Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events June 12, 2006

in this issue

Monday Night Dancers Mon June 12

Century Dancers Tues June 13

Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUES June 13

Sailing Singles Tues June 13

Selective Singles Social Club WED June 14

Downriver Swing Club Thur June 15

Kirk Singles Wed June 14

Single Place Thu. June 15

American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU June 15

Ragtime June 16-18, 2006

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri June 16

Farmington Hills Ballroom Dance FRI June 16

Selective Singles Social Club THU June 15

Selective Singles Social Club FRI June 16

Royal Oak Clay and Glass show Sat & Sun June 17-18

Sailing Singles SAT June 17

Miracle League of Michigan SAT June 17

Somerset Ski & Golf Club At-Sun June 17-18

All Star Singles SUN June 18


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Letter From Dad

To my Child
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is, Will you be my child? John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32
Love, Your Dad.
Almighty God

'Father's Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications Copyright 1999-2006 www.Fath ersLoveLetter.com' Use the link to hear the music that goes with this text.

Five tips for a woman

1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn't lie to you.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5. It is important that these four men don't know each other.
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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.

I do believe this works

But check it out so it can be used for Father'S Day Cook Outs
Just received this. Don't know if it works or not. Sounds easy and cheap. PESKY MOSQUITOES Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when they're having a cook out. So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes, especially now that they have the potential to carry the West Nile Virus? Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening forum. Put some water in a white dinner plate and add just a few drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate. Check this out -- it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may help control mosquitoes around your home, especially in the South and elsewhere where the West Nile virus is reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans.

Which Mosquito Repellents Work Best?

Which Mosquito Repellents Work Best? To find out which mosquito repellents really keep the skeeters away, the Good Housekeeping Institute and ABC's Good Morning America asked Jonathan Day of the University of Florida's Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, FL, to conduct a test in June 2002. Five courageous testers volunteered to put their arms in a cage filled with 80 bloodthirsty mosquitoes and see how well each of the following four mosquito repellents would keep the insects away.

The products tested were:
Cutter Skinsations with 7% DEET
Deep Woods OFF! with 30% DEET
OFF! Botanicals (a eucalyptus-based repellent with no DEET)
Lentek Mosquito Control Plus, a wristband that emits sounds designed to ward off mosquitoes

The Results
The Cutter Skinsations, Deep Woods OFF! and OFF! Botanicals did an excellent job. The testers had no bites with any of these products. The Deep Woods OFF! lasted over two hours, the OFF! Botanicals repelled the mosquitoes for about two hours and the Cutter Skinsations worked for roughly one hour. The Mosquito Contro Plus wristband was the least effective; testers had between 10 and 20 mosquito landings on their arms per minute as soon as they put their arms in the cage.
Good Housekeeping has three tips to avoid mosquito bites:
The higher the percentage of DEET, the longer the repellent will likely work.
Children should not use repellents with more than 10% DEET.
When outdoors during mosquito season, try to cover your skin as much as possible. Also, mosquitoes tend to be more attracted to dark clothing than to light clothing.
What should we believe?

"Any man can be a Father,
but it takes a special person
to be called Dad."

Dance With My Father
by Luther Vandross

Back when I was a child,
before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and dance
with my mother and me and then
Spin me around 'til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

If I could get another chance,
another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
How I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just
what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would
be gone from me
If I could steal one final glance,
One final step,one final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
'Cause I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again

Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me
I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only
man she loved

I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she's dying
To dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep and
this is all I ever dream


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)
#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
#8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?

Flag Day Wednesday June 14

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.

Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.

In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.

Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Coming up is Ed Grace's party on July 1st at the Shore Club Marina and Gayle Shields' "Wear Red White and Blue on the fourth of July"

  • Monday Night Dancers Mon June 12
  • 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

  • Century Dancers Tues June 13
  • 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

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUES June 13
  • General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting

    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

    This meeting features a golf item re-sale bring in anything you would like to sell,clubs, bags, covers, golf clothes, accessories, etc.

  • Sailing Singles Tues June 13
  • Come join in the fun and great picnic fare catered by the duo of Karen and Roy at the Flying Scot/Sailing Singles Summer Picnic. Tuesday June 13th gather at 4:00-5:00, eat 5:30-7:00, and watch the starts and finishes of the Tuesday Night sail boat races off Windmill Pointe Park in Grosse Pointe Park.
    We will be serving traditional picnic fare: hot dogs and hamburgers grilled to perfection with all the fixings, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, desserts, chips, pop and lemonade, BYOB.
    The cost is $10.00, pay at the welcome table. Please call in a reservation, since a list of names will be at the gate, and we would also appreciate a count so we have enough food.
    . Call Karen McCallister: 313-886-5386 by June 10th.
    Directions from the East: Exit I-94 at Cadieux, turn left, (South) continue on Cadieux until you reach Jefferson. Turn right (West) on Jefferson, drive about 8 blocks to Bedford, it will be the first light. Turn left on Bedford and follow it to the right when it becomes Windmill Pointe Drive. Take Windmill Pointe to the end as it drives straight into the Park.
    Directions from the West: Exit I-94 at Outer Drive/Alter Road. Turn right on Alter (South), continue until you reach Jefferson. Turn Left on Jefferson and then Right on the first street in Grosse Pointe, Barrington. Take Barrington to the end, it ends at the Park.

  • Selective Singles Social Club WED June 14
  • LBBT at Agave's Patio Woodward at CAnfield Detroit, MI Carpooling from Northwood Shopping Center at 13 Mile and Woodward at 5:15 PM. Enjoy authenic Mexican fare and Margaritas outside on the patio at Agave's. from 06:00 PM Contact : Nancy at 248-585-3165 or Lorraine at 248-642-0555

  • Downriver Swing Club Thur June 15
  • Cool West Coast Patterns for social Dancing! Pier 500 507 Biddle Wyandotte, MI from 06:00 PM to Member price $10 Guest Price $10

  • Kirk Singles Wed June 14
  • Join us for the weekly free concerts in beautiful downtown Birmingham. Program changes from week to week. For a pre-concert walk, meet at the statue in the center of Shain Park at 6:00 P.M. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Contact : Carole Johnson,
    Shain Park Downtown Birmingham, MI
    from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Single Place Thu. June 15
  • 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

  • American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU June 15
  • Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails and mingling from 6:00 PM Short meeting at 7:00 PM Mingling continues after meeting.
    Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Drive Novi, MI 248-669-6551 from 06:00 PM

  • Ragtime June 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 June 16
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Holiday Inn, Livonia Laurel Park Dr. N 6 Mile Road at I-275 734-464-1300
    from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am

  • Farmington Hills Ballroom Dance FRI June 16
  • Monthly Lesson and dance DJ: Michael Derscha Dance Instructors: Ron & Linda Hiveley $10 Class including dance Dance only: $8 Fran Bracciale 248 473-1822 Spacious wood dance floor Refreshments 50/50 Raffle

    Farmington Hills Costick Center 28600 Eleven Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 248-473-1830 Between Middlebelt & Inkster, Gate 4, Door B or C from 07:00

  • Selective Singles Social Club THU June 15
  • Weekly breakfast with good friends and good food. All welcome. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934
    Cracker Barrel Roseville, MI S off 13 Mile on Mack from 09:00 AM

  • Selective Singles Social Club FRI June 16
  • Come and enjoy a morning of fun with a lively group of friends If you would like more information please call Peggy at 586-725-3152 or Kathy at 586-716- 1902 Mutt & Jeff's 50870 North Avenue Macomb Township, MI 586-949-3040 Just 1/2 block south of 23 Mile Road on the east side of North Ave. from 09:00 AM to Member price Menu Guest Price Menu

  • Royal Oak Clay and Glass show Sat & Sun June 17-18
  • Royal Oak Clay and Glass show About 140 exhibitors. Show Hours: Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am- 6pm

    Royal Oak , on Washington St. between Fourth & Lincoln.

  • Sailing Singles SAT June 17
  • Drive or Sail to St Clair Harbor, St Clair Mi.

    • 3 PM Tie up, Boat hopping, cocktails on your own
    • 6-8PM Saturday will be Dinner at Voyageur
    • After Dinner Murphy's Inn or St Clair Inn
    • Sunday 8:Am Potluck Breakfast
    • Call Brenda 248-909-0555

  • Miracle League of Michigan SAT June 17
  • Miracle League Game 11:00 AM and 1:00 pm WalMart Field 26000 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI Just south of 11 in the Southfield Municipal Complex behind the volley Ball courts. from 11:00 AM to

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club At-Sun June 17-18
  • Golf Weekend-Sat.-Mon.2 nights lodging, 2 full breakfast, Sat. evening social, 2 full breakfast,Sunday dinner. Sat. is optional. Sun.18 holes at Gull Lake E.Course,Mon. 18 holes at Gull Lake W.Course. Contact : Ed Potts 248-879

    Gull Lake View Golf Course 12500 M-89 Richland, MI W of Battle Creek - 89 exit off of 96 at Battle Creek. Call for Bev or Ed for directions.

  • All Star Singles SUN June 18
  • 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 service drive between Van Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM to

  • 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

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