Ludypalooza 2017 – Arrghh Matey, There be Pyrates September 16


The Seeley Street Pub

A place to have a cold beer, a few shots, and a small frozen pizza. Just throw the peanuts shells on the floor; the beer wench will clean them up later.

Remember that “Anything worth doing, is worth doing in excess. Moderation is for monks!”
(or Janis).


Happy Birthday Grandyma Sue


July 27th Pizza Party at Casa Cheryl

Next monthly get together is at Casa Cheryl’s on Thursday, July 27th at 5:15 PM!  We are ordering pizza because grilling will cut into our drinking time.  So far, it is a ladies-only event but if any of you guys want to borrow my new shower curtain pant suit and do your best Caitlyn Jenner impersonation, you are more than welcome!  Address to follow…


2017 Mackinac Race – As of 12:00 AM – July 18 – Richard Predicts 2nd Place for Bill

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was the hardest most grueling race I’ve ever been on. I was sick and couldn’t stand my watch for 8 hours. That’s never happened. Almost 100 boats did not complete the race.

The #3 (ed note: the smallest front sail on the boat) from Turning Point blew out after a couple hours but I had anticipated this and brought the #3 from Corsair (which was a new Dacron sale about 20% smaller than the Benateau’s) and we finished the 125 mile upwind part with no problem from the sail.

Everyone was sick to some degree. One guy smacked his head and another may have a small fracture in his ulnar. The upwind leg became survival.

Still recovering (wine in hand).    Bill



Turning Point made an amazing comeback finishing only 45 minutes behind first place to finish 45 minutes befor 3rd place.. Two days ago, they were 4 hours behind…

10:30 PM – July 16, Bill is in 4th place in his division.. 57th in the overall race.. 100th boat to the finish line.. 98.9 miles to finish.. his coordinates are 44 48.84N 086 16.97 W.. heading NE which is parallel with the lay line.. speed is 6.1 in @ 54 degrees..

The book makers predict a 3rd place (show)finish. As of July 17, the odds are now for 2nd (place)



Veterans Vintage aka Chris and Becky Lyons will be participating in the Studio 8 Vintage Market this Sunday. 1128 Garfield in Oak Park. 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. See you there.

Patti modeling her shower curtain outfit she purchased for 24 cents at the market. She knows she has got Sue beat for the Ugliest Outfit Contest… But Sue is still ahead for the Ugly Pants.. (Richard)


Fourth of July – Wheeling Style

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Mike’s Birthday Celebration!

Happy Birthday to Mike! All hail! Have a great weekend, week, and month-long celebration with your co-celebrators, Sue & Patti!HappyBirthdayMikeCake


Natalie Ann Benker – October 13, 1930 – June 25, 2017


Get together:
Wednesday evening
Bonnie and Sue’s Mothers House
To watch Bonnie’s son on the Game Show Network
Idiotest (GNS) – mamas boys vs daddy’s girls (season 4 – episode 48)
9:30 PM
Call Bonnie or Sue for details

Thursday evening
Malec & Sons Funeral Home
6000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois

Friday AM
Malec & Sons Funeral Home
6000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois


Taste of Cuba – Chicago

Taste of Cuba was a hit! Loved the food and company…the owner was a Lakeview grad (several years younger) who lived around Belmont and Sheridan, back in the day. We discussed the old neighborhood and going to the Fullerton rocks. Susie, Betsey Callahan from Schurz, sister Kathy, Cousin 2 of 79, Cheryl and Chris were in attendance.

Next time we visit, the owner is going to sit and drink with us. Party continued at Bar Louie where we just made it for “Happy Hour” with beers, G & T’s and Cheryl and Cousin Sue splitting a bottle of wine! Next gathering is on July 27th (almost Susie and my birthday) at Cheryl’s house…come one come all!


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