Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011

I accompanied Margaret and Charled Czajkowski to Camillia Trophies to obtain a donation plaque for an antigue cross they are presenting to Father Saucier at St. Thomas Church. We caught lunch at Saucy Q and took a tour of the Port Of Chickasaw to show them the old Worthington pump being given to the Maritime Park on Viaduct Rd.

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

Ar Kiwanis today Cathy Couey thanked the Club for our donations for the Recreational  programs offered by the City especially the Girls Softball League.
Our speaker today was Ray Collins a friend of Ervins and a Mobile boy .  Ray said he was so rural that he was born in his grandmothers house. He attended  Barton Academy in 1043 and later Murphy High Scool. When he joined the Navy at age 17, he was determined to take advantage of the Governments offer to provide education, He was stationed in Virginia, Pensacola and Jacksonville and stayed in during the Korean Conflict. He continued his education in Jacksonville and in Memphis TN. His wife of 51 years passed away about a year ago and this gentleman has convinced our club that he is a true patriot.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

After a busy day, Deb and I went out to eat with Margaret and Charles Czajkowski. We had a great dinner then Margaret invited us to their home for wine and a luscious dessert. We also drove by the old Chickasaw Magnate School to see the ceilings falling off the building onto the ground in the back.

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

Today the Kiwanis presented their quarterly award for outstanding police officer. Chief Mike Reynolds and President Ervin Daily gave the award to Officer Tommy McDuffie for his thorough and excellent work in catching several juveniles who were breaking in homes on 1th and 12th Avenues and delivering the loot to a Prichard accomplice. The entire group was foiled and sent to prison. Great job, Officer McDuffie.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011

We were treated to having ArchBishop Thomas Rodi give the homily this morning. He complimented our priest, Fr. Saucier, but only after jabbing him about the horrible color of the flowers at St Bridgets church. He said they were purple and gold (that's the LSU colors), where Fr. Saucier went to college.
 After Mass we grabbed breakfast at the Huddle House and deb went to get her hair done. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 19, 2011

Thurday night we attended the Municipal Association meeting in Citronelle where their new Police Chief spoke. Pictured are Adam Bourne in the foreground and Citronelle Mayor Loretta Presnall behind him. On Friday we had a productive abeit small Port Of Chickasaw Consortium meeting at City Hall. Paul Sousa, one of the organizers of the Saraland School Board spoke to us and the City of Chickasaw provided sandwiches and drinks.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

Today was the joint chamber meeting with Saraland at the J.C. Davis auditorium. It was catered by Catfish Junction and the speaker was Rep. Randy Davis who spoke about the financial problems which have plagued the Southern States including Alabama. The School system has maxed out it's $600,000 "rainy-day" fund and maxed out $400,000 more. Randy is pushing a bill which should help out with the reluctance of insurance companies to cover wind damage during hurricanes and tropical storms. Special recognition was given to Saraland mayor, Dr. Rubenstein and chamber president Mandy Whigham.  Pictures are Dr. Rubenstein and Mayor Pittman and Randy Davis.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

And here I am at Tanners, buying a gift for my daughter in Atlanta who dearly loves chocolate covered pecans. We were shopping at Tiny Town for our Grandaughter and having a bit of lunch at Quiznos. Back to the house after spending the morning at J.C. Davis Auditorium setting up the sound system for tomorrows Joint Chamber meeting.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

At todays Kiwanis meeting,  Ervin and Cecilia Ann talked about the 93rd  District Convention at Andulusia, Alabama. Awards were presented to Carnes Craig and George Givens, who did not attend. There are 117 clubs in Alabama with over 4,270 members. The Kiwanis reading program, RIF (Reading is fundamental) lost over $190,000 last year and we need to turn that around. New members in our club are Marilyn Jones and Bill Heard. Welcome to both of them.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14, 2011

After church and a St Vincent de Paul meeting, we welcomed and old friend from Atlanta who has now moved to Pensacola, FL. Virginia Moody was here taking a class and we all went out to eat at Felix this evening. Softshell crab, barbeque shrimp and white fish made us full and happy tonight.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

As Deborahs vacation draws to a close, we decided to eat out and take in a movie this evening. We chose to see The Help, since Deb had just finished the book. I wasn't sure I would like it, but it was quite enjoyable and a rather emotional story line. I would recommend it to anyone born before 1955.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

This morning we met the Seniors from St. Thomas Church and went to Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, AL. While Deborah doesn't actually qualify as a senior yet, she came as my guest. The management treated us all to lunch and of course got it all back with us feeding the slots. We had lunch with a fellow knight, Jack Kilpatrick and his lovely wife Evelyn who is in the Ladies Auxiliary with Deb. They are pictured waiting at valet service for our ride.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

April 10, 2011

Yesterday, Deb and I went with Margaret and Charles Czajkowski to Fairhope to have lunch at the Wharf Restaurant on the Bay. Delicious gumbo and shrimp sandwiches were in order. We shopped at some of the stores, including the Antique Store and the bakery then bid that pleasant town adieu.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 8, 2011

Monday was Kiwanis lunch at the Civic Center. Our president brought in some ideas for awards for the next race, including some plates, one with the liberty bell and one with the American Eagle. We will be delivering school supplies to Andalusia next week for the kids. Our member and esteemed Chief Of Police, Mike Reynolds brought in and introduced four new police personnel, pictured above in the second shot. They are Robert "Railroad" Smith, Janet Riva, Sharon Dennis and James Moore. Of course the two in back are Mike Reynolds and Ervin Dailey. Yesterday was also my lovely wifes birthday.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4, 2011

After a day of paperwork for me and money counting for Deborah, we decided to eat out tonight. (And also because I didn't make it to the grocery store today)  We are planning a vacation but haven't confirmed reservations yet.
Tuesday evening the Commercial Board met approving a new restaurant up at Yesterdays, and a chopper (motorcycle manufacturer) shop at the old tax preparer place on Grand Blvd. Hope they both bring successful establishments to Chickasaw.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2, 2011

Today was Chickasaw Garden Club and both Deb and I attended. The speaker today was Ross Naze who discussed the placement of a new sign in Brooks Parkand the removal of the temporary Porta-Johns.Kathryn Johns provided the prizes and food which everyone enjoyed We will try to get estimates on putting in the sign in the Park.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011

Moday and we met at the Civic Center for lunch. Our treasurer, Jim Trout anounced that we have $3,800. in our General Fund and over $3900. in our project fund. We presented the highly coveted George F Hixson Award to Jim Trout for his many years of service and project participation over the years.
 The club has requested that the money donated to his award go toward the new Eliminate project being subsidized by Kiwanis International. The second picture shows the medal also awarded.