Coast-To-Coast Toast: May 1, 2022

I think there were 27 people there. In addition to Paramount members (Tom R, Mary P, Roger O, Rob K, hostess Diane M, Jean & Par C, Johnny A, Amy B, Linda H, Dave K, Mary J, Jim N, Nan S, Dave K and Barbara S), Diane’s mom, Dorothy, Milwaukee Tall Guy Dave R, and former Paramount Tall Club members Ray and Kathy M were there. I was actually one of the last to arrive at this event. The food was delicious and unlimited. This was an official “belly buster”. It’s been years since I’ve been there. It’s one of my favorite places to go for a meal. Jolly’s also has a banquet Hall typically used to accommodate weddings. No one got married at this event, although I was thinking about proposing to the waitress. That was a somewhat scary thought.

I was bragging about my 2022 bike rides and how the weather wasn’t cooperating. Milwaukee Dave wants to set up a bike ride with me, to see if I’m full of bunk while explaining my bike exploits. I think we’ll try for a bike ride around Chicago Botanical Gardens way up there between Chicago and Milwaukee.

I asked Johnny if he managed to get his yacht into the lake. He said he just did on April 30. I told Johnny I thought up a new name for his yacht,  the “$8K/year”. I don’t think he was impressed.

Rob actually has the ability to monitor his 84-year-old father’s health status on his smartphone, while I, on the other hand, have to struggle with where to plug mine in! I’m out in left field when it comes to “smartphones”.

May 1 is also “May Day”. As little tykes, we’d run around the May Pole each holding a streamer in opposite sig zag directions, resulting in a beautifully decorated May Pole, but actually looked more like a result of a tornado that ran through a yarn factory.