|SFD Service News|
Here we go again with the Southport Fire Department News sheet. Summer has arrived in the old town and it is beginning to look like itself.
The harbor is full of small boats and the softball games are in progress at the field. That covers the summer activities of the town. Otherwise the town is just the same -quiet and peaceful as ever.
Of course there is the usual activity around the firehouse. The horse- shoe pitchers are now in great form. Dietz, Knobby, Chet Garrison, Repko (yes, he still gets around occasionally), Steve Paccione, Fel Short, Chollie Garofalo and Sam Stankey seem to be the experts. You can judge from that list the noise and arguments that ensue in the course of a pleasant sociable game of horseshoes. I believe the greatest inducement to most of those guys to play that game is the fact that they always have a partner who they can blame when they are beaten.
You should hear the losing team with it's alibis. Of course Sam Stankey is different -he takes all the blame himself.
The members took part in the Decoration Day parade in Fairfield. The decision to enter the parade was not made very early and under the circumstances a turnout of twenty members was considered pretty good. Of course in the old days when all you young and able guys were around twenty men would not have been considered so good, but today with what is left in town we are pretty fortunate to get that many that are able to walk two miles without assistance. After the parade the boys managed to make the firehouse and devour some sandwiches and beer, one or which revived them very quickly.
but today with what is left in town we are pretty fortunate to get that many that are able to walk two miles without assistance. After the parade the boys managed to make the firehouse and devour some sandwiches and beer, one or which revived them very quickly.
John Carvan arrived in town a couple of weeks ago on a thirty day leave. He is pretty snappy in his uniform. Stanley Hughes also arrived home with a point discharge this week. Also around town on leave recently was Sunny Kutzagowitcz .
The efforts of the boys at the firehouse are beginning to show results. The floors upstairs have been sanded and refinished. They are now in the process of painting a shuffleboard game on the floor which covers one side of the room- for the full length. Other sports and games will be added as they go along.
They have also dressed up the kitchen with a little tileboard and that is a considerable improvement. On your next visit to the firehouse you should find a complete recreation room in the hall with a shuffleboard, ping pone, pin ball machines and numerous other games and amusements. Perhaps they will have an occasional movie (educational of course) for your entertainment. We are accepting bids on the slot machine concession so if any of you guys are interested in entering a racket after your discharge, send in your bid. You should consider the type of guys you are dealing with and you could be assured that there would be no slugs dropped in the machines from the guys we have around the firehouse. Not much money either unless you payoff oftener than most of the one-arm bandits.