The Husband and I went to our first true senior citizen thing this morning—an event specifically catered to old folks. It was a senior citizen brunch hosted by our local hospital's volunteer group. We wouldn't have known about it, nor gone, if it weren't for our friends, the Mister & Missus H, for which, I believe, this was also their first exclusive senior citizen event.
For two bucks (you heard right), we got coffee, orange juice and whatever we wanted at the buffet table, which included scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, French toast, steamed veggies, chicken and artichoke in gravy (think biscuit and white gravy without the biscuit), cottage cheese, peaches, and Mandarin oranges. We ahhhh'd when the gals running the show announced that the hospital had also sent over an extra treat of coffee cake for us.
Two bucks a person! Probably the last time we could buy a hearty breakfast for that amount was in the 1970s. These days, it's about $15 per person. I don't mind so much when the food is delicious, it's something I don't want to cook, and the portions match the cost. (I've no problem asking for a doggy bag.) Lately, though, I've been disappointed.
The senior citizen brunch is the first and second Saturday of the month. On the first Saturday, we were told, they put out birthday cake to celebrate everyone who has a birthday that month. Oh boy! We're already thinking about going there for cake next month when the Husband turns another year into senior citizenery.
I like what the Husband said: We're embracing our old age. hahahahahaha
By the way, the photos are of some of the Mama's pink roses. Happy Mother's Day to you all!
Today I'm linking up with Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. To visit other participants, click here. Thank you, Beverly!
This is fun. The flowers are lovely and you've made the event seem joyful. Like, maybe you enjoyed plenty of giggles . . ?ReplyDelete
love & love,
Lots of giggles. Afterwards, we drove through the countryside to the organic farm stand and up the road to a quilt store for me to purchase a pair of fabric scissors. Fun!Delete
just one of the many MANY perks about growing older... lol... sounds like fun to meReplyDelete
Totally! Especially when you go with friends, and make new friends there.Delete
Your sense of humor gets me giggling every time!!! My favorite meal is breakfast, and this sounds like quite the shindig for $2. Do they check your IDs at the door?ReplyDelete
We were told they would, but they didn't ask. I guess we looked our age. hahahahahaDelete
Sounds like you had fun. The rose is lovely. :)ReplyDelete
Right back at you. :-)Delete
The Mama left you some beautiful roses. There are definite perks to being 'seniors' ... and that breakfast sounds like one of the best ever. (I'm with you about restaurants ... they need to be good, delicious, plentiful ... or if not plentiful at least something I can't cook better my ownself. We have quite a few friends who eat out almost every meal. To me, that feels like it would be a chore!!ReplyDelete
If there were more food choices in our town, I'd probably want to coax the Husband to go out and eat more. But then our bank account would go down quickly. Oh well.Delete
Those senior citizen things can be cool. Or so I'm told. I look forward to them... in a couple decades (not too long for me now :)ReplyDelete
Some places offer senior discounts to folks as young as 50. The ultimate senior benefit is Medicare at 65. Wish that was for all ages.Delete
There are definite advantages. :)ReplyDelete
As there ought to be!Delete
This reminds me when my in laws went to dinner at the legion and paid $2 for spaghetti dinner. I’m glad some things are good and cheap. Love the beautiful roses.ReplyDelete