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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming EventsDecember 12, 2005

in this issue

Maureen McGovern Monday, DEC 12

Somerset Toys For Tots Meeting Tues DEC 13

Sailing Singles Happy Hour Wed DEC 14

Christmas Holiday Events

ASGA Meeting Thu DEC 14

PWP St Clair Shores Dance FRI DEC 16

Holly Hotel Victorian Dinner Mon Dec 19

White Elephant Party Sun Dec 18

New Years Eve Party Sat Dec 31


Maureen McGovern Monday, DEC 12

The Detroit Concert for a cure Presents Snowtunes a benefit for Broadway Cares/ Equity fights for AIDS on Monday, December 12 at the Stagecrafters Baldwin Theater at 415 S. Lafayette Ave in Royal Oak. at 7:00 PM.

Maureen McGovern will be featured in an evening filled with holiday favorites courtesy of stars from:

  • Little Women: The Musical
  • Menopause The Musical
  • I love you, You're Perfect, Now Change
  • Mama Mia
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Hair
  • and much more

Tickets available for $25 by calling the Stagecrafters box office at 248-541-6430 or online

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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"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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This is a link I hope you follow It describes a beautiful concept.

A real life Blonde Joke!
"You think its easy being a blonde?!?!?!"

Last Saturday night I was on my way to the Sailing Singles Christmas Party at The Dearborn Inn. I was all "gussied up" in a Formal gown and because of the snow I wore my "Mucklucks" to get to the car and carried my dress shoes in a sack.

On the way down to Dearborn, I decided to change into my shoes. When I opened the sack I was horrified to see that there were two shoes of the same color but they did not match. That was bad enough but worse they were both for the left foot. Since the "point of no return" was passed I started looking for a Payless shoe store ( they are located all over the place except when one really needs one) . It was getting close to the time that dinner was to be served so the decision was made to go to the Dearborn Inn and then try to find a shoe store after dinner.

I explained my problem to a lot of people and Ruth Carol was the first to offer her shoes for my use since she had brought dancing shoes but they did not fit. Luckily Carol Ingall had an extra pair of shoes with her, perhaps it is a Lansing custom, and they did fit. I really needed three inch heels to keep my gown from dragging but I was happy to be wearing shoes.

Carol and I spent the night switching shoes and The rest of the evening was just great with dancing to some great music and enjoying the ambience of the Dearborn Inn. So thank you Carol for keeping me from having a Total Blonde Night.

100 Years Ago
THE YEAR 1905 (The car in the picture is a 1905 Ford) This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! What a difference a century makes! Here are some of the U.S. statistics for that Year

  • The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
  • Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
  • There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  • Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.
  • The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
  • The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour. The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and A mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
  • More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home. Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so- called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."
  • Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
  • Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
  • Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason.
  • The five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
    • Pneumonia and influenza
    • Tuberculosis
    • Diarrhea
    • Heart disease
    • Stroke
  • The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
  • The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!
  • Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.
  • There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
  • Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then, the pharmacist said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." (Shocking!)
  • Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
  • There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years. It staggers the mind

-- Chinese Cookie Fortune
"It is much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem." - Malcolm Forbes (1919- 1990)

This from wserversnews:
* Major Jan 5, 2006 Sober Worm Outbreak Expected According to iDefense, a security consulting firm owned by Verisign, on Jan. 5, 2006, there will be a substantial outbreak of the Sober worm. This will come from already infected personal computers (zombies) and from newly infected computers.

If you don't have a personal firewall, get the free Kerio Firewall now. (Link below) It works full-fledged for 30-days and then reverts to Limited Mode, but still does a lot of essential protection. Sunbelt is in the process of acquiring this code, so you can expect support in the new year.

And of course tell all your users that their Anti Virus at the house has to be up-to-date and don't open any attachments, if you don't know what they are. Be especially careful if they come from some one they know! They can download the Keri firewall as well: Down load is here

  • Somerset Toys For Tots Meeting Tues DEC 13
  • Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Troy Elks Club on Tuesday. This is their Annual support the United States Marine Corps Reserve "Toys For Tots" Drive. Bring a wrapped gift for a child and get in half Price. Bring a gift and an appetizer get in free.

    The meeting starts at 8:00 PM with dancing afterward. Many people get there early for the Elk's Club Spaghetti dinner starting as early as 5:00 PM.

    The Elks Club is on the north side of Big Beaver between John R and Rochester Road.

  • Sailing Singles Happy Hour Wed DEC 14
  • Camp Ticonderoga is the site of the December Happy hour for Sailing Singles. This is usually the biggest Happy Hour of the year. Camp Ticonderoga is located on Rochester Road north of Long Lake Road.

    The happy Hour starts as early as 5:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM when many will find table for dinner.

  • Christmas Holiday Events
  • Meadow Brook Theaters Production of Charles Dickens Christmas Carol Performances from now until 24 DEC 2005 Performance Schedule: Please contact the box office at (248) 377-3300 for specific performance information.
    Wednesday @ 2:00 PM and @ 8:00 PM
    Thursday-Friday @ 8:00 PM
    Saturday @ 2:00 PM, @ 6:00 PM, and @ 8:00 PM
    Sunday @ 2:00 PM and @ 6:30 PM
    Theatre Information:
    Meadow Brook Theatre
    Wilson Hall, 2200 North Squirrel Road
    Oakland University
    Rochester, MI 48309-4448

    The Rink at Campus Martius Park (313) 963- 9393
    RINK HOURS: (Please note Rink hours will change January 2)
    Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
    Friday 11am - Midnight
    Saturday 10am - Midnight
    Sunday 12pm - 8pm
    Adults 13 Years to 49 Years $7
    Children 12 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

  • ASGA Meeting Thu DEC 14
  • The American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan Chapter will hold their monthly meeting at Maple Country Club 31260 Wakefield Drive in Novi At 7:00 PM starting with some mingling.

  • PWP St Clair Shores Dance FRI DEC 16
  • Monthly Dance at the Fraser Lions Club Utica Road Fraser, MI located on Utica Rd. south of 15 Mile. from 08:00 PM month pointer = 12

  • Holly Hotel Victorian Dinner Mon Dec 19
  • The 26th Annual Victorian Feast! Monday Nights, Dec. 19! Classical oysters, a perfect consomme and the aroma of the Christmas Goose coming from our ovens! Since 1979, our Victorian Feast tradition continues on two subsequent Monday evenings, December 12 and 19. Reservations. 248/634-5208. The Victorian Feast! AMUSE Oysters Katherine SOUP Veloute of Celery SALAD Red Leaf Salad, Malt Dressing, Stilton, Crispy Onions ENTREE Roast Christmas Goose, Brussels Sprouts, Chestnuts, Goose Reduction DESSERT English Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce, Wassail $39.00 per person. Club Members, $31.00 Regular Dinner Menu Also Available.

    get all the details here
  • White Elephant Party Sun Dec 18
  • Don't buy a gift. Find something that you want to get rid of. Wrap it up. Describe it in glowing but mysterious terms and bring it to Gayle Shields house on Sunday December 18, 2005 along with your own drinks, a dish to pass and $4.00 The party starts at 5:00 PM

    Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy there is a map below

    Here is a map to Gayles House
  • New Years Eve Party Sat Dec 31
  • Gayle Shields will be hosting her annual New Years Eve Party starting at 7:00 PM. Bring a dish to pass. There will be a pastry table so don't bring any pastry. Bring your own drinks and $10 Invite your friends

    Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy there is a link to a map in the previous article.

  • Not Too early

  • Greeting Card with Angel With A Heart

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

  • GrayBay Shopping
  • Progress Report: 12/11/2005 GrayBay has been up and running for about a month. For the first two weeks it was kept under wraps because it was undergoing beta testing. It is now fairly stable. We have accomplished the following: Registered 31 users Implemented 50 some auctions 36 currently running Satisfied membership requirements with BidFind and they have started indexing our auctions on their multi-list site Solicited Art and Gift Shop owners to use our Auction Site for their advertising. Because we are listed with BidFind it has given us a lot of traffic. On December 6, 2005 we had 344 pageviews. That is someone looked at on of the auction items. That same day we had 215 unique visitors to the site. Someone coming back many time is only counted once for the day and those 215 used 109 sessions which are in depth looks at the items. The more we increase traffic the more likely something is going to sell. To all of you people who have registered, please look around your house or office and put something up for auction. It Can't hurt. Just sign in and click. on the "Sell Something " link at the present time there is no cost to register, start an auction, or sell something If you have any questions please send an email To

    The question of what happened to the Computer Seminars has come up and the answer is a that suitable computer laboratory that was affordable has not been found. In the mean time in home instruction is available click here for a quote Find someone in the same boat that you are in and split the costs.

    Go to the auction site.

  • Florida Home on a Canal for rent
  • Newly refurbished home, granite counters and new appliances in kitchen. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath with a dock on a 25 foot deep canal in New Port Richey, Florida.. 45 minutes North of Tampa, and 1 hour 45 minutes to DisneyWorld. Rent is $1500 a month December, January February. See it here