Welcome Gentlemen to another hitherto Probus meeting. I’ve been in contact with Eddie Bates who is still poorly but now at home being looked after by Margaret and visits from social carers. I’m sure you will all join me in wishing him a full recovery.
On a lighter note, I wonder how many of you completed the quiz Frank Timmis gave us. I certainly didn’t and am looking forward to the answers.
This month I nominate our member Peter Lloyd for special praise. Peter hasn’t had the best of health these past couple of years but has taken an active part in Probus activities. i.e., Bowls, walks, social events and holidays and photo competitions and also organising visits to his amateur pantomimes and plays at Haslington. He does a sterling job recording staff photos and social events on camera as Probus official photographer. Please keep up your good work Peter when we are able to get back to normal.
Until next time keep yourselves safe and well.
Nothing to say but you may enjoy this little story.
In November 1996 we went on holiday to Portugal staying at the Auramar hotel in Albufeira. The hotel was sited by the beach and had an outdoor swimming pool and a large entertainment room where music and dancing took place. One evening the lady singer invited a number of people to join and sing with her on stage and my friends pushed me forward, all was well until she announced that there would be a singing competition. Everyone beat a hasty retreat but four of us were not quick enough and she introduced us to the Karaoke machine and microphone. One lady sang Doris Day’s Kay Sera Sera, the other lady sang Barbara Streisand’s The Way We Were. I was going to sing Frank Sinatra’ My Way but the other chap beat me to it so I sang Unchained Melody popularised by The Righteous Brothers. The results were obtained by the audience’s clapping and my love song must have appealed to all the ladies for I was adjudged the winner and presented with the following certificate.
Oh, for those good old days.
NO BIRTHDAYS IN MARCH 2021
The 3-day Probus holiday to Llandudno which was re-scheduled for 10-12 April 2021 has had to be cancelled.
The Evans Hotel has offered Probus the following alternative dates.
Friday June 18th – Monday 21 June 2021 at a cost of £132.00
Friday Nov 5th – Monday 8th November 2021 at a cost of £141.00
Please let Frank Timmis (Tel: 01782 784206) or Michael Nield (01782 782004)
know by Friday 5 March 2021 your requirements.
To my dear friends at the Probus Club of Kidsgrove my sincere thanks for all of the messages of sympathy, condolence cards and lovely flowers you kindly sent to me following the sad loss of John.
I would also like to express a huge thank you for the generous donations you gave to the RNLI John’s chosen charity choice.
They received £600.00 from family and friends in memory of John for which I am sure they will be very grateful.
Ann and the family of Norman would like to thank everyone at Probus for all their kind wishes, cards and the many donations.
ANSWERS TO THE JANUARY QUIZ – (PARTS OF THE BODY)
- THESE WEAR CAPS – KNEE
- PART OF AN ELEPHANT – TRUNK
- ONE WHO STUDIES – PUPIL
- A MAIN INGREDIENT OF SOAP – FAT
- MAKES A DATE – PALM
- YOU LEND THIS TO HELP – HAND
- THE FIRST HALF IS A CHILD OR YOUNG ANIMAL – KIDNEY
- A DEEP BREATH FOR LISPERS – THIGH
- COOKS ‘JUG’ THIS ANIMAL – HAIR
- A VERY THIN PAPER – TISSUE
- THIS BOOD CARRIER SOUNDS BIG-HEADED – VEIN
- YOU ARE A THIS TILL YOU DIE – LIVER
- CHILDREN ARE SOMETIMES TOLD TO HOLD THEIRS – TONGUE
- FORBIDDEN FRUIT – ADAMS APPLE
- YOU CAN GROW ANOTHER BUT NOT ATHIRD – TOOTH
- SNAKES SHED THEIRS – SKIN
- A CAVE HAS ONE – MOUTH
- THESE SHOW WHEN YOU SMILE – IF YOUHAVE THEM – TEETH
- PESSIMISTS SHOULD LEAR TO KEEP THEIRS – SPIRIT
- AN ARMY MARCHES ON IT – STOMACH
- PERFECT MARCHING – INSTEP
- HILL ON TOP OF YOUR FACE – BROW
- PLACE OF WORSHIP – TEMPLE
- PRISONS HAVE THESE – CELL
- FOLLOW THE ROSE – HIP
- BLOW IT – NOSE
- ON SURRENDERING, YOU LAY THESE DOWN – ARMS
- KNIT 1 PURL 1 TO MAKE THESE – RIBS
- BRANCH OF A TREE – ARM
Michael Nield has compiled and published the Probus Newsletter. Articles of interest to members should be sent by Email to Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01782 782004 in the first instance. For an inclusion in the next newsletter, articles should be delivered to the editor at least 7 days before the monthly meeting