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(4th Friday of each month)
(Except for December, it's always held at the Bacall Rec Center on
 the 4th Friday, at 6:00 P.M.)

Remember, there isn't a Corks & Forks for the month of November and the
 C&F for December will be determined later.

The year was, well, you'll see.
February 10th is the 41st day of the year and there are only 324 days remaining in 2019.


Thanks for being a C&F 


E-MAIL editor@witherspoonpath.com

JAN 25 David - Dorree
FEB 22 Miloscio / Idoni
MAR 22 Ryan / Disbrow
MAY 24 Gavlak  / Tumbush BACALL REC CTR  
JUN 28 David - Dorree BACALL REC CTR
JUL 26 Dick- Frances BACALL REC CTR
AUG 23 Dan - Barb
OCT 25 Linda - Ray / Donna - Ginny BACALL REC CTR
NOV 22 Cancelled -  too close to Thanksgiving BACALL REC CTR

List of Hostesses for the 2019 Ladies Luncheons


January 17th Lorri Lewis  

February 21st Joan Watterson / Carol Ryan  

March 21st Chris Thestrup  

April 18th Sue Wilkenson  

May 16th Bonnie Gavlak / Karen Tumbush  

June 20th Chris Moyer  

July 18th Linda Scahill  

August 15th Frances Croy  

September 19th Dorree Wickman  

October 17th June Wrenn / Barbara Koontz  

November 21st Donna Chmielewski/ Ginny Gut1an  

December 19th Connie Matzke / Terri Eamigh  
1. Pick a month
2. Choose a restaurant
3. Make initial reservation for 15-25.  This should be done in the first week of the month for the third Thursday
4. Email or call Terri with the name and phone number of the restaurant

Oh, what the heck! 
Here's our birthday boys and girls for the entire year.  
Guys on the left, ladies on the right. 

(corrections are in RED).


Want to add your name to our ever growing table of birthdays? 

Just send an e-mail to the Editor authorizing the use of your name

and birthdate.  Of course, you'll also have to tell me when your

birthday is !!! P.S.  I don't want the year.....


1 - Carol Bonham
4 - Dan Koontz

8 - Pat Disbrow
11 - Larry Miloscio

27 - Dennis Willis


9 - Connie Matzke
12 - David Wrenn

16 - Bonnie Gavlak
17 - Gene Johnson

18 - Edie Mills

20 - Jean Willis

23 - Terri Eamigh

25 - Debbie Miloscio

14 - Mary Ann Kelly

14 - Irene Mayer

19 - Barbara Koontz
21 - Butch Grignon
23 - Ron Mills
23 - Roland Bondani
29 - Phil Martin

6 - June Wrenn
10 - Tom Thestrup

14 - Colleen Flores
18 - Terry Bola

20 - Bob Kilber
30 - Gary Woods
5 - Tom Moyer

15 - Ginny Gutman

24 - Chris Moyer
30 - Bruce Matzke

2 - Suzanne Wilkinson

5 - Jo-Ann Morrissey

6 - Milan Gerlanc
6 - Frances Croy
10 - David Wickman

15 - Pat Buczynski

15 - Donna Chmielewski

22 - Karen Tumbush
26 - Joe Gavlak
6 - Jim Flores
7 - Dorree Wickman

9 - Charlotte Gigliotti
11 - Fran Morrissey
12 - John Richter 

15 - Linda Scahill

16 - Merrie Idoni

21 - Ellen Jeffer
1 - Ray Stefano
8 - Ross Irlam

13 - Jan Martin
15 - David Norman

17 - Jane Bondani

23 - Terri Gerlanc

30 - Joan Watterson

1 - Carol Ryan     
4 - Dick Croy

27 - Jeanne Richter

3 - Dee Johnson

3 - Adrienne Calvert
5 - Larry Eamigh

7 - Barb Woods
9 - Bob Idoni   
17 - Kenny Calvert
18 - Jerry Tumbush 18 - Deb Bola
21 - Dave Disbrow
28 - Ted Kelly   

2 - Sandy Kilber
11 - Ben Buczynski

17 - Elsie Norman

21 - Lorri Lewis
22 - Richard Jeffer

1 - Jerry Ryan

19 - Chris Thestrup

22 - Albina Grignon

Would you believe it?  It's now February 2019 and we have two birthdays this
week plus the one we missed from last week.

  • February 2019
  • Connie    
  • Dave        
  • Bonnie    
  • Gene
  • Edie
  • Jean
  • Terri
  • Debbie

And Elsewhere In The Villages?

Well, it has become overwhelming obvious that TheVillages.com has switched
formats making  it unbelievably difficult to put anything on our bucket lists
(i.e., "put the red ones on your bucket list").  So  I'll just have to trust in your
extraordinary skills to create your own lists and keep them up-to-date as you
see fit.   The link(s) below will get you to the appropriate web page.

Sunday, February 10th Schedules

Monday, February 11th through Saturday, February 16th Schedules

Did you notice that these are the same address?  Well, they are. 
To get to next weeks schedule, you need to make sure the search
criteria in the top portion of their page is set to (a) Entertainment,
(b) Town Squares, and (c) Next Week.  Wow!  That sure saved me
 a lot of time.



February 10, 2019

On February 3, 1959 (last Sunday - that would be 60 years ago), American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event later became known as "The Day the Music Died", after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song "American Pie".

At the time, Holly and his band, consisting of Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Carl Bunch, were playing on the "Winter Dance Party" tour across the Midwest. Rising artists Valens, Richardson and Dion and the Belmonts had joined the tour as well. The long journeys between venues on board the cold, uncomfortable tour buses adversely affected the performers, with cases of flu and even frostbite. After stopping at Clear Lake to perform, and frustrated by such conditions, Holly chose to charter a plane to reach their next venue in Moorhead, Minnesota. Richardson, who had the flu, swapped places with Jennings, taking his seat on the plane, while Allsup lost his seat to Valens on a coin toss.

Soon after takeoff, late at night and in poor, wintry weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the light aircraft, a Beechcraft Bonanza, which subsequently crashed into a cornfield. Everyone on board was killed. The event has since been mentioned in various songs and films. A number of monuments have been erected at the crash site and in Clear Lake, where an annual memorial concert is also held at the Surf Ballroom, the venue that hosted the artists' last performance.


"American Pie" is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was the number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972 and also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In the UK, the single reached number 2, where it stayed for 3 weeks, on its original 1971 release while a reissue in 1991 reached No. 12. The song was listed as the No. 5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century. A truncated version of the song was covered by Madonna in 2000 and reached No. 1 in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. McLean's combined version is the fourth longest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, at the time of release it was the longest, in addition to being the longest song to reach number one.

The repeatedly mentioned phrase "the day the music died" refers to the plane crash in 1959 which killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. (The crash was not known by that name until after McLean's song became a hit.) The meaning of the other lyrics has long been debated, and for decades, McLean declined to explain the symbolism behind the many characters and events mentioned. However, the overall theme of the song is the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation as symbolized by the plane crash which claimed the lives of three of its heroes.

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