Godsil’s 60th Birthday

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WHERE

Ancanthus Inn, Club Timbuktu, Kern Park?

WHEN

Weekend of July 8th— Saturday or Sunday?
Daytime, Evening or Both?

WHAT

60th Birthday Celebration for Godsil
30th Anniversary Celebration of Community Roofing
NAACP National Convention

WHO

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Players So Far

Rachel D Godsil <godsilra@shu.edu>
Tess Reiss <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>
Walt Kelly Gowkelly@aol.com
Sandra Hayes Sjphays@aol.com
Jo Ann Kvern J.Kvern@seniorcommunity.org
Bridie Godsil bridiegodsil@yahoo.com
Omar Gagale dgagale@yahoo.com
Joey Godsil jcgodsil@uwm.edu
Jeff Eagan jeff.eagan@eh.doe.gov, jeff.eagan@verizon.net
Megan Wines-Godsil mayginlouise@yahoo.com,megan@bucketworks.org
Okun Jeyifous ojeyifou@midway.uchicago.edu

Folks to Contact and be Kept in the Loop

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Louis Fortis
Josh Fraundorf
Karl Ramirez
Jeanne Godsil-Werth
Bill Sell
James Carlson
Virginia Cassell
Sandy Folaron
Cleo Pruitt
Max Shavers
Tegan Dowling
Mathibela Sebothoma
Michael Moynihan
Godsil’s University of SL Friends

Correspondence Re: Birthday

reetings from Tess:

Friday, July 8 is OK with me.

One Drum has that date open on their calendar.
OR we could have a variety of local musicians that Godsil
knows do a few short acoustic sets scattered throughout the
evening.

Is doing something at Club Timbuktu out? I still think it
would be a great place for the party.
Ancanthus Inn: Someone should check to see if that date is
available.

Thanks,
Tess

--- Megan Wines-Godsil <mayginlouise@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi All-
>
> So the old man spoke to me this morning out of the
> blue on his wishes for his 60th. He said he wanted
> top combine three events into one:
>
> 30th Anniversary of Community Roofing
> NAACP National Convention
> Godsil’s 60th Birthday
>
> Which means that all the date stuff we discussed
> yesterday was for naught: he wants the July 8th
> weekend, and as you can see, that works for Big Sister
> Rachel and her family as well.
>
> Thoughts on this date?
>
> Another thing to note: we have money! A donor that
> will remain anonymous for now has offered to pitch in
> quite a hefty sum for the event. One thought Dad has
> was renting out the Ancanthus Inn for the night and
> live music (which he swore up and down he didn’t want
> before— maybe he’s getting into the party spirit!).
> Thoughts on that? Types of music?
>
> Tess had suggested One Drum, who Dad loves immensely.
> Thoughts?
>
> Maybe I should set up a wiki web page where we can all
> leave our comments. I’ll try to get around to that,
> but for now, please press ‘reply all’ when you write
> back!
>
> Thanks People!
>
> Megan
>
>
>
> --- Rachel D Godsil <godsilra@shu.edu> wrote:
>
> > Megan, thanks much for organizing this!! We will be
> > in Italy all of June,
> > but will be coming to Milwaukee to celebrate Dad’s
> > 60th the weekend of
> > July 8 (also the NAACP convention). I would like to
> > contribute for the
> > party though. Let’s talk.
> >
> > Love,
> >
> > Rachel
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > contessa_milw <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>
> > 04/27/2005 04:45 PM
> >
> > To
> > Megan Wines-Godsil <megan@bucketworks.org>, Jeff
> > Eagan
> > <jeff.eagan@verizon.net>
> > cc
> > mayginlouise@yahoo.com, dgagale@yahoo.com,
> > godsilra@shu.edu,
> > bridiegodsil@yahoo.com, jcgodsil@uwm.edu,
> > ojeyifou@midway.uchicago.edu,
> > contessa_milw <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>,
> > jeff.eagan@eh.doe.gov
> > Subject
> > Re: Getting in touch re 6/18
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Greetings from Tess:
> >
> > Anything the weekend of Locust St. Fest (June 12) is
> > a
> > major conflict for me. We will be maxed out for
> > several
> > days before the Big Day with final preparations and
> > it’s
> > always crazy.
> >
> > Would it be possible to have the party on one of
> > these
> > dates instead?
> >
> > Friday, June 17
> > Sunday, June 19
> > Friday, June 24
> > Saturday, June 25
> > Sunday, June 26
> >
> > Sorry to be such a pill. I am happy to help with
> > planning
> > the festivities for “Mercury, the Messenger of the
> > Gods”
> > and would so like to be at the party.
> >
> > Many Thanks,
> > Tess
> >
> >
> >
> > --- Megan Wines-Godsil <megan@bucketworks.org>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi All:
> > >
> > > Some intros first—
> > > Jeff Eagan— one of Dad’s oldest and best friends
> > > Tess Reiss—’Queen of Riverwest’, planner
> > wonder-woman
> > > Omar Gagale— Uncle Omar & one of Dad’s best
> > friends,
> > > co-owner of Timbuktu
> > > Okun Jeyifous— Megan’s beautiful boyfriend
> > > Rachel, Megan, Joey, Bridie— gorgeous offspring
> > of one
> > > James J Godsil
> > >
> > > So, we’re trying to get this party for Dad’s 60th
> > > birthday planned, right?
> > > Here are his conditions as explained to me last
> > Friday:
> > >
> > > - no live music
> > > - 6–9pm (he says he’ll be finished for the night
> > by then)
> > > - not a lot of speeches (how this is possible, I
> > don’t
> > > know)
> > >
> > > So, that is what the old man requests. I
> > originally
> > > wanted to do this on the
> > > 18th, which is his actual birthday, but for a few
> > > reasons, we’d like to push it
> > > back a weekends of that is okay with everyone.
> > June 11th
> > > is a Saturday and
> > > Timbuktu is booked for live jazz with the Ian
> > Duerr Trio,
> > > but that will not
> > > start until 9p and the crowd won’t really show up
> > until
> > > 10p or 11p. Leaves
> > > plenty of time for hanging out and a fun activity
> > for
> > > folks who’d like to stick
> > > around after Dad hits the sack.
> > >
> > > June 12th is also possible, but that is Locust
> > Street
> > > Days.
> > >
> > > Another option is not having it at Timbuktu at all
> > but
> > > outdoors somewhere like
> > > Kern Park.
> > >
> > > Rachel, I don’t know when you are leaving for
> > Italy, so I
> > > hope this may work for
> > > you. If not, tell me what you’d like to do.
> > >
> > > Jeff, apologies for the last reply; I just flew
> > into
> > > Chicago from Miami last
> > > night and had no email access while I was there.
> > >
> > > So, everyone let everyone know what they think—
> > hit
> > > ‘reply all’ so we all get
> > > this email! My numbers are 414.265.7000 (work)
> > and
> > > 340.998.3581 (cell).
> > >
> > > Let’s get the date down and move from there!
> > > :)
> > >
> > > Oh, and if anyone can find Aunt Joanne’s address
> > (Joe,
> > > Bridie, Rachel?) please
> > > forward this to her!
> > > And anyone else you think should be kept in the
> > loop
> > > regarding the planning of
> > > this event!
> > >
> > > Megan
> > >
> > >
> > > Quoting Jeff Eagan <jeff.eagan@verizon.net>:
> > >
> > > > Megan -
> > > >
> > > > I hoped to hear from you, but know your bi-urban
> > > existance and workaholic
> > > > schedule keeps you extraordinarily busy. I am
> > reaching
> > > out to some of your
> > > > father’s associates who would like to celebrate
> > his 60
> > > years to see if we
> > > > could plan a worthy yet modest Milwaukee event
> > in
> > > keeping with the Godsil
> > > > ethic.
> > > >
> > > > We would like to support his myriad of
> > activities.
> > > recognize his truly
> > > > extraordinary family,and thank him for keepin’
> > on
> > > keepin’ on. I would like
> > > > to to try to fly out for it. You assistance on
> > dates
> > > is very important,
> > > > particularly if we cannot
> > > > do anything until Rachel returns from Italia and
> > you
> > > from Woods Hole. I
> > > > myself will be out of pocket after 7/8 and we
> > shan’t
> > > compete with the NAACP
> > > > event, so the window may be quite narrow. We
> > are also
> > > seeking a a local
> > > > major domo who can facilitate the Milwaukee
> > > arrangements.
> > > >
> > > > Can we communicate via phone or reply to all?
> > Email is
> > > 24/7 but phone is
> > > > immediately interactive. My numbers include
> > cell 301
> > > 524–5392 work 202
> > > > 586–4598 home 301 652–9047. Perhaps I could
> > call you
> > > on your cell or at
> > > > Timbuktu to set up another arrangement to
> > schedule a
> > > call to your Milwaukee
> > > > or Chicago home or wherever.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for humoring an old man
> > > >
> > > > Jeff Eagan

Last edited by Megan. Based on work by MeganWinesGodsil.  Page last modified on April 28, 2005

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