SPUNKY SENIOR AUTHORS AND TALENTS - The Forever Young at Heart
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Spunky Senior Morgan Mandel Plays Bingo, Slots and Goes to Flea Markets
I'm not afraid to tell people I'm over 60. I also readily admit to enjoying typical senior pastimes. One is playing Bingo. When I was younger, one of the nearby churces held a weekly Bingo, which I often attended. Now I don't get to play as often, but I do enjoy it. It's more fun when I win, though, than when I'm waiting for one number, which never comes in! In this pic, I'm on vacaton at Lake of the Torches Bingo Hall. Notice, the great dessert next to my sandwich and chips. It's okay to eat that sort of thing on vacation, because everyone knows that vacation calories and holiday calories don't count, right?
Here I am in front of one of my very favorite vacation haunts, Lake of the Torches Casino. I absolutely love playing slots. Whether I'm winning or losing, I find it almost impossible to tear myself away from a machine. The ones I play are called penny slots, but they really aren't. To get anything good, you need to play at least 45 or 90 cents. On vacation, if I get a decent win the first time, I let myself go back to the casino again. If not, I try to keep busy doing other things, like reading or working on a book, walking my dog, Rascal; or if desperate enough, I even go fishing with my husband. Anything to resist the urge to go back to the casino and lose more money. Now that I'm retired, this year I'll need to be extra careful not to give in.
Morgan Mandel at Apple Fest
I also love flea markets and craft shows. Such places are exciting, because you never know what kind of items you'll find, which aren't available at regular stores.
About those regular stores - I like Kohl's the best. They always have great coupons and deals. There also just happen to be one in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. I might be going over there again real soon.