And a Good Time Was Had By All
It was a
good day for the musicians and singers in
our club. The rest of us went along for the
Larry Wade organized a group of six
musicians to play Christmas carols and gave
us the words to sing along. The musicians
were Larry on first flute; George Hogg on
tuba; Bill Hogg on baritone; Dave McGlade on
trumpet; Doug Sleade on fiddle; and Leo
Pondelick on the violin.
They weren’t perfect, but they got the job
done. My hat is off to them. I was
particularly impressed at the wind of the
horn blowers after all these years.
Of course George and Bill, by virtue of
their careers with the Salvation Army
probably had to keep in shape.
The carols were “oldies’, but “goodies” and
were fairly easy to sing. They were Away in
a Manger, Angels We Have Heard on High, What
Child is This, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Hark
the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World,
and, everyone’s favorite, Silent Night.
Thanks a lot, Fellas. Your program and a
visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus was all that
was needed to fill folks with the Christmas
Today we had 83 members, and 4 guests, for a
total of 87. Merry Christmas to you all.
reported to be back to work today.
There is also a report that former Golden K
member, Ida Brooks,
has suffered a heart attack. She has been taken
to a medical facility in Springfield and the
prognosis is not good. Her condition has been
reported as “unresponsive”.
The rest of you stay healthy, happy and good
place went to
We have the clip boards to record
your volunteer hours this morning. If you can’t
do it this morning, you can email them to me and
I would be glad to record them. My address is in
Also if you have any coupons or greeting cards, give them of me and I
will take them to Dove.
New Member Induction
said the Salvation Bell ringing went well this
year. He is happy; the Salvation Army is happy;
thank you for a great job.
said we still need some
volunteers to help at the 8th Grade Fair January
6, 7, 8, and 16 at Richland Community College.
They are having their annual 8th Grade Career
Fair and need volunteers on each of those days
to guide students from one class room to another
from 8:30am until noon. Volunteers are also
asked to meet with the Career Fair Coordinator
on Monday, January 5 at 10:00am in the Schrodt
Health Education Center. She will show us the
rooms we will cover.
said all skepticism about the change
in the way toys were distributed by the
Salvation Army vanished after the third set of
15 parents shopped the toy store. Everything ran
smoothly and the speed was great. They were able
to surpass the planned schedule of 15 sets of
parents every 15 minutes. Many thanks to Don Wenneker and the Golden K volunteers.
said the next food pantry
collection will be January 7th, and go to
reminded us it was the third
Wednesday and therefore collection day for the
Backpack program. She then explained the
Backpack program. She also asked the members who
volunteered to ring bells, work in the toy
store, pass out food, and tend the Angel Tree to
stand and be honored. There weren’t very many
people left to clap.
said the January Board meeting would be
January 10 at 1:00pm at Rock Springs.
was a guest of Jim Rector.
was a guest of husband Bill and
was a guest of husband Dick.
was a guest of father-in-law John Ally
C.I.A advertised for an assassin and three applicants
Craig, Eddy, and Marilyn are chosen for the final test.
Craig is given a gun and shown a door. "Inside this room
you will find your wife sitting in a chair. “Kill her.”
says the C.I.A agent
Craig replies, "You can’t be serious I could never shoot
"Then you are not the right man for this job", says the
Eddy is given the same instructions. He goes into the
room with gun in hand. After a few minutes he emerges in
tears and says, "I tried, but I can't kill my wife "
The agent says, "You don't have what it takes. Take your
wife and go home."
Finally, it’s Marilyn’s turn. She is given the same
instructions, takes the gun and goes into the room.
Several shots are heard then lots of screaming crashing
and banging. Eventually Marilyn comes out of the room
wiping sweat from his brow. "That damn gun you gave me
was loaded with blanks! I had to beat him to death with