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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events December 19, 2005

in this issue

Christmas and Chanukah on the same date this year.

Kirk Singles Kris Kringle Mingle Tues DEC 20

Winter Solstice Party Wed Dec 21, 2005

Christmas Holiday Events

Office Christmas Party Thu Dec 22

Holly Hotel Victorian Dinner Mon Dec 19

New Years Eve Party Sat Dec 31


Christmas and Chanukah on the same date this year.

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days This year it starts at Sundown on December 25 and ends on January 2. Informatio n on Chanukah is here

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.

Back Issues

Past issues of the Peggy Jo studio are here.

"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

This newsletter is sent out each Monday morning and covers events of interest to active people . It attempts to publicize worthwhile events that do not receive adequate media attention.


This is our Christmas issue and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Chanukah.

Peggy Jo

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He Never Missed a Game Bob Richards, the former pole-vault champion, shares a moving story about a skinny young boy who loved football with all his heart. Practice after practice, he eagerly gave everything he had. But being half the size of the other boys, he got absolutely nowhere. At all the games, this hopeful athlete sat on the bench and hardly ever played.

This teenager lived alone with his father, and the two of them had a very special relationship. Even though the son was always on the bench, his father was always in the stands cheering. He never missed a game. This young man was still the smallest of the class when he entered high school. But his father continued to encourage him but also made it very clear that he did not have to play football if he didn't want to.

But the young man loved football and decided to hang in there He was determined to try his best at every practice, and perhaps he'd get to play when he became a senior. All through high school he never missed a practice nor a game but remained a bench-warmer all four years. His faithful father was always in the stands, always with words of encouragement for him. When the young man went to college, he decided to try out for the football team as a "walk-on." Everyone was sure he could never make the cut, but he did.

The coach admitted that he kept him on the roster because he always puts his heart and soul to every practice, and at the same time, provided the other members with the spirit and hustle they badly needed.

The news that he had survived the cut thrilled him so much that he rushed to the nearest phone and called his father. His father shared his excitement and was sent season tickets for all the college games. This persistent young athlete never missed practice during his four years at college, but he never got to play in a game.

It was the end of his senior football season, and as he trotted onto the practice field shortly before the big playoff game, the coach met him with a telegram. The young man read the telegram and he became deathly silent. Swallowing hard, he mumbled to the coach, "My father died this morning. Is it all right if I miss practice today?" The coach put his arm gently around his shoulder and said, "Take the rest of the week off, son. And don't even plan to come back to the game on Saturday."

Saturday arrived, and the game was not going well. In the third quarter, when the team was ten points behind, a silent young man quietly slipped into the empty locker room and put on his football gear. As he ran onto the sidelines, the coach and his players were astounded to see their faithful teammate back so soon. "Coach, please let me play. I've just got to play today," said the young man.

The coach pretended not to hear him. There was no way he wanted his worst player in this close playoff game. But the young man persisted, and finally feeling sorry for the kid, the coach gave in. "All right," he said. "You can go in." Before long, the coach, the players and everyone in the stands could not believe their eyes. This little unknown, who had never played before was doing everything right. The opposing team could not stop him. He ran, he passed, blocked, and tackled like a star. His team began to triumph. The score was soon tied.

In the closing seconds of the game, this kid intercepted a pass and ran all the way for the winning touchdown. The fans broke loose. His teammates hoisted him onto their shoulders. Such cheering you never heard.

Finally, after the stands had emptied and the team had showered and left the locker room, the coach noticed that this young man was sitting quietly in the corner all alone The coach came to him and said, "Kid, I can't believe it. You were fantastic! Tell me what got into you? How did you do it?"

He looked at the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Well, you knew my dad died, but did you know that my dad was blind?" The young man swallowed hard and forced a smile, "Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time he could see me play, and I wanted to show him I could do it!"

Like the athlete's father, God is always there cheering for us. He's always reminding us to go on. He's even offering us His hand for He knows what is best, and is willing to give us what we need and not simply what we want. GOD has never missed a single game. What a joy to know that life is meaningful if lived for the Highest. Live for HIM for He's watching us in the game of life!

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

Toys For Tots
Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club hosted the USMC reserve for their annual "Toys For Tots" drive. Peggy Jo is presenting her donation to (from L-R) Lance Corporal Anthony Brambilla, Seargent Daryll Johnson and Seargent Vin Outhavons. The members filled an eight foot table to overflowing with their donations of Toys. Congratulations to SSSGC.

We ask for your prayers for Fabiloa Tonna and her family. Fabiola lost her brother on December 10.

  • Kirk Singles Kris Kringle Mingle Tues DEC 20
  • Kris Kringle Mingle. Enjoy a Christmassy atmosphere with your Kirk Singles friends. Newcomers welcome! Morel's 30100 Telegraph Rd. Bingham Farms, MI East side of Telegraph, between 12 & 13 Mile Roads from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Member price Menu Guest Price Menu Reserve by 2005-12-20

  • Winter Solstice Party Wed Dec 21, 2005
  • Sandy Kay, Banjo Lee and Dr. John are holding their Annual Winter Solstice Party in Lake Orion. The address is 935 E Silver Bell Road in Lake Orion.Mi 48360. On Silver Bell road west of Squirel Road and east of Lapeer . The house sits back off the road. Look for a sign saying "The future site of Goddard School"

    Bring a healthy Dish to pass your favorit beverage and your musical instrument

    RSVP 248-276-8480 or 248-652-9349

    Get the flyer here
  • 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

  • Office Christmas Party Thu Dec 22
  • The fifth Annual office Christmas party for people who do not have an office party to attend will be held at Bastone's Restaurant Bar starting at 5:00 PM. We will not be wearing name tags and no one will be in charge. Just show up and join the group at the bar. Some people will get together and request a table for dinner but there will be no organized effort.

    According to one of the newspapers that published a list of five ways to become the life of the party one of the ways is to peruse the crowd and find the group that is having the most fun. Then sidle up to the group and work your way in. If you get any questioning glances, just tell them that you picked them as the most fun loving group and they will be pleased and will probably include you in their group. If they don't look for the next group.

    Bastone's is at fifth and Main in downtown Royal Oak. It is at the south end and there is plenty of parking within walking distance- they even have valet parking for those people who have money left after doing their Christmas Shopping

  • 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
  • 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.

    Here is a map to Gayle's House.
  • Not Too early

  • Greeting Card with Angel With A Heart

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

  • GrayBay Shopping
  • Each week, by virtue of GrayBay's affiliation with BidFind, the traffic on the auction site grows each day. More registered users more visitors and more auctions.

    The first 100 registered users will never have to pay any fees. Once we build this auction site in to a commercial success we will start charging fees which will be much less than eBay.

    If you are leery about selling on the Internet, this is the place to start. Practice here.

    If you list an item for sale by auction, you can protect yourself by setting a reserve price which is the least amount that you would accept for the item. In this way if the bids do not come in equal to or greater than the reserve price, the auction ends with no winner and you can re-list with different prices of for a longer period of time. Some people only look at auctions that are about to expire so short auctions get more attention.

    Another price that one can set is the "Buy it Now" price which will end the auction and the bidder who bids that price is declared the winner.

    The most recent addition to GrayBay is Curits Posuniak the well known artist entrepreneur who is the proprietor of Klasics by Kurtis. He will be selling some of his Christmas Ornaments and has said that after the holidays he will list some other items.

    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