The next breakfast at Friendship Center will be on Tuesday, May 7, starting at 8:30 a.m. We will be serving “egg bakes,” quick breads, coffee and juice. Donna Koeck made a donation of the cubed ham for this day, and we really appreciate that. So mark your calendar NOW and come join us for breakfast.
May 1: Cards
May 2: Rummy
May 3-4-6: Cards of choice
May 6: Board meeting @ 1:30 p.m. Cards to follow
May 7: Breakfast @ 8:30 a.m.; Rummy @ 2 p.m.
May 8: Cards
Exercises @ 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Monday, April 22: Four brave pool players ventured out to the center, as six inches of wet, heavy snow fell on Miller. No snowstorm could keep them away from their appointed 8-ball pool competition. The MHS class of 1942–Dr. Jim DeGeest and Sir Charles Droz played the team of Bob Slunecka and Jesse Hammer. DeGeest and Droz showed no mercy on the youngsters as they swept to a five to three game lead over Slunecka and Hammer at the lunch break. Bob and Jesse won three straight games after the break to win the “daily doubles 8-ball” series game six to five. This set up the “Championship of the World” game. Once again it came down to the 8-ball in an exciting match. With the game on the line, the “Hammer kid” came through with a difficult yet lucky cross bank shot off the side-cushion, and squarely into the corner pocket to win double 8-ball crowns for Bob and Jesse. Final score was seven games for Slunecka and Hammer and five games for Droz and DeGeest. It was a classic match-up with great friendship and fun for all the players. Welcome home, Charles.
April 23: 8 ball—It’s your shot! We played after the snow! Duane Robison, Merv Mewes, Bob Lowther and Warren Skinner shot and shot until Bob decided to get some well-needed rest, we played well. Then he (Bob) had to take an emergency ride to the hospital, “pert near too much excitement for the “left-over old guys.” We went ahead and finished the day, I would say pretty close company for 2 1/2 hours. Then S.C.P.P. championship came and guess who won? They gave me (Skinner) the game! Thank you, Merv and Duane.
April 24: The 8-ball doubles team was Dr. Jim DeGeest and Shar George against Charles Droz and Jesse Hammer. The brother-in-law team of Charles and Jesse went on a shooting spree and won the daily 8-ball series 10 games to two. The “Championship of the World” game was also won by Droz and Hammer. At this point Jim and Shar exercised their right to challenge the winners. But to no avail as the outcome left them on the losing side once again.
Wednesday, April 24: Snooker evening: Orval Rogers and Warren Skinner shot while “Skinny’s” wife was at choir practice. Two games, one each.
April 2: 8-ball “In the Pocket.” There was a definite three-game defeat for the team of Andy Brothenek and Warren Skinner at the “cues “of “back-again” Charles Droz and Merv Mewes. Then we turned the table over to Char Evans and Marvin VanDerWerff for their time with the “big round balls.” By this time, Snooker was the game. We must be real artists, because only three games were played for three players now, as Andy bowed out. After lunch and all the cue-dust cleared, Skinner hit pretty good, thanks to some nice set-up balls, after their shots–”Skinny had two, Droz one, and coming on strong was Mewes, but to no-avail.
We do need more pool players. Come on in, you’re old enough. Just like the old Army–if you breathe, you can play!
Friendship breakfast coming up