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Carol Watts loves Bingo. We met up with her and some of her friends at Polish Fest Bingo at the Polish Center of Wisconsin 6941 S. 68th Street in Frankin (414) 5292140. Carol’s friend Sue Nelson says that Carol has been playing Bingo at the Polish Center for about 12 years. Carol’s other Bingo friend Maryann Sweeney is a relative newcomer. She has only been playing there for about 6 years. All combined, that adds up to years and years of Bingo Fun. Carol has many compliments for the Polish Center. She says, “It is so nice and clean here. They make you feel like family, everyone is so polite and helpful”. Those are some great testimonials for Polish Fest Bingo and The Polish Center. We talked to Ray Gwiazdowski who manages Bingo at the Center to get the “low down” on their Bingo and other events. Ray said, “The Polish Center is a wonderful place to play Bingo, we have a lot of fun here. We serve great food too. Every week there is a meal served for only $6.00. This week it’s a Fish Sandwich, French Fries and Cole Slaw. Last Week it was Salsbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and a Dinner Roll. You can always get a glass of imported Polish Beer for only $2.00. Our Bingo players really love our Home Cooking.” Ray went on to tell us about some of the other unique benefits provided

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Above: Carol Watts (left) receives her Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes winnings from Ray Gwiazdowski (right) who manages the Bingo Games at the Polish Center of Wisconsin 6941 S. 68th Street in Franklin (414)529-2140. They play Bingo every Wednesday, the doors open at 4:00 PM, 1st Session starts at 6:00 PM, 2nd Session at 7:30 PM. $1,050 in prizes each session. A great place for Bingo, you have to try it! by the Polish Cener. He Bugle Newspaper too. “I said, “Don’t forget Polish read the Bingo Bugle every Fest June 14-16 at The month. I especially like the Meier Festival Park on lucky numbers, but I read Milwaukee’s Lakefront. it cover to cover. I like all There’s always plenty of the articles, they are bagreat Polish food, music sically very educational. and other entertainment. The writers know all about The beautiful Polish Cent- Bingo and they’ve seen it er Hall is available for rent all before.” for weddings parties and Follow Carol’s lead, play other gatherings. Visit us Bingo at the Polish Center once and you’ll see how of Wisconsin, you’ll surely beautiful our facility really be back for more. is.” Thanks Ray for telling us all about the Polish Center. Getting back to our winner Carol, she had some good advice for her fellow Bingo players. “When you leave your home to go play Bingo, leave your prob- Above: Some of Carols trinlems, worries and any neg- kets and “Good Luck Charms” ative thoughts and come including a picture of her resto have fun.” She has some cue cat Cooper and her lucky thoughts about the Bingo pig. It is all great fun.

You can join the Dan Jansen Family Fest as they honor the Vietnam Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. They will sponsor the Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. This tribute travels around the country to recognize the men and women who served and died during the Vietnam war. The Moving Wall display will kick -off the creation of a permanent Veterans Memorial at Konkel Park. To help out by volunteering or donating please contact: greenfieldvmw@gmail. com or call Julie Rome (414)759-5751 or Michelle Haash (414) 614-7552. See the complete add for the Vietnam Moving Wall on Page 12 of this Bingo Bugle Newspaper.

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Queen of Hearts Confusion Dear Aunt Bingo: I love playing Bingo. I’m retired and this is my evening pastime. My question is: How often can the gaming rules be changed (by law)? The hall where I play offers Bingo as well as Queen of Hearts games and seem to change the rules when Queen of Hearts numbers get high. I’m still trying to understand, like now the Queen of Hearts prize is up to $2,300. Tickets are sold all the way up until the day of the drawing: one ticket for $2 and three for $5. A ticket is drawn, and the person comes up and picks one of the remaining cards. If they don’t pick the queen of hearts, they win the amount on the card ($5-$50). But the money that was collected that night isn’t added to the total until after the person has picked a card, and if it’s $20 that’s won, the $20 is subtracted from the $2,300. Last month they said that three tickets would be picked, but this does not always happen. They are not following their own rules that they read before Bingo starts. I’m going to the captain/inspector. Change Rule as We Go, via email Dear Change: For readers unfamiliar with the Queen of Hearts game, this is not actually a Bingo game, but a type of raffle. It is considered a wagering activity, however, and is regulated just like Bingo by the state in which it is offered. Rules vary from place to place, but in general the game is played using a standard deck of cards. Participants buy raffle tickets that are combined for a weekly drawing. The person whose ticket is drawn gets to pick a card from the deck of cards. If the card selected is the queen of hearts, the player wins the pot. If another card is drawn, it’s thrown out and the game continues the following week with another drawing and


MAY 2019 the remaining cards. With some Queen of Hearts games, the weekly raffle winner may get a smaller cash prize if they draw select non-winning cards. Over time, the jackpot can grow quite substantial—far exceeding even the highest Bingo jackpot— and makes for an exciting time when the queen of hearts is finally drawn and a winner takes home the grand prize. Following is a sample list of rules for a Queen of Hearts game. Again, these rules may vary from one locale/organization to another: • The game consists of a deck of 52 shuffled playing cards plus two jokers. Each is placed in a sealed envelope bearing a random number from one to 54 and displayed in a locked glass case. • Players write one of these numbers on each of their raffle tickets. Each session, a raffle ticket is drawn randomly from a large bin, and the envelope that corresponds with the number on that ticket is opened to reveal the card inside. If it’s the queen of hearts, the ticket holder wins the grand prize (60 percent of the total pot; 40 percent of the winning jackpot goes to the sponsor organization). If it is not the queen of hearts, the ticket holder wins the dollar value, if any, of the drawn card. • Tickets are $1 per chance, with no limit on the number of tickets that may be purchased. Tickets may be purchased immediately after the weekly drawing and up to 30 minutes prior to the next drawing. • Once a card is selected, it will be removed from play and shown face up on a display board. Each week after the drawing, all tickets for that week’s drawing will be destroyed. • Winning players are responsible for any and all taxes. A W2-G will be issued for prizes over $1,200. It’s good that the place where you play announces the rules ahead of time, but it should also provide a printed copy of those rules in case there are questions such as yours. Before you call an inspector, however, you may want to ask your question to someone in charge. What you perceive as “changing the rules” may in fact be quite clearly spelled out in the regulations. It’s worth asking before taking that next big step. — 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.

Don’t Be a Victim of Pension Poaching There is a law currently making its way through Congress called the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act. Its purpose is to add another tool to the arsenal to prevent frauds against veterans. Those convicted could be fined, imprisoned for five years, or both. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) is behind this bill, focusing on what they call pension poaching, specifically, criminals who purport to help veterans get their benefits faster and who charge a fee for services. They prowl Department of Veterans Affairs clinics, assisted-living centers, hospitals and senior housing, claiming they know all the ropes and can get veteran benefits much faster — for a fee. These poachers seem to focus on veterans who might be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits, which can put thousands of dollars



Creed II (PG-13) — Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) faces off against the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) with the help of his mentor and boxing legend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). The Rocky blueprint is in full effect here, so you won’t be surprised when, say, the fighter comes into the ring too arrogant and loses, or later when a grizzled, tough trainer (in this case, Rocky) breaks the fighter down and rebuilds him in an unforgiving environment (in this case, the desert). What you also should not be surprised to see is attention to detail, themes of honor and commitment to family, and some wonderful character development. Rather than being played-out, it’s well-played — a Rocky IV for the next generation. Ben Is Back (R) — The bonds of a mother and son are tested on Christmas Eve, as Ben (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns from rehab and is given an ironclad rule for remaining: He must stay within the sight of his mother (Julia Roberts) at all times. As the lure of Ben’s old life tests him time and again, the proximity reveals how addiction and drug use have distorted, marred and even taken lives in a small town. It is an

in a veteran’s pocket each month to pay for in-home care, assisted living and private nursing. What they want in return is a percentage — up front. (Yes, attorneys can charge fees for their services, but they need to be approved by the VA.) While most of us would call this fraud, there apparently aren’t any laws against charging fees. And yet some people are against making this illegal, claiming we already have laws against fraud. The bill has come before the last two Congresses, passing easily in the House and getting stalled in the Senate. The short text of the bills hasn’t changed. If you’re invited to a seminar that promises to help you get your benefits, don’t go. Instead, contact the closest veterans group, such as the American Legion. Ask for the Veterans Service Officer. They won’t charge you for their services. Remember: The more cash you’re likely to get in retroactive benefits, the more of a target you’re going to be to scammers who want a piece of that money. understandably emotional journey for both, and Roberts and Hedges have done a lovely job of giving insight into the small tensions and big dramatic moments alike. Instant Family (PG-13) — Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg play Ellie and Pete Wagner, a sweet middle-class couple who, ready to be parents (they think), enter the foster system and come out on the other side as parents of not one but THREE siblings who needed a home. Teenage Lizzy (Isabela Moner) is sarcastic and rebellious; young Juan is serious and sensitive; and little Lita is a handful. It’s an awkward and heartwarming and painful process of getting to know and trust one another, while dealing with the very real issues of these kids’ traumatic past, all done with love and humor and sincerity. Based on the real-life story of director Sean Anders. Vox Lux (R) — Natalie Portman is Celeste, an overblown icon and narcissistic celebrity on a comeback tour while attempting to manage her professional life with a smarmy manager (Jude Law) and her relationship with her daughter (Raffey Cassidy). After surviving a high-school shooting, Celeste and her sister wrote and performed a tribute song that rocketed Celeste to fame along an alcohol- and drugfueled path. Is this a statement on the celebrity of tragedy or a cautionary tale of the instant fame of this generation? I’m still not sure. That it came out in the same flow as Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born certainly dimmed its star. There will be no encore.


Back at Bingo My good friend, Julia, has had back problems for as long as I’ve known her. She recently spent a month in the hospital and then a rehabilitation facility to make her better. Many of her activities were limited, but the worst of all was that she was forbidden to play Bingo. “Too long sitting in one spot,” the doctors said. So when she called me to say that she had been released and could now play Bingo, we were both elated. “I have to stand up after every game and walk around during intermission, but I can play!” She was more than just a little exuberant. Right away we planned a Bingo trip, just Julia, Kate and myself. “I don’t want to appear disabled in front of anyone else just now,” said Julia. “Let me get used to it first.” Arriving at the casino, we first came across Machingo, which Julia wanted to try. It was ideal as


MAY 2019 you could either sit or stand. She started playing while Kate went to check on times for the regular session and I watched. Julia played several games, having no success. It was not difficult to get the hang of, but was definitely reluctant to pay off. Also, it gobbled quarters at an alarming rate so Julia was happy to leave it and go to regular Bingo. Kate and I were both careful to keep an eye on Julia, as we did not want this to be her last Bingo outing. But we also had to be careful not to let Julia know we were watching her as we did not want her to feel spied upon. All in all, Kate and I were both pretty tense. After the first game, Julia stood and walked around her chair three times. “I want it to look like a good luck ritual rather than a disability,” she explained. I could not understand her reticence, but accepted it as just part of Julia. Kate thoroughly enjoyed bouncing up and down and was doing it along with Julia, exclaiming, “I never realized this would feel so much better. I think I will try to remember to do it from now on.” Julia was on, which “gets my blood flowing,” she pronounced. “I may not win but I am having a wonderful time. Maybe I will do better after intermission.” At intermission Julia walked all the way outdoors with Kate trailing along. “This is just great,” said Kate as they came back in. “I feel like a million.” “How’s your back?” I asked and

Julia replied that it felt okay and that she was in no particular pain. Julia won the first game after intermission, but had to share with two others, which made her winnings pretty small. “It sure is better than nothing,” she said, laughing. Then we had a new game—at least new to us. It was a diamond with a cross in the middle, which was a bit hard to understand, but we finally got it and very quickly I was on. I began chanting the number I needed until Kate hissed at me to stop, but then there it was, in the monitor, coming up next. I held my breath, but no one called Bingo and I was in. I won. Hallelujah and happy day! We went home happy and ready for another wonderful day of Bingo.

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Lucky Predictions for May 2019 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Right on target the 2nd! 7th thru 12th… Try it, you’ll like it 10th-11th$ 13th thru 18th… None of it makes sense 19th thru 24th… Extra perfect 20th & 24th 25th thru 31st… Special surprise the 29th$$ TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Luck surrounds you 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… Give a shot the 8th! 13th thru 18th… Magic awaits 12th-13th 19th thru 24th… You’ll like it 21st-22nd! 25th thru 31st… Multiple chances 26th-27th$$ GEMINI: May 21 to June 21

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Possibilities 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… Be picky 8th & 12th 13th thru 18th… Innocent luck 16th-17th $ 19th thru 24th… Nah 25th thru 31st… Play it up 26th-27th & 31st! LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Smile, it’s your day the 2nd$$ 7th thru 12th… RED card $ spree 10th-11th 13th thru 18th… Gamblin’s good 15th 19th thru 24th… Nice rewards 19th-20th$ 25th thru 31st… Plenty to go ‘round 29th-30th! VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Bound 2 get there 3rd-5th$ 7th thru 12th… See whatcha got 8th & 12th! 13th thru 18th… Unstoppable 16th-17th! 19th thru 24th… Only on the 22nd 25th thru 31st…

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Status Update One of the perks of old age is you can speak your mind, and because you are frail and fragile, people don’t want to call you a complainer or some other word that is not quite so polite. Sometimes they even refer to you as a “sweet” or “cute” little old lady. So I have decided to take advantage of my “cute,” “little,” and “frail” status and do a little bitc…er…complaining that I have wanted to do for a long time. Let’s talk about begging letters. We all get them, especially around Christmas or Easter. Most of them are from charitable organizations doing great work, but they make a mistake if they include a legend

telling me how much they think I should donate: __$50 __$100___$500 (check one). Those go straight to the wastebasket. The rest will get a $5 check if they enclosed a return envelope. You are a beautiful little Facebook baby, and I hate to tell you that the sign you are holding means nothing. Your Daddy set you up so he could show everyone just how beautiful you are. He isn’t really planning to stop smoking if you get 1,000 likes. Sometimes people write something nice on Facebook, and then add, “I bet I won’t get one Share.” Your odds are good if you say that. My transition from busy, working, Bingo playing woman, to sweet, cute, little old lady has been difficult as I have never been sweet, cute, little or old before, so I had to realize some things. One of those is that the handsome young man who opened the door for me today and called me Dear was reacting to my walker, not trying to get my phone number. I have to work on this one. I still like the smile of handsome young men. Other than that…sweet, cute, little are sort of fun. Old…not so much.

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A Tasty Note From the Mailbag As you know, I love reading mail sent in to The most recent e-mail comes from J. Skidmore in Arlington, VA. Skidmore writes to say: “Bob, I read about your heart attack in last month’s column and am glad you are recuperating. One of the things you mentioned was, that in order to stay healthy, people need to have a better diet. This reminded me of some of the great food that I’ve had while playing Bingo. Some of the best ‘fast food’ I have ever had has been while playing our favorite game. “I saw one of the neatest food counters at a Bingo hall while visiting friends in Ohio. They suggested that we play Bingo in a nearby town. It was a charity affair with the profits going to an area fund for scholarships for needy students. The hall didn’t look like much from the outside, but inside was another story. “When we entered, I found a large Bingo hall that was decorated from floor to ceiling with photos of people who played there regularly. There must have been a dozen volunteers handling the

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him that it was obvious he didn’t like our pot-split deal and that perhaps it was better if we didn’t do it. I then gave him the $20 back. He immediately brightened up and everything went back to normal. At least for a while…until the second session, when I won $200. He almost swallowed his tongue. I wish I could say I was a sport about it, but I wasn’t. I laughed right in his face and kept every penny for myself. Jake, Illinois Hi Guy, You ran a letter in your column from somebody who was upset with her cousin because the cousin broke their agreement as Bingo buddies to split their winnings. I must give the woman credit for keeping her cool. If I had a deal like that and the person opted out right after a big win the way the cousin did, I think I would have reached across the table and snatched the nose right off her face! It’s not like this was just a friend…this was a relative, a cousin, and therefore someone quite close. But just like that, for some lousy dollars, she cheated her cousin out of her share and tried to make it seem like no big deal and something she had decided to do well before she won the big jackpot. So why didn’t she say at the start of the night that the agreement to split their pots was over instead of waiting until she got a Bingo? Because she’s a liar, that’s why. A liar and a cheat. If this had been me, I don’t think I’d ever speak to her again.


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Phew! Onion Breath Life is an onion. You peel it year by year and sometimes you cry. — Carl Sandburg I’m a southern Ohio gal who was weaned on coffee alongside mustard, gravy, and onion on biscuit sandwiches. I still love them to this day, as do both my siblings. We have onions at every meal including breakfast, much to the disgust of my nextdoor neighbor, Margaret. She hates everything about onions; the smell, the look, the slimy taste in her mouth, or so she says. And don’t even mention meatloaf to her, which she says is full of onions and thus, disgusting. I laughingly threaten to hide an onion in her house and see if she can find it. We’re good friends, so I know she would forgive me and we’d have a good laugh. Maybe, but more than likely after she finds the onion, she’d throw it at me. Anyway, I’m raving on about this because May is National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month. This type of sweet onion is the state vegetable of Georgia and by law can only be grown in twenty Georgia counties. They were discovered 75 years ago by surprise when a Georgia farmer found his onions were not hot, probably because of sandy soil and a mild growing climate. They contain half the sulfides of other onions and that’s the stuff that causes tears and indigestion. You can get the onion smell off your

fingers by rubbing your fingers over a steel knife blade. Be careful though not to cut your fingers off! As for onion breath, I can’t help you with that; just hope your kissing partner likes onions as much as you do. Fortunately, mine does. So, what else should you know about May? For starters, don’t buy any brooms. It’s very unlucky to do so. Now, I can’t remember the last time I bought a broom, although my husband would say I occasionally need one to ride when I’m acting like a witch. To buy a broom in May is to sweep a family member away goes one old superstition. The same goes for blankets or as it’s written, wash a blanket today, wash a dear one away. Well, that’s depressing, along with the superstition that cats born in May instead of catching rodents will bring home snakes. Yikes. I love cats, not so much snakes. My husband loathes them. One time I was going to prank him on April Fool’s Day and put a rubber snake in the car under his gas pedal. I decided not to when I visualized him stomping on the gas by accident and driving right through our garage. He would not have laughed. Lastly, in May, don’t forget May 4th, Kentucky Derby Day; Mother’s Day, May 12th; Memorial Day, May 27th. On Derby Day, wear an outrageous hat to bingo. On Mother’s Day be nice to your mother, stepmother, or any other lady who loves you unconditionally by escorting her to bingo and buying her dinner. Do the same for a veteran on Memorial Day, which honors those who lost their lives in military service. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. Email me at to share your thoughts. And if you sit next to me at bingo and notice my strong onion breath, I’m sorry. What can I say? I love onions

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