Monday, September 16, 2013

Blue Monday - Senior Luncheons

Hello! It's Blue Monday! For complete instructions, just click here.

My computer needed a new hard drive! I guess I'd used it up! I took it to the Apple Store and they kept it overnight. It's all fixed and happy now, and the good news is that it only cost a little over $200. (Just think what a new computer would have cost!) Thanks for all of your good thoughts and comments last week.

See what other Blue participants have to share by clicking on their photos. Make someone's day when you wish them a Happy Blue Monday!

Johnny and I belong to a large church, and every month there is a luncheon for seniors. Usually more than 200 attend. The theme for the month of August was a Luau. You'll notice the colorful Hawaiian shirts that many wore. Of course, there was plenty of Blue.

Here you see the Blue tablecloth, as well as some Blue clothing.

Notice the placemat with a Blue Hawaiian scene. The center piece contains sand and sea shells. Yes, that's pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. The hot meal has never disappointed us! They have a super cook.

These large, plastic mugs in various colors were take-home treats. They were stuffed with tissue, making the table even more festive. Of course, I took a Blue one home!

This sweet Blue card was placed on each table.

Here's a close-up for you to read.

The pastor in charge of the Joy ministry (seniors) is Phillip Hanes. Each month he wears a Blue apron. (I think it's to match his Blue eyes.) The only reason you don't see him with a huge smile is because I caught him as he was speaking. He does a fantastic job ministering to us seniors.

There's an entertainment part after we've eaten. Here, a mother/son, dressed in Blue make beautiful music for us.

We feel blessed to belong to such a group.

Happy Blue Monday!


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Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! You share some great fun! Always good to be part of this and I wait patiently each week to share my blues. Thank you for hosting! Hugs Anne

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Your church dinner in honor of the seniors is awesome. What could be more colorful than a Luau? I can see by the photos that it was a fun time and good food too. Yum, pineapple upside down cake is my fave.

You will understand my post when you see it tomorrow. I needed a smile.
Love, Jeanne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad your computer is all fixed and working well! Your church dinner luau looked like a lot of fun, Sally. I loved that Irish blessing that was on the card. Happy Blue Monday!


Hello sweet Sally!
What a wonderful dinner in honor of the Seniors. Very pretty blues here too! There is a 'blue tablescape' in my Fall 2012 post too. Thank you so much for the great BLUE Monday party. Have a blessed week my friend.

Betsy said...

This I can see was a lot of fun. Good food and great looking upside down cake..
Computers are such a pain. We just went through taking care of a virus , It was one of those clicks I did that either answer was gonna get me. I know what to do next time. Thank you for hosting

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hi Sally
Happy Blue Monday!
I reckon $200 is a bargain to fix your computer - but you should have told us, we'd have had a whip round for sure. Where would we be without you able to launch our Blue Monday blogs?! ;)
Your Hawaiian church dinner looks a lot of fun.
Aloha for a great week.

Mascha said...

Oh, they had a nice experience! Of those days we are living for a long time ...
Happy blue Monday :-)

Hazel said...

What a sweet mother and son duo. And Pastor Hanes looks cute in his blue apron. I love the art on the place mats. You all must have had a great time. Great church. Thank you, Sally and happy Monday.


Anni said...

Such a colourful event, with loads of friends and enjoyable food! And blue, of course!
Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

So many different blue things, Sally! Looks like a fun event too..

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday each week, Sally :) Lots of beautiful blues! Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Don't you just love celebrations that are accented with blue? I do!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Great initiative for the community, Sally!
Thanks for hosting.

CailinMarie said...

This is such a great idea. And all the blues are lovely. Thanks for hosting.

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

You've brought us another party!! Looks like it was a fun time :)

Jackie McGuinness said...

This lunch sounds like a fun time!

Linda said...

Thanks for having another Blue Monday party. The church Luau looked fun! Linda @ Wetcreek Blog

Anonymous said...

Sally ~ what great photos and what a wonderfully creative time for all ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol, xo

Jeannie and Linda said...

Sally, your senior luncheon looked like fun! and so much blue! Thanks for hosting the party today!
Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

LadyD Piano said...

Great luau "blue" photos! Nice to meet the pastor and see mom/son musicians. All the details are quite lovely. You are blessed, Sally!

xinex said...

Oh how fun! So colorful.....Christine

Ann said...

I really like the name of your group Joy Ministry. It's great to have a large congregation that can have so many wonderful events to worship. The theme was wonderful as were the colors.

Leovi said...

A nice party! I've enlarged the link Blue Monday!

photodoug said...

Yes, Blue Hawaii. Was Elvis in the house?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Hi Sally~ I have shared a special Blue this morning... 15000 paper cranes!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Hi Sally~ I have shared a special Blue this morning... 15000 paper cranes!

Leovi said...

Blues Happies!!

LV said...

Sorry, I am late again, but have to do my yard work while it is a little cooler.I think it is wonderful you have this group to share time and have fun. We are a smaller church with nothing but seniors. We barely have 200 members all total. The neighborhood I live in, no young folks to visit or come.Glad things are back working normally again.

joyh82 said...

Love the sentiment on the blue card and it looks like a fun time to be had by all. Happy Blue Monday Sally!

Jeannie Marie said...

What a wonderful activity! How nice that your church treasures the seniors and does this for them every month! I love the theme, that is one of the great things we like about living in Florida. There are numerous occasions to wear tropical shirts!

Linda Kunsman said...

Hi Sally. I just found your blog from a link I was visiting thru another challenge-Mandarin Orange Monday. Lovely blog and photos! Soon as I get my son here to help me out I'll add your challenge badge to my blog :)

My name is Riet said...

How nice Sally to belong to such a lovely group and people giving you nice times. Hve a nice week

Eva said...

looks like a lot of fun, happy Monday :)

DawnTreader said...

Looks like a very colourful party :) sorry I forgot to comment in connection with entering my own post... too many things to think of all at once! (evidently) :) said...

That seems to have been a wonderful party!Wonderful to have this group to share it all with.The cake looks delicious.

Hannah said...

It's great that you got your computer repaired. Your church event looks like lots of fun. I particularly like the blouse the singer is wearing in the last photo, very artistic. I assume they are singing something Hawaiian, with the ukelele?

RNSANE said...

Sally, I'm Carmen of Carmen's Chronicles...somehow I put the wrong url, not today's post and I can't remove it and redo it. Can you help?

RNSANE said...

Well, my Carmen's Chronicles is now up properly.

How nice to belong to a senior group that does such nice things. If I'd stay home long enough, I might find one. I'm living in India for six months and won't return to the San Francisco area until Dec 3.

betty-NZ said...

How wonderful to have such a large group of seniors that you can socialize with each month!

Maria said...

Hello Sally, this is an awesome church luncheon. It's always a wonderful fellowship when people are having so much fun at the same time.

I'm tempted by that pineapple upside down cake. I feel like searching the food stores for one right now.

I wish you a great week. I'm happy to participate in Blue Monday again and check out many blue posts :)

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Sally, I tried to link in your beautiful Blue Monday Party and I I could not... it's a little difficult, can you help me?
Would love to have you visit my post
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Sally, you've covered the topic blue pretty well!

Duncan In Kuantan
Kuantan nature photos

Louisette said...

Hi Sally, wonderfull colorsfull, very happy, love much your article, greeting from Belgium

Anonymous said...

HI Sally! Oh, what a fun time for you and Johnny! How nice to have such a large gathering of folks too. Thanks for popping in to see my dolls. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chubby Chieque said...

Good p.m. Maam Sally,
I am late to come and visit you. Too busy at work. Summer is gone and Autumn is back as well as the huge tasks.

I am working at one of Swedish largest international bank and it is always busy this time of the year.

But I never leave without footprints to your players and of course to you. This is the only way to thank you for hosting our party specially start of the week.

Job well done coz I am enjoying it.

TY you like the city tour of my hometown. Hope you will like my futures posts for the European city tours that me and GH visited.

Happy w/end to you and your lovelies.

/CC girl

Ann said...

Nice happy colourful occasion and blue well represented.