Life celebration review, info

Gentlemen: Last Saturday, May 21st, we had a wonderful celebratory dinner and toast to Peter and Michael who had provided a free luncheon to members via their estate. We have learned that they had a long life together and their passings occurred about a year apart a couple of years ago. Harry Fullerton and his nephew Nathan (and David Clark?) created a really nice slide review of Peter’s and Michael’s life together as a couple from a young age to the times shared with the PTers. Jan Peters was our performer along with her longtime accompanist. Of our membership, 70 members enjoyed this bittersweet celebration and Harry offered up a toast to them. It is gracious of the couple to keep us in their good graces as well as to assign funds to the BPT in their estate. It was also wonderful to have a free meal (salmon, roast beef, or vegetarian entrees).

Please remember, that if you want to come, you must sign up; AND please remember to contact us: (617) 286-4440 if you need to cancel. Any advance notice helps in the preparation of the meal and seating. Eleven people of the 81 RSVP’s did not appear. Would any of us wish to waste 11 cuts of prime rib or salmon and have 1+ prepared—dining tables remain empty?!

Next dinner- to honor the life and membership of Philip Findlay. June 18, Club Café, 1-5 PM

Philip was a long time member and participant of the Prime Timers, and he was Harry Fullerton’s partner for 32 years! Philip and Harry are providing a free meal for the members for Saturday, June 18th. Some of Philip’s and Harry’s family will be joining us at this celebration. Please RSVP by June 11th, by calling: (617) 286-4440 or email:, and leave your info. Entree choices are roast pork, baked cod and vegetarian (no, I don’t know the contents).

June 3-5th weekend in Ogunquit

Are you going to this event with the Prime Timers? Have you reserved your room? If you have decided to go, and you still need to reserve, you need to call either motel directly to reserve as the deadline has passed for a discounted room. Studio East at 267 Main St, Ogunquit: (207) 646-7297. Ogunquit Tides, 548 Main St., (800) 422-3341. Many rooms have been rented at Studio East, and fewer at the Tides.

Pizza Party: Friday, June 3rd, at 5 PM on the Patio at Studio East. Pizza and soda will be free, courtesy of the Boston Prime Timers. Other libations are BYOB.

June Gay Pride events (not discussed at the party, but added by this author)

As you have come to know, Gay Pride has normally been celebrated in Boston on the 2nd week in June with the parade on the 2nd Saturday. There is no parade this year as the organization that has run it for many years, has closed. There are other party events that are occurring in Boston June 10-12, not to be listed here, but one being a “Pop-up Pride” on the Boston Common on June 12th, 11-5 PM. North Shore towns are having festivities and Pride flag raisings everywhere, and I have a complete list created for the NS LGBT Social Network (of which I am an administrator). If you want info about the NS, I can provide it. NS Pride parade is June 25th at noon, walking about a mile and ending at Salem’s Common, where there are vendors, music and food. The afterparty is at the Marina Beer Garden. Are you attending Pride flag raisings in your communities?!

Boston Gay Mens Chorus is performing “Disney in Concert”; at Symphony Hall June 25/26, with 45 pieces from Disney movies being sung and a 25-piece orchestra, along with graphics and clips of movies. This is the 1st time that Disney has allowed a gay group to sing their music. (Tix $39-149 each, If you want to see an abbreviated form of the concert performed—June 5th, at 3 PM, at Lynn Auditorium, without the orchestra and less members (there are 230 singers) and without the graphics/clips, get tix at for $30. You will need to scurry back to Boston from Ogunquit for this 1 performance.

Do you have questions about the above printed info—contact me. (I submit this info to the extent of my understanding.)

April Meeting Minutes (Part 2)

Hello Gentlemen,

Sorry for the delay in sending more information from the minutes of the April meeting. An April prologue was sent out prior to the meeting and some of the information below was mentioned in Part 1 of the minutes.

CELEBRATION dinner for late members Peter Krause and Michael Healey is this coming Saturday, 1-5 PM. The RSVP period has passed, and no walk-ins will be possible. Greater than 80 of you have signed up. IF you cannot come or plan to be absent, please call the office at (617) 286-4440, and leave a message.

Spring Fling — June 3-5, Ogunquit, Maine. Much information was related in Part 1; hopefully you have already reserved. If you need more information, ask Michael Tobey and he will fill you in.

June 18, 1-5 PM at Club Café: CELEBRATION dinner to honor Philip Findlay, Harry’s lifelong partner. Remembering Philip’s membership in the group, Harry has offered this event to the members for free. Sign up on Saturday for this next dinner event, e-mail the office, or call (617) 286-4440 and leave a message to RSVP. No walk-ins are possible for this event.

July 16, 2-5 PM at Club Café: Meeting. Discussion of the board reformulation; events in August and October to be discussed. There may be further entertainment. Please note — we have the space at Club Café as of 2 PM, when the speakers present is determined by Harry.

August 12-14: 35th anniversary of the club. Prime Timers Worldwide is organizing the hotel stays as people are coming in from far and wide.

Anniversary Schedule

8/12, Friday, 11-4 PM: Welcome Brunch and mixer at Club Café (the club will be closed to non-members).

8/13, Saturday, 1-6 PM: Award Dinner at Club Café. Original founder-member award goes to Bill Calloway (who lives in Florida, but will not be able to join us). More details to follow.

8/14, Sunday: Possibly a Duck Boat tour of Boston. Details are still being worked out. Cost to members and RSVP will be determined.

September 17, Saturday, 2-5 PM: Meeting. Details being determined.

October 28-30: Halloween rendezvous in Provincetown at the Harbor Hotel, on the East End. Prices have gone up since we last were in town, details will be forthcoming. A Saturday night dinner and party will be created. The committee working on this event, is still working on the details.

Note: the best way for you to learn details is to attend the meetings, read the Prologue online, read the Facebook posts, and talk with other members; please do not call Harry and David (as they are overwhelmed). IF you think that you did not receive it in e-mail, check your SPAM (junk) folder. The club is attempting to send out a paper copy to those who do not have internet skills, but you need to request this.

June: Pride Month, as we used to call it Gay Pride, but is now LGBTQ+ Pride month. Rainbow flags are being raised in many towns on the North Shore (my area) and I presume where you live too! Boston Pride as an organization has closed and there is no parade, but there still is Boston Pride — right?! There are block parties run by “Boston Proud” on 6/10, and others 6/11: Chandler Street, and 6/12: St. James Street. Jamaica Plain is also doing a party?! The parades: 6/18: Providence, 6/25: NS Pride, Salem, MA.

If you want to know about the Pride events on the North Shore, just inquire with Michael Tobey.

See you Saturday!