For our club, being a dedicated part of the whole is not only freeing, but it has allowed continuity to flourish all together as one. There is a beauty in that particular kind of order.
I read a book recently that many times made me stop and think, so much so that I wanted to pull out a red pen to underline and star the passages so I could save them for a rainy Saturday morning like today when creativity strikes.
Michael N. Fricker editorializes on the history of communication of the German Hungarians, the legacy of the "Monthly Progress," and the redesign of this website, ughclub.us
The German Hungarians have a saying, you make your own fun. It could be extended to read “you make your own fun, despite whatever circumstances might be standing in opposition to what would conventionally be considered ‘fun.’” Recent times have been anything but conventional fun. The thing is, dear friends, if you make your own fun, it does … Continue reading United in Fun, by Michael Fricker
It’s been going around that in this social distancing, lockdown, quarantine, & solitary confinement, people are either going to come out fantastic chefs or….with a dependency on alcohol. Some might already be fantastic chefs and we hope none of our members come down with the other option. All jokes aside, not being able to have … Continue reading What Have You Been Up To?, by Michael Fricker
I know its cliché but most of you reading this have a place, “where everybody knows your name.” Now that you have an NBC sitcom title sequence stuck in your head, let me amend that idea. That place, it isn't so much a place as it is a group of people. The fact is, that … Continue reading A Way of Life, by Michael Fricker
For many years we have tagged a lot of the things we do and most of the things we write with the slogan, "Continuing a Proud Tradition!" It has been and will continue to be a wonderful slogan and sentiment for us. If you read the 75 Years of Soccer history from 1997 you will … Continue reading Strength & Unity, by Michael Fricker
Each and every year it feels like we get a fresh start and at the beginning of the 12-month calendar. It is easy to be bogged down in trying to be and do better. We use the past year as an example. Trying harder is not a bad thing but it can be well, hard. Sometimes when I try to … Continue reading Recording our Story, by Michael Fricker
As I get older, it amazes me how fast time seems to fly. We are now in the year 2014! It does not seem that long ago that we were beginning the year 2000 and it seemed amazing. Much has happened in these 13 years in the world, in our own lives and in our … Continue reading A Look to the Past by Emily Fricker
Many of our members are fathers and sons and have been such over the years. According to our past presidents list in our 100th Anniversary Book, our sixth president was Michael J. Stumpf. He was president from 1934 to 1936. I do not really know much about him, but he was alive when I was a young girl and … Continue reading The Name’s the Same by Emily Fricker