|SFD Service News|
Horseshoe pitching has been the only form of athletics the members have participated in this summer. Knobby, Fel Short, Ben Janulis and Slim Molius seem to have been the best of the outfit. Repko was getting along good until Salvo took him out sailing one day and since then he has given it up. The members had a few match games with other outfits and the less said about it the better. It wasn't so much lack of ability -- somebody moved the pegs !
With the coming of cold weather the card games are starting up again. There has been no change in the type of players. Headaches and cold feet are still being developed when a guy gets a few bucks ahead. Old Ike is always on hand plays every pot until everyone goes home and leaves him. Tim Dooley gets out once in a while as does Sam Stankey. By the way - Dooley has something started up on the farm and it isn't a little heifer.
Ralph Garofalo is in the midst of the political set-up just now. He is now know in political circles as the political boss of the Southport district. That is a strictly Democratic setup. If you don't think that he is the boss, just look at what he has done for Fel Short in the past month. He has steered Shorty into the job as postmaster and as the president of SFD - all in two weeks.
By the way - since Shorty has been appointed postmaster he is no longer referred to as Cockroach. It is now MR. Cockroach.
Ted Whaley has been appointed to the Board of Directors at the Wakeman Memorial. You can see that the place is on the downgrade. His first big effort was placing a jukebox in the joint. The joint is jumping a few nights with the local hep-cats, not including Whaley.
The PAY OFF of the month:
The fire alarm rings. Knobby and Chet jump for the truck Knobby gets there first and grabs the wheel. They know the fire is on Bronson Avenue. They steam like hell up the road, siren blowing, bells ringing and eyes glued to the road. They drive up the road never glancing to the right or left. When they reach the end, way up in Greenfield, they look at each other and Knobby says, "It's either a false alarm or we went by the damn thing." Chet says, "I don't know, I'm a stranger around here, what was the guy's name?" They start slowly back and when they get this side of the dog biscuit shop they see a woman out in the road waving at them. She says, "Sorry boys but the fire's out." Knobby soaped her along for a while and when they left he turned to Chet and said, "We went by so fast the first time she didn't even see us. She thinks we are coming down from Fairfield." But the story leaked out and made the Bridgeport and Fairfield papers and Knobby's face is still red.
If any of you fellows are thinking of dropping your insurance, Dave Russell will be glad to write you up He has now 14 certificates and 22 pins from John Hancock for selling and wears all the pins and carries all the certificates and will show them on the slightest excuse. Does a big job on baby insurance but can't do any thing for children you may have in other countries.
Thru the efforts of the political boss, Ralph Garofalo, Ned Russell has been placed on the list of Justices of Peace in the coming election. If elected he promises to marry any of you guys when you get back for a SMALL fee. (He ought to apply the same policy to the hardware business).