Bad News and Good News From Landy Adkins!!

Adkins, GeorgeGeorge Adkins had a Sudden Cardiac Death  today (June 22nd) at our Grandson’s Ball game. There were nurses and a Doctor at the ball field.  They did CPR and they shocked him 3 times; an ambulance took him to Parkview Heart Hospital.   They have him in stable condition. The people who worked on him saved his life….He has cracked ribs and is sedated. They are going to put in a defiburlater in a couple of days after they make sure is stable.  Landy

The good news is of course that George is alive and well!!  All Shufflers send best wishes to George for a complete and rapid recovery!!

Stan 2014 06 23.

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Minutes of the CNSA Annual General Meeting of 2014 05 27

cnsa-logo-new-by-gary-2013-09-10Secretary Linda McRae has sent along the Minutes of the CNSA Annual General Meeting for posting:  Click on the pdf file to review.  CNSA AGM May 27, 2014 minutes

Stan McCormack.  2014 06 22.

 

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70th Anniversary; The Story of Bold by Gene Smith

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The Story of Bold; INTRO: Sent Along by Gene Smith: Those of us who participated in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day will remember many things! Some stories will resonate more so than others, depending on your background and relationships.

Gene related the “Story of Bold” on the trip and I asked him if he would send it along in digital format which he has now done. We thank him. I have inserted 3 pix; (click on each to expand), I have added a pdf file which is in fact the “Story of Bold”. This story resonates with me because we had the brother and nephew of the tank commander, that being Ted Paisley and son Dave. It is the two of them in the pic.

Remember, you can refer the several items and pix to others by giving them the address of the BLOG >> http://theshuffler.net and telling them to insert 70th into the search rectangle (to be found at the top right when the window opens) AND THEN, hit search. A list of the 20 + articles will now appear, 10 on each page. To see the 2nd  page of the list, click on “Older Posts” at the bottom left of the 1st page of 10 titles.

Click here for story:  THE STORY OF BOLD

Stan and Lois Cruising up the West Coast of BC on our way to Alaska.  2014 06 22.  A note of caution:  We are sailing on Holland America.  The internet connection is TERRIBLE, even criminal in that they charge you a considerable sum >> AND THE SERVICE IS just about non existent.

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70th Anniversary Posting From Australia!!

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 This message from an Australian Friend with regard to our 70th Anniversary Postings. Hi Stan:  We have enjoyed your blogs of your tour of the WW 1 sites etc. Thanks for the photo re Australia at the memorial. Pic from Tyne Cot Cemetery. 

Neither Marj or I have visited that part of France.  Of course the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and the Canadians were brothers in arms during this period and probably Generals Sir John Monash (Australia) and Sir Arthur Currie(Canada) can be credited with salvaging a victory in  WW 1 from the shambles created by the British elitist Generals.They certainly turned the tide.

Just as an interesting aside Sir John Monash was a Jew born in Australia of German parents and German was the main language spoken in his home. He attended my old school (Scotch College) in Melbourne where he was a brilliant scholar and is honoured in many ways. He is also honoured in Victoria with a University, a Suburb and a highway named after him.

The French have always had a kindly respect for Australians resulting from the two wars.

The village of Villiers-Bretoneux was recaptured from the Germans in 1918 by the ANZACs at the cost of 1200 Australian soldiers lives and each year on our ANZAC day (25th April) services are held at the Village and many Australians attend as they do at Gallipoli in Turkey.

The village school at Villers-Bretoneux after WW1 was rebuilt from donations made by Australian school children from our State of Victoria. Above each blackboard is inscribed N’oublious jamais l’Australie (let us never forget Australia).

Ian Reiher.  (Australian Shuffler, and Friend)  TO READ ALL THE POSTINGS FROM THE D-DAY TOUR, enter “70th” into the search rectangle, (top right of page) and click on enter.  Stan

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More Results from Hendersonville by Sandi Quinn, USA President.

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The fourth tournament of the season was a Mixed Dbls., June 17-18, directed by Asa Lett with 13 teams competing. The results were:

Main: 1st-Sandi Quinn/Warren King; 2nd-Pat & John Knapp; 3rd-Nancy & Bob Andrews; 4th-Dorie Baker/Stan Quinn

Consolation: 1st-Sandy & Ben Jerome; 2nd-Jan & Wally Thyssen; 3rd-Margaret Pearson/Harold Thorne; 4th-Sharon Upson/Bob Harriman

Even with the extreme heat and rain, we are having fun here in the mountains. Looks to be a HOT summer weatherwise, and on the courts. The competition is at it’s best, making for tight and very challenging games. Come join the fun . . our first annual Club Championship Singles and Doubles are coming up June 30th and July 2nd.

God Bless & Happy Shuffling, Sandi

Posted by Stan and Lois on our way to Alaska.  Just leaving Vancouver. Thanks Sandi for keeping shufflers informed!!!  2014 06 21

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Innisfail AB June Singles by Brian Scott With Thanks!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABrian Scott sends along this information!! 

There were 84 players participating in the June singles tournament held at Innsifail Alberta June 9-12th.  Participants came from across western Canada and USA. There were several players participating in their first Alberta tournament as well as many returning players who are no longer snowbirds and enjoy the opportunity to socialize with their previous winter friends. 


A Event A event Winners (640x327)
1) Ernie McCormack
2) Brian Scott
3) Lorne Bell
4) Aime Arhcer


B Event   B Event Winners (640x399)
1) Howard Dugan
2) Merrill Miller
3) Walter Chadwick
4) Marie Empey


C Event    C event winners (640x340)
1) Bert Routhier
2) Fern Dugan
3)Verena Wardley
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3) Cheryl Palko
4) Pat Rathgeber

CLICK ON PIX TO EXPAND:  Thanks so very much to Brian Scott!!  Brian and Helen in pic at top.   Stan McCormack. 2014 06 18.  (from the airport in Comox, BC)

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Jane O Leaves Us!! Heaven Gains an Angel!!

 

JaneOThis Message from Sue Daidone:  I am sorry to leave this say news… Jane O Bird has passed away after her fight with cancer. She will be missed by family and friends. Cards can be sent to her family at 28 Beech Ridge York, Me 03909.   from Sue Daidone, Bradenton Shuffle Club.

IN 1990 JANE O’LOUGHLIN WAS INDUCTED INTO THE FSA HOF. Her supporting remarks read: “Jane continues to be one of the dominating players on the Ladies’ Pro circuit. Up to the present time she has amassed the amazing total of 413* points! Jane has won just about every major tournament and/or champion­ship, including the F.SA. Masters, with her latest achievement being 1st Place in the 1990 Masters, held at Lake Worth. Friendliness and congeniality are Jane’s trademark, and she always has a “story” to relate to cheer her many, many friends. Jane has the youth to be in contention for a long time to come, and has the potential of being one of the greatest lady shufflers of all time. There is very little doubt but that Jane ‘belongs” in our shuffleboard Hall of Fame!”

Ken Offenther presented JANE-O the “MVP” Award as a part of the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in Florida. Ken offered these remarks: “A JOVIAL STORY TELLER; ALWAYS WITH A SMILE; THIS EXTREMELY COLORFUL LADY HAS BEEN PLAYING SHUFFLEBOARD FOR 36 YEARS – AS LONG AS ANYONE CONSECUTIVELY IN SHUFFLEBOARD HISTORY!! SHE HAS PLAYED AGAINST ALL THE GREATS FROM MAE HALL TO JOAN COOK AND HAS DONE IT VERY WELL. 13 STATE MASTERS, WINNING IN 1986, 1990 AND AGAIN IN 1995 WHEN SHE POSTED 19 WINS AND 2 LOSSES, A RECORD NEVER BETTERED BY ANY WOMAN OR MAN. SHE IS #5 ON THE ALLTIME WOMEN’S POINT LIST AND WAS INDUCTED INTO THE FSA HALL OF FAME WAY BACK IN 1990.

JANE O BIRD WAS SLOWED DOWN IN JAN 2012 WITH A BROKEN SHOULDER. WE CAN ONLY HOPE TO SEE HER BACK ON THE COURTS ALL BETTER IN THE NEAR FUTURE >> FOR TODAY SHE RECIEVES THE MOST VALUEABLE PERSON PIN FOR HER GREAT ACHEIVEMENTS.

Stan McCormack.

 

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