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United Seniors of Wisconsin Bingo Hall 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. Greenfield, WI 53219. United Seniors has done a great job keeping the Bingo Board shining brightly during the difficulties we’ve all seen over the last year. They run a great Bingo and you’ll be well served when you go play there.

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Elk’s Lodge #46 Milwaukee 5555 W. Goodhope Rd. 53223 (414)353-2900. Elk’s Lodge #46 is a big favorite Bingo Hall in the Milwaukee area. Whenever we visit Elks #46 Bingo we’re sure to see the players who play there on a regular basis, but there are always new players trying it out for the first time. More often than not they become regulars too. Try Elks #46 Bingo. The Players Guide (Page 6-7) is your guide to dates and times.

Moose Lodge #49 Milwaukee 5476 S. 13th St. (13th & Grange) (414) 281-4444. “The Loyal Order of Moose” has been loyal to their player, providing great Bingo even during difficult times. When you’re looking for a rewarding Bingo experience in the Milwaukee area look to Moose Lodge #49. Be sure to check the Players Guide (Page 6-7) for the dates and times of Moose Lodge #49 Bingo.

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See the ad on Page 12. Pioneer Bingo hosts their games in two locations. They play at the United Seniors facility at 4515 W. Forest Home Ave and at the St. Francis Lions facility 3476 E. Howard Ave. They run a great Bingo at both locations. Follow the Bingo Bugle Player’s Guide (Page 6-7) for dates and times.

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American Legion Post 416 6351 W. Grange Ave. Greendale, WI 53129 (414) 421-3371 Post 416 for great Bingo action. Be sure to consult the Players Guide (Pages 6-7) in this newspaper for dates and times. American Legion Post 416 is a good bet for Bingo especially if you’re interested in helping a veterans organization.

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Tichigan Lake Lions Club Bingo 6710 Big Bend Rd. Hwy 164 Waterford WI 53185 (262) 895-6268 Tichigan Lake Lions Club Bingo has always been very popular. They recently expanded and remodeled their facility to accommodate their clientele of players. If you are interested in playing Bingo at a spacious, newly remodeled, state of the art facility, then Tichigan Lake Lions Club Bingo is for you. The Players Guide (Page 6-7) provides dates and times.

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Elk’s Lodge #400 Waukesha 2301 Springdale Rd. Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 717-9488 For great Bingo in the Waukesha area Elk’s #400 can’t be beat. The Elks welcomes you to join them for Bingo that you’ll surely enjoy. Read the Players Guidfe (Page 6-7) for Bingo dates and times.

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Wisconsin Edition Farewell to a Giant Among Men

LeRoy Apfel

July 13, 1033 - Nov. 4, 2020

Leroy Apfel (87) was called home to God on Nov. 4, 2020. He was born in Marshfield, WI to Lawrence and Dorothy (Helmke) Apfel. He enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard, honorably discharged in 1957 after 3 years in the OSS (presently the CIA). Leroy worked for Fairbanks Scale for more than 40 years. His other activities included charity, good deeds and Christ centered volunteering. He gave his time to The Boy Scouts of America, Ronald McDonald House, Knights of Columbus (4th Degree) United Seniors of Wisconsin (Vice President/ Executive Secretary and Instrumental in their Bingo Operation) and a member of the Milwaukee Civil War Round Table. He is survived by his children Kevin (Donna) and Brian Apfel, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leroy is also survived by Carolyn Clements a soulmate of 15 years. Preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet, daughter-in-law Jennifer, son Terry, brothers Charles and Larry. We pray for Leroy and his family. We celebrate his life of service and sacrifice.

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Horoscopes for April 2021 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): You’ve heard the cliché your entire life: “Let go and let God.” But this month your faith is being put to the test in surprising ways. Lucky Days: 2 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 54 - 57 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Your urge to exert control might feel uncontrollable this month but find a middle path and stick to the balanced approach. Lucky Days: 7 - 29 Lucky Numbers: 43 - 50 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Devise a new schedule for yourself and then stick to it. And then get ready for the super results that arrive in July. Lucky Days: 5 - 7 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 21 vCANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): The world needs the sort of art (and humor) that you have to offer,

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Find a way to accept the wilder more scattershot side of your character. Your inner ‘trickster’ needs to express itself too. Lucky Days: 11 - 24 Lucky Numbers: 34 - 37 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): The beauty of having your ideas opposed is that you are forced to come up with new strategies that help you break free and move forward. Lucky Days: 12 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 28 - 43 SCORPIO (OCT 24 -NOV 22 ): Although we each have particular qualities that make us unique, we all share the same basic need to love and be loved. That’s your motto this month. Lucky Days: 23 - 27 Lucky Numbers: 7 - 45 th


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Why are some Bingo Bugles Bigger? Dear Aunt Bingo, The Bingo Bugle newspaper in my town is nice, but rather small. When I was in Las Vegas, I found another Bingo Bugle that was huge, with lots of color and photos and many more stories than the one back home. How come it was so different? Leslie S., New York, via e-mail Dear Leslie, The Bingo Bugle is a franchise newspaper with various publishers throughout the United States and Canada. It is very much advertising driven—meaning that sales of ads are what pay for the paper so that readers can get it for free. Because advertisers support the paper, geographic location is a key part of how large or small an edition of the Bingo Bugle can be. In a large

gaming city like Las Vegas, for example, there are hundreds and hundreds of potential advertisers, which means the paper can have more pages and more news because there are enough advertising dollars to support it. In Small City USA, where there may be no casinos and far fewer Bingo halls to contribute to the paper, there are less advertising dollars available to pay the bills, so the paper will be smaller than in a major metropolitan area. What is fun to see, though, is how similar the Bingo Bugles are from city to city and state to state. I encourage readers to make a point of seeking out Bingo games and the Bingo Bugle during their travels and experiencing the interesting differences and commonalties of Bingo at home and away. And by the way, should you see a particular Bugle feature or column during your travels that does not appear in your local paper (like the fabulous Dear Aunt Bingo for instance!), give your local publisher a call when you return home and request that it be added to your paper. The publishers appreciate such feedback from readers. — Aunt Bingo With the novel corona virus continuing to effect Bingo operations across North America at press time, we are reaching back into the mailbag revisiting reader’s questions. If you have a Bingo experience you’d like to share, or a question for Aunt Bingo, send it to: Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon WA 98070; email: tara@ bingobugle.com.





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The No-Cry Challenge: Tears are shed for many a reason. Unbridled joy. A particularly raucous round of laughter. Heartbreak. The ache of loss. And humans are a curious lot. There are times when we’ll go into absolute denial to avoid tears, but other times we rush right in. Case in point: tearjerkers. Some movies come at you right from the start (the entire first 10 minutes of Up) and some wait for the end to twist the knife (when Miguel sings with his great-grandmother Coco). Either way, here are a collection of tearjerker moments in film for when you just need a little catharsis. Get a box of tissues and (potential spoilers ahead) have yourself a good cry. My Girl — The death of a child is no easy thing, but in this story of a girl named Vada Sultenfuss, living with her single dad in a

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A Big Bingo Reveal This month, we’re sharing a “Best of the Bingo Sisters.” Enjoy! Our favorite Bingo place is always up to something. This time it proved to be an old-fashionedstyle fashion show for the benefit of The Boys and Girls Club. They coerced both Kate and I to participate, offering an extra Bingo pack as inducement. The show preceded Bingo on Thursday with what Kate called “antique clothes” setting the style. These were offered for sale by a local used clothing dealer and proved to be both interesting and frustrating. How did women put up with buttons in their plackets and gear to hold stockings up? I do not have the figure for oldfashioned clothes, being much too well endowed in the bust; however, I do have small hips and one of the skirts would fit only me. I liked it, too, as it was fully lined black silk,


APRIL 2021 but very slim, straight out of the twenties. Kate hated the whole idea and would have dropped out if I had let her. She was so irritated about “those prissy dresses” that they let her model coats. One had a beautiful cape collar and I would have bought it for her except that I knew she would never wear it. “I’d a lot rather be playing Bingo,” she muttered as we got ready to parade around the tables. “Behave yourself,” I said, “Remember this is for charity. It won’t hurt you to suffer a little.” We pranced and wove around the room. I actually enjoyed myself, showing off several outfits. The prize antique clothes came last and I hastily buttoned myself into the black silk skirt, which I wore with a lacy black top that would scarcely go around my front. I wore a lovely shawl to cover up how tight it was and sashayed once around the room showing off the silk skirt. On my second circuit, as I was making a slow pirouette, the skirt fell to the floor. Of course, I was wearing no slip as the skirt was lined. There I was in my pink underpants and my embarrassment, to the delight of the audience. Some stood so they could see better. Somehow, I could not grasp my skirt and shawl at the same time, but I did finally manage to exit in disgrace. I was the hit of the show. My antique skirt sold for more than it was worth, treacherous thing that it was, and several bidders asked if the model would wear it again.

As I pulled on my own clothes, I told Kate I was not staying to play Bingo and going straight home, that I had enough for one day. “Oh no,” she said. “You talked me into this escapade, we have extra packs to play, and you are staying!” Actually, I enjoyed the remaining Bingo games. They played with a new pattern, named just for me. It is called “the skirt”—it is the complete I, N and G rows.

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Allesandra reveals your lucky days for APRIL 2021 GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 13th thru 18th…

Lucky Predictions for April 2021 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… There you go! (1st-2nd) 7th thru 12th… Born winner the 10th$ 13th thru 18th… Make it GREEN 15th-16th$$ 19th thru 24th… Some like it (RED) hot 20th-21st 25th thru 30th… Unfamiliar place pays 28th-29th$ TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… BROWN’s ahead 3rd-4th 7th thru 12th… Fabulous BLUE the 8th$ 13th thru 18th… Get in there, win big 13th/17th$ 19th thru 24th… You’re not kidding! (22nd-23rd) 25th thru 30th… Hold out for better the 30th

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Hang on (wait) 7th thru 12th… Dream it & see it 7th-8th! 13th thru 18th… Loads of cash 13th$$ 19th thru 24th… GREEN to win 22nd-23rd 25th thru 30th… Ooh, I like it 26th-27th LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Darn good chance (2nd) 7th thru 12th… Wait ‘til the 11th 13th thru 18th… PURPLE payola 15th-16th$ 19th thru 24th… Best to chill 25th thru 30th… RED makes a dif 29th VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Nice set-up 3rd-4th$! 7th thru 12th… Wait ‘til late the 12th

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Who’s counting the 6th?$$ 7th thru 12th… No dice 13th thru 18th… VIOLET workin’ it 16th 19th thru 24th… Multiple chances the 21st! 25th thru 30th… Nice surprise 28th-29th!$ SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Pull out all stops & win (4th) 7th thru 12th… BLUE’s your power color (9th)$ 13th thru 18th… Wager near water 17th-18th 19th thru 24th… Truly favored the 22nd 25th thru 30th… Give it your best shot 26th SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Electrifyingly rewarding the 6th$$ 7th thru 12th… Big YES the 11th 13th thru 18th… Nope 19th thru 24th… Impressive win the 21st$$ 25th thru 30th…

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CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Announcing: winner the 3rd! 7th thru 12th… Absolutely amazing 8th-9th$ 13th thru 18th… You outsmart them the 13th 19th thru 24th… GREEN rewards 22nd-23rd$ 25th thru 30th… Whoa—nice 26th-27th$$ AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… In the cards 1st-2nd$ 7th thru 12th… Bring out RED the 11th 13th thru 18th… Lucky VIOLET the 16th 19th thru 24th… Best chances late the 25th 25th thru 30th… ORANGE nails it 29th PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Magical hard card the 3rd 7th thru 12th… All about the 8th$ 13th thru 18th… Can’t really lose 13th/18th 19th thru 24th… Nothin’ wrong w/the 19th! 25th thru 30th… Gamble away 26th-27th$ Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.


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A Nationwide Bingo Game? Believe it or not, during the 1964 United States Presidential Campaign, one presidential candidate advocated National Bingo. That idea was one of many put forth in the platform of a new party called the Best Party. Its presidential standard-bearer was an unknown New York City housewife named Yetta Bronstein. Bronstein thought so much of Bingo that a call for a truly national game was the second plank in her platform. The first and most important plank in the Best Party’s 1964 platform was a call for the Fluoridation of drinking water. But it was Yetta’s insistence on pushing for National Bingo that brought her most of the attention. She gave little details. And, in a very strange move, Bronstein– although heard in numerous radio

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interviews–was never seen on television, or in public. Hers was a catchy slogan: “Vote for Yetta and Make Things Betta.” It was only after incumbent President Lyndon Johnson had defeated the Republican challenger, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, that Yetta came out of hiding. With great fanfare and national media announcements, the doors of her New York City apartment were finally flung open. And, the person who came out…was a man. You see, the write-in candidate for the highest office in the land in the mid 1960s didn’t exist at all. She was the brainchild of a husband-and-wife pair or professional pranksters, Alan and Jeanne Abel. The pair had already come up with a variety of national hoaxes. Once, they said that Alan was a professional golfer and his wife, Jeanne, announced that by teaching golfers the basic positions for ballet, they would win more tournaments. The fact that these two pranksters chose to add Bingo to their list of issues that would thrill the nation and capture votes is a pretty wonderful thing. I am not sure how Nationwide Bingo would work, but the idea sounds good, at least. In Las Vegas, for example, several halls did at one time make their first game of each session a citywide affair, with players in all the halls that were commonly owned, playing Game One. A “party-line” telephone connection between all the hall managers allowed the

Master Caller to know if anyone had scored. For some reason, every time I played in that game I seemed to be farther away from winning than in most of the other sessions I had played. But there was some excitement in knowing that someone waaaaaay across town had scored first. The moral: No matter the size of the hall or the scope of the audience, Bingo remains the game we all love the best—whether we win or lose. Next time around, more from the mailbox:bobonbingo@ earthlink.net.

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Volunteers Needed! Hi Guy, There are a couple of Bingos I go to that seem to be scrambling to do all the stuff that needs doing on game nights. I asked a couple of the workers what the problem was and they said the same thing: they don’t have enough volunteers to work the Bingo. The minute they said it I recognized that this sure was the problem. It is a shame seeing these people who are there volunteering their time, getting stressed out trying to make the games run well and the Bingo players happy. It seemed to me a good question to ask you because I am sure there are games all over with this same problem. What do you suggest that would help Bingo games find more volunteer help? GG, via email, Ohio

Hi GG, Any organization that relies on volunteers to operate constantly faces the challenge of finding enough volunteers to help do the job successfully. Bingo players need to remember that without workers, charity Bingos cannot run…often resulting in the games closing their doors. And we certainly don’t want that! You did not say what types of organizations are sponsoring the Bingo games in question. If they are fraternal organizations like the Moose or Elks, they need to reach out to their membership at meetings or through email or newsletters that they are short-staffed and need some new workers. Religious organizations need to tap fellow church members from the pulpit or through the church bulletin and express the need for help. Another good source might be area high schools and colleges, where community service is encouraged and organized. In all cases, the message must be that Bingo exists not just for entertainment purposes, but to provide vital financial support to people and programs doing good work. By the way, GG, you might consider volunteering yourself. I think people who play Bingo would enjoy seeing the game from the other side. And who appreciates the importance of keeping “their” Bingo games going than those who play? Granted, the downside is that if





you are working at Bingo you can’t be playing Bingo, but who says you can’t do both? Volunteering at one game per week while playing at others is a good deed well done, while helping insure the future of Bingo in your community. —Guy With the novel corona virus continuing to effect Bingo operations across North America at press time, we are reaching back into the mailbag revisiting reader’s burning questions. If you have a Bingo experience you’d like to share, or a question, send it to Guy’s Turn, c/o Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon WA 98070 email: tara@bingobugle.com.





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APRIL 2021 is 0.3%. Here is how you would arrive at the ER using a calculator. 1. Divide 3 by 1000 ... answer is 0.003. 2. Multiply 0.003 by 100 ... answer is 0.3 (in percent). Here is another tip to make the calculation even easier: after you divide the cashback by the coinin, move the decimal place in the result two places to the right to arrive at the ER in percent. Once you know the EV of the cashback offer, you can add it to the EV of the base game to arrive at your overall EV. Therefore, if you were to play, say, a NSU Deuces Wild game, your overall EV with the 0.3% cashback would be 100.03 percent (99.73% + 0.3% = 100.03%). Easy enough? Unfortunately, some casinos will complicate things by only advertising how many points you need to get a specific amount of cashback. For example, some video poker players at the IP Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi will get $5 in cashback for every 100 points earned on their Player’s Reward Card (other players will receive $5 in free play). It takes $20 of coin-in at video poker to generate 1 point so the ER is calculated as follows: 1. First, determine how much coin-in it will take to earn the $1 in cashback (or free play). To arrive at this figure, multiply the amount of coin-in required to earn 1 point ($20) by the amount of points you need to earn $1 in cash (100 points). If you multiply these two figures, your answer is $2,000 coin-in. In other words, you need $2,000 in coin-in on a video poker machine to earn $5 in cashback. 2. To determine the ER of the cashback, simply divide the cashback ($5) by the coin-in ($2,000) and then multiply the result by 100 (or move 2 decimal places to the right). The result is 0.25 percent (or 0.25% ER). Now let us suppose you play a 9/6 Jacks-or-Better game at IP with an ER of 99.54%. If you add in the 0.25% cashback (or free play) that will receive from the Player’s Club, you can increase your overall return to 99.79%. To further boost the EV of any game, you should take advantage of a casino’s multiple-point

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WISCONSIN EDITION obviously the greater the coin-in or daily average, the more lucrative will be your mailer including the bounce-back coupons for cash (or sometimes free-play). In order to determine the ER of the bounce-back cash offer, simply divide the amount of cash (or free play) you will receive over a month by the amount of coin-in required to achieve that level. Of course, no two casinos are identical when it comes to the base games they offer, the amount of their cashback and bounce-back cash. This is why it is important that you be able to evaluate these casino benefits to determine your overall ER for playing. If you happen to be math challenged, you can always go to the excellent site www.vpfree2.com where they summarize the cashback ER for casinos in different regions of the U.S. (just click on the name of the casino and then click on Player’s Club). And, finally, remember that a game’s ER is a theoretical return assuming you play your hands computer perfect, which you can learn to do.

What's News in Nevada . . . A PIECE OF OLD VEGAS When the El Cortez changed the carpet on its gaming floor this past January as part of ongoing renovations, officials sensed customers would be interested in having pieces of the matting pattern as memorabilia and made it for sale in the gift shop. In a testament to the pull the casino has with the vintage Las Vegas crowd, the strips almost immediately sold out, officials said. They sold 100 strips of rose-heavy floral pattern from the excess rolls in storage (not the carpet that was in place for 12 years) for $19 apiece. “We were wondering what the big deal was with the carpet,” general manager Adam Wiesberg joked. “I sold 100 pieces, but we could have sold thousands.” The worn carpet was equally popular. After workers placed the torn-out carpet in waste bins on the property, employees had to chase off dumpster-divers who wanted a piece of Las Vegas history, Wiesberg said. “There’s a cult following for that carpet,” Wiesberg said. “I don’t know, maybe some people thought that was the original carpet from 80 years ago.” MALUMA TO HIT VEGAS The 26-six-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor known as Maluma (his real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias), whose four albums have sold more than 20 million units worldwide, making him one of Latin music’s bestselling artists, will stop at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob Ultra Arena on Saturday Sept. 4 for one show at 8 p.m. in

support of his latest release, Papa Juancho. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Pacific. DRIVERLESS CARS If you see high-tech looking cars and vans with the “Motional” logo on them making their way around Las Vegas, they’re Level 4 autonomous vehicles, which means fully driverless, and they’re undergoing testing on the city’s public roads. Unlike Aptiv vehicles, no safety driver is behind the wheel, though a Motional employee riding shotgun can stop the car. So far, however, no interventions have been necessary. Motional is a joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, whose self-driving vehicles have completed more than 100,000 rideshare trips in Las Vegas over the past several years. So far, the Motional vehicles are sticking to residential areas, though they’re allowed anywhere and could soon be seen on highertraffic thoroughfares. GREYHOUND RELOCATES After nearly fifty years in operation at the same convenient location on Main Street downtown, the Greyhound Bus terminal has been displaced by The Plaza with its 48,500-square-foot building that will eventually incorporate the station area in the hotel as a dining and/or retail venue. The terminal has moved way on down south to the RTC South Strip transfer station on Gilespie Street off Sunset Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard.


My Last Column Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. The wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. –Dave Barry April is recognized as Humor Month and we could use a few laughs about now. April Fool’s Day, April 1, is a prime opportunity to pull pranks, but beware of reciprocation. If you have children, a benign prank to pull on them is to cover brussels sprouts in chocolate and stick them on ice cream sticks. Surprise! Instead of a cake pop, they bite into a mouthful of sprouts. I know, I’m evil, even my husband says so. By the way, playing pranks on April 1 fits nicely with April 4, National Tell a Lie Day. Most of us tell little while lies occasionally, but on this day, we don’t have to apologize for our fibs. If you cringe at lie telling, watch Liar Liar starring Jim Carey to discover what happens to those who always tell the truth and cannot lie. Mr. Carey’s nose does not grow like Pinocchio’s, but the consequences of his truth telling are hilarious. That brings me to April 7, National Beer Day, so named because Prohibition was repealed and beer sales in the U. S. legalized on that

day in 1933. And speaking of beer, I often make beer bread, easy to do and goes great with soup. The basic recipe calls for one can of beer, 2 cups of self-rising flour, and 3 tbsps. of white sugar. Go online and Google Just A Pinch/ Beer Bread to get the full recipe. Now Beer Bread definitely does not suck but you should know that April 15 is That Sucks Day. The Covid Pandemic sucks every day, but besides the pandemic, April 15 is also Tax Day, the date of Abe Lincoln’s assassination, and the day the Titanic sank. Makes me want to hide under the covers of my bed till that day is done, but enough of doom and gloom. Let’s talk Bingo. Winter is winding down and what better time to plan a Bingo blitz. Go every night for a week and during the day if possible. Wear an outrageous flowery hat and take candy to share. If you win a game, stand up and yell I have B O! That was the rule one time when I was playing Bingo on a cruise ship. Besides that, my suggestion is to talk to the Bingo manager and for each game require the winner/s to yell a different way. For example, crow cock-a-doodle-doo or moo like a cow. A regular bingo yell would be honored also because, after all, we have to be fair to the spoilsports. Lastly April 30, National Honesty Day, is the opposite of the aforementioned Tell a Lie Day. Therefore, to be perfectly honest, I confess that I’ve been lying for years in this column. I will be 95 on my next birthday. I hate the stupid game of bingo. I’ve never gambled in my life and have no interest in continuing to write this column. This is my last one and I will torture you no more with my witty words. Ack! Just kidding, April Fool. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. To contact me, e-mail homemailbox@ roadrunner.com. Honest, no lie!

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