Remember!! Valentines Day is
coming next Week
George Carlin's Views on Aging Do you realize that
the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when
we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so
excited about aging that you think in fractions.
old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six
and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you
back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13,
but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your
life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony .
. . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30.
Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He
TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're
Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40.
Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you
know it, you REACH 50
and your dreams are gone. But
wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE
it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT
70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80s and every day is a complete
cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it
doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I
Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you
make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and
a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1. Throw out nonessential numbers.
This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry
about them. That is why you pay "them "
2. Keep only
cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,
whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the
devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often,
long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person,
who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while
you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you
love, whether it's family, pets,keepsakes, music, plants,
hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is
unstable,improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get
9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the
mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to
where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that
you love them, at every opportunity.
REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we
take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Sailing Singles Flying Scot Program On TrackWant to learn to sail? For several
years, Sailing Singles has been offering on-the-water sailing
classes using 19-ft Flying Scots boats. Many people have found
this an effective way to learn the principles of sailing and
develop skills that enable them to be competent crew on larger
boats. Sailing Singles is planning to offer these classes
again in 2006, but with some changes. The Flying Scots
committee is working out the details. Prospective students
should contact Onita Fitz (248-852-9698) to register their
interest and await further announcements.
Monday Night Dancers MON February
Singles&Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30-
6:30pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 pm. Dance party 7:30-10:30 pm.
No dance partner needed. Lessons $4.00, Dance party 5.00.
Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox
O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to
10:00 PM Price $5.00
Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Feb
The Thunderbird Ski / Snowboard Instructors offer Ski and
Snowboard lessons at Mt. Brighton on Monday's starting at 6:00
P.M.:, January 8th through March, weather permitting.
Discounted lift tickets for the evening and equipment rental
is available on site. The instructor's host social gathering
during the instructional season, so checkout the Thunderbird
Ski Club's "Towline" for details, which are available at the
club's meetings or visit their website. Mt. Brighton Ski Area
, from 06:00 PM
GM Ski Club at Pine Knob Tue Feb
Discount lift tickets will be available for those with
a GM Ski Club Membership Card. Discount tickets will be
available in the restaurant (not at the normal box office
This event will be in conjunction with the
MDSC monthly council meeting. This means that members from
other MDSC clubs will also be there. This will be a great
event for skiing and socializing with other skiers in the
area. Discount lift tickets will be available for those with a
GMSki Club Membership Card. Discount tickets will be available
in the restaurant (not at the normal box office window).
Contact Les Skrzycki (248) 693-1794 or email:
Starting at 06:30 PM Member
price Menu/Bar Guest Price Menu/Bar Reserve by
Sailing Singles TUE January 31|
Sailing sSingles will conduct their Dinner of the Month
at Peabody's Restaurant Birmingham, MI Starting at 6:30
Contact Bonnie Miller 313-538-7222
A1 Singles WED February 08|
Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm $6.00 Dance party 8:00pm -
11:00pm $6.00 Both for $10.00 Contact : Andy or Bob
Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd.
Sterling heights, MI Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16
and 17 Mile Road from 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Gary Jobson At Bayview Wed Feb
In the America’s Cup and
sailing, no voice is better known that of Gary Jobson. A
champion sailor and Cup-winning tactician, Gary is better
known world- wide as the warmly admired television commentator
for six Cup matches carried by ESPN, beginning in 1987 at
Perth. In his commentaries, he meets the demands both of
racing sailors and of landlubbers alike, giving sailors an
insightful (and often controversial) view of what is happening
on the race course while at the same time conveying the
excitement and romance of the sport.
Gary caught the
America’s Cup bug as a boy when he became mesmerized by two
photographs of J Class Cup boats that were on display at his
yacht club in Beachwood New Jersey. After college (where he
was twice named College Sailor of the Year), he coached
sailing at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Naval
Academy. He was tactician for Ted Turner on Courageous during
the team's successful defense of the Cup in 1977 and also
during the 1980 defender trials. In 1983, he was founder and
tactician of the Courageous/Defender syndicate.
became ESPN's sailing commentator in 1985. While covering the
Cup and producing as many as 30 shows a year, he also has
covered Olympic sailing for NBC, winning an Emmy Award for his
work in Korea in 1988. He will again be covering sailing at
the Athens Games in 2004. Author of 13 books on sailing, Gary
is Editor-at-Large of Sailing World and Cruising World
magazines. Over the past 25 years Jobson has delivered over
1,900 lectures around the world.
In 1999 the United
States Sailing Association awarded Gary its most prestigious
award, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, for his
contributions to the sport of sailing. Here, we can give him
our most prestigious award for his invaluable contribution to
the America’s Cup.
This seminarr will be held at Bayview Yacht Club 100
Clairpointe, Detroit , Mi 48215. there phone number is
Windsor Ski Club THU February
Windsor Ski Club Meeting Royal Canadian Legion 5645
Wyandotte East Windsor from 7:00 PM to
Sailing Singles FRI February
General Meeting. Meet for dinner at the Elks Club any time
after 5:00 PM. Meeting 8:00 pm doors open at 7:30. Dancing to
a DJ after the meeting.
Troy-Clawson Elks Club 1451
East Big Beaver Troy, MI North side of Big Beaver between
Rochester Road and John R
Starting at 08:00 PM
Member price $5 Guest Price $8
Father Bingo Fri February
Father Bingo, a musical comedy makes its World Premiere
with a limited engagement of four performances at Detroit' s
Music Hall Center. Set to an original score performed by a
live orchestra. Contact : Christine:248-981-7003
MEN WHO CHANGED BROADWAY Starting Fri Feb
MEN WHO CHANGED BROADWAY Showtimes 8:00 PM
Stephen Sondheim Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
Featuring: Maxwell Bolton, Tony Camiletti, Debbi Dworkin,
Sandi Glover, Mark Hammell, Rae McIntosh
Theater (Blue Room Cabaret) 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI
GM Ski Club FRI February 10|
Dive Of The Month - 6:30 For more information, Call Les
(248) 693-1794 Featuring "The Most Beers On Tap Anywhere In
The World". For More Information, see their website
Dragonmead Microbrewery 14600 E. Eleven Mile Rd
Warren, MI (586) 776-9428.
from 06:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Single Professionals Fri February 10|
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres
(8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes)
Sheraton Hotel Novi 21111 Haggerty Rd.
North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only 248-349-4000 from 8:00
pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00
South SAT February 11|
Singles Dance at the Taylor Activity Center , Starting at
08:00 PM Price $10
Singles SUN February 12|
Sunday Brunch. Extensive buffet order what you want pay
your own check. No reservations needed.
37400 E. Jefferson Harrison Township, MI Metropolitan Parkway
to the end. Turn right on to Jefferson Gino's is on the left
about 1 1/2 miles from 12:30 PM
Singles SUN February 12|
Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. $6.00 Dance party 5:00pm -
8:00pm. $6.00 Both for only $10.00 Contact : Andy or Bob
Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11
Mile Rd. Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 sevice
drive between Van Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Reserve by 2006-02-12
and Junior League of Birmingham Wed Feb 15|
Suite Dreams and Junior League of Birmingham. Suite Dreams
aims to help families with children that have terminal
diseases and improve their quality of life. Junior League of
Birmingham, Michigan, Inc. (JLB) is an organization of women
committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential
of women, and improving the community through effective action
and leadership of trained volunteers.
This project is
an Xtreme Home Make-over for a family that the mother has MS
and one of their daughters has Cystic Fibrosis. The father has
been overwhelmed for a long time trying not only to work full
time, but also care for his two daughters and ill wife.
We are anticipating beginning the project the week of
February 6. It may change slightly a day or two.
project will have 3 phases: -Clearing the house out: removing
all contents of the house, tear down wall paper, rip up carpet
etc. -Prep house: electrical work, plumbing, heating &
cooling, lay flooring/carpet, paint etc -Install: place
furniture, accessories and decor
How to get involved:
-Volunteer your time working at the house: tearing down wall
paper, ripping up carpet, cleaning & organizing,
assembling furniture, painting, running errands to pick up
-Shop Purchase an item: the family has
registered at Target. Any item can be purchased at Target
store or online at www.target.com all items are necessities
for the kitchen, bathrooms and bedding essentials. When trying
to access the registry you will need the following:
Name: SUITE DREAMS
Bride's last Name: TROY PROJECT
Date: FEBRUARY 15
-Solicit In Kind
Donations: We will be getting a list of items or professional
services that we need to find at a discounted rate or donated.
If you know somebody who could help or you're willing to
solicit businesses for the items or services. A few examples
are Dumpsters/ removal service, appliances, electronics,
lumber, toilets, furniture, bedding essentials, lamps,
electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc.
can be directed to:
Kim Zimmerman 248-705-2308
& Golf Club TUE February 14|
General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing
to a DJ after the Meeting. Wear something Red-It's Valentines
Day. Troy Elks Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI at between
Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.
from 7:30 PM to Member price $4 Guest Price $6 Reserve by
TUE February 14|
Kirk Singles Forum presentation on the "Language of Love"
Social hour preceeds and follows the talk. Stan Freville (248)
Kirk in the Hills Church 1340 West Long Lake
Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 07:00 PM
Martius Park in the Winter|
The Rink at Campus Martius Park (313) 963-9393 RINK HOURS:
(Please note Rink hours will change January 2)
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - Midnight
10am - Midnight
Sunday 12pm - 8pm
Adults 13 Years to 49 Years $7
Years and younger $6
Seniors 50 Years and Older $6
Skate Rental $3
Shoe Check available for people with
their own skates $2
Skate Sharpening $5
Shopping and Selling|
The first 100 registered users will never have to
pay any fees so register before it is too late. We now
have 48 registered users and 60 auctions. Due to our
affiliation with BidFind we are getting a lot of
This is a great training site to learn
about online auctions. Register and try selling
something. Clean out the garage or basement. If you have
any problems contact the webmaster via email.
Basic Computer Class Has a few openings for
this class. Look for an announcement soon for the next
class possibly in March on a different day of the week.
Auction Site Here
Jean Bazela has a Stingray for sale on GrayBay. See