Denny Abeln Dead at 75

Denny AblenOur hearts are saddened to learn that Denny Abeln died on Friday morning June 24, 2015.

Ed Carter called and said he got a call from Denny’s daughter Debbie that Denny had a heart attack at his home in Spanish Lake.

Denny joined the club in 1993 and has been a Resident member ever since.  Twenty-three years of faithfully paying his dues and never once on the Shit List. 

Visitation will be Monday, June 27 from 3 to 8 pm at Stygar Florissant Chapel and Cremation Center on Halls Ferry just south of Lindbergh.  Funeral will be Tuesday, June 28 at 9:15 am at Stygar. 

Here’s the obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Ann, Debra and thei extended family.

 

Yard Drainage Work

About ten guys spent Saturday at the club working on the yard drainage.  Murph and Deadeye got the equipment to the club.  The two downspouts on the front of the club were put into drains that were trenched underground and to the driveweay area. There a drain was installed and a trench was cut across the driveway and then across the yard to the creek.  A french drain was installed alongside the driveway and connected to the drain to the creek.  This should go a long way to solving our water problems in the yard.  Those needing high fives for their work include, Dan Murphy, Don Schoendienst, Tim Daniels, Gerard Pfeffer, Dan Sucich, John Lee, Scott Taylor, Mike Green, Ray Staples.  Jonco and Mark Bay (a Gizmo friend and Glutton wannabe) also helped out at the end.  Rick moved some cones too. Truth be told, it was Murph’s friend Bob Cat that did most of the work.  It was a group effort.

Sweet Mary and Dad

Twig and Mary

Mary Porzelt, AKA Sweet Mary, performed with her band at Atomic Cowboy in St. Louis Wednesday night.  She’s planning on moving to Los Angeles this summer to pursue her music career.  Below is a little clip from her performance the other night.

Sweet Mary

Rabbi Trashed!

Rabbi send beerJim “Rabbi” Murphy was injured in a trash accident while cleaning up spilled trash.  In his words:

   I was cleaning up the spilled trash and I was walking down the hill to pick up the last of it and my left foot slipped out from under me and my right knee folded up and tore my patella tendon. Had surgery yesterday to have it fixed. Owie. 

We’re wishing Rabbi a speedy pain-free recovery.

 

Chicken & Beer Dance March 5

Chicken Beer DanceThe 14th  Annual Southern Illinois Chicken and Beer Dance will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Tuscany Ballroom of the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon IL from 6 –  11 pm.  It’s a fundraiser that supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Tickets are $20 pp.  Excellent fried chicken and beer are included. Bring a dish to share.  Contact Mike & Terri Green if you plan to go.   More info here.

‘Fireball’ Pfeffer Sets Head Ablaze

Gerard Send Beer2

No, it wasn’t a cigar explosion.  Gerard ‘Fireball’ Pfeffer spent part of New Year’s Eve at the hospital after an incident at his place on Lewis & Clark.  Apparently his bonfire making skills leave something to be desired. Where’s Ranger Rick when you need him? 

Fireball wasn’t satisfied with his arsonistic skills in making a bonfire. The fire was petering out and the always helpful Fireball had the brilliant idea to add an accelerant to the bonfire to coax it along.  Accelerant of choice: gasoline.  Fireball’s reflexes weren’t as good as they were when he was a younger man, so guess what happened?

POOF!  While it was way too late to burn his hair off it did scorch his head a bit.  He drove himself to a hospital near his home in St. Peters where he was treated for his injuries.  He is expected to make a full recovery. 

Stay tuned for more Adventures of Fireball Pfeffer!

Glutton Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 19

Xmas party snowmenThe 51st Annual Glutton Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Dinner served at 7 pm and the program starts about 8 pm. Cost is $10 per person. 

In order to get the correct amount of food and drink, please let Byrd or Jonco know if you’re going to attend by Sunday, December 13. 

Also, please bring a wrapped White Elephant gift for the gift exchange.  It can be something nice or naughty or just plain silly! 

A club decoration party will be this Sunday, December 13 starting about noon.

Gluttons Against Humanity – Friday, November 27

Humanity cardThe Gluttons typically hold an event on the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Years ago it was the Toilet Bowl Football game.  But as the years passed and the bodies aged we digressed into less physical endeavors. For several years we spent the Friday after Thanksgiving bowling at the Corner Bar.  Well, we forgot to reserve the date and the place isn’t available this weekend. 

So, we’ve decided to hold another Gluttons Against Humanity game night on Friday, November 27th. If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s described as a “game for horrible people”.  It’s very inappropriate in language and subject matter.  If you’re easily offended you might want to sit this one out. 

Play begins at 7:27 pm sharp.  BYOB and a snack to share. No Kids.

Gary Johns Dead at 66

Gary JohnsWe received word that former Glutton Gary Johns died on October 31, 2015.  Gary’s funeral was on November 7, 2015.  Gary is survived by his wife Debbie, two daughters Adina and Krista and their families. He has four grandchildren. 

Gary was a member of the Gluttons Club for a few years in the late 80’s or early 90’s. They lived in Maryland Heights. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and her entire family.

Gary Johns’ obituary