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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 5/11/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter #261


Notice #1

After 53 years in the automotive business---41 of them at Candy Ford in Charlotte---Denny Shoemaker is ready to retire! Please join us in celebrating Denny on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at the Charlotte Area Senior Center, (which is across from the Fairgrounds in Charlotte), from 5 to 8 PM.

Notice #2

Centennial Acres Golf & Banquet Center is again offering Daily Food Specials from 4 PM to 9 PM each week Monday thru Friday. In addition to their regular menu items, they now are offering at least four “specials” that will change each week. They also welcome to-go orders. Sound good? Call 517-566-8055 to see what’s cookin’.


John & Sandra Fisher made a donation to the Scholarship Fund in memory of a dear lady Katherine “Kate” Mapes.

Parting Comments

Deep Thought of the Week: I’ve learned that it is best to give advice in only two circumstances: when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation

  • Notable Quote: A young lady interviewed her grandmother for part of a research paper she was working on for her college Psychology class. When she asked her to define success in her own words, the grandmother said, "Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."

  • That’s Puny Department: The museum curator was brilliant at judging sculptures and paintings. He displayed art official intelligence.

  • Did You Know Section: Here’s how the Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball club got their name. Back in 1890, the Pittsburgh Pirates were known as the Pittsburgh Innocents. But, when the new owners signed highly regarded second baseman Lou Bierbauer, who had previously played with the Philadelphia Athletics, a controversy erupted. The Athletics failed to include him on their reserve list, and the Innocents picked him up. Nonetheless, this led to loud protests by the Athletics, and in an official complaint, a league official claimed Pittsburgh’s actions were "piratical". This incident quickly accelerated into a schism between the leagues. Although the Innocents were never found guilty of wrongdoing, they made sport of being denounced for being "piratical" by renaming themselves "the Pirates" for the 1891 season.


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