Sunday, September 27, 2015

Utica Senior Center Fish Fry

We went to Utica this evening for their Senior Center Annual Fish Fry fund raiser. We went at the personal invitation of Dick Rhodes who is shown here with his brother cooking the fish outside the Center building. Their sister Joyce is the Director of the Center. The fish was very good as were the beans and coleslaw. There was a wide dessert selection  of cakes and ice cream. Joyce brought her peach topping to put on the ice cream. Jay acknowledged that he had given her the peaches.  They have recently added display cases to what had been a game room to show Utica memorabilia. Denny Richters was pleased to point out the Class D State Basketball Championship Trophy from 1957 with his name inscribed. 

He and I have had many political discussions over the years, and we spent more time discussing the current presidential candidates than we did looking at the Utica memorabelia. We did agree on our hope that the Pope’s visit may help slow the growing divide in this Country. It was a beautiful evening for the 15 minute drive to Utica. We took another 15 minute drive out in the Ridge Run Area and took this picture of the eclipse of the moon. This is what it looked like in Seward, NE about 8:50pm. It was moving quite swiftly and by now (9:10), I’m sure it’s covered. 

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