Phather Phil’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, this is the time of year when I am filled with sadness and joy at the same time. Sadness for the loved ones that have gone and joy that I have fond memories of them still with me. For all my friends, I pray they will use this time of year to cement their love and joy for one another and secure fond memories to bolster them in the years to come. If I had but one wish, I would wish you mountain moving faith in our Lord and Savior and know we are blessed to be living under the council of an ever-loving God. – AMEN.
Please Keep Tom Beery in your prayers…
(This email is shared to the club with Tom Beery’s permission)
Tom, I heard you had stopped by the tree lot on Friday night, good to hear you are able to be out and about. If you think you can make it to a meeting let me know. I will arrange for something you can eat if you can let me know in advance.
All the best, Larry
Thanks for the invite. My game plan is to make it to a lunch some Tuesday. I going to require a very unique diet…something light…like chicken noodle or vegetable soup. It won’t be the 20th, as I’m going in for my second esophagus stretching. Sorta’ like a heart cath. They stick a balloon down your throat and blow it up. This is the norm and will be my second one. Radiation and chemo cause it…so no surprises here. Have 19 more radiation treatments to go…but no ill effects at this point. I’m told it usually hits about halfway thru…so come around the 26th, some pretty serious fatigue will be sitting in. Trust me, I didn’t sign up for all this other s**t that comes with cancer! Keep the soup warm. I’ll be in touch.
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017. -tdb
IMPORTANT Upcoming Meeting Reminder
Please mark your calendars as there will be no Noon Meeting on December 27th and January 3rd for our Holiday Break. The next meeting after that will be January 10th and our speaker will be UD Athletic Director, Neil Sullivan.
|Ava Barlow||Jerry Stahley|
|Stephen MacKenzie||Ron Weir|
|Ray Marcano||Dave Kay|
|Raul Parra||Bob Collins|
|Lynne Reilly||Phather Phil|
|Kristi Smith||Wayne Botkin|
|Deb Ulrich||Mike Bevis|
Ray Marcano, journalist discussed what is happening for the better and the worse in journalism. He feels that DDN will probably be published only one day a week within the next 3 years – Sunday only, where 80% of their revenue lies. He talked about using metrics to discern what is important to readership; how 24 hour news is partisan noise; how news is being recycled and the use of snoops service. He took lively questions and was an informative and interesting speaker.
Birthdays This Week and Next Week
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Lynne Reilly||Phather Phil||1st Reading|
|Deb Ulrich||Mike Bevis||1st Reading|
|Shawn Thacker||Chuck Dickerson||3rd Reading|
Sergeants at Arms
|Charlie Tapp||For sampling the roast beef from today’s lunch buffet before it opened|
|Don Kelley||Thanking previous Sergeants Bill Stone and Jerry Stahley|
|Bob Burkman||Grateful for the Christian D. Larson award and 54th anniversary with Carol|
|Pam Miller||Family in town for the Holidays|
|Myron Rheaume||For the pleasure of knowing Nancy and Bob, congratulations.|
|Wayne Christie||A $2.00 bill, glad to be here and for his guests Christy Smith’s help.|
|Nancy Lehren||A big thank you for the Christian D. Larson award|
|Pat Behn||Acknowledging Bob and Nancy|
|Gail Aiken||For Santa Claus|
|Patricia Kuhlman||1st daughter is engaged: 2nd daughter moved to New York|
|Bob Duffy||A funny story about the late Wes Hamden|