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Carol Potrykus Likes Playing Bingo at Serb Hall Carol is on a winning streak. She hit the $500.00 Jackpot at Serb Hall located at 5101 W. Oklahoma Avenue in Milwaukee, a few times in the last couple years and twice this year already. They play Bingo at Serb Hall every Tuesday and the doors open at 5:00 PM, the games start at 6:30 PM. So now she can add winning the Bingo Bugle Monthly Sweepstakes to her winning streak. She has been entering the sweepstakes for 21 years and this is the first time that she won. When she picks up her copy of the Bingo Bugle, she does more than just enter the contest. She enjoys reading the articles, her favorite being Aunt Bingo by Bonnie Mitchell. Our winner had an important and interesting career as a Stay-at-Home Mom. and now, she looks after her son’s children a few times each week. Her husband is retired and an avid golfer. Carol Potrykus uses her hobby to help others. Project Concern in Cudahy benefits from her knitting and crocheting. Everybody can use a warm hat and pair of mittens now that the cold weather has arrived. Carol also includes a cross stich magnets when she sends out her Christmas cards.
Above: This month’s Bingo Bugle Monthly Sweepstakes winner Carol Potrykus (left) gets her prize from Serb Hall’s Bingo Supervisor Bessie Richards (right). Bessie was happy to tell us about all that Serb Hall has to offer at Bingo. They always serve a hot dish complimented with homemade soup and dessert. If you like Spaghetti, Lasagna, Tater Tot Casserole, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs a meal at Serb Hall Bingo may be right up your alley. They play 10 games per session with a total prize give away of $1,500.00. Serb Hall is conveniently located on a bus route and they have a big well lit parking lot and they are handicap accessible. Come try Serb Hall Bingo. Carol says,”I come here she enjoys playing so to Serb Hall to play Bingo much. Serb Hall is a every week and I pray a great place to play. It’s a lot. The volunteer work- friendly place, the hall is ers here are very friendly big, clean, bright and weland I have developed some coming. So, take a look at very close relationships. their full ad on Page 2 of You see the same players this Bingo Bugle Newspaand start talking and be- per. you just might want come friends. Sometimes to, check out what they we even go out to luch to- have to of fer, try some gether. I just enjoy coming of some of the food that here on Tuesdays, it is the they serve and play Bingo. Everyone we talked to at highlight of my week.” Carol has been play- Serb Hall said how great ing Bingo since 1972. It it is. You can join them for is pretty easy to see why Bingo fun. Good luck!
New Year’s Eve
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Bingo’s Ebb and Flow Dear Aunt Bingo: I’ve noticed that beginning around late September into early October, the numbers of people showing up to play Bingo increases quite a lot. I will see many faces I have not seen in the Bingo halls since spring. I am glad for the Bingo operators because it means more income for them, but sad for me because there is less elbow room at the tables and it is hard to spread out the Bingo paper without being crowded by other players doing the same thing. And of course, there’s all that added competition. I have also noticed that going into November and December, the numbers begin to drop off again. All of a sudden I have elbow room again and there is much less hustle and bustle with less people in the hall. Then in January, depending on the weather, Bingo gets busy again and stays that way for the next few months…right into spring. Then summer arrives and once again many folks I see on and off all year disappear until fall. I am curious if you have noticed this where you play Bingo and is it typical of Bingo everywhere. Thank you for your comments. Elena in Minnesota
Dear Elena: What you are noticing are the seasonal ebbs and flows of Bingo, which occur pretty much wherever the game is played. The changes will differ slightly depending on where you live, but certain patterns of player attendance are pretty consistent. During the summer months, the days get warmer and longer, encouraging people to get involved in more outdoor activities. The kids are out of school, resulting in a lot of grandparents stepping in to serve as babysitters while parents are at work. Parents, meanwhile, plan family activities and vacations during the long school recess. All of this adds up to Bingo fans of all ages being pulled away from Bingo halls from May to September, reducing the Bingo hall population until the kids are back in school and players again have their leisure time to themselves to do with as they please. When that happens, many ab-
DECEMBER 2017 sentee players rush back to Bingo in droves, causing a minor population explosion, as you have noticed. That hectic time lasts for a month or two until the holidays arrive, and players are pulled away once more for gift shopping, house decorating, meal planning, houseguest visits and family trips. These activities carry Bingo players well into the New Year, when all that holiday activity finally comes to an end, only to be replaced by fleeting daylight hours and unpredictable winter weather. And everyone prays for spring. On the plus side, shrewd Bingo players such as yourself who keep an eye on seasonal Bingo attendance trends know that the best times of the year to head to Bingo halls is during the periods you and I have outlined—when there are fewer players to compete with for all those gorgeous Bingo jackpots. So make a point of saving a bunch of lazy summer afternoons, fall and winter holiday evenings and blustery winter nights for a few quick trips to the considerably less populated Bingo hall. After all, what’s wrong with using the calendar to help boost your odds of winning? —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.
* Use Lego people to hold your charging cables when not in use. Their hands are the perfect size to hold cords, and you can stick the figures to a small Lego base that’s secured to whatever is convenient — a table edge, your night stand or even the wall itself — with some double-faced tape. * Got your cellphone wet? Try the rice trick first. Power down if possible and remove the protective cover, then fill a zipper-top plastic baggie with plain uncooked rice. Insert your phone and seal the bag, making sure that all parts of the phone are surrounded by the rice. Let it sit for 12 hours so the rice can draw the moisture from your device. Then try to power up. * Need to get into a crevice for cleaning? Position a condiment cap (the ones that come with a squirt bottle) on the hose of a vacuum. Now you can get the crumbs in a keyboard or that little spot under the fridge, etc. * Use glow-in-the-dark paint to light a path in your yard. Simply paint a series of rock markers, and when the sun goes down, your path will be lit up.
Pin-Ups for Vets
Pin-Ups for Vets, a kitchen-table startup that has been quite successful in supporting veterans, was created in honor of a grandfather who served during World War II. Since 2007, the group has visited more than 60 military hospitals and 20 military bases, and have been welcomed at each one. They donate funds for veteran programs, deliver care packages, support homeless veterans and military wives, make hospital visits (wearing their vintage dresses) and chat with the veterans, and that’s just a partial list. At each visit they also hand out nostalgia calendars with 1940s pin-up girl themes. The calendars are extremely well-done. There are images of lovely ladies wearing retro dresses, high heels and hairstyles of that era, posing with great vintage vehicles (planes,
PICKS OF THE MONTH WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) — In the final installment of the Apes trilogy, we find Caesar (Andy Serkis) in charge of the apes, a band in search of a safe haven from the unrelenting rogue forces of AlphaOmega, led by the sadistic renegade colonel played by Woody Harrelson. An olive branch offered by Caesar is viciously rebuffed, which sets him off on a personal quest that will embody both introspection and retribution. Along the way, his band adopt a human child who may hold the key to the end of the War for the Planet of the Apes . The film gives as much depth to character development as its searing battle scenes, and does an incredible job with both. It’s a fitting end to a very welldone series. ANNABELLE: CREATION (R) — As a dollmaker and his wife grieve the loss of their daughter, a demon poses as the little girl’s soul in order to gain entry to the physical world, taking the form of an angelic porcelain doll. Hip to the demon’s maneuvers, the couple trap it inside their daughter’s bedroom. Flash-forward 12 years and the couple open their home to a group of displaced orphans. What could go wrong? Everything. Talitha Bateman stars as Janice,
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trucks, tractors) — all appropriate images. The clincher for me: Nearly all the women in the calendar are themselves military veterans. Check for yourself at www.pinupsforvets.com. The 2018 calendar features 21 veterans and costs only $15. You’ll also find posters, mugs, totes, signs and more on the website shopping page. With the holidays looming, consider buying a half dozen or more calendars and delivering them to a ward at your nearest VA hospital. (Hook up with a recreation therapist or voluntary services at the hospital.) Wear a Santa hat. Spend some time there talking to the patients, especially the older ones who either served or were children during World War II. Ask questions about those years. Get them talking. the unfortunate orphan possessed by the demonic presence, while Stephanie Sigman plays Sister Charlotte, in charge of her protection. This is the prequel to Annabelle and the fourth installment in the supernatural The Conjuring series. THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) — What happens when the son of two “meh” emojis is able to express himself in multiple ways? This glitch has to be run down, and along the way, we’ll take a ride through a highly imaginative world of apps and games. TJ Miller voices Gene, who goes to work as an emoji and causes a ruckus when his confused expression in a text message makes the phone owner seek tech support. He goes on the run to find help from a hacker named Jailbreak (Anna Faris) while being chased by an internal goon squad of bots. The kids will love the tech references (Candy Crush, Just Dance, etc.) while the adults can play the “who’s voicing the cameo” guessing game (spoiler alert: Patrick Stewart is the Poop emoji). At the end, the message is: “Don’t let life put your personality in a box.” PERSONAL SHOPPER (R) — In a beguiling contemporary ghost story, we follow the innocuous Maureen (Kristen Stewart), who spends her time ferrying couture and jewels from place to place as a personal shopper to a glamorous celebrity. After the death of her twin brother from a congenital heart complication that she shares, she focuses on her talents as a medium to make contact, her process disturbed by a series of menacing text messages and concomitant tragedy.
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“Christmas is for angels,” I said while decorating the tree. “We should have dozens and dozens of angels this year.” “Humpf,” was Kate’s only reply. She’s not big on Christmas with all the “folderol, fussing, and expense,” but I love it and I am not about to change. I lined the mantel with angels, hung them around several mirrors and put another dozen on the tree. Then, feeling satisfied with my decorating, I said, “What shall we do this year to make the holiday really special?” “We could order pizza, take a nap and forget the whole thing,” replied Kate grumpily. “Well just call you Scrooge,” I said. “I’ll think of something and you will like it.” So I set about arranging a perfect Christmas afternoon. I invited
Cliff and Rod and another lonely couple, Marge and Doug, for dinner. Then made arrangements for a lovely ham dinner to be delivered and arranged for a Bingo setup for the afternoon. My gift to Kate this year was a year’s subscription to all the Bingo games she could find. “Oh boy, oh boy,” she said, delighted with the gift, “Am I gonna find games. This is gonna cost you, little sister.” I had some special angels I held back from the decorating to give as Bingo prizes. One in particular I wanted Rod to win. It was of a beautiful angel in a short dress, holding a man over her head in triumph. I thought it really symbolized our relationship and hoped he would, too. Our guests arrived, bearing gifts, so we took time to open and admire them. Rod gave me a lovely silk blouse that fit and I plan to wear a lot. Cliff gave Kate a gift certificate for an oil change and tune up that she was delighted with. Marge and Doug gave us a gift certificate for a dinner out, which turned out to be exactly what we gave them. We had a good laugh over our identical gifts and decided to make it a night out together, with Cliff and Rod coming along. Our next door neighbors, Melanie and Paul were having a big Christmas dinner, but said they would be happy to escape all the noise (three kids) and come over for Bingo after dinner. They
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happily left the kids in charge of grandma and an aunt and came over, bringing along two pies—a pecan and a pumpkin. We got right down to Bingo, everybody opting for a comfortable chair instead of sitting at the table. Kate was happily our caller, deciding on the games. She started us out with a cross on the way to a blackout. “I want to get your attention right off,” she said. “So just dawb away. And any of you who want can move to the table.” Three of us did just that. Rod won the first blackout and I happily gave him his special angel. He was delighted and said he would keep her on his desk always to remind him of our relationship. Melanie was hot on the trail to Bingo and won the next game. She was delighted with her angel and said she would keep it always in memory of this lovely day. Kate had dreamed up one very special game that was like the Indian Star but without the cross in the middle. It was very difficult and took a long time to play, but finally Paul won and got his angel as a reward. Melanie quickly appropriated it, saying she now had a really lovely pair. We then took a break for pie and afterwards played two more games, rather sleepily. We decided to quit then as I had run out of angels and we had all run out of energy. We gathered in the foyer to say goodnight and proclaimed it a perfect Christmas.
New Year's Eve
(Continued) ST. FRANCIS - THE ST. FRANCIS LIONS CLUB, 3476 E. Howard Ave. will host New Year's Eve Bingo starting with Progressive Bingo at 6:00 PM followed by Early Bird Bingo at 6:25 PM and capped off with $1,000.00 Bingo . Raffle Bingo Bash starting at 7:45 PM for $1,000.00. Food and beverages are available. Reservations are recommended but not required. (414) 483-5080. Doors open at 4:00 PM. See ad below. BROOKFIELD - ST. LUKES PARISH , 18000 W. Greenfield Ave. will feature their popular New Year's Eve Triple Session Event starting at 6:00 PM. Over $3,000.00 in prizes will be offered, plus door prizes, pull tabs and raffles. All players will receive a free dinner between the 1st and 2nd session. The 3rd session will feature five games for $200.00 each. They will also feature a 50/50 Raffle. St. Lukes never raises prices for New Year's Eve. Prices are 3-ons: $6.00, 6-ons: $10.00 and 9-ons: $13.00. Doors open at 4:00 PM. WAUKESHA - THE ELKS #400 , 2301 Springdale Rd. Doors open at 11 AM sales begin at 11:30 AM and Bingo starts at 1 PM. Two sessions plus Progressive Bingo and Special Raffles. Dinner Specials from 4:30 - 8:00 PM
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It’s that time of year again and I’ve been thinking of doing something different this holiday season. I adamantly reject the idea of e-mail Christmas cards. The only difference in my Christmas cards plan is that I am going to buy them, write on them, put stamps on them, and mail them, all in the same year. It was just a couple months ago that I finally got last year’s tree back in the box, and I am thinking I am not ready to get it out again. Then I remembered the poverty tree project that I imposed on my kids one year, long ago, to teach them to care about others. We all went into the woods looking for a nicely shaped scrubby bush, took it home and spray painted it with silver and gold paint. The kids added sparkle, ornaments, lights
DECEMBER 2017 and flowers and anything they wished. It was really quite nice. Then we all picked out a nice Christmas tree and delivered it to a widow with ten kids. I was a widow myself at that time with three kids under five. They grew up. Our Christmas Eve meal together will be different. No ham or turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, etc. No pumpkin pie. No leftovers. No dishes to wash. There will be a variety of pizza to satisfy each one’s personal taste and a half case of ice cold beer, all delivered right on time. After a couple beers the kids love to get me riled up. “Remember that time Mom was too cheap to buy us a real Christmas tree?” “Remember that time she beat me up on a plane?” I defend myself on this one. “I slapped your hands. We were five miles up and you were trying to open the emergency door.” They are on their own for New Year’s Eve. No changes in my New Year’s eve plans. That’s when I write 2018 on all my checks and get to bed by nine. They always seem to bring in the New Year without my participation. Next time my bank suggests that I open a Christmas Club account I plan to take them up on the offer. With that money and the checks from the kids I should be able to play lots of Bingo in the New Year. The next year of my life is all planned out.
Poetry Corner WHERE IS CHRISTMAS ?
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ONE ever seems to get the message. I especially appreciate the way you have come to the aid of non-smokers in trying to get Bingo halls to actually HAVE smoke-free areas…and not just put up signs. “What alarms me the most is that your constant efforts to improve the quality of the calling and the conditions at Bingo halls seem to have netted nothing. I really think you should give up. It would appear that my fellow Bingo players, here in Oklahoma, don’t have the guts to stand up for their rights. I am with you 100% on this, Bob. “Bob, I don’t know how you are going to change things. It would appear that many people are their own worst enemies. I remember you once saying that we need to ‘save the game of Bingo.’ I have given that a lot of thought. Bingo, in many places, particularly at major casinos, is no longer fun. People go through the motions. They EXPECT to win and are BITTER if they don’t. Worse still, as you often say, no one shouts BINGO anymore. I salute you for your valiant efforts to keep the fun in the game we love the best. I look forward to reading your reply.” Thanks, DannyBoy. It IS frustrating. I love Bingo, but it’s hard to find a venue where it’s fun to play it anymore. But I’ll keep looking. See you next year. Bob.
By Bob Whittmore
If At First You Don’t Succeed… It is almost mandatory that if you do this type of column, when December and the end of the year roll around, it’s a requirement that you talk about the holidays, the accomplishments of the year and take a look at the year ahead. I have done that for the past 15plus holiday seasons. But, I am not sure I will obey the unwritten law that I HAVE to talk about holiday-time things in doing this column. I would rather, though, take some time to thank everyone who reads this column. It is great fun to travel to Bingo venues around the nation and see people picking up their copy of the free Bingo Bugle …eventually ending up reading this column. It is even more heartening when you take the time to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the most fun columns over the past decade and a half have come from what is in my mailbox. I mention this because of a piece of e-mail I got just a few hours ago. “DannyBoy” writes from rural Oklahoma: “Bob, I love reading your monthly column. I am very frustrated by the fact that for as long as I can remember, you have been suggesting changes in and improvements for Bingo and NO
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Suspended on a silken thread In the celestial universe Of Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass waits to begin. Anticipation grows For the perfect moment to announce The Christ Child to His fans. Lights! Camera! Action! The elves, reindeer, shepherds, santas, Nutcrackers, and sugar plum fairies, The Magi and minions, snowflakes and snowmen Loiter, sharing peppermint canes with Paparazzi, poised for a scoop. The Baby Jesus will awake, the festivities will begin. But nothing happens Except for a stray cow lowing. No carols, no star on high, no joy on earth, Too silent a night. The miracle moment is stuck in time Until a ginger-haired little girl Passes a department store's window. As she pauses in delight, Trumpets blare, Drums rat-a-tat, Alleluia, Christmas is here at last.
STOP YOUR CLOWNIN’ AROUND DON’T BE SUCH A BIG BABY
THEY NAMED THEIR RAFFLE AFTER THIS LUCKY DUCK! SHE AIN’T LYIN’, SHE’S A LION!
For in the smile of this child, There is Christmas.
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DECEMBER 2017 hard in the back of the head. I was startled for a moment, then turned behind me to see that the woman who had cursed at me earlier had just walked past with her gang and one of them must have elbowed me in the head. They were laughing. Now I was angry. I seriously thought of going to the Bingo chairman and reporting what had happened. But then I thought that I hadn’t told my friends about the earlier incident and none of them had seen me get hit. So it would be my word against theirs. I immediately packed up my Bingo stuff and headed to the parking lot. I stood in the doorway and watched the bullies pile into an SUV, and memorized the look of it and the license plate. After they drove off I hopped into my car and did the same. As I write to you, I am deciding when and if I will key the hell out that SUV. Sore Winner, via email
Hi Sore Winner, Even though it has been some time since you sent this letter, my hope first and foremost is that you chose not key that SUV. Yes, those women were incredibly rude to you and yes, they were bullies and yes, hitting you in the back of the head is physical abuse and perhaps even assault. But seeking revenge by defacing their vehicle is just sinking to their level. What you should do without question, however, is report them to management. While you expressed concerns that lodging a complaint with the Bingo hall would likely result in a case of your word against there’s, what you have not considered is that if this group behaved this way toward you, it’s possible they’ve pulled similar stunts with other players. By telling someone in charge what happened, you may in fact be adding to a pre-existing list of player complaints. Your experience may just be the final straw in getting these foul-mouthed brutes banned from Bingo once and for all. —Guy Hey guys! (And gals!) Write to: Guy’s Turn c/o The Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, Washington 98070, or email Guy directly at Tonder22@aol.com.
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Which of the following statements about blackjack are true or false? 1. Blackjack is more or less the same from one casino to the next. True or false. 2. The third base player can cause other players to lose if he makes a bad play. True or false. 3. I just lost five hands in a row so I’m due to win. True or false. 4. The object of blackjack is to get as close as possible to 21. True or false. 5. You will win 50% of the hands at blackjack. True or false. 6. The casino has the edge in blackjack because players go first and if they bust they automatically lose. True or false. 7. You will be dealt a blackjack hand about once in every 30 hands. True or false. 8. If you are dealt a blackjack hand and the dealer has an ace showing always take even money. True or false. 9. Always stand on all 17 and 18 hands no matter what the dealer shows. True or false. 10. I can overcome the casino’s edge in blackjack by using a progressive betting system. True or false. 11. A basic strategy player will bust about 10% of the time. True or false. Answers: 1. False. The playing rules are often different from one casino to the next and even within the same casino. Some tables use single decks, others use from two up to eight decks of cards. In some games the dealer’s must stand on soft 17, in others they hit. Some games allow the players to surrender and to double down after pair splitting, and others do not. Some casinos pay 3-2 for a blackjack while others pay the less favorable 6-5. The point is that not all blackjack games are the same. 2. False. Dumb plays by third base players have just as much chance of “helping” everyone as they do of “hurting” everyone. While dumb plays can, and usually do, upset the smart players, it has no long-term effect on a player’s expected outcome. 3. False. The cards don’t care that you lost the five hands. The chance of you winning the sixth hand is completely independent of
DECEMBER 2017 whether you won, lost or tied the previous five hands. Do not bet based on the misconception that you are due to win. 4. False. The objective is to beat the dealer by either (1) having your hand total higher than the dealer’s hand or, (2) not busting or going over 21 when the dealer busts. 5. False. On average you will win 43%, lose 48% and tie 9%. If you discount ties you will win on average 47% of your hands and lose 53%. 6. True. That’s why basic strategy tells us to stand on small totals and not risk busting when the dealer shows a small card and a higher probability of busting. 7. False. It’s once in about every 21 hands. 8. False. You’ll be giving away about 4% of your potential profits when you take even money vs. passing on it. 9. False. If your hand is a soft 17 (containing an ace counted as 11) you should never stand. If you have a soft 18 you should only stand if the dealer shows a 2, 7, or 8. 10. False. Progressive betting systems will not alter your longterm expectations in blackjack. What they will do is increase the swings in your fortunes one way or the other compared to flat betting over the short term. 11. False. A basic strategy player will bust about 17% on average. A player who uses a seat-ofthe-pants playing strategy will often bust more than this. If you had trouble getting the correct answers, you may want to spend some time and brush up on your blackjack. You can read my comprehensive Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide for free by going to this web site: www.888casino.com/blog then click on the cover of the book. Henry Tamburin, Ph.D. is the author of the Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide , editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter (www.bjinsider.com), lead instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack and Video Poker courses, and host of smartgaming.com. To receive his free Casino Gambling Catalog, call 1-888-353-3234 or visit www.smartgaming.com. Henry Tamburin, Ph.D. is the author of the Ultimate Guide to Blackjack (www.888casino.com/blog/blackjackstrategy-guide/) editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter (www.bjinsider.com), lead instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course, and host of smartgaming.com. For a free three-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter, go to www.bjinsider.com/freetrial. To receive his free Casino Gambling Catalog, call 1-888-353-3234 or visit www.smartgaming.com.
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The greatest gift you’ll ever own is not found at the shopping mall or under the Christmas tree. It is found in the hearts of your family and your true friends. —Unknown On December 18, 1977, the movie Satur-day Night Fever opened in New York, and the soundtrack album sold 25-million cop-ies worldwide. A couple years before that, ok, ok, several decades before that, on De-cember 18th in a small farmhouse in rural southern Ohio my mother gave birth to a most delightful baby girl who became her favorite child; me. My two brothers would disagree with that statement, but they’re just jealous. My favorite month has ar-rived and I say again to all of you, “Merry Christmas (December 25), Joyful Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1), Happy Hanuk-kah (December 12-20), and cheerful every other December holiday.” With regard to Christmas, I’m glad I didn’t live during the 1600s because all festivities were banned as it was considered immoral to celebrate on such a holy day. I also am glad for so many reasons that I did not live in Germa-ny during Hitler’s reign of terror. The Nazi party even tried to turn Christmas into a nonreligious holiday celebrating the com-ing of Hitler with Saint Nicholas replaced by Odin, the Solstice Man, and swastikas on top of Christmas trees. Atop the tree in my house is an angel Miss Piggy, the Mup-pet. I don’t remember where I got her, but she is still an angel and represents my faith. My friend, Sandy, says her Italian fam-ily has pasta with gravy (sauce), Italian pastry, and other traditional Italian foods for Christmas dinner. In Japan, many Japa-nese eat their Christmas dinner at KFC. In fact, KFC is so popular there that cus-
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Allesandra reveals your lucky days for DECEMBER GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 1st thru 6th… Go 4 the gusto 2nd & 6th! 7th thru 12th… Everyone’s impressed (11th12th) 13th thru 18th… Not yet 19th thru 24th… Profitable & fun 21st-22nd$$! 25th thru 31st… A call to win 26th-27th!$
ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Don’t waste time the 2nd$$ 7th thru 12th… You’re the winner! (7th) 13th thru 18th… Get with it (16th-17th)$$ 19th thru 24th… What’$ up yr sleeve 21st-22nd ! 25th thru 31st… Be in charge 26th-27th$ TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Give it a go 4th-5th$$ 7th thru 12th… Good hunches the 9th 13th thru 18th… Wait until the 18th! 19th thru 24th… Up one level 23rd-24th! 25th thru 31st… Back in the flow 28th
CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Worth trying 1st & 5th 7th thru 12th… Work it 8th & 9th $ 13th thru 18th… Bet more cash 13th & 18th $$ 19th thru 24th… Dreams materialize 23rd-24th 25th thru 31st… You deserve it all the 28th$! LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Good enough 2nd-3rd ! 7th thru 12th… Super possibilities 11th-12th 13th thru 18th… It’s a breeze! (16th-17th) 19th thru 24th… Tsk tsk 25th thru 31st… All except 28th-29th VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Best chances 1st & 5th 7th thru 12th… Small effort’s good 8th-9th 13th thru 18th…
Surprises in store 13th-14th$! 19th thru 24th… Get ‘er done the 19th$ 25th thru 31st… High rewards 28th/29th$ LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Big wins 2nd-3rd$!$ 7th thru 12th… Bingo’s your friend! 13th thru 18th… Must play to win (16th-17th) 19th thru 24th… Totally new (& BLUE) 21st-22nd 25th thru 31st… Many chances 30th/31st$! SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Looks (& is) easy 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… It’s a win-win 8th-9th $! 13th thru 18th… Happy results 13th-14th$!$ 19th thru 24th… Your bet is GOLDEN 23rd-24th 25th thru 31st… Yikes—no SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Let it be (refrain) 7th thru 12th… The envy of all 7th$ & 11th$ 13th thru 18th… Keep it up this week..$..$ 19th thru 24th… Play 4 fun & win 21st-22nd !$ 25th thru 31st… Make it RED (card) 26th-27th
CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Modest rewards the 1st 7th thru 12th… Some good stuff 8th-10th $$ 13th thru 18th… Too good to lose 13th-14th! 19th thru 24th… Hold off until the 23rd 25th thru 31st… Worth your while 28th-29th AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… It’s a cinch! (2nd- 3rd) 7th thru 12th… Friend shares the wealth 11th12th! 13th thru 18th… Don’t be shy! (16th/17th)$ 19th thru 24th… S’up to you the 21st$!$ 25th thru 31st… A few good moments 28th & 30th$! PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Enticed to win 1st & 5th ! 7th thru 12th… Break time 13th thru 18th… Give it up 13th-14th & 18th!$! 19th thru 24th… Pay close attention 19th, 23rd24th 25th thru 31st… Good plan pays off ( 28th)$$! Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BINGO Sunday, December 31
$2,750 in Bing o Priz es Bingo Prizes Plus $1,000 in R af es Raf afffles & Priz Prizes
$1,350 Early Bird Session - 5:55 $1,400 Regular Session - Approximately 7:15 Progressive - Approximately 9 PM
$500 Cash Raffle 10 - $50 Raffles will be drawn during Regular Session Tickets 1 for $4, 3 for $5, 10 for $10 Package Specials Available Space
One Lucky Winner $500 Attendance Raffle
Must be present to win Attendance Raffle
No Children Under Five is Limited Special Bingo Player Dinner 4 PM - 5:45 PM Chicken Dinner - $10.00 Shrimp Dinner - $10.00 Mashed Potatoes or French Fries
Reservations for Dinner Specials Close Tuesday, December 26th
Limited Regular Bingo Menu available Kitchen Closes at 7 PM
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