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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events May 22, 2006

in this issue

Monday Night Dancers Mon May 22

Zumba's Funraiser Tue May 23 and Wed May 24

Century Dancers Tues May 23

A1 Singles Wed. May 24

Sailing Singles WED May 24

Single Place Thu.May 25

PWP- Rochester THURS May 25

Ragtime May 26-28, June 1-4, 8-11, 16-18, 2006

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri May 26

All Star Singles FRI May 26

Bethany East SAT May 27

Sailing Singles SAT May 27

Sailing Singles SUN May 28

Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN May 28

All Star Singles SUN May 28

Somerset Ski & Golf Club MON May 29


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"No love of the natural heart is safe unless the human heart has been satisfied by God first"

Oswald Chambers

"A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds back."

Proverbs 29-11

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When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Dear Friends.
I just wanted to encourage you this rainy spring day.

We get so caught up in the Rat Race of daily activities and seldom stop to smell the roses ( or even give roses) and to see and count our blessings.

Take a few moments to be blessed, so you can also pass on a blessing to your family,friends, loved ones and even your enemies.


The Lord says; For I know the plans I have for you--- they are plans for good and not disaster( or evil) to give you a future and a hope/ Jeremiah 29:11

So call someone you haven't talked to in a long while- -Call an "enemy" or someone you've been angry with or has been angry with you. Call a family member and tell them you love them. Call your children and tell them how much they mean to you. Encourage someone and you'll be encouragfed. Share the movie below
Sorry if uou think this is too sappy!


Now watch this movie

My neighbor Colette is in a Cancer Walk in June and would like your help. See the following emails and take out the coupon for Zumba's. They are having a fundraiser for her team on May23 & 23th and she would appreciate your help.Zumba's is donating 20% of their profit to the team.Must have coupon to participate.Who doesn't love Zumba's and ,of course, Colette and her group. Pass the word and coupon on tho someone you might know that would want to participate in this undertaking.

Keep those letters coming

The term "Shocking Pictures" used in the series of photos (see above) lost some of its meaning because all the photos are not being presented at one time. The commercial press believes in the phrase "if it bleeds, it leads". Certainly The news from Iraq is terrible, but there are some good things happening there and that's what the pictures we've been running are about-The heart warming, caring stuff.

Baking Soda

1. Sprinkle directly on coffee or tea stains in cups and mugs, rub gently with sponge or washcloth and rinse. Stains are gone!
2. Add a small handful to dish water, it softens hands and makes dishes squeaky clean.!
3. Put about 1/4 cup in laundry. It helps soften and boosts cleaning power.!
4. Use baking soda to clean my stove and tile behind it. It does a great job on grease!!!
5. Use it to relieve the itch from poison ivy by making a paste with water and spreading it on the affected area and letting it dry. This also promotes healing by drawing out the poison.!
6. Kills Fleas! Mix equal parts of table salt and baking soda together and sprinkle over the carpets. Instruct several children (or volunteers) to run all around on the carpets until the soda and salt is no longer visable. let set overnight. Vacuum carpets carefully, going over it more than once. All adult fleas should be dead or too thirsty to breed. Fleas go through at least one life cycle in which they are impervious to nuclear devices, so you will need to salt and soda your carpets two more times to kill all the fleas and potential fleas. Dusting your dog with baking soda several hours before a bath will kill a lot of fleas and a lot of odor. But be sure to wash or rinse the baking soda off the dog or the dog could be at some risk of skin trouble. Caution! Do not try this on a rainy day! You will wake up to wet carpets as the salt pulls the moisture out of the air. If you live in a damp climate, sprinkle soda and salt in the morning. Vacuum 3 - 5 hours later.!
7. It's used widely in B and C rated fire extinguishers and is an excellent grease fire stopper. It will mix with the grease to cause it not to combust further and put the fire out quickly.!
8. A small amounts of baking soda used with SUPER GLUE works as a filler for cracks, and makes for an excellent bond with balsa as well as many porcelain BUT ... glue the pieces together, then apply the dusting of baking soda, and then apply the glue to smooth things out.!
9. Add a little baking soda to my facial cleanser instead of using facial scrubs. The little grains are round and tiny, so are very gentle. It's wonderful !!
10. In your hand, mix hair shampoo with a small amount of baking soda. Shampooing with this mixture easily removes old and heavy hair spray/spritz, etc., residue. er: If you mix baking soda and shampoo in your hand once a week it will not only remove all hair spray, styling gels, and other products;it will remove impurities from the water and actually lighten your hair.!
11. Put some in your dishwasher to help eliminate streaks and spots from the extremely hard water.!
12. Some on a damp cloth removes dust from the plastic parts of my electronic equipment.!
13. Its excellent for cleaning shower curtains - in or out of the washing machine.!
14. Sprinkle some on the mattress before making the bed - removes all odors!!
15. Sprinkle on the pages of books that have become damp. Will remove mildew if rubbed gently and left in the sun for a while. Brush off or 'fan' the pages of the book in a light breeze.!
16. Cleans tea stains from plastic glassware.

Round The World Sailing Race

The round the world sailboat race started in Sept. 2005, they are now in leg 7 of the race on the way to Portsmouth, England, may already by there. You can go the the website VOLVO OCEAN RACE, and follow an up to the minute race via e-mails from the ships and everything else one who want to know about it. Formally called the Whitebread Race.

Thanks to Marleen

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms.Michael and when she returned to France, made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children's League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help. Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their "Buddy" Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans. In 1948 the US Post Office honored Ms Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it. Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

There are a few notable exceptions. Since the late 50's on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day. More recently, beginning in 1998, on the Saturday before the observed day for Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye's Heights (the Luminaria Program). And in 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.

But what may be needed to return the solemn, and even sacred, spirit back to Memorial Day is for a return to its traditional day of observance. Many feel that when Congress made the day into a three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971, it made it all the easier for people to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day. As the VFW stated in its 2002 Memorial Day address: "Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public's nonchalant observance of Memorial Day."

On January 19, 1999 Senator Inouye introduced bill S 189 to the Senate which proposes to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th instead of "the last Monday in May". On April 19, 1999 Representative Gibbons introduced the bill to the House (H.R. 1474). The bills were referred the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Government Reform.

Volunteers Needed

Crawford Armstrong Handicapped Association FUN DAY IN THE SUN PICNIC SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH 8:30am -3pm at Detroit Yacht Club
Skippers call Suzanna 248-585-1854
Volunteers call Mary 586-939-3993 Pat 313-886-1834

Miracle League Starts Season

The Miracle League of Michigan started their season with an opening Day Ceromony at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 20 folowed by two games. More information will be coming in future issues. You can vist their web site here.

  • Monday Night Dancers Mon May 22
  • Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30 PM, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 PM. Dance party 7:30-10:30 PM. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5.00, Dance party 6.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Polka. 313-295- 1134.

    Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall, 23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price $5.00

  • Zumba's Funraiser Tue May 23 and Wed May 24
  • Colette is in a Cancer Walk in June and would like your help. See the following emails and take out the coupon for Zumba's. They are having a fundraiser for her team on May23 & 23th and she would appreciate your help.Zumba's is donating 20% of their profit to the team.Must have coupon to participate.Who doesn't love Zumba's and ,of course, Colette and her group. Pass the word and coupon on tho someone you might know that would want to participate in this undertaking.

    Collete is walking in the Relay for Life of Troy on June 3-4. Zumba Mexican Grille has agreed to do a fundraiser on behalf of her team.

    Please mark your calendar now for May 23 and/or May 24 and plan on having lunch or dinner at Zumba and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the American Cancer Society on behalf of our team.

    JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER Relay For Life of Troy-Team Fundraiser Tuesday, May 23 & Wednesday, May 24, 2006

    On Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2006 from 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. Zumba patrons presenting the attached coupon will be assisting in the fight against cancer.

    Team Atlas of the Relay For Life of Troy encourages you and your family to have lunch or dinner May 23 or May 24 and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life of Troy June 3-4, 2006 - 10 am - 10 am Smith Middle School, 5835 Donaldson Drive, Troy MI 48085

    Relay For Life(r) is a fun-filled overnight event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The goal is to keep at least one team member on the track at all times, for 24 hours. So.....what are YOU doing June 3 - 4? Care to join me walking? Our team page is at http://www.acsevents.org/faf/r.asp? =12&i=133420&g=1239682 and as always, the more the merrier! Sign up to walk today (strollers and wheelchairs welcome!) Care to stop by and visit? Check out the event website at http://www.acsevents.org/faf/r.asp?t=3&i=133420 for more details on stopping by. It is a VERY family- friendly, with music and events throughout the day & night. Care to make a donation? Obviously this is the object, but any support (financial or otherwise) is appreciated. Visit my personal page at http://www.acsevents.org/relay/mi/troy/colette032

    Relay for Life of Troy
  • Century Dancers Tues May 23
  • Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby)

    American-Polish Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish- American Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00 Reserve by 2006-02-21

  • A1 Singles Wed. May 24
  • Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI . Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road Dance lessons 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dance party 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM $7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487

  • Sailing Singles WED May 24
  • Happy Hour TGI Friday's Happy Hour runs from 4-7 PM There is a nice round Bar

    TGI Fridays in The Drury Inn , Big Beaver at I-75 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM cash bar and menu

  • Single Place Thu.May 25
  • Thursday Night Program which will begin with a Social Time from 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM, then the program from 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM

    The meeting will take place at the First Presbyterian Church 200 East Main Street Northville, MI 48167 248-349-0911

    The price is $5.00

  • PWP- Rochester THURS May 25
  • Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.

    Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois Starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $7

  • Ragtime May 26-28, June 1-4, 8-11, 16-18, 2006
  • The Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430

    Ragtime May 26-28, June 1-4, 8-11, 16-18, 2006 Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM

    Ragtime paints a nostalgic portrait of life at the dawn of 20th century. This new musical intertwines the lives of three New York families with historical figures including Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, and Booker T. Washington in a weaving of fact and fiction. With a score as diverse as America's melting pot, the show draws upon traditional Jewish folk sounds, Vaudevillian compositions, and Joplin and Jazz to capture the soul and sentiment of this turning point in our history.

  • Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri May 26
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    club Venetion Banquet Center 29310 John R North of 12 mile. for directions only 248-399-6788 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am

  • All Star Singles FRI May 26
  • Dance parties every Friday - Must be 21 & over. Price is $10.00 BEFORE 8:30pm, or $12.00 AFTER 8:30pm

    Sterling Chateau Hall (Holy Ghost Church) 38500 Ryan Rd Sterling Heights, MI (Between 16 & 17 Mile), East side of Street, White Bldg. from 08:00 PM to 12:00 PM Member price Guest Price

  • Bethany East SAT May 27
  • Monthly Dance at Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights from 08:00 PM to Member price $10.00 Guest Price $10.00

  • Sailing Singles SAT May 27
  • Memorial Day Rendezvous Part 1. Drive or Sail to Edison Boat Club, 3 pm tie up, boat hopping, cocktails on your own, 6-8 pm Buffet Dinner in the Club, Dancing at Sindbad's after Dinner Free Docking and Parking at Edison

    Edison Buffet: Baked Chicken, Fish, Pasta, Vegetable, Potato, Full Salad Bar, Dessert

    Edison Boat Club , At the foot of Lycaste Full details here from 03:00 PM to 12:00 AM

  • Sailing Singles SUN May 28
  • Memorial Day Rendezvous Part 2.
    8 am shared Breakfast on the docks, Drive or Sail to Metro Beach, 1 pm pot luck lunch, at shelter at Metro Beach, bring a quality dish to pass and table service for you and your group Contact : . from 7:00 PM to

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN May 28
  • Call Beverly 3 days days prior to golf and leave name and number. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a drawing. Call to cancel. Course is challenging. (See golf schedule) Contact : Bev Essary at 586-573-5171

    Heather Hills Golf Course , Van Dyke to 37 Mile, stay left to end, right on Fisher to McKail. from 11:00 AM Member price $42.00 Guest Price $42.00

  • All Star Singles SUN May 28
  • Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm. $7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564

    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 Member price Guest Price

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club MON May 29
  • Call Beverly 3 days days prior to golf and leave name and number. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a drawing. Call to cancel. Course is friendly. (See golf schedule) Contact : Bev Essary at 586-573-5171

    Marysville Golf Course , I94 to exit 266, turn right to Michigan, turn right to end. from 11:00 AM Member price $37.00 Guest Price $37.00

  • GrayBay Shopping and Selling
  • More courses offered by Gray and White Computing and Global Information Technology.

    Check out the Course Catalogue

    The first 100 registered users will never have to pay any fees so register before it is too late. We now have 55 registered users. Due to our affiliation with BidFind we are getting a lot of viewers.

    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.

    One can use GrayBay to simply list something for sale or rent by just setting the starting price to the desired amount.

    GrayBay has a new Vacation Site for rent and you can see it here ROOMS WITH A VIEW: Duplex in quaint and historical Harbor Springs, Michigan.

    Upstairs: 2 bedroom 2 bathroom plus loft overlooking park with public beach. King bedroom and bath, built- in Captain's Bed (double), plus loft with two twins. All amenities.

    Downstairs: 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms plus queen sleep sofa in living area. Queen brass bed with wicker bedroom and bath; Two twins in second bedroom bath on opposite side of the living area. Laundry room off kitchen. Large deck with grill overlooks park. All amenities.

    Each unit can accommodate up to six people. The whole house can accommodate up to twelve people.

    Each unit rents for $1300/week in the summer.

    Auction Site Here

  • Original Watercolor by Peggy Jo
  • Peggy Jo has a print of one of her original watercolors on the GrayBay auction site.

    See it here

  • The Barque Picton Castle
  • The Barque Picton Castle, famous for her year-long voyages around the world as a sail training vessel, will visit the Great Lakes this summer as part of the ASTA 2006 Tall Ships Challenge This is an excellent opportunity for young men and women age 15+ to experience being a sail trainee on a Class "A" square rigged ship. We hope this opportunity will excite some of your young people.

    The Poster is here

    editor@peggyjostudio.net peggyjo@peggyjostudio.net