October 2021 Wisconsin Bingo Bugle

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Wisconsin Edition “I’ve Been Coming To St. Francis Lion’s for Over Finch’s 30 Year on Saturdays, I Love It”, WoW! Vendor Expo Sandra Rindal won the Art & Craft Fair Bingo Bugle Monthly Oct. 9 & 23, Sweepstakes. Long before that, she’s been a loyal 2021

Bingo player at St. Francis Lion’s Club Bingo 3476 E. Howard Ave (414) 4835080 where they play Bingo every Friday starting at 6:30 PM. They play on all paper sheets, give away $1,000 in Prizes, they have a Door Prize Raffle and Pull Tabs. St. Francis Lion’s has the Lion’s Bingo Bash every 2nd and 5th Friday. It is no wonder that Sandra is a big Lion’s Club Bingo Fan. Sandra thinks playing Bingo can get pretty exciting. “Önce I won the Progressive in 2015 and I even forgot my name.” That must have been exciting. In addition to Bingo, Sandra enjoys knitting and crocheting. She makes hats to donate to Project Concern for the poor in need of a warm hat to fight the winter cold. We asked Sandra what she enjoyed about Bingo. She said, “Bingo is a fun night out and if I win, that’s a Bonus, it is all about friends and getting out to have a good time. She has 2 cats, Zoey and Lena, “They are 13 and 14 years old and they keep me company”. Sandra loves her cats and they love her. How did Sandra discover that she was the Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes Winner? She told us this story of a winning week. “I picked up the Bingo Bugle and lo and behold, there was my name on Page 11 which meant that I won the sweepstakes. The Friday

Above: Sweepstakes Winner Sandra Rindal (Right) recieves her prize from Russ Iwanski (Left) at St. Francis Lion’’s Club at 3476 East Howard Avenue in St. Francis (414) 483-5080

before that, I won $100 at St. Francis Lions Bingo. So it was St. Francis Lion’s Bingo ChaChing $100 then Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes ChaChing $100, that was pretty much fun”. Our winner is an avid Bingo Bugle Reader, she says, “I like Aunt Bingo and I read the Horoscope. My advice to Bingo players is don’t forget to cut out that little form on Page 11 of the Bingo Bugle and fill it out. You could win the sweepstakes just like me. I always pray, ‘Lord thanks for today and I can’t wait for tomorrow’”. Sandra has the right idea!

St. Francis Lion’s News

Russ Iwanski, the President of St. Francis Lion’s Club took some time out of his busy schedule to give us the low down of what’s happening at the Lion’s Club. “We are really involved in the community, in addition to our popular Friday Bingo, the St. Francis Lion’s Club is involved with St. Francis Days on Labor Day Weekend. We sell delicious Corn on the Cob at the corn booth. We also

have the Pull Tab Concession there as well. We always have a fun time when we sponsor Movie Night at Milton Vretenar Memorial Park, 4230 S. Kirkwood in St. Francis. We were also proud to be able to send the Police Honor Guard to Washington DC for the Police Memorial”. Anyone interested in serving the community and having fun at the same time is encouraged to stop in on a Friday evening and talk to a Lion’s member about membership. There is also a Bowling Tournament on January 29th at South Shore Bowl that may be of interest. Russ was eager too to talk about the Lion’s commitment to great Bingo. He said, “We develop a personal connection with many of the Bingo Player who join us on Friday nights. Many have started out as our guests and players and have become friends.” Russ said it all, so check out the Lions ad on Page 2 of this Bingo Bugle Newspaper and join them for Friday Bingo.

Check out Finch’s Vendor Expo in the Packard Plaza Shopping Center in Cudahy. In addition to the great deals you can find there, on October 9th and October 23rd is Finch’s Art and Craft Fair. You can stop in and pick up an application to sell at the fair. There are additional Art & Craft Fairs scheduled for November and December. They are located at: 5656 S. Packard Ave. #18 Cudahy, WI 53110 See ad on Page 2.

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Elks Lodge #46 Moose Lodge #49 St. Francis Lions Amer. Legion #416 Pioneer Drum Corp. United Seniors Tichigan Lions K of C #1709 Germantown Post 1 Elks Lodge #400 More Bingo Halls are coming back in 2021. Keep an eye on the Bingo Bugle for the latest in Bingo news. See the ads for all the halls. Bingo is a great way to have fun with your friends. See the Players guide on Page 6 & 7 of the Bingo Bugle

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OCTOBER 2021 your mind to new studies or hobbies that can enrich your spiritual life. The universe is preparing you for a major revelation in December. Lucky Days: 8 - 18 Lucky Numbers: 34 - 50

Horoscopes for October 2021 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): It’s the hidden side of life that will offer what you need most this month. Trust your intuitions. Lucky Days: 9 - 13 Lucky Numbers: 6 - 44 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Find ways to increase your connection to the natural world this month. Plan trips to the beach or the park. Fresh air and sunlight rejuvenate you in endless ways. Lucky Days: 2 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 19 - 49 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Bringing a project to conclusion affirms your ability to prevail against niggling setbacks and doubts. You’re ready to celebrate on Halloween. Lucky Days: 1 - 31 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 26 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): Apply

LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): The more you offer hope, the more life offers you support and guidance in unfounded ways. Yours is the way of the open heart. Lucky Days: 23 - 26 Lucky Numbers: 3 - 19 VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): It’s true, you do have uncanny insights into how others can make improvements, however, save those appraisals for yourself. Lucky Days: 8 - 20 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 54 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are often the same. Use your keen sense of balance to apply the right combination of discipline and freedom. Lucky Days: 19 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 16


in passion. Prepare yourself for the romantic ride of your life. Lucky Days: 13 - 24 Lucky Numbers: 5 - 53 CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20): Put in motion measures that will bring you the extra income, don’t hesitate and find yourself backed into a corner at the end of the year. Lucky Days: 9 - 30 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 39 AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19): You will gain as much as you exert this month. Apply this formula to a new creative enterprise. Lucky Days: 5 - 18 Lucky Numbers: 54 - 55 PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20): Your financial roller coaster is a necessary nuisance that will land you in a brand-new enterprise by December. You’re on your way to the ride’s gold ring. Lucky Days: 10 - 24 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 33 October 29th, 2021

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Bingo Adapts to Changing World Dear Aunt Bingo: When the Covid-19 pandemic was in full swing and at its scariest, no one had to lecture me twice on wearing a facemask, practicing social distancing and, the smartest and simplest move of all, staying home. Luckily, as a retiree, it was easy for me to stay close to home much of the time. It also got pretty boring pretty quickly, but I hung in there and followed the rules as every intelligent American did and should. As my community moved from phase one to phase two to phase three, I actually felt myself relaxing a little, being less fearful of going for a walk around the neighborhood, taking a drive to the grocery store or touching the handle of a selfserve gas pump. But my social life stayed mostly unchanged, consisting of phone calls with family and friends and

not much else. Activities, like my beloved Bingo, remained in limbo. That is, until one afternoon when I got a phone call from my friend Elaine, who said that her community center was having an outdoor Bingo session. “Bring a folding chair and something to rest your Bingo paper on and you’re good to go,” she said. I grabbed my Bingo bag, a clipboard from my desk and a folding chair from the garage and met Elaine, appropriately masked, in the community center parking lot. It was a beautiful late summer afternoon and the crowd wasn’t too large, so it was easy to place our chairs a safe distance away from each other and the rest of the players in the center’s big side yard. Workers brought us our Bingo paper (no lines!) and handed it to us using long-handled pinchers. When Bingo started, hearing the first number called was absolute heaven! It had been so long, and I really, really missed Bingo so much! Neither Elaine nor I won anything, but it hardly mattered. We got to get out and do something social, play Bingo again, and visit for a while. After our outing we both scoured the Internet for other outdoor Bingos and found two more—one at a library and one at another community center. We attended both and had a few friends join us. Each one was just as careful about seating and social distancing as the

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Caught in the Act The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General has been extremely busy. What’s astonishing is the criminals who actually think they’re going to get away with their crimes. A gun store thief claimed, in court in front of a judge, that he had been awarded two Purple Hearts. He was trying to get a lower sentence on a couple of other firearms offenses, including stealing 87 guns from a store and then being a felon in possession of guns. Among other things, he claimed Iraq service and said he got the medals for saving another soldier. He showed photos of his (fake) Purple Heart certificates. Nobody was fooled. Then there was the idiot who defrauded cemetery services customers out of a half million dollars by taking the payments and using them for personal gain and gambling. Let’s not forget the fool who shot up the inside of a VA hospital with a gun he had tucked in his

BINGO BUGLE PAGE 3 with sitting in their own folding chairs or on the ground. It was a little breezy and a little buggy, and the player turnout wasn’t great, which translated into smaller prizes. But the determination of everyone to have some semblance of a “normal” Bingo outing was clear, if not 100-percent realized. And I won $20! Best of luck to you and all our fellow Bingo fans as we slowly move toward a universal normal and an unhampered life. —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.

wheelchair. He won’t see daylight for a long time. Sometimes, though, the OIG handles emotionally tough cases, like the VA hospital nursing assistant that murdered seven hospitalized veterans and was planning to kill an eighth by injecting them all with lethal doses of insulin. In one case medical staff discovered the patient’s blood sugar level and were able to revive him... until the nursing assistant came back and injected him again, killing him. Nursing assistants are not allowed (or trained to) administer medication. Multiple law enforcement agencies cooperated, leaving no stone unturned to rein in the killer, conducting 350 interviews, serving 60 subpoenas and so much more. Still, there are many unanswered questions, such as why wasn’t the insulin locked up to keep unauthorized people out of it? Why didn’t anyone notice a pattern that went on for over a year? But the biggest question might never be answered: Why? Why on earth did she do this?


Yappy Days Our friend, Janis, has this very cute little dog that she takes everywhere with her. She has a specially fitted carrying case and he goes with her to her job selling real estate as well as any other place she has to go, including Bingo. No one objects to her having a case along with her and I have only once heard the little dog make noise, but that was a doozy. It was at a Saturday night Bingo and Janis, with Pappy (short for Papillion) in his pet-case, shared a table with us. Kate was having a bout with allergies and sometime into the games, she began sneezing. Every time she sneezed, Pappy barked, a short sharp woof. The caller called another number, Kate sneezed, and Pappy barked, twice this time. Everyone stretched their necks looking for the dog.

OCTOBER 2021 I opened a soft drink for Kate as that frequently stops the sneezing and Janis spoke reassuringly to the puppy case. Kate sneezed again and Pappy yapped his disapproval. The caller frowned in our direction and I had visions of us all being asked to leave. “Could we give him something to eat?” I asked Janis. “No,” she replied. “Pappy eats and drinks on a very strict schedule. Obviously, because of his elimination, I can’t afford to let him get off it. I am in real estate sales,” she said with pride. She thought about it for a minute and then undid the case and stroked Pappy. All was quiet for a few minutes while we finished the caller’s choice game and moved into the final blackout. I began to relax, thinking the crisis had passed. Then Kate sneezed, again, and Pappy let out a bark, followed by Kate sneezing again and Pappy

barking—well, you get the picture. I thanked the stars it was the last game, as I wanted to be out of there, but we had one more scene. This time it was my fault. When I get nervous, I frequently get the hiccups and this was no exception. Kate sneezed, Pappy barked, I hiccupped, and Pappy barked even louder. Through all this it was just not possible to be calm and hear the numbers. “Hush, all of you,” hissed Janis. Then Kate got the giggles between sneezes and I hiccupped and giggled right along with her. Pappy took this as an invitation to bark even longer and louder. Janis tossed her dauber onto the table and proclaimed, “I give up!” “I’m sorry, you’ll have to take the dog out,” said the caller. “All right, I know!” said Janis. She rose, picked up the puppy case and left me to play her cards. Kate sneezed and Pappy gave one final bark on the way out the door.


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Allesandra reveals your lucky days for OCTOBER 2021 19th thru 24th… ORANGE fares well 1st-2nd$ 7th thru 12th… Unlimited 11th-12th$$ 13th thru 18th… PURPLE pays 15th 19th thru 24th… Best bet’s 23rd-24th$! 25th thru 31st… Keep up the momentum 28th$

Lucky Predictions for October 2021 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Fabulous 2nd-3rd$$ 7th thru 12th… Try it, you’ll like it (7th-8th) 13th thru 18th… You’ve come a long way 15th-16th$$ 19th thru 24th… Extra special 16th-20th! 25th thru 31st… Right on track 29th-30th$ TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Stick to your guns 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… Give it a go 9th-10th! 13th thru 18th… You pack a punch 17th-18th$!$ 19th thru 24th… Good one 21st-22nd$ 25th thru 31st… BLUE magic 26th-27th! GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 1st thru 6th…

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Go with the flow (3rd-4th)$ 7th thru 12th… Lookin’ good 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… Pockets overflowing 13th & 17th$$ 19th thru 24th… Better luck next time 25th thru 31st… Dream is realized 26th-27th! LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… A mighty force 2nd & 6th! 7th thru 12th… RED works (11th-12th) 13th thru 18th… Nothing special 19th thru 24th… You’re hot 19th-20th! 25th thru 31st… Nice wins 28th-29th$$ VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Go get it 3rd-4th! 7th thru 12th… Call it as u see it 7th-8th 13th thru 18th… A week to remember!

Prayers answered 21st-22nd$$ 25th thru 31st… Great hand 31st$$ LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Wait ‘til the 5th 7th thru 12th… Choose ORANGE 11th-12th! 13th thru 18th… Not bad the 15th 19th thru 24th… Watch $$ grow 19th-20th! 25th thru 31st… PURPLE greatness 23rd$

SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 Not advised 7th thru 12th… Best foot forward 8th-9th$ 13th thru 18th… Going your way 17th-18th$ 19th thru 24th… It’s your game 21st-22nd! 25th thru 31st… Come back into $$ 26th-27th SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Jammin’ on RED 1st-2nd 7th thru 12th… Luck is with you 11th-12th 13th thru 18th… Good friend for luck 15th! 19th thru 24th… Gradual increases (19th-20th) 25th thru 31st… Multiple chances 28th-29th$$ CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

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AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… You, too, can win 1st &6th! 7th thru 12th… Break time 13th thru 18th… Luck’s on your side 15th$ 19th thru 24th… A leap forward 19th-20th 25th thru 31st… Got it goin’ on 28th! PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Truly amazing 3rd-4th$$ 7th thru 12th… GREEN for luck 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… Abundantly yours 17th-18th$ 19th thru 24th… Serious windfall 21st-22nd! 25th thru 31st… Hope fulfilled 26th-27th Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.



Remembering the Singing Caller I was really surprised this week when I got an e-mail from a woman who claims to have every back issue of this column. She signed off on the letter as simply, Silly Sally. There was no mention of where she lives. But, nonetheless, the letter is very interesting: “Dear Bob,” she writes. “I am likely your only fan who actually saves all your columns. I know you have been doing your column in the BINGO BUGLE for nearly two decades. During that time, you have been a strong crusader for non-smoking areas in Bingo halls...for small halls in small towns...and for the rights of Bingo players to complain when they find something wrong. “‘You pay for the game,’ you always say. But, here is why I am writing. I was looking at one of your columns from around two years ago. I don’t know if you remember what you wrote, or whether you have the old columns...but you were living in Palm Springs, California,

at the time and played Bingo in a place that was literally across the street from your apartment. “You wrote that the Bingo session was conducted by an 89-year-old former showgirl and actress. The funniest part was that you didn’t know whether the session was a concert for the showgirl with some Bingo thrown in, or a Bingo game with entertainment. But there was one thing you mentioned in the column that I found most interesting. You stated that the place where the Bingo game took place was in a hotel/restaurant complex that drew in visitors from all parts of the world. “What fascinated me was the fact that you said that only once had someone come in to play Bingo who had never played before. That person was from a small Asian country. I began to realize just how universal Bingo really is. To be honest, I have NEVER met anyone who has never played Bingo. Do you remember that woman who sang and called the games? — Silly Sally.” Sally, I certainly do. I miss those old times in Palm Springs. But, time moves on and situations change. During the past two years I have been living Las Vegas, playing the game we all love as often as I can. Alas, I am moving on again. My plan is to go back to my roots, to that small town in Indiana where I first played Bingo in the basement cafeteria of my brand-new grade school. As I have noted in earlier columns, they STILL play Bingo there. I hope to join them again soon.

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* A tip from our good friend A.S.M.: “When buying berries packed in a basket, check the bottom to see if there’s a juice stain. This means that the strawberries at the bottom are crushed.” * “Here’s a great tip for use at bath time with baby: I have a sippy cup that changes color when the drink is hot. Oddly enough, it changes at the perfect temperature for baby’s bath. So, I fill the tub and toss in the cup. When the cup starts to change back to its original color (blue), I know the bathwater is not too hot. I always swish the water around and check with my wrist also, but it is a good visual clue to check.” — P.B. in Idaho * “To remove muffins or rolls from a pan, set it on an old, damp towel for a minute. The steam must loosen the bottoms because they just slide right out. I thank my mom for this tip.” — J.R. via e-mail * When heating milk in a pan, “seal” the pan with unsalted butter to keep the milk from filming and sticking to the sides. Lightly coat all sides of the pan with butter, and the milk is sure to not leave scum, which can take away from the rich flavor of the milk.

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Water never hot, mostly crystalline with ice shavings, Soap as naphthalene as it comes, But did we smell? Towels as course as gunny sacks, I don’t know. One copper tub with layers of My memories are citified, run through Sloughed-off skin~. A modern sewer system. That’s what you got for Ablutions. So I ask my husband, reporting on his Boyhood in frontier Wyoming. And I was bold enough to ask, He rendered an accurate, or ‘Did you smell the rest of the At least more colorful rendition. week?” Shame on me, as if it mattered

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OCTOBER 2021 amendment to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska racetracks, while also proposing two laws that would regulate and tax casino gambling. Chicago Mayor Seeks Gambling Operators According to the Chicago Tribune, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took the next step this summer in the push for a Chicago casino, putting out a request for gambling operators and real estate developers to submit plans about how they would build and run what is expected to be a gigantic betting parlor in the city. The request for information from the operators was the expected next step after Springfield lawmakers came through with the changes to the casino tax structure the mayor wanted to the legislation that allowed a gambling hall in the city. Indiana Eyes Online Casinos A Republican member of the





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OCTOBER 2021 To answer Ed’s question, I calculated how much of his bankroll would be consumed if he played for 10 years, and also 15 years, and how much (if any) of his bankroll would be left. The results may surprise you. Ten Years Over the course of 10 years, Ed will play 624,000 hands of blackjack. If he plays solely the double-deck game with $10 minimum bets, here’s what will happen: --He will make over 6-million dollars in bets ($6,240,000 to be exact). --His theoretical loss is $24,960 (based on the house edge of 0.40 percent). --His actual loss with 95.4 percent probability will fall in the range of -$6,792 to -$43,128. The above calculations show that Ed has more than enough bankroll to last him 10 years even if he lost $43,128, which is the lower end of the range. At age 92, he would still have at least $31,872 left of his original $75,000 bankroll. And get this: the chance that Ed would lose more than $43,128 over 10 years is only 2.3 percent (or 1 in 43), giving him even more reassurance that his bankroll will last. Fifteen Years Here are the results if Ed played the double-deck game for 15 years. --He will make $9,360,000 worth of bets. --His theoretical loss is $37,440 (based on the house edge of 0.40 percent). --He has a 95.4 percent probability that his actual loss will fall in the range of -$15,188 to -$59,692. Even after 15 years of playing, at age 97, Ed’s bankroll will have lasted, and, in fact, he would still probably have at least $15,308 left. (And he has only a slim 2.3 percent chance of losing more than $59,692.) What if Ed decides to play the six-deck game with $5-minimum bets? The data shows that no matter which game Ed plays, as long as he sticks to the basic playing strategy and makes only minimum bets, his $75,000 bankroll is sufficient to allow him to

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WISCONSIN EDITION wider range for his actual loss and a greater worst-case loss over 10 (and 15) years. I also suggested that if he gets the urge to bet more than the minimum, he should do so only when the remaining un-dealt cards are richer in tens, picture cards, and aces. (I told him to play the double-deck game, watch the cards that were played, and if he didn’t see many of these cards played after the first two or three rounds after the shuffle, then and only then should he consider to modestly increase his bet.) Note: I also summarized for him the pros and cons of learning and using a simple card counting system, but at his age Ed decided for now that he wanted to stick with the basic strategy. I wished Ed a long and healthy life and “good cards” at the blackjack table. He thanked me for the information and said he felt good knowing that his $75,000 bankroll will “probably last me for the rest of my life.” In this group of quads, you will notice that four 2s, 3s and 4s offer a good payout of 400 coins. Even better, add a fifth card kicker of an ace, two, three or four and you are in for a grand 2,000-coin payout. Half a Royal, in fact. Additionally, 4 Aces without the required fifth card still puts you in the money with an 800-coin payout. The table below illustrates the payout for specific winning hands, one-coin return payout and maximum coin return payout. Strategy Tips: Aces with a particular fifth card and as always, a Royal is the goal here. Also, in an aggressive search for four aces, you should utilize the strategy to hold the ace only in plays where you are dealt other high cards (Jacks+) not suited. Otherwise, if dealt a suited ace and face, then you will hold both. The reduced pay of 10 coins for 3-of-a-kind does in turn reduce the overall percentage return for this game; however, I find it is difficult, as I sure you will, to pass up the generous payouts at the top to play this exciting VP version. Good Luck catching Royalty or Royal 4 Aces w/ the right kicker!


Giant Pies, Oh My! Pandemic Plan: Clean, organize entire house. Exercise, lose weight, eat healthy. Reality: Sit in my recliner, binge watch TV, eat cereal with a side of potato chips, take long naps. –Save Me from Myself During October 800 million pumpkins will be harvested. That’s a lot of pumpkin pies, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin everything else. Pumpkin pies did not exist when the colonists first settled in America. Their version involved cutting off the pumpkin tops, removing seeds, and filling the pumpkins with milk, spices, and honey before baking them in hot ashes. The Guinness Book of World Records states the largest pumpkin pie in the U.S.A was baked at the 2010 New Bremen, Ohio, Pumpkinfest. At twenty feet across with 440 sheets of dough crust, it was eventually cut into 3,000 pieces (someone counted them?) that were then eaten by hungry pie lovers. I’ve never cared for pumpkin pie and I hate Trick or Treat night and dressing up in ridiculous costumes. How ironic that Robert and I chose to be married in October, my least favorite month. We wanted to be married on Sweetest Day because we were sweet on each other. We still are and will celebrate 43 years of marriage on October 15th. Where the concept of Sweetest Day came from is unknown, although some say it began in Cleveland in 1921 when

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