Bingo Night at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood

Tonight, we had the first in a series of “fun” nights put on by what Ray called the “Ladies and Gentlemen’s Auxillary.”  We had a potluck, where everyone was encouraged to bring their favorite “funeral food,” meaning the dish that people bring to the family before a funeral and/or the food served at a funeral by a church auxiliary.  We had jello molds, corn dog casserole, cheesy potatoes, noodles and pork casserole, pasta salad, peach pot pies, cookies and cakes. It was fun.

Ray and Joseph organized this event and added lots of extras along the way.  They brought all sorts of silly/odd/funny gifts to give away, which included a bag of mothballs, a book of limericks (which could not be read out loud to a church crowd), St. Thomas coffee mugs, a cross made of shells, a bar of chocolate, a Betty Crocker cookbook, and on, and on, and on.  People swapped gifts they didn’t want and some gifts were left for future bingo games, like that shell cross.

I realized while sitting there that it’s been a while since we’ve done anything at church just for the pure fun of it. The Mass is beautiful, the homeless “Breakfast Club” satisfying, visiting with friends during coffee hour is pleasant, but tonight was just pure fun.

I won a Wonder Woman pin that I plan to give to granddaughter Luna.  I think she’ll like it.

Good job, Ray and Joseph! You two kept us laughing all evening as well. That made Bingo Night even more fun.

Some of the Bingo Merry Makers

group bingo night

Len, Vic, Mackenzie, Michael, Arthur

Len, Vic, Mack and Michael

Ray and Jospeh

Ray and Joseph

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