HIBERNIAN HOUSE MEETING-TUESDAY, JUNE 1-7:30 PM
May is such a quiet month most of us only have five golf outings, three Christenings, two Holy Communions and perhaps a wedding or two and let’s not forget the Pete Dunne Prozac Fundraiser. Pete has been working so hard lately that we sit around the Pub having a pint and cannot help believing that a normal man would be in a hospital bed. With this lull in the activity I thought this would be the opportune time for this humble Journalist, N.B. the capital J, to make a confession. I can no longer in good conscience continue to take money from Nick Doyle and Bob Toms in our golf matches (I know when Nick reads this he will hyperventilate and Margie will have to rush to his recliner with the paper bag and a pint of Guinness). But, how can I go on pretending to be the worst golfer in the foursome and then through some miracle birdie the last hole and win all (yes all) the prize money? I cannot run the risk of my children, grandchildren and future generations remembering The Big Guy as, “The Hustler who took advantage of those with lesser athletic abilities.” I’m feeling better already and actually tearing up as I write this.
Congratulations on Jim Fitzmaurice being honored with the dedication of a special chair in The Pub. There was some trepidation (is that like a great word or not?) on the part of the House Committee regarding this special honor: Pete Dunne suggested a potty in the privy, John Gannon thought a sign on the dumpster would get more attention, Phil Sheridan was thinking of an engraved shot glass for the one drink Jim bought John Leddy. After much discussion it was decided that Jim should go to the chair, we’re waiting for a call from the Governor.
If you want to rekindle the romance in your life, stop down to The Pub with your loved one and sit at one of the new (well they were new to the Salvation Army) Cuddle for Two Tables while listening to the romantic music of your youth (Oh youth went did you become history?). We are also searching E-Bay for matching candelabras.
As Hibernians we have always held our heads high because we have always stepped up for the Good Cause. Having said that here comes another one, on June 18th to 19th there will be a Relay For Life sponsored by Orangetown for the American Cancer Society. There are too many of our friends and family that have been plagued by this wretched disease, please step up, as you always do, and support The Relay For Life with a team, a sponsor, a donation or by lending a hand. To do so go to the website relayforlife.org/orangetownny or stop in the Pub and just say, “What can I do.” In addition if anyone knows of a corporate sponsor please advise Pete Dunne or Larry McKeever in particular we are looking for bottled water, ice tea, shirts, etc. There is no doubt that we all will feel pride and gratification by participating in this worthy cause.
Late entrée, it has been our practice for the last four years to show our support for the troops by giving the first libation (Nathan that’s a drink) on the house to all who wear a red shirt on Friday. Sad to say there have been some abuses i.e. Frank Moran wearing red socks, shirt and allegedly red underwear.
Say one for the troops , Larry McKeever