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6D The Journal Gazette | Thursday, March 31, 2016 for the last 10 years or so. Bure, 66, and his brother Roy, 64, are relative newcomers in their second year. “Don’t put Bingo Bill in there,” says Dick Parquette, who, on this morning at least, is the oldest of the bunch at 79. He’s not sure how long he’s been part of the crowd. And yet Parquette, also at the counter and two seats away from Pribble, doesn’t explain why Bingo Bill shouldn’t be included among the regulars. It could be a future topic of debate. A two-hour session with these guys couldn’t begin to cover the 10 years of stories, but here’s a quick recap: Pribble, who used to deliver doughnuts, apparently sent his car airborne one early morning. “One night, I heard the gravel, and I went, ‘Whoa, I’m off the road,’” Pribble tells it. “And then I heard tree limbs brushing against the side and thought, ‘Oh, this just isn’t an off-the-road type of thing.’” He’s also hit a few deer during delivery. There was the morning when Dick didn’t show up, and the rest of the group was worried about him, so they all convinced Katie to call Parquette around 5:30 in the morning. “All I know is the phone rang, and (Dick’s wife) said, ‘Who in the hell is calling this early?’ ” And sometimes the con- versation can get political. “We’ve had quite a few debates,” says Mark Bure. “We don’t get nasty, as far as yelling and screaming. We bring up different view- points.” Well, there was that one exception. “There’s only been one occasion I can ever remember when one very liberal person inviting a very conserva- tive fella outside,” Pribble says. “Everybody just kinda laughed. It was funny. But he wanted to ight it out.” Bure looks up, peers out the windows, and announces, “Here he comes. He’s walk- ing across the street.” “He” is 71-year-old Bob Antweiler. The instant Antweiler en- ters, it’s clear he is the target for the rest of the group’s jibes. Mark Bure is the irst to say something. “I’ve got a dollar that says it’s gonna take him 14 minutes to sit down.” It seems as though Ant- weiler also has time to kill and has earned the reputation of taking his sweet time to settle into a chair. But this time, Antweiler takes his spot at a table. “I can’t believe it,” Bure says. “He’s bending over. He’s sitting – within 10 minutes!” Once a CPA, Antweiler says he has another business now. “You’ve probably never heard of Antweiler Eclectic Enterprises,” he says, with a bit of a growl to his voice. “After my CPAing and bait store business, I decided I needed something to keep my mind.” He places a book on the table, “Reminiscences of Tolstoy.” That’s one of his hobbies: buying books at auctions. “The good news is, as much as I love ’em, there are no dogs in here,” Antweiler announces. “Where did that come from?” Pribble says. And he’s right. Until Antweiler brought up the subject, nothing had been said about any kind of dog. “Is there a dog here?” Antweiler says. “I speak the truth.” In the small New Haven Bakery known for its sweets, Antweiler adds a bit of lavor to the place. Before he leaves, Mark Bure explains the group’s attraction; why he keeps com- ing back, and why he’s one of the regulars now. “In the mornings, you’ve got Steve,” he says. “Very smart, educated man, as far as common sense and knowl- edge. And you’ve got Bob, who’s a retired CPA, and he knows everybody in town. Steve knows everybody in the county and the state. Rich knows a lot of guys from his endeavors in the factory. And if somebody will bring up a name, somebody will know him, or know a story about him. It’s unique. What is this street, or this building, or this event? And somehow, somebody will know a story behind it.” Re-enter Antweiler into the conversation. “Back to the story,” he says. “Remember, we were talking about a dog.” He never got around to in- ishing his dog story. Maybe another morning. Steve Warden is a features writer whose “Morning Ob- servations” column appears occasionally. Email him at STORIES Continued from Page 1D to fortwayne.dressforsuccess. org for information on how to donate and what to donate. Dress for Success is part of the Women’s Bureau, 2417 Fairield Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, or by appointment by calling 424-7977, ext. 105. Gift cards Turn your unwanted retail gift cards into a donation. On the Charity- Choice Gift Cards website (, enter the merchant name, card number, PIN and card balance. Then choose from more than 250 charities you can donate the card to. You will receive a tax receipt for the balance of your card. Cellphones, tablets Cell Phones for Soldiers collects used cellphones and tablets and sells them to an electronics refurbisher or recycler. With the proceeds, the nonproit purchases prepaid calling cards, which it distributes to active-duty military and veterans. The website (Cellphones makes it easy; it even has printable shipping labels (but you pay the tax-deductible shipping fee). Furniture, household items Habitat for Humanity, the organization that builds homes around the world for the disadvantaged, partially funds its projects through the sale of new and gently used goods at its ReStores. Keep in mind that each ReStore is independently owned and operated by a local Habitat for Humanity organization, so policies might differ slightly. Most ReStores accept all types of furniture (excluding mattresses and commercial ofice furniture), provided that items are in good to excellent condition. The Fort Wayne Habitat ReStore, 3837 N. Wells St., accepts donations of new and gently used appliances, furniture, building supplies and household items for resale to the public. Smaller items may be dropped off at the store during business hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. It is closed Sunday and Monday. Larger items may be scheduled for pickup for Al- len County residents only by calling 470-4200 or illing out a request online at www. The site also includes a list of what items are not accepted. Terri Richardson of The Journal Gazette contributed to this story. DONATIONS Continued from Page 1D MISCELLANEOUS Overlooked Film Festi- val – “The Big Short”; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Cen- ter, Trine University, Angola; free. MUSIC Classical An Evening with John Fishell – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, $4 non-IPFW students; 481-6555. Variety Joe Justice – 6:30 p.m.; Ann- ritas, 6330 W. Jefferson Blvd.; no cover; 459-7687. Chris Worth – 7 p.m.; Trolley Bar, 2898 E. Dupont Road; no cover; 490-4322. Open Jam – 8:30 p.m.; Ofice Tavern, 3306 Brooklyn Ave.; call for price information, 478-5827. WHAT’S GOING ON Steve Warden | The Journal Gazette Bob Antweiler quickly inds his seat inside the New Haven Bakery. Houses are selling SO FAST that we’re running low! Please call me to list your home! Get top dollar and great customer service! Christi Kroft, THE KROFT TEAM 260-466-7402 ROBERTS SHOES 3915 E. STATE in Statewood Plaza IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! SAS Semi Annual Sale $15OFF Reg. Price AMERICAN MADE Dress, Comfort, Athletic & Sandals MENS SIZES WOMENS SIZES Widths & colors will vary with style. SLIM 8-15 NARROW 7-15 MEDIUM 6-15 WIDE 6-15 W-WIDE 6-15 SLIM 6-12 NARROW 6-12 MEDIUM 4-12 WIDE 6-12 W-WIDE 6-11