The Gloucester City Breakfast Club met on Saturday July 28 at the Dining Car Depot. The club held its first official 50-50 Drawing using a roll of number tickets. In the past your number was written on a little tag or your name was written on the back of a dollar bill. But there was still problems with this simplified new method on Saturday.
You have to understand some of these individuals only get out on weekends. Anyway on Saturday one member, who will remain anonymous, didn't know he was suppose to keep one ticket and throw the other in the bucket. Instead he placed both tickets into the tub and as a result it took sometime to determine the winner. Tom ChooChoo Murphy, who took control of the big drawing, would call out, " Ticket 001", no one answers; "Ticket 002", no one answers. It continued like that for 30 long minutes. Don't ask how it happen, just remember you will be old someday too!
"Hopefully when the time comes our families will commit all of us to the same nursing home so we can continue the laughter ", said Murphy.
Waiting for the drawing to be completed outside of the restaurant were: from left, Jim Coppola, Ed Simila, Joe Boulden, Frank (aka Reds) Grandizio, Butch Shaffer, Chalie Pitzo, Frank DeFelice, Mike Green, Joe Miller and Ron Villanova. Actually these guys were trying to skip out without paying their bill. And the photo had to be taken with the wall in front of them because they wore their breakfast on the clothes. Take my word it was Nasty looking. Especially Shaffer.
Inside fighting over the winnings were: John Hindsley, Bill (Wibby) Yeager, Bob Sliwa, Bob Bevan, Harry Blymer, Earl Kaighn, Bill Cleary, Len Lacovara, Chalie Tourtual, Joe DiGiacomo, Bob Kline, Walt Hall and Ron Raube.
Oh the winner of the drawing ? For the second month in a row it was Grandizio. Just once you would think he would pick up the tab for breakfast. The Club sends get well wishes to member Gary Gross, who underwent surgery a couple weeks ago. Gary, who resides in Florida with his loving wife Carol, is doing great.
Treasurer report: B. Cleary and Pitzo opened a bank account recently at the The Bank in Bellmawr. July statement shows there is a total of $153 in the account.
Next meeting is Saturday, August 25th at 9 AM.
author: Lois Lane, Gossip Columnist for The Notebook