Mark your calendars for the next informal gathering of
the U Club Cigar Society at the Tower Club on Tuesday,
October 4th, 5:00-7:00 pm. BYO cigars and each member
signs his own chit. Any guests interested in a smoke
and a cocktail in good company are also welcome.
October 4th is also the birthday of journalist and
short-story writer Damon Runyon, so this gathering will
be a good opportunity to put on the pinstripes and spats,
drink some whiskey, and maybe throw a few dice with Dave
"the Dude" Morris (who owns more than one pair of spats,
by the way) and Harry "the Horse" Higbie, who reminds
us that "The race is not always to the swift nor the
battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet!"
Business casual. RSVP not required, but helpful.
Your loyal secretary,
Curtis "Good Time" Tuckey
Curtis Tuckey wrote:
> Stop by the Tower Club tomorrow (Tuesday) 5:00-7:00 pm
> for an impromptu gathering of the U Club Cigar Society.
> Any guests interested in a smoke and a cocktail in good
> company are also welcome.
> For this gathering it will be BYO cigars and a chit bar.
> O'Connor recommends that we observe the death of the
> famed senator from Illinois, Everett Dirksen, who died
> 34 years ago this month, with a few rounds. As O'Connor
> has been himself heard to mutter, "Three double scotches
> here, three triple martinis there, and pretty soon
> you're talking real drinking!"
> Tuckey points out that September 20th is also the birthday
> of novelist Upton Sinclair, who is reputed to have written
> part of some novel in the U Club library while staying in
> Chicago (or was that apocryphal story about Sinclair Lewis?).
> In any event, Rudy will have some hotdog appetizers at the
> bar to commemorate the birth of the Chicago stockyards
> muckraker and author of The Jungle.
> Business casual. No RSVP required.