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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming EventsOctober 17, 2005

in this issue

Guys and Dolls Party Fri Oct 21

The Basket Case

Big Dance comes off Big

Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter at the DIA until February

Century Dancers TUE October 18

Rochester PWP at Rivercrest Thurs Oct 20

Sailing Singles THU October 20

American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU October 20

PWP St. Clair Shores FRI October 21

Bethany East SAT October 22

Lee’s Double Nickel Birthday Bash Sun Oct 23


Guys and Dolls Party Fri Oct 21

Gayle Shields invites all to come to a Guys and Dolls Theme Party The party will start at 7:30. Dress as a Guy or Doll (optional). Some of the men will be wearing their Tuxedos and the ladies will dress in dance hall costumes or "30's" and "40's" attire. The party is base on the Musical "Guy and Dolls" and everyone is invited to use their imagination on how to dress.

Gayle's House is at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy, Michigan. Click on the link below to get a map. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverages, (no red wine), and $5.00 .Leave no friend behind.

Keep checking the new Somerset Slide Show , Sailing Singles Slide Show , and Peggy Jo's Slide Show photos will be added from time to time.

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Proverbs 29-11

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"Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one that is really faithful"

Proverbs 20:6

Sailing Singles "Family" you were awesome the way you supported Karin Weber and her family

Peggy Jo

  • The Basket Case
  • Sometimes it seems that some of us never grow up!Like the time I decided to do the reverse of trick-or-treating by leaving anonymous baskets filled with chocolate, pop corn. wine, water, funny toys. etc., on the porches of friends. I'd ring the doorbell, then run like the dickens so they wouldn't see me. The fun was in seeing their faces from my hiding place as they opened the door to behold a basket with blinking lights and lots of goodies. That was the trick and they got the treat, too.

    Well, one time I did this for "Jack". A friend and I drove in my "getaway car" to his house late one rainy night. I placed the basket with the lights blinking away on the porch and rang the bell. As I turned to run, I suddenly realized there was no place to hide! I had to quickly scurry around the side of the house, but then I couldn't see if Jack ever came to the door. All at once, I became conscious of how much noise I was making, rustling around in the middle of the night in a strange neighborhood. I was sure there were a thousand eyes watching me.

    By this time. my adrenaline was raging and my friend and I became hysterical when I got back to the car. Now I was concerned that Jack hadn't heard the doorbell. This time I sent my partner-in-crime to see if she could tell if the basket had been taken in. She came back, reporting that it looked like the basket was still there!

    I abruptly realized that it could sit there all night and the next day if Jack didn't go out that door when he left his house in the morning. We couldn't move it to the driveway because he might run over it accidentally. So we decided we'd go to a nearby convenience store for supplies to make some kind of sign to alert him that something was at the door. By this time we were laughing so hard we were wetting our pants and the people in the store probably thought we were crazy. The way we were stumbling up and down the aisles looking for just the right items must have caused the proprietor to question our intentions. As I paid for the items, I laughingly tried to explain what we were up to, but it went over like a lead balloon.

    Back in the car, I asked my friend to make the sign because I was afraid Jack might recognize my handwriting. As I went over what she wrote, I again became hysterical: I screeched: "Oh, no! Your handwriting looks just like mine!" By this time we were really losing it and we just wanted to get the heck out of there.

    But first we had the job to finish. I pulled up to the house with my lights off and ran to put up the sign with balloons and streamers by the garage. Hurrying back to the car, I tried to sneak a peek at the porch to see if the basket was still there, but it was too dark (Had the blinking lights burned out? Had Jack taken the basket in?). Just then the bleak, rainy night was lit up with flashing red and blue lights!

    Two un-amused uniformed policemen got out of their patrol car and started to come up to us, one on each side. I quickly got out of the car to ask them to please turn off their lights, we were trying to be inconspicuous! At least they hadn't used their siren. The gigantic officer on my side - who appeared, in the dark. to be at least 7 feet tall and 300 pounds - told me, with a voice so deep it sounded like it was coming from the bottom of a well, "Get back in your car!" Meekly, I got. While this dude continued walking up to the car, I started talking to the other officer who had his head in the door on the other side questioning my friend. "___ B-b-but Officer, we were just doing a nice thing - a little surprise for a friend ___"

    The big guy came up to my side almost shouting: "Your lights are off, you're on the wrong side of the street, and you're sneaking around. You could have gotten yourselves shot." He was huge and mean and if it hadn't been for his kind partner. I think we probably would have ended up in handcuffs. But the officers finally let us go and we duffied out of there without even checking to see if Jack had noticed all the excitement outside.

    It took a long time for Jack to figure out that I was the one who had left the basket. I kept denying it, but, of course, I had my fingers crossed behind my back the whole time. Eventually, he got around to sharing some of the treats with me, so I guess that - all in all - the adventure was worth it. Somehow, though, the tables had gotten turned around. Jack probably had a fine forty winks in his comfy bed while I was out dodging a possible night in the pokey.

    Well, I guess a little excitement was what I had been looking for and I sure got that!!

    Peggy jo




  • Big Dance comes off Big
  • In the photo from L-R) Peggy Jo, Sharon Nelson and Suzy Brecht.
    Sharon Nelson and The Michigan Swing Dance Association had an estimated 600 dancers in three ballrooms in the Masonic for their Big Dance this past weekend. Suzy Brecht of "Ryhtm and Shoes" emceed the many demonstrations and contests. There were many opportunities for people without partners to dance during the mixers.

  • Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter at the DIA until February
  • From the DIA WEBSITE: The DIA is the only U.S. venue for a stunning exhibition that brings two great artists together for the first time in America. Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter features over 130 masterworks by these two leading sculptors, considered artistic geniuses in their own time, and also emphasizes the fascinating personal and artistic relationships between them, represented with more than 50 related letters and photographs. Claudel met Rodin in 1882 when she was barely 18 and he was 42. He recognized her talent and hired her to help with his two major commissions: The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais. She worked with him for over 10 years during which their relationship intensified, and the works from this period are eloquent testimony of their love and passion: Rodin’s Éternel printemps, I Am Beautiful; and Claudel’s Sakountala and The Waltz. Other masterpieces include: Claudel’s Bust of Auguste Rodin, Clotho, and The Age of Maturity; Rodin’s Bust of Camille Claudel, Galatea, and his life- size St. John the Baptist, and his monumental Balzac.

    More information here
  • Century Dancers TUE October 18
  • Live Band Ballroom Dancing

    Polish-American 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 from 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00

  • Rochester PWP at Rivercrest Thurs Oct 20
  • Weekly Dance with their very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests. Rivercrest Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois from 08:00 PM to Member price $4.00 Guest Price $7.00

  • Sailing Singles THU October 20
  • October Happy Hour Music starts at 7:00 pm Masters Restaurant 1775 E. 13 Mile Madison Heights, MI West of Dequindre from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Cash Bar.

  • American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU October 20
  • Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails/Mingling 6p-7p Meeting 7pm (Mingling afterwards)Click here for details Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Dr Novi, Mi 48377 from 07:00 PM

  • PWP St. Clair Shores FRI October 21
  • Monthly Dance Fraser Lions Club Utica Road Fraser, MI located on Utica Rd. south of 15 Mile. from 08:00 PM

  • Bethany East SAT October 22
  • Monthly Dance Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights from 08:00 PM Member price $10.00 Guest Price $10.00

  • Lee’s Double Nickel Birthday Bash Sun Oct 23
  • Lee’s Double Nickel Birthday Bash
    Host: John McLaughlin & Lee Rossano (Banjo Lee)
    Where: American Legion Hall

    2079 12 Mile Rd. Berkley, MI
    W. of Woodward
    E. of Coolidge

    When: Sunday Oct. 23, 2005 6-11pm

    Doors open at 5:30
    6:00-7:00 pm Pot luck Dinner
    7:00-7:45 pm live music by Jambalaya
    8:00-11:00-Dancing and a D.J., Brent Burleson

    What to Bring: A dish to pass, drink of choice and dancing shoes. Beer on tap will be provided.
    No presents please your presence is enough!
    RSVP to or 248-652-9349

    Three years ago we were celebratiing the marriage of Sailing Singles' Past Commodore John McLaugline and Lee Rossano and now we are invited to Lee's 55 Birthday Party.

  • Not Too early

  • Greeting Card with Angel With A Heart

    Our price: $20.00
    50 in Stock
    more info ...

  • "Living Life to the Fullest With Oriental Rugs in October"
  • "Living Life to the Fullest" with Fine Oriental Rugs, Guest Robert Zahloute, Host Lynette Mitan is showing on Channel 52 & Channel 18 Wide Open West on: Wednesday 5:30 AM.........catch the early birds! Thursday 4:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM

    Lynette says "This show will entertain, educate, and tickle your palate to learn more as we continue our journey. This is one of 12 shows to air with Living Life to the Fullest. Join us and understand we are here as a patchwork of society.

  • Walking in Liberty Cable Program Schedule
  • "A Spiritual Walk for Women"

    Auburn Hills, Berkley, Clawson, Femdale, Huntington Woods, Oakland Twp.. Pleasant Ridge, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy and Madison Heights on WOW only
    Channel(s): Comcast Ch.52 & Wide Open West Ch. 18
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 7:00 p.m.
    Public Access Organization: Community Media Network of Troy Web Address:

    Bloomfield Township & Bloomfield Hills
    Channel(s): Comcast Ch. 15
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 3:00 p.m.
    Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Beverly Hills & Franklin

    Channel(s): Comcast Ch. 18
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 6:30 p.m.
    Public Access Organization: Bloomfield Community Television Web Address: (go to services, go to cable & go to schedule)

    Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Hamtramck, Hazel Park, Madison Hts. Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield
    Channel(s): Comcast Ch. 18
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 5:30 p.m.
    Public Access Organization: Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. .

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