February Mt. Vernon Dinner

On Wednesday, February 14th at 6 PM, we will be dining at the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub. From now on, rather than sending in a Tear Sheet, just come and order off the menu.

The restaurant is at 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 and you can view their website here. It’s located just a short walk from Sullivan Station (Orange line, buses) or the following buses stop in front of the restaurant: 89, 89/93, 90, 92 and 101. For more information, you can call them at (617) 666-3830.

January Dinner

Tuesday, January 30th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Statler Chicken, (2) Salmon Filet, (3) Steak Tips, (4) Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by January 22nd.

Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.

Drag Me to the Top

“Showbiz Spitfire” Paige Turner, the drag darling of NYC and star of Shade: Queens of NYC (on the Fusion Network), makes her Boston debut in her one woman show “Drag me to the Top!” which has previously played to sold out runs in Mexico and New York City. Learn the unvarnished truth of how this drag superstar climbed her way to the top in a world filled with bottoms. “Drag me to the Top!” is a hysterical evening of live singing, outrageous comedy, videos and over the top parodies. Life can be a drag—and Paige Turner wouldn’t have it any other way! Featuring all-live songs from Frozen, One Direction, burlesque, Queen, and many more. Get ready to ride on a rainbow as this tawdry blonde bombshell takes you into her phantasmagorical world of mayhem and foolishness! Known as the Carol Burnett of Drag, Paige Turner is one the original creators, producers and host of NYC’s live drag reality show “So You Think You Can Drag?”  She is a Glam Award winner and is known for her over the top parodies on YouTube. She tours throughout the country in her all-live one woman shows, including her critically acclaimed show “Confessions of an Un-Natural Blonde” and coined the phrase Slurp!, which is also the name of the longest running drag show in NYC! She is currently part of the cast of Shade: Queens of NYC and has been featured several times on Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo. Visit paigeturnernyc.com for more info.

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by current member, George Wright.

Reflections from a Bloodshot Eye

At the behest of Harry, our revered leader and dearest friend, as one of the longest standing members of our club, I have been called upon to report on some chronology of my history to the present time, so I will endeavor to dredge up some of the more printable remembrances.

I was not on board with the original crew, but I became a member not long after our beloved founder, Woody Baldwin, forged all of our destinies. But for him, I, along with many of our constituents, would be contemplating a solitary life from our rocking chairs. Bless you, Woody, for giving us all the friendships and memories that have enriched our lives.

Well anyway, since Harry asked, I will quickly summarize a long and lurid past which in its infancy as a gay man began with my service as a Navy veteran of World War II (not a day of which was spent on a ship or in combat) but in Washington, D.C., culminating as the personal yeoman (secretary) to the famed explorer, the then retired Admiral Richard E. Byrd. While still enrolled and adorable at 19, I became inducted into the then unspeakable precincts of That Which Has No Name but which has evolved into our present day acceptance in the social scheme.

Following my discharge, I attended college at Boston University, then found employment in a well regarded travel agency in the glamour world of travel before the jet plane reduced it to Amtrak and package tours. My last employment was office manager in the Office of Scientific Studies within the National Park Service. It was my happiest working experience as friend and colleague of that venerated and prestigious group as they strove to investigate and preserve our natural resources.

We then come to the fortuitous moment that brought me to the welcoming embrace of the BPT and the source of most of our social and sometimes romantic relationships. It was my pleasure and responsibility to serve as a board member for several years. There were good and not so good members at the helm but I am pleased to say that in my opinion we have now arrived at our best leadership with the best board ever. I have every confidence that these fine gentlemen will guide us to a stronger and more cohesive position. My hope is that we will continue to improve our status and achieve the best of our organizations potential.

Respectfully,

G. Wright

Happy New Year, 2018!

Hello Gentlemen,

The New Year is upon us and I would like to thank all my friends who helped make 2017 a success for the Prime Timers. The volunteers are the backbone of this organization. In the coming year, we would love for other members to step up and show us what you can offer and assist with organizing events, activities and meetings. Suggestions are always welcome, but please pitch in and help out.

Thank you for all the positive feedback about the Holiday Party at Club Café. A great time was had by all. The Sister Santa Toy Drive was a big success. In addition to the toys for children in foster care, we raised quite a bit of money to help with the Sisters’ efforts. You should all be proud of your contributions. We are at our best when we can help others in our community when needed. Thanks again to Jim Morgrage for his great work and generous gifts to the club.

The History Project will do a presentation at our January meeting. If you have any memorabilia to donate they may be interested in please bring it in. Please see their website or more info on their mission.

    The History Project is a volunteer-driven organization focused on several important initiatives:

  • Conducting research on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people in Massachusetts
  • Preserving the documentary record of that community’s social and historical contributions
  • Providing a forum for educating the general public.

We are talking with the folks at Gay4Good about visiting us at one of our meetings to tell us about their organization.

In the pipeline we are working on a Casino trip, the Hasty Pudding Theatrical and are talking with the other New England chapters about ideas for a spring/summer gathering for the Rhode Island, Connecticut and Boston Prime Timers. Please contact Tony and Steve to organize a potluck at your home.

I am looking forward to new faces, fun and adventures in the coming year.

Holiday Party checks

Good evening gentlemen,

I am writing to you at this time to please ask you all to call me at (857) 544-3630 or e-mail me at everharry@aol.com concerning the Christmas party on Sunday. Unfortunately the U.S. Postal Service is behind schedule with the Christmas rush, so we are not getting information into the office fast enough. We need a list of people for Sunday so just please call or e-mail me to confirm that you are coming on Sunday.

Thank you, love you all!

Harry Fullerton

King’s Chapel Christmas Concert

As in years past, we will again be returning to King’s Chapel for one of their annual Christmas concerts. This year the concert will take place on Tuesday, December 19th. We will meet at King’s Chapel downtown on the corner of Tremont and School Streets at 12:00 Noon on the 19th, and the half hour concert will begin at 12:15 PM. They will be performing Handel’s “The Half-Hour Messiah”. After the concert we will have lunch somewhere in the immediate vicinity of the chapel and we can decide where that will be at the time. The place doesn’t matter as much as just being together to share the Christmas spirit. Many of you have been with us before for this cherished event and we hope that some of the new members can join us this time for the joy of the concert and the pleasure of our splendid company at this once a year holiday celebration. For more information on King’s Chapel, and their concerts, see kings-chapel.org.