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Greenfield Honors Men and Women Who Lost their Lives in Vietnam War

Wisconsin Edition New Vietnam War Book on Maj. Michael O’Donnel

Guitars for Vets helps kick off the ceremony. Greater Milwaukee Fire & Police Pipes and Drums. Memorial Day weekend Visiting the memorial and trip to Washington D.C. was made extra special seeing the wall is a power- was the only way to see it. this year in the city of ful and moving experience. The Moving Wall makes it Greenfield. The Moving Before the Moving Wall possible to experience the Wall came to town. It is a was built by John Devitt, memorial right in your half-sized replica of the Vi- Norris Shears, Gerry Ha- own home town. Vietnam etnam Veterans Memorial ver and other Vietnam vet- Vets and all other Veterin Washington D.C. eran volunteers, taking a ans deserve our gratitude.

Carole Meekins WTMJ TV introduced the veterans who spoke at the ceremony.

MSgt Larry Elliot U.S.M.C. provided Reflections of a Veteran. He served in Vietnam.

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In That Time: A Story of Loss and Reconciliation in the Era of Vietnam written by Daniel H. Weiss tells the story of Major O’Donnel a helecopter pilot killed during a rescue mission in Cambodia. Major O’Donnel wrote this untitled poem: If you are able,/save them a place/inside of you/and save one backward glance when you are leaving/for places they can/no longer go. Be not ashamed to say/ you loved them,/though you may /or may not have always. Take what they have left/and what they have taught you/with their dying/and keep it with your own. And in that time/ when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace/those gentle heroes/ you left behind. We will report when it goes on sale.

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Emily Brahm Greenfield High School Sophmore Junior ROTC member played taps. Emily plays live taps at veterans funerals, it is appreciated.

George F. Banda, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran honors friends killed in action. He reminds us, “All Gave Some, Some Gave All.“

Opening ceremony participants tour the moving wall. This was made possible by the Moving Wall Committee. An emotional time for all.

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Horoscopes for June 2019 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): June does find you surveying the neighborhood and wondering about home and curb appeal improvements. Enlist the help of a trusted handyman. Lucky Days: 9 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 39 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Get ready to clear your mental data bank this month. The secret to purging is finding new interests and studies to explore and master. Lucky Days: 3 - 21 Lucky Numbers: 12 - 19 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): With Venus in your house of ‘self’ in June, your words can attract the people and opportunities you need to assist with your dreams. Lucky Days: 4 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 12 - 38 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): Revealing the truth can often bring

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Cosmic forces are calling for you to a experience a new level of freedom in your life, a degree of independence that only self-reliance can provide Lucky Days: 16 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 5 - 46 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23) June is an important month for applying persistence and discipline to achieve your dream job or promotion. Lucky Days: 29 - 30 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 46

AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19): Learn to toggle between ‘me time’ and the social drive that moves you into the world of others. Balance is the key. Lucky Days: 8 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 34 PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20): You’re asking the big questions now: Who are we? Where did we come from? And where are we going? Lucky Days: 23 - 29 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 12

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Happy Campers Get Cranky Too Dear Aunt Bingo: Please accept this open letter as a reminder to your Bingoplaying readers that the whole reason Bingo is permitted to operate is for charitable purposes. It’s understandable that the draw to Bingo is to win money, but to become angry when they don’t win and others do, or to be confrontational about the speed of the caller or how much people talk or whatever, is quite inappropriate. The people running the Bingo aren’t professional businesspeople (at least in the smaller charity games). They are community members, many of them retirees, who are there to help their organization and support the good works that organization sponsors. Players should relax and enjoy themselves, and not get so worked up when Bingo isn’t going their way. JAG, Ohio, via email Dear JAG: You are, of course, absolutely right that players should be mellow, reserved, happy campers when they’ve bellied up to the Bingo tables. But by nature, many people simply aren’t like that— particularly when they are one number away from winning a big chunk of cash and must sit there staring at N-32 through 10 more calls until they hear some S.O.B. two tables away call “Bingo” on N-33! Bingo is exciting and fun, but it can also be very, very stressful. And it isn’t always easy to chant, “think of the charities I’m helping…think of the charities I’m helping….” When you’re 11 numbers into an


JUNE 2019 “X” game and four of your cards still don’t have a single dauber mark on them! When something unlucky is happening, it’s very easy to get irritated by the talkers, the eaters, the caller, and your bladder— which just decided mid-game that you need to go to the bathroom. Clearly, they are all conspiring against you and must be destroyed! While it’s important to remind Bingo players that we should be civil, I think it’s equally important for Bingo workers to keep in mind that Bingo is a competition with money at stake, and that most of the players in the room will be heading home empty handed. This sometimes makes some of us edgy, cranky, and more than a little ticked off at the lucky few who do win. —Aunt Bingo Dear Aunt Bingo: Regarding your many letters about political arguments at Bingo… I had no idea this was going on. It doesn’t speak well of us. Because you have the right to speak freely, doesn’t mean that you ought to do so any time or anywhere you like. Part of being an adult in a free society is knowing when your opinion should be expressed and when it isn’t necessary, or appropriate. In that regard, I feel compelled to respond to the letter from R. West of Wisconsin. Talking “smack” about our “leaders” and being against our “great nation” are two very different things and ought never be conflated. The reason we are granted free speech in the first place is to openly criticize our “leaders.” To believe anything else is to make you far from being a “patriot.” M. Kavanaugh, Colorado Dear M.K.: Thank you for your thoughtful observations on this issue. Your letter struck me as an excellent final response regarding heated public political discourse in the modern age. —Aunt Bingo Share your views! Write to Aunt Bingo c/o the Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email her at STENGL456@aol. com. Be sure to include your name and address (you can request that your name not be published), as typically she will not include anonymous letters in her columns.

A Flu Shot Could Save Your Life Some of us just don’t want to get a flu shot every year. It’s too much trouble to get an appointment, or we just don’t like needles — or maybe we figure that we’ll just tough it out for a week if we do get the flu. After all, it’s not going to kill us, right? A researcher at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis has come up with a strong reason to get an annual flu shot: You could have a heart attack if you don’t. After studying 450,000 medical records of four flu seasons, the VA researcher and his colleagues concluded that while the number of flu cases might go up only slightly (5%) in a given month, the number of heart-related problems soars (24%) during that same period. They coordinated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for flu



Escape Room (R) — Six players accept an uninvited mental challenge with a hefty payoff: survive an enhanced escape room and win a million dollars. When the puzzles become perilous — the first room heats up like an oven until it bursts into flames — the strangers must combine wits and learn from past experiences in order to literally escape with their lives. And the lives to be saved are diverse, from an Iraq War veteran (Deborah Ann Woll) to an introverted physics student (Taylor Russell) to a supercilious stockbroker (Jay Ellis). It’s moderately suspenseful young adult horror, and although there are plot points that aren’t hard to work out, I couldn’t escape my own enjoyment. Destroyer (R) — Nicole Kidman goes deep undercover — so deep that there are times you can barely identify the actress portraying LAPD detective Erin Bell. As a young cop, Bell takes a surreptitious role in a crime gang with her partner Chris (Sebastian Stan). They end up party to a botched bank robbery, and Chris is killed by gang leader Silas (Toby Kebbell), who disappears. Years later, Silas’ re-emergence

stats, and concentrated on four specific communities in Maryland, North Carolina, Mississippi and Minnesota. While a correlation between the flu and heart failure has long been suspected, this large study nails it with real numbers. If you’re already a heart patient, don’t depend on the doctors to send you a note about getting your flu shot. Get one. If you’re otherwise healthy, take responsibility for getting your shot, and make sure others around you get it too, especially children. You can find the shots everywhere, including the local pharmacy and chain grocery stores. While the 2018-2019 flu season is practically over, get started early for the next round by paging through your calendar to September and October and making a note to get a flu shot then. Consider this: As of March, there were 30,000 flu-related deaths and 300,000 flu-related hospitalizations. is discovered when a tainted bill is left behind at a murder scene. This brings Bell out full force, tracking him down for retribution and justice, gang member to gang member, with a treacherous bloodlust and moral ambiguity to match. The Gospel According to Andre (PG-13) — As a boy in North Carolina, Andre Leon Talley discovered luxury in not only the issues of Vogue magazine he found in the library, but also in the smart and well-crafted clothes provided by his grandmother, a cleaning lady at Duke University. Raised in the segregated South, but never accepting its limits, he rose to a life of influence in the New York fashion world, working at the top echelons of Vogue by his mid-30s. Told through interviews and archival footage, with a loving patina of honesty from the man himself. Hal (NR) — He operated in the same universe as other pantheon directors of the 1970s, a decade of groundbreaking film direction, but you don’t generally hear the name Hal Ashby in a list of greats. Director Amy Scott means to change that by documenting the significant contributions of one of the most respected and rebellious editors and directors of his time. From his editing Oscar for In the Heat of the Night to direction of iconic, era-defining works such as Shampoo, Harold and Maude and Being There, Hal is brought into focus by an exhaustive list of actors, Hollywood filmmakers and friends.


Bingo in the Great Outdoors Our good friends, Karla and Don are bingo lovers, and Don used to play at every opportunity. Lately, however, he has been having trouble with being indoors. When he is outside he is friendly, cheerful and talkative. But take him inside and he sort of curls into a ball and doesn’t want to talk to anybody. Therefore, he spends most of his time out-of-doors doing things that he likes such as gardening or working on one of his cars. Karla says she has even taken to giving him his meals outside, as he doesn’t want to eat when she makes him come in. He has been to a doctor about this problem, which is a form of claustrophobia, but there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution, other than therapy, which, of course, takes place inside and therefore seems out of the question for know. I really feel for Karla, as there seems to be no ready assistance.


JUNE 2019 She spends as much time as she can outside with Don, but there are many rainy days that make this impracticable. I shudder to think what will happen when winter comes. In the meantime, Don would really like to play Bingo as much as possible. We tried to make a game outside at his house, but it didn’t work out well at all. We only had two players besides Kate and Karla and Don and me and we had no big prizes. Then after a break, it started to rain so that put an end to it. I tried hard to think of help for Don and was finally able to come up with an idea. There is a regular Bingo game at the VFW Hall. I talked to the manager, Bill, and we rigged a table outside on a very open porch with a long extension cord and a microphone for Don to holler his responses if any. Bill was most cooperative and sympathetic to Don’s problem and we were off to have a great game. I sat outside with Don until I got too chilly and then was forced in. I didn’t like the idea of Don being by himself but it didn’t seem to bother Don at all. We went through some of the regular games with all the action happening indoors. I was on a couple of times, but nothing came of it. At intermission I checked with Don and took him a doughnut and a drink, which he was very happy to have. “I can’t get into the kitchen for my regular snacks,” he confided. “Which of course makes Karla happy but I miss them. She makes really good snacks and then expects me not to indulge, if that isn’t stupid.” We started the second half with no big expectations, but

Don was finally hot. He won but had to share with two others, so he netted only four dollars on a double Bingo. Then on the very last game he was on early and won both the on-the-way game and the final game. He yelled into the microphone, he was so happy and half the players came outside to look and congratulate him. On the way home—he has to have the window wide open in the car—he talked about his win and how he was going to create his own bingo operation. “I’m going to make a special place outside to play Bingo,” he said. “I hear they have it on the radio now. All it takes is a little ingenuity. I can get started right away with the basics. I need a few Bingo supplies. I can get them from you, can’t I?” I left him still mumbling his plans, a happy man.

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Lucky Predictions for June 2019 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… You’re seeing RED the 6th$$ 7th thru 12th… Jumpin’ high the 7th$! 13th thru 18th… Get with it & WIN 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… Friendly $cheme the 20th 25th thru 30th… You’re 1st in line (25th) TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Worth trying (4th & 5th)$ 7th thru 12th… Watch & wait 13th thru 18th… Instinct prevails 17th-18th$! 19th thru 24th… Higher bets 22nd-23rd$$ 25th thru 30th… Bank won’t break GEMINI: May 21 to June 21

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Best bets 4th-5th$$ 7th thru 12th… Work friend=Luck the 10th! 13th thru 18th… Get your feet wet, 13th$ 19th thru 24th… NOT dreaming (22nd)$$ 25th thru 30th… You deserve a $$ treat 27th/28th LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Looks 2 good 2 lose (3rd)$ 7th thru 12th… Friendly possibilities the 11th-12th 13th thru 18th… Multiple chances 15th-16th$$ 19th thru 24th… Save face (refrain) 25th thru 30th… Pot is your 25th/26th$$ VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Gear up for the 5th$ 7th thru 12th… Promising the 9th 13th thru 18th… 13th-yes…then hold off 19th thru 24th… Slam a hard card down (19th)$ 25th thru 30th…

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Exiting times the 3rd$! 7th thru 12th… Make a wish *$* 13th thru 18th… Up to you 15th-16th$! 19th thru 24th… Go ahead—20th-21st$$ 25th thru 30th… Too many obstacles SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Smooth sailing 4th/5th$$ 7th thru 12th… You are HOT the 9th$$$ 13th thru 18th… It’s a snap the 13th & 18th! 19th thru 24th… Solid WIN the 22nd! 25th thru 30th… Retreat from defeat SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Not the best start 7th thru 12th… Things pick up 6th-8th$$ 13th thru 18th… More $$ continues! 19th thru 24th… Fun winning 20th-21st$$! 25th thru 30th… RED card rewards (26th) CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Modest bets the 1st$ 7th thru 12th… Terrific luck the 13th$$ 13th thru 18th… Best the 17th-18th! 19th thru 24th…

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AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Easy as pie 2nd-3rd$ 7th thru 12th… Advantages 11th-12th$! 13th thru 18th… Back in the game (16th)$$ 19th thru 24th… Get ‘er done! (21st) 25th thru 30th… Beyond lucky the 26th$!$ PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… All yours 4th-5th!$ 7th thru 12th… Step aside quietly 13th thru 18th… Chance to shine 13th & 18th! 19th thru 24th… Big set up 22nd$$ 25th thru 30th… Eye on the prize (27th-28th)! Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.


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Hello Spring A couple days ago we celebrated Memorial Day. I am sure we can finally say with some certainty that spring has arrived. The evidence is overwhelming. The sudden devised gas shortage is happening again, but we are solving it by raising the prices for the summer. My car stalls every time I pass a yard sale or Bingo Hall, root beer stand or Dairy Queen. Little kids are outside playing on the sidewalk. Big kids are rolling down their car windows as they drag the avenue with hard rock turned up. That nice warm $99 jacket that I admired all winter at K Mart is now $19.95, but who needs a nice warm jacket when the temperature

outside is eighty degrees? My neighbors are all out in their yards, picking up sticks, raking dead leaves, spreading fertilizer, and planting pretty little flowers. They keep looking over here at my yard where last year’s leaves are still protecting the green grass bursting to breathe. If a person rakes, it won’t be long till he has to mow. Some of the apples that the deer left behind are still on the ground. They are easy and fun to get rid of. I like to address each one with a nine iron and guess what? Applesauce! It’s spring at Bingo, too. No longer do we trip over long heavy coats dangling from the chair backs. The Snowbirds are back from Florida and rambling on about how the game is played there. The concession stand now hawks hot dogs and Pepsi instead of Chili or bean soup. Players step outside during breaks to have a cigarette. There are long lines at the car wash. We start getting those open house invites from everyone we ever knew who now has a graduate in the family. I’ve received a couple. What is the going rate now to put in a graduation card? And there are fewer empty seats in Church. I suspect many want to say, “Thank You, Father”!

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Understanding the Rules of Bingo I first discovered Bingo in 1957 when my brand-new grade school starting having weekly games to help pay for the new building. If you remember, a couple of years ago I went back to southern Indiana and found out that the school was still playing Wednesday night Bingo, sixty years later. So, you can see, I have loved the game for a long, long time. During all the years I have been playing Bingo, I have seen very few situations where the games totally got out of hand. The reason I mention this is because I recently got an Email from someone who had a really confusing experience. Alice F. writes to say: “Bob, a couple of weeks ago something really strange happened while I was playing Bingo at a large casino in Nevada. During one of the triple Bingo games, the caller accidentally announced the wrong number. Apparently, the ball that came out of the hopper was N-21. But, the caller announced B-12. “There was a short pause, after which the caller noted that he had called the wrong number. He corrected himself. Meanwhile, the caller had placed N-21 in the right slot so that the proper number lit up on the tote board. Now, Bob, it would seem that everything had

been corrected. But, there was a problem. Many of us were playing paper Bingo cards. And, before the correct number was called, we had already marked B-12 … the wrong number. “Eventually, the game ended with someone having a Bingo that was not affected by either of the two numbers on the winning card. But, what if there had been a dispute? I welcome your thoughts, Bob.” Alice, thanks for the Email. I have made several calls to the gaming agencies in several states. I have found out that, by and large, the rules say that the number c a l l e d is the one that the caller first announces. Now, this puts a huge burden on the caller, who has a lot to do already. And the tote board is actually just a courtesy and, for the most part, according to the rules, means nothing. This creates an additional issue. For many of us who can’t hear the callers clearly, we rely on the tote board. So, what if it’s wrong? I welcome your input on this. Remember, my e-mail is: Let me hear your stories about things that have gone wrong during Bingo sessions. I would love to hear from Bingo employees about what they have been told about the rules of the game and if they have had any disputed calls at their Bingo halls. I also have no idea about what you and I will discuss next month. Send me a suggestion.

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THE GARDEN The days have gone for me to kneel in the garden to dig up dandelions with an old kitchen knife. No more will I drag hose and sprinkler to a thirsty lawn. Never again to tuck a baby snapdragon snugly into bed. My back has called a halt. Accepting my new role in the drama of the garden I will watch, and I will applaud.

A ROOT You are twisted, misshapen, warped. Dingy, dusty, with swollen excrescences. No place in the garden for such as you. I cover you with earth, not to look upon you more. Time passes. In that spot there appears a tall, stately, living green stem, bearing a giant blossom, intricate, royal red. It is you, O Dahlia, your splendor rules the garden.

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“Steamed” Follows Up on Splitting Wins Hi Guy, This is “Steamed in Northern California.” I sent you an email earlier this year about me and my cousin agreeing to split our Bingo winnings, which only lasted until she won a large jackpot ($850). When that happened, instead of sharing it, she gave me half ($50) of a smaller previous prize I’d won and split with her and told me she didn’t want to share our Bingo winnings anymore. She kept the entire $850 for herself. This stunt really made me mad, and I told her so while we were still sitting at Bingo. I said it was obvious she did this to keep the big jackpot, and to me this was greedy and selfish. At the time I also said that I had no problem not sharing our Bingo winnings anymore, but that she shouldn’t have waited until there was a big prize to cheat me out of. All she said in return was that she was “sorry I felt that way” and behaved as if I was the one making

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Bikes, Bods, and Bingo Cards The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age. —Lucille Ball Attention, readers! If you’re in a clothing optional frame of mind, the World Naked Bike Ride is held in many cities this month. This is an international c l o t h i n g optional bike ride in which participants ride with the purpose of highlighting c y c l i s t vulnerability to automobiles; to protest our oil and car dependence; and to celebrate our amazing human bodies. All righty, then. As amazing as most bodies are, I must warn you that what you see, you can never un-see. As I picture pedaling along as Mother Nature made us with a bunch of other nudists on bikes, I can’t help giggling. Sure, there will be some beautiful bods on those bikes, but I’d guess more of us will be chunky monkeys who look better wearing clothes. Actually, truth be told, I haven’t even biked in years, much less doing so wearing nothing but my birthday suit. Thinking about this brings back a forgotten memory of when I first learned to ride a bicycle. One summer day, my father arrived home with a used bicycle painted bright green. O my! I was so dazzled with delight that this beauty was going to be mine that without a thought, I jumped on it and started peddling through our yard. But oops! When our wooden

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