grandsons and two granddaughters and is happy to be close to them.

Ivy’s background includes 10 years as a travel agent.  She has worked in Human Resources, as an accountant and in the airline industry.  The happiest times of her life were the 40 plus years she worked in the Freeport Players Guild at the Regency Theatre in Grand Bahama.  She served as President and Treasurer of this community theatre.  She learned every part of the theatre business including costumes, production and directing.  The Senior Network is very fortunate to have Ivy as this year’s Producer of the Senior Talent Show!

 

THANK YOU IVY!!

 

Military Salute

 

The primary mission of the United States Air Force’s Pararescuemen is to recover aircrew members who are either downed or injured in harsh environments. They also provide on-the-scene emergency medical treatment to stabilize the wounded while evacuating them. The conditions sometimes warrant them to act as aircrew gunners and scanners, as some missions require enemy evasion.

 

 

Who’d A Thunk…

        

Who would have thought that a simple lunchbox could be worth over $13,000? But that's the case for the 1953 Superman lunchbox. For collectors, it's a dream item. Made over six decades ago, finding one in good condition is almost impossible, which is why they're so valuable. With the Superman franchise still going strong after all these years, it's no surprise that collectors are willing to pay top dollar for this rare piece of memorabilia.

 

 

THE SENIOR NETWORK’s #1 priority now is socialization of seniors.  We create events and transport seniors to them wherever we can.

 

 

Answers to Brain Teasers 

 

Answer: Each word in Wally’s World must contain double letters.

  

Answer: Three. A blonde, a brunette, and a redhead. 

 

 

 

OUR NON PROFIT OF THE MONTH 

 

The Alzheimer’s Association

 

 

 The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. It leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. 

 

It works both on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s.  As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's and other dementias. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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