Invocation. Carol Dombrose gave the Invocation and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, to get the September 21, 2012 hootenanny rolling.

Get well. Bob Oswald was having is artificial knee replaced after incurring an infection.
Clothing Drive. Connie Hatch and Tom Snow said the club's storage facility, donated by Sandy Croft and Strongsville Mini Storage, is only 10 percent filled with donated clothes for our annual clothing drove to benefit Lane Metropolitan Church. Connie suggested asking people who are holding garage sales to consider donating unsold items. Dennis Drellishak said he has challenged his employees at Corporate Screening Services, to donate 1,000 pounds of clothes.

Savor the Flavor
. Brian Allen is soliciting bottles of wine for a wine pull raffle at this year's Savor the Flavor: A Taste in Strongsville. Bottles valued at more than $20 are requested. Bill DeMarco reported that only about 150 tickets of the 500 available remain unsold, so hurry up and buy yours so you don't get shut out of the event, which will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the Strongsville Holiday Inn. See for more details.

Queen of Hearts
. The table ticket was worth $30 and the queen was worth $494. The winner draw a loser and the queen lives. Val Tocci's table won the $30 and donated the loot to The Giving Doll, a charity that hand-makes cuddly cloth dolls for children who are sick or whose parents are being deployed for military duty.

Words of Wisdom.

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well, for example, the other day, my wife, Laverne, and I went into town and visited a shop.

When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.

We went up to him and I said, "Come on, man, how about giving a Senior Citizen a break?"

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket.

I called him a jerk. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires. So Laverne called him a shit head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing more tickets. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

At last our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home.


"Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with." - Mark Twain

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."  - Albert Einstein