Papa’s Got A New Bike

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of Mike F’s 450cc Honda, Billy B has restored a 68 Bonneville… let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself 🙂


Happy Birthday Bonita


“Just Let the Birthday Thieves Try It” – Senor Beer Rat

I guard Richard’s Birthday until an inch of their lives.. make that 2 inches less…


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).


Where Are the Ugly Pants?

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I checked with Pat before posting this and she said it’s ok to share. After all, we are all friends. Well, at least most of us are. So I just want to make sure everyone knows that Pat is being treated for that pesky lung nodule that turned out to be positive for cancer, currently doing the chemo and radiation thing and who knows, perhaps the next time we see her she will be positively GLOWING. and she might have super powers. She can use our prayers and positive thoughts and we might have to do her drinking for her too, temporarily. (And while you’re shooting those prayers and positive thoughts, perhaps you can send some for my daughter Heidi who’s continuing her treatment for thyroid cancer. Very good prognosis, but you know I’ll feel better when she gets the all clear.) I appreciate it and good night.


Happy Birthday Sue


Happy Birthday Mikey


The 12 Days of Wheetmas have begun!

This being Chicago the weather is not cooperating and we will not be sailing with Bill on Thurs. Instead it’s howdy-do cocktails and lunch at Miller’s Ale House in Schaumburg! Thurs the 13th at 12:30

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LudyPalooza Time is Here

Update by Sue (6/14/2019)

Ok the planning committee has convened and these are some of the things we can look forward to. (In addition to Ludypalooza on the 22nd)

CHEF SHANGRIA-LA: Friday the 14th (8:00 pm) Riverside, IL With guest appearance by Rick Saucedo

ARLINGTON RACE TRACK: Sunday the 16th at 1:00 pm

THE BARREL RUN BEER BUS: Wed June 19th at 3:45 pm. So far 4 of us are booked: Sue, Bonnie, Richard and Pat. If interested sign up at

Two Brothers Brewery Tour – Aurora Illinois – Tues June 18th (4:00 pm)

Jazz Band at La Quinta – Aurora Illinois – Tues June 18th (8:00 pm) Sue’s daughter’s boyfriend is performing

SAILING WITH BILL BARTZ: Thurs the 20th (11:00 am – 3:00 pm).

Beer Garden at Hoffman Estates – Fri June 21st (2:00 pm)

Schaumberg Boomers Game – Fri June 21st (6:30 pm)

LudyPalooza – Sat June 22nd at 3:00 pm

Get ready for 2019 LudyPalooze. Update those calendars. The females are still making plans… they are meeting at The Dock on the Lake front at 11:00 am… go have a beer or umbrella drink or a nosh and help make plans … some so stay tuned for further details.

This year it will be June 22, 2019. Somewhere around 3:00 PM… Same place … Same usual suspects…

For complete details and venue see the calendar information

The theme is Roadkill and Moonshine… use your imagination from there..

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