Larry Abrahamson bragged
that he FORGOT his 41st wedding anniversary!
Sertoma coffee March 28th (click to view)
"I just delivered the club's $500.00 donation to
the Ft. Collins Baseball Club office in city park.
The baseball scholarship fund is much healthier
now and every dollar is already spoken for.
FCBC is going to celebrate its 50Th year in
existence with two events, and they have offered
these events as freebies for FC Sertoma Club
members (as many as may want to attend):
(1) a Scholarship Breakfast on Friday, May 6Th
(Friday) at the FC Hilton from 7 to 8:30 a.m. --
Dan O'Dowd of the Rockies will be guest speaker
along with other baseball celebrities and
memorabilia. RSVP to me at 224-5326 NLT May 1st.
(2) Community 50 years of Youth Baseball
celebration on June 18 (Saturday) at Rolland Moore
Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are trying to get
the whole community to come during those hours.
(Well, I guess we can still make this one, eh?
Stoner told us recently how th' Beave recently had
another operation to try to make things better
with his arm. His arm is immobilized, and
will be for months, apparently. Ed told us
how Randy has a line inserted directly into his
heart so he can receive daily infusions of
antibiotics so he doesn't get a staph infection.
Apparently he will be dealing with this until
OCTOBER! The worst part Ed says though, is
that Randy CAN'T DRINK!! Gary Ross, kindly,
thoughtful, old gent that he is, considerately
offered to help him drink it so it doesn't get
stale. Ed thought that "might be
Sertoma Projects VP,
Jim Bernecker, upon learning how many
volunteers showed up for duty at Crossroads,
takes a tumble, just before he prepares to
"lead" the troops!!
300,000,000 People - By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world
who create problems and then campaign against
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats
and the Republicans are against deficits,
WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians
are against inflation
and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The
You and I don't have the Constitutional
authority to vote on appropriations. The House
of Representatives does.
To continue reading Charley Reese's final
column for the
Orlando Sentinel after 49 YEARS,
(I dare ya'!)
Glass told us of an inspirational event in his
life recently: Seems he was recently asked
to play in a golf tournament. Of course, not
being stupid, he said "nawwww". Then
he was reminded that this tournament was for
handicapped and blind kids, and then he thought,
"FUUUCCCK, I could win this thing!"
Nathan Weinland was thanked by John Knezovich (and
applauded by the club) for his recent
organizational skills . . . . he set up and herded
about 30 of us to the Midtown Arts Center to see a
production of 42nd Street. (Read below)
Mike Tarantino reminded us of our upcoming golf
tournament on May 20th. Since today happens
to be the 20th, I am happy to be able to report
that it was WON by none other than our own Davey
If you'd like to read a
nice "Thank You" letter from Front Range
Community College thanking us for our $2,250
donation to buy tool belts and tools,
Josh Benedict has started a Facebook page for
us! Click on the Facebook logo!
Several brags for Mr. Weinland, the first
being from John K (and applauded by the club)
for setting up and herding about 30 of to the
Midtown Arts Center to see a production of
Davey Blomberg also bragged on Nathan for his
setting up and making happen a trip to see a
Rockies game. Seems like Nathan is
taking this Social Chairman thing
you've been living in a hole and have not met
our V.P. of Social Events yet, this is
Buns had a $5 brag about his buying a home in
Rehme, in an "attempt to raise the cultural
level", told us:
There once was a weirdo named Weiner,
Who had a perverted demeanor.
Forced from the hill for acting like Bill,
now Congress is leaner one Weiner.
uh, thanks Norm!
V.P. Projects guy, Jim Bernecker, has been
organizing a door sanding and shelf staining
project taking place in Wellington. There is
a warehouse there that has all of the doors
we took out of the original building. They
are being converted into other useful items, like
tables and shelving. An
update on this: they are finished and
installed. Almost 50 of us are going to meet
on Friday, 8/26
at Crossroads Safehouse for lunch, and to
appreciate all of our handiwork.
Young had a brag for his grandson . . . . he
graduated a while back with a degree in Mechanical
Engineering from CSU. At the time, he was a
team leader for a class project that took top
honors that year, making a robotic arm.
Since then, he has continued to refine the arm,
which was sold two of them to a company in Wales,
currently being used to clean out vats full of
radioactive waste.! He is over there now,
helping set them up so they'll work.
Glaser bragged on Larry Abrahamson's Letter to the
Editor in a recent Doloradoan. Larry waxed
eloquent about how early education prevents
Click HERE to see his
" President Obama’s approval
ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him
of being born in the United States!”
Woody told us that
earlier this week he had a birthday! Last
year on his birthday, he decreed that it would be
"Be Good to Woody" year. He tells us that
"most of us forgot that". However, he
recognized Tom Bryan as having remembered!
Here is someone's
rant I received by email recently. I don't
know who started it, but I can sure see why.
And I agree with it totally. I just think
it's nice to be reminded what's what:
Entitlement my a$$!!
I paid cash for my social security
insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the
money doesn't make my benefits some kind of
charity or handout !! Congressional benefits,
i.e., free healthcare , outrageous retirement
packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks paid
vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now
that's welfare , and they have the nerve
to call my retirement entitlements
What the HELL's wrong??? WAKE
UP AMERICA !!!!
Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front
page side by side :
1- Calif 's 20
Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
2- The Calif Supreme
Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college
and get benefits.
Why don't they just
deport them when they arrive to register?
3- Last year they ran
an article on the yearly costs to California
Taxpayers from Illegals using Hospital
Emergency Rooms for their general health care
At just one hospital
the cost to tax payers totaled over 25
million a year
Someone please tell
me what the HELL's wrong with all the people
that run this country!!!!!!
We're "broke" & can't
help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans,
In the last months we
have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and
Turkey . And now Pakistan .......home of bin
Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
retired seniors living on a 'fixed income'
receive no aid nor do they get any breaks
while our government and religious
organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of
$$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign
They call Social
Security and Medicare an entitlement even
though most of us have been paying for it all
our working lives and now when its time for us
to collect, the government is running out of
money. Why did the government borrow from it
in the first place? We have hundreds of
adoptable children who are shoved aside to
make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
AMERICA: a country where we have homeless
without shelter, children going to bed
hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds,
and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.
YET..................... They have a 'Benefit'
for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations,
ships and planes lining up with food, water,
tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical
Imagine if the
*GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they
give to other countries.
Sad isn't it?
John K. gave us final totals for the three day
Realities Ride beer sales: $9, 732.45, of
received half of (splitting with Realities).
Pharris bragged recently that he turned 58 (on
June 22nd)). He also related as how it was
his "Silver Anniversary with the club . . . . . 25
years . . . . . . . and had a check for both.
A third brag involved the fact that he is
now dating a
"beautiful 50-year old blonde who
likes to fly fish, scuba dive, shoot skeet, sail,
ride horses, play golf, and is twin-engine
certified". I kept waiting for the punch
line, but none needed. Apparently, he's
found the real deal!
current Prez, Ken Reiter, recently related a story
about his younger, still-working, ultra-efficient
C.P.A. wife. Seems Patty left him a list
recently of "stuff" that needed doing around the
house. Like the good (retired) house-husband
he is, Ken dutifully did some shopping, trimmed
the hedges, dusted, and so on, when he came to the
item that said "sex drawer".
So, he proceeded to clean up before she got home,
started dinner, and when she got home, he asked
her "what are you gonna' do this evening hun?",
and referenced her mention of the aforementioned
"sex drawer". Well, she looked at the list
and said "that says SOX DRAWER, you idiot!"
Ode for a Woman
(or be careful!)
Whatever you give a woman, she's going
If you give her sperm, she'll give you
If you give her a house, she'll give
you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give
you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give
you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is
given to her.
So - if you give her any crap, you
will receive a ton of shit.
and appreciate all the women in your
Dick Acott recently
bragged (and had a check for!) his and Constance's
63 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!
Dan Kaup recently had
a trip to Oregon to visit with his brother,
recently retired younger brother, Captain
in the Coast Guard!
Rob bragged, both he and Ron Lautzenheiser were
their work on
The Veterans Plaza (see story
Rob then told us how names were being accepted for
addition to the memorial. Talk to him for
details if you, or any other other veteran you
know, would like to be added! A nominating
form and copy of your DD14 is all that's needed.
Our newest President Elect,
Pat Reed, had a check and a brag for his 50th
wedding anniversary. He also had a second
brag for his son, Clayton. Seems Clayton was
recently appointed here in CO to the "Board of
Directors for the World Alpine Ski Championship".
Clayton lives in Kansas, so Pat was justifiably
baffled about his son's appointment.
Paul Reed, with
Tim Miller bragged on one of our newer
members, Paul Reed. Paul was recently
mentioned (and pictured!) in the Doloradoan
with his daughter, Alycia. The reporter
was doing several Father's Day articles about
local people, and Paul was one of those picked
to interview! Isn't Alycia a
cutie!??! (good thing her MOM was cute,
Glaser bragged that his oldest son, Adam, received
a GOLD MEDAL in the national Home Brewer's
Adam Glaser, Kelly Kruegel and Jason Kruegel
for winning BIG at the 2011 Peak to Peak
Adam was the Best of Show Runner Up
with his Hop Envy Pale Ale.
Kelly's En Fraincais Si Vous Plait Biere
de Garde was selected by Left Hand Brewing and
Jason's Afternoon Delight was
selected by Crabtree Brewing.
- 1st in Strong Ale with Birthday
- 1st in American Pale with Hop Envy
CSU Home Games
Northern CO Fort Collins, CO 12:00
10/01/11 vs. San
Jose ST. Fort Collins, CO 2:00
10/15/11 vs. Boise
State Fort Collins, CO 4:00
11/12/11 vs. San
Diego ST. Fort Collins, CO 4:00
11/26/11 vs. Air
Force Fort Collins, CO 4:00
Wyoming** Fort Collins, CO 12:00
Knezovich told us that CSU recently announced a
SIX GAME home football schedule for next season,
with our first home game (AND AG Day) against UNC
on September 10. We'll also be playing WY on
(gulp!) December 3!
Sodexho is no longer in charge of things at the
CSU Beer Sales.
Our new people are with
Ovations Food Service.
They have a little bit different thing than
Sodexho . . . instead of a FOUR HOUR TIPS CLASS,
we can attend a TWO HOUR "training session"
Monday evening, 8/29, from 6 - 8 over at the Fum McGraw Center in front of Moby Arena.
Talk to our Beer Czar, Josh Benedict, if you'd
like to attend. If you have a current
you're good. If not, sign up, 'cause
former member, Jerry Bender passed away on March
CLICK HERE to read his obituary.
Hunt bragged recently that "One
of the 2011 inductees into the Wyoming Athletics
Hall of Fame will be the 1986-87 Sweet 16 men's
basketball team (on which his son Tim,
played). They took the Western Regional by
beating fifth-seeded Virginia, then UCLA and
Reggie Miller and lost to
National runner-up UNLV. (just for the
record, Tim was offered a walk-on at CSU!)
Frank Johnson bragged
a check for $150!!) on
45 YEARS of marriage with his wife, Jody!
(I'm sure it just seems that long, Frank!)
Quote of the
Judge Judy to Prostitute:
"When did you realize you were raped?"
Prostitute (wiping away tears): "When the
The American Public will soon reach
the same conclusion
Here I sit in my g-suit, with
vest and trusty .38
The briefing finished, we await the call.
My Skyhawk squatting, heavy
with bombs and fuel
Awaits my ascension to strap into its small
The squawk box speaks and
within minutes we are airborne
I have the lead as we talk to our earth
A coal black night, wooded
mountains, airborne flares,
Good guys, bad guys, mortars and gunfire.
We have it all.
Airborne markers fail to
penetrate the steep forest.
We cleverly mark with napalm. A fire no one
We now have their attention.
Drifting flares paint surreal
Black shadows moving across the mountainous
I hear the distance and
direction to target and go down with my
To dance with the white streaks rising from
The deed is done. Absent bad
guys, our brothers move on
And we return home. To bed - to sleep -
perhaps to dream.
Richard D. Acott
Chu Lai, Vietnam
an earlier Board meeting, we learned that
Steve Lyttle and Brad Florin have both quit.
Steve explained that between his bank no longer
paying, and recently imposed time constraints,
it just wasn't working anymore.
Apparently I was wrong . .
At the Senior
they had a contest
the other day. I
lost by one
“where do women
mostly have curly
the correct answer
was Africa .
One of the other
questions was to name
one thing commonly
found in cells. It
appears that Mexicans
is not the correct
The Red Cross have
just knocked at our
door and asked if we
could help towards the
floods in Pakistan . I
said we would love to,
but our garden hose
only reaches the end
of the driveway.
A couple of the players
Some action from 42nd Street
Over 2 dozen people, put to work, with our help!
I feel your pain . . . . . no one wants
run with me either.
Dear White People,
Don't you just hate immigrants?
Our newest SOW,
Pat Reed (L), is presented the trophy by our
previous SOW, Paul Reed, aka "Lefty".
Past President/ Past Governor
Marvin (Marv) Fries
||Charter Member, Past President, SOY
Gen. Bill Mauer
||9/15/34 - 4/15/ 2005
||11/2/36 ~ 8/23/2005
||3/29/32 / ~ 12/18/05
||4/30/41 ~ 2/16/06
||11/4/58 ~ 12/19/06
||8/23/39 ~ 2/10/08
||5/17/39 - 5/22/2007
||Past Pres. & SOY
||6/23/41 ~ 6/10/09
||1/9/46 ~ 12/11/09
||5/14/31 ~ 12/11/10
||2/21/1948 ~ 3/1/2011
||2/8/1931~ 6/4, 2011
||Operation Santa Claus
||9/5/1932 ~ 10/5/2011
||Charter Member / Sgt. at Arms/ Ski Trip
||8/29/31 ~ 2/12/2012
|David Lee Thomas
||8/6, 1930 - 1/16, 2013