50+ Club Members,
Welcome to 2021. It has been almost a year since we were able to gather in a large group. I for one am tired of the isolation and am ready to preside over our monthly meetings and see everyone's FULL face in the future, but I’ll settle for your eyes—and a mask. I know many of you share my sentiments. I have not resorted to cleaning and reorganizing as many have; however I’ve embraced bread making which has been a dismal failure in the past, but I did have a few edible bakes in 2020. I’m fortunate to be able to walk the neighborhood and other than the dog bite I received, these have been a daily blessing—the walks NOT the dog bite—that only happened once.
I hope that you have been able to use technology to keep in contact with others. A simple phone call has
allowed me to do a curb side pick-up for groceries, hardware needs, clothing, library books and office supplies. A tablet, smart phone or computer allows me to video chat one-on-one or in groups of more than one. I’m now having weekly morning “Dear Abby” sessions with my 6 siblings which has brought us closer together. Additionally it has allowed me to attend mass without a mask and in the comfort of my own home and avoiding any exposure to COVID-19.
Please continue to stay healthy and make good choices and hopefully we will be able to gather safely in the near future. Take advantage of your local parks and stay as active as you can during this pandemic.
Club officers and Father Bob though it would be good idea to send out a newsletter to let you know that the club is not going to let COVID-19 stop us from interacting. The officers have been meeting monthly by teleconference and have some good news.
- A) If you were a member in good standing in 2020, your dues for 2021 are waived.
- B) If you have an e-mail address and will share it with the club; it will help defray the cost of mailing
subsequent newsletters and club information. Please send an email to [email protected] and
[email protected] so it can be added to our membership roster. If you would rather your e-mail address not be published in the printed club roster please state so. The next newsletter would be provided via e-mail for those with e-mail addresses and additionally posted on the 50+ club web page on the parish website. Not only will this prevent any delay in receiving snail mail from the post office, it will help keep our mailing costs down.
- C) Since our last meeting in February—get well cards were sent to the following members: Nancy
Williams, Ruth Ann Meuser, Rose Spehr, Kathy McInnis, Shirley Harris, Nelda Devine, Carol Curran, and Debby Beck. Prayer and support cards were sent to Ray Blumenkemper, and Dale Baumann. Sympathy cards were sent out to the families of: Sue Moegle, Don Neels, Jean Koebbe, Charles Jones, and Dale Baumann. Please call Marge Meyer 314-487-7415 if you are aware of a member in need of a sympathy or get well card.
- D) St Louis County residents can register on line for COVID-19 vaccinations
https://stlcorona.com/covid19-vaccines/ you must have an e-mail address to complete the registration. The e-mail will be used for notification.
- E) The refrigerator/freezer we were using for the club bit the dust and the club is in need of another. If
you or know of someone who can donate a working household refrigerator/freezer for the club to use please call Claire Andracsek 314-846-8906 or the rectory.
- F) It’s time to celebrate our members who have birthdays in January—JoAnn Blumenkemper, Nancy
Williams, Jane Haefner, and Nancy Adams. February birthdays include Jane and Bob Lipa, Shirley Harris, and Roma Lawler. Please sing happy birthday to them while you are washing your hands.
- G) Help make the next newsletter better. Share with us what you’ve been doing, have a milestone
birthday or anniversary, great recipes, big goofs, great jokes (keep ‘em clean please), let us know how you’ll be spending—or dreaming of spending -your big lottery winnings or your stimulus check, what project/s have you been working on or have completed. Send your info to [email protected] or call me 314-846-8906 and leave a message. When there is enough content, another newsletter will be headed in your direction.
- H) The club received a written thank you letter from Fr. Bob thanking us for the kind Christmas gift and
he will be using it for his vacation later this year.
Claire Andracsek—Club President
A few things to lighten your day
One liner -- My Doctor told me that I’m going deaf. The news was hard to hear.
I made myself a snowball as perfect as can be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet, and let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away, but first - it wet the bed.
Riddles (answers at the bottom of the page)
- A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
- A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
- What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
- Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?
- This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd but if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
- The third room Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.
- The woman was a photographer she shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry
- Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.
- Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
- 5. The letter "e" which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear in the paragraph.