Update: (11/22): Talked with Gary today and he’s getting ready to check out of the hospital and go back to his apartment. He said he’s feeling really good with minimal pain and everything is looking good. He’s going to start cardiac rehab to build himself up. He can’t drive for 6 weeks. Once he gets his heart built back up he’ll undergo the hip replacement and said he’ll be as mean and ugly as ever and good for another 30 years. He wants to thank everyone for their well wishes, thoughts and prayers. He’s hoping to be able to come back to St. Louis around Christmas but if not, by February for sure.
The Gluttons will hold another Texas Holdem’ Tournament this Friday, November 3rd. Tournament starts at 6:30 so get there early. $35 buy-in plus $5 Bounty. Two rebuy-ins possible.
Call Glen (314-574-7087) if you plan to play.
Glutton Brother Rick Walton was killed in a car crash around 5 pm Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017. Details are sketchy but apparently, he was on his way home from a benefit for a friend in the St. Charles area when he lost control of his truck on I-70 near Dave & Busters and went off the road and hit a tree. Rick was not thrown from the vehicle as first reported. He had his seatbelt on.
The 18th Annual Glutton Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Eagle Springs. See the attached flyer for details.
Al Karniski was hospitalized over the weekend with double pneumonia and God knows what else. He’s a Mercy Hospital (formerly known as St. John’s Mercy) on Ballas near 40 and 270. Al has been feeling like crap for about 10 days. That crap turned into double pneumonia.
He’ll probably be in the hospital for a few days.
Come on over to the club and celebrate a mid summer weekend at the Glutton Happy Hour Party this Friday night. The party starts when you get there! BYOB and a snack to share.
The 33rd Annual Glutton Mud Volleyball Tournament was a rousing success at every level. Perfect weather greeted 60 teams as they volleyed for the prized pig trophies and the right to call themselves champions!
Thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who volunteered to help put on another successful tournament. Also thanks to the sponsors that supported the tournament and to the people who donated items for the Silent Auction. Thank you!
NOTE: GMVB registration is closed!
Teams have been sent a link to the brackets where starting times can be located. You can keep up with the tournament live using your smartphones.
Tournament Brackets: http://www.allprosoftware.net/GMVB2017/1/aptschart.htm
We need items for the Silent Auction. If you have something please contact Barry Colebank at 314-488-6427 ASAP.
If you need letters from the Gluttons Club and/or the Children’s Home to procure items for the Silent Auction they are available at the links below.
Bertie Lopez Bridges/Taylor, or Scott Taylor’s wife for short, underwent a heart valve replacement surgery this morning (Monday) at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge IL (Chicago area).
Hospital Address: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL 60068
Everything went as expected and Bertie is expected to remain in the hospital for about a week before she can go home.
Our thoughts and prayers sent her way.
Mom McGuire was the Mother of founding members Dan and Don McGuire. As the name “Momma” McGuire indicates, she was, in many ways, a second Mother to us all. She was made an Honorary Member of the Gluttons in 1971.
A simple private funeral will be held on Thursday, June 15, with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Gluttons Club from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday.
The Gluttons are going to Fairmount Park for Party at the Park this Saturday night, June 10th. Doors open at 6 pm. Racing begins at 7:30. In order to get tables together, we need to get there early.
Let Joe Rieker (636-439-1263) or Jonco (314-604-7750) know if you plan to go.
Got the sad news today that Elenore ‘Momma’ McGurie is going under hospice care. She has undergone surgery on her kidneys a couple of times recently but it apparently isn’t working. She has other non-treatable problems and the outlook isn’t good.
Momma McGuire, 91, has been an honorary member of the Gluttons since 1971. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McGuire family.