SMART 55: Crib tournament at Seniors Centre a sell out

Modern technology is so marvelous. There was a time when the TV was just black and white.

Pat Cassidy

Smart 55

Modern technology is so marvelous. There was a time when the TV was just black and white.

Now it is coloured and one can watch one channel and, meanwhile, record another to watch later.

But there are always two sides to a coin. The young and not so young are so entrenched with the iPhone while driving, tweeting or reading.

Take the case of the bus driver in Saanich caught reading his electronic reader while driving the bus.

He not only endangered the lives of his passengers, but other motorists and pedestrians, as well.

I personally think that just a fine is not enough of a deterrent.

The culprits should have his/her driver’s license revoked.

In other news, the whole world is watching the U.S. election and with so much mud slinging and name calling that some of the dirt will surely stick to whichever candidate presides in the White House.

Whew, I am so glad that October is over. There was so much going on at the Seniors Activity Centre.

The crib tournament was a tremendous success with a sold-out capacity of 64 participants.

First place, with a perfect score, went to Mona Knapp, second place went to Jackie Cook and third place to Rose Richard.

Low score also had a prize and this went to Elaine Couldwell.

Congratulations to one and all.

Seniors, don’t forget the Old Age Pensioners Organization Bazaar tomorrow, Nov. 3, and the potluck supper on Friday, Nov. 4.

This year the Gold Band will be performing at the OAPO Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 8.

The Gold Band practices every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Seniors Activity Centre and members of the SAC are invited to come and listen or dance to their music.

Until next month, drive safely and leave the iPhone shut off.