According to the Mayans, we only have a few hours left on this planet we call home before its annihilated and were all history. However, it seems Mountain Area seniors just arent buying the prediction. In fact, they plan on having a festive dinner together tomorrow at the Sierra Senior Center, regardless of the outcome.
Its (end of the world) coming a little sooner than I thought, said Lynn Hamilton, laughing. How many times have we gone through this? We will all be enjoying our comfort food night.
If the world still exists Friday, dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. with no seating after 6:30 p.m. There will be ham, scallop potatoes, vegetables, salad, dessert, coffee and punch and entertainment all for $8 per person. Reservations are required.
Many seniors have already made their reservation with no qualms about the Mayans ominous date.
Thats ridiculous, said Clariss Cassin. How would it end? Is the whole planet going to blow up? I dont worry about things that arent going to happen.
Frank Jackson only has one wish for the end I hope it happens after lunch.
Paula Kapiloff had two words for the Mayan prediction Its garbage, she said. If youre with who you love, thats what counts.
Duncan McDiarmid said the dinosaurs already got wiped out and hes lived lived long enough anyway.
Tammy Summervilles been busy watching the Discovery Channel and says the Mayans got it all wrong because they calculated their dates wrong. Besides, she says when the end comes she just doesnt want to know about it.
Carol Macaulay says she has her own method of seeing if its the end of the world.
I always check the obituaries to see if its the end of the world before I get out of bed, she said, laughing along with the rest at her table.
For Janice Matthews, she had one positive thought if the Mayans are right I dont have to clean house, she said, jokingly.
But, just in case the prediction is accurate, Joyce Halderman does have one wish.
Id like to ski one more time, she said, laughing.
Zona Cahill says if it does happen, she bought a lot of hams for the End of the World Comfort Food night for nothing.
I have to look at it with a sense of humor because theres nothing else we can do, Cahill said. Ill either see you on the 22nd or up there (glancing upwards) But not if they dont have bingo.
Details: Sierra Senior Center, (559) 683-3811.