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June 13th: Anvil's Party for Dr. Emily 1:00-5:00 (See e-mail)

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June 27th: The 2015 Duffer Picnic


With Tommy’s house under construction, Brinks and Natalie have offered to host the picnic at their home in Plainfield.

August 22nd: Annual Golf Outing.  $65 Food, Cart and 9 holes

Last year we had 14 at Billy Caldwell. You can pay me at the picnic or mail me a check.

When Tampa Bay was up 2-1 in the series, this guy made a bad move. Like Jimmy Buffett sings about Kids and Tattoos. They are a "Permanent reminder of a temporary feeling." My grandson Mike says, "There are no refunds on tattoos, only expensive corrections."

We had a wonderful time celebrating with Dr. Emily Hawrysio. Seven Duffers were there.  Mini Wheezer arrived with his lovely wife after this picture was taken. He did get in the picture below with Nick DeJesus.

(Above) Eddie's brother made an extra large belt buckle for the occasion.  He told me that he stole a toy horse from his kid.

Ed's son in law, Joe, (above right) made fun of Eddie when he and a friend had matching yellow shirts.  He called them Twinkies. I told him that when I was in high school, you never wore a yellow shirt on Thursday unless you wanted to be called a fairy. 

What a great night for Chicago, the Cub game was delayed for 2 hours, so the fans got to watch the Blackhawks win game five of the Stanley Cup finals and take a 3-2 lead.  When the rain stopped, they got to see Starlin Castro get a walk off hit to beat the Reds 4-3. 

Every time I look at Alex Killorn, I can't help thinking of my days at Riverview Park.


Smile for the day! For those who haven't heard, Washington
recently passed two laws. They legalized gay marriage and
legalized marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect Biblical sense.
Leviticus 20:13 says: "If a man lies with another man they should be
stoned" Apparently we just hadn't interpreted it correctly before!

June 27, 2015 Picnic

We had Picnic committee meeting June 5th, Duties are listed below.

Brinks / Klinger - 2 full kegs of beer 
Steve “The Hammer”-  the grill
Tweedy - 25 lbs sausage, 5 lbs of beef and cooler
Jimmy “The Rags" - Desert
Bill “By The Way” -  4 bags of charcoal, jardinière, onions, green peppers
V man - 48 feet of bread
Beak. -  Electric lighter, extension cord, butter can, awards and apron
Franek & Mike - paper products
Geno - Cooler, pop (2 cases) water (2 cases) 
Terry - 32 hot dogs, cooler, buns, and condiments
Ken Kroll - case of corn, 2 lbs of butter, in a cooler
Tommy Z -  Picnic Sign / Meaningless Trophy
Natalie  - Permit
Time:  11:00 am - 8:00 pm (sunset)

Brinks has a lake with a beach in his backyard.  Kids can go swimming with supervision.
Bring your own lawn chairs if possible.


August 22nd: Annual golf outing.  $65 Food cart and 9 holes

In 2001, Ryan joined us. Ken, Beak, Tweedy, Rick Dzingle and son Ryan.

You can pay me at the picnic or mail me a check.  It is a write off if you make your check out to Holy Trinity High School! 

2013 we had Greg Z, Brinks and T&A join us.


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In 2011, Dan and T&A beat the Men's longest drive, but they were in the tall grass.

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Dan got his Father in Law, Fred, to fill that 8th spot. Papa Joe will breathe easier since Fred paid in full.  I charged Papa a bailing fee.

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In 2007, we played at Waveland just after a violent wind storm dropped 32 trees.  It was easy hitting over trees.

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Must have been some serious hackers to drop this tree.


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In 2011, I just missed hitting a deer with my Mashie. (Right)







Even Peter "The Family Guy" Griffin knows how to throw a killer picnic. Shouldn't you?

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in 2013,We had enough for 2 lines with 2 back up goalies.



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2012, The winner was....... Terry Nance


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2011 Picnic



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Another Great Picnic!



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Perry wins the "Next generation" Meaningless Duffer Trophy


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Thor shows off his Klinger Krash Award.




In 2004, The Czar was the first recipient of the "Next Generation Meaningless Trophy"


No Duffer qualified for the Tim Smith Award again.  Beak missed one game in November and Fruitcake never went to the bar.

We have a winner for the 2014-15 Klinger Krash award. 


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They Have 2 WODs and  on their team. Their DOD moved to Canada for Graduate School.

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Opened Monday May 11, 2015

Plainfield's newest tattoo and piercing studio with over 20 years experience! We are located in the Lincoln Plaza in the same strip next door to the comics.

Mike won 11 awards for his artistic creations at the Tattoo convention in Champaign.


(Above) Mike's work of art on Joe Mazzarella III's leg.

(Above) Mike's work of art on Joe Mazzarella III's ribs.

Ann Arbor Music DVDs are ready to ship.  $10 includes shipping and handling. you can also get classic copies of:


You may find the following links useful:

Ben Oskroba's First professional goal for the Peoria Rivermen

Drago's Hockey Lessons

Here is a video, thanks to Perry and Paula on How to be a Hockey Player 


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Michelle Spillman

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Michelle hits a 2 run home run for Romeoville High School in a 3-0 victory against Joliet Catholic Academy.


Michelle Spillman hit a 2 run Home run to beat Joliet Catholic on April 18, 2012. ... greg Lopatka ... Michelle Spillman and Romeoville High School. ...

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Michelle Spillman hit her 4th homerun on April 21, 2012 to beat Hershey High. ... greg Lopatka ... Michelle Spillman "outdoor sports" ...


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Michelle hit a triple to help beat Highland Park High 8-5 on 4/21/2012.


Patrick Kane Stickhandling:


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Duffers Hockey Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville 2014-2015 Schedule

wk      Date              Time

1 September 5, 2014 8:00 PM ***

2 September 12, 2014 8:40 PM

3 September 19, 2014 8:40 PM

4 September 26, 2014 8:40 PM

5 October 3, 2014 8:40 PM

6 October 10, 2014 8:40 PM

October 17, 2014 NO ICE

7 October 24, 2014 8:40 PM

8 October 31, 2014 8:40 PM

November 7, 2014 NO ICE

9 November 14, 2014 8:40 PM

10 November 21, 2014 8:40 PM

11 Thanksgiving 8:45 at Downers Grove IceArena

November 28, 2014 NO ICE

December 5, 2014 NO ICE

12 December 12, 2014 8:40 PM

13 December 19, 2014 8:40 PM

December 26, 2014 NO ICE

14 January 2, 2015 8:40 PM

15 January 9, 2015 8:40 PM

16 January 16, 2015 8:40 PM

January 23, 2015 NO ICE

17 January 30, 2015 8:40 PM

18 February 6, 2015 8:40 PM

19 February 13, 2015 8:40 PM

20 February 20, 2015 8:40 PM

21 February 27, 2015 8:40 PM

22 March 6, 2015 8:40 PM

23 March 13, 2015 8:40 PM

24 March 20, 2015 8:40 PM

25 March 27, 2015 8:40 PM

26 April 3, 2015 8:40 PM

27 April 10, 2015 8:40 PM

28 April 17, 2015 8:40 PM

29 April 24, 2015 8:40 PM

30 May 1, 2015 8:40 PM