Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide delicious baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water. Plates, utensils, condiments, etc. will also be available. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share: hot casserole, baked beans, salad or dessert of your choice. Get out your favorite recipes and prepare your specialty to share with others. There will be no charge to HRC members and guests. The ham will be served hot from roasters that will have been caringly heated by your HRC Board. You may bring your own beer (we will have a beer permit) or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park.

At North Mountain Park
Pima Ramada
Peoria Avenue and Seventh Street
TUESDAY, MARCH 21 from noon to 4 pm

North Mountain Park is just south of the Pointe Hilton at 7th St. and Peoria. Turn west into the park, then turn right inside the park and follow the signs up the hill to The Pima Ramada. Ample and convenient parking is available. Overflow parking is also available at the Havasupai Ramada – then take the stairs up to the Pima Ramada. Plenty of handicapped parking is available.

If you have any questions, call either:
Shirley Krieger (602 942-4235)
Don Roeber (623 561-0678)

Remember there is no charge for this event other than the dish you bring to share – AND there will be door prizes awarded.


  When: Monday, April 24, 2006
Where: Tatum Ranch Country Club
29888 North Tatum Ranch Dr.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331, Phone 480-515-5908
(Just southeast of Cave Creek Rd & Tatum Blvd Intersection)
Cost: $50 for green fees, carts, prizes and lunch
Time: Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.

Honeywellers & Guests are welcome!

Check-in will be at 7:30 a.m. for cart assignment. Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. with lunch and camaraderie to follow. Proper golf attire required: soft spiked shoes, shirts with collars and no Levi's. We will use established handicaps (AGA) and use Calloway only for those who do not have handicaps. As in the past, we will play team scores using randomly selected holes to determine the aggregate team score. When submitting your entry, please include your AGA handicap number next to each person's name. If no handicaps are submitted, Calloway scoring will determine handicap. LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!

Payment must be in by April 14, 2006 . Send in the names for your foursome along with handicaps and check. If you do not have a foursome, no problem, you will be placed in one. Make checks (non-refundable) to the “Honeywell Retiree Club”. Please call or respond ASAP to:
Dale Wendt , 7540 E. Becker Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Questions? Call Dale at 480-922-1402

Lots of Other Activities in MARCH and APRIL!

  1. Spring Training Baseball - March 14, Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres – SOLD OUT!!!!!
  2. Laughlin Overnight Trip - March 14-15, Bus trip from Phoenix – SOLD OUT!!!!!
  3. Spring Picnic - March 21, Potluck at North Mountain Park
  4. Identity Theft - March 24, District Attorney from U.S. Attorney's Office – limited space – call ASAP
  5. Day at the Races - April 3, Turf Paradise, limited space - reservations required
  6. Pima Air Museum/Missile Silo Museum - April 6 & 7 7) Prescott Gathering - April 18, Gurley Street Grill

Check for details under “UPCOMING ACTIVITIES” . We hope you will attend all these great events.


Spring is here, what happened to winter? I hope this newsletter reaches you before the Ides of March and St Patrick's Day, but in case it doesn't, I hope that you avoided the Ides successfully and didn't drink too much green beer on St. Patty's.

We regret that The Bridge mailings have been later than normal coming to your door. Receiving the February edition in March is certainly not what we had in mind. While we are working to resolve this with the publisher, it is especially important for you to please consider two things:

1) Sign up for The Electronic Bridge as this comes out the first week of the month right after our HRC Board meeting. It is the most current information and most timely. You can get both hard copy and electronic versions or elect only the electronic. Please see below for how to do this.

2) Sign up for upcoming events that you are interested in even if they are a month or two away. We always try to schedule events several months in advance. Some folks figure that there will be time when The Bridge arrives for sign up on events the same month. It's embarrassing that, due to the delay in publishing, some events are over by the time The Bridge arrives. Even when you receive the newsletter early in the month, it's always good to sign up for events early to reserve your spot – many have limited availability.

We are trying hard to bring you interesting and informative events and activities. Each year we try some new items and we very much appreciate your attendance at these. As mentioned last month, we are now set for the balance of our Spring agenda. We hope to see the golfers for the Spring outing at Tatum Ranch. New events are the Prescott Get Together for those in the Prescott area, a Day at the Races, and a tour at the Pima Air Museum and Titan Silo. Our Spring Potluck Picnic in March and Annual Meeting in April are good times to renew friendships in a relaxed atmosphere. So hope to see you at several of these.

Ed Frick



We now have over 100 members who are receiving The Electronic Bridge, and most are opting to receive “electronic only”. If you have an e-mail address, you should give it a try. Member feedback has been very positive. You can sign up bycontacting us via e-mail at: . Please send your: 1) name, 2) e-mail address , 3) if you wish your e-mail address not published in The Bridge periodically, and 4) if you want “ electronic only ” or both electronic and hard copy. You may “opt in” or “opt-out” of this program at any time by simply notifying us via e-mail.

Contributed by : Ted Rees


This group will help those who need repairs that they cannot do themselves, including minor electrical, carpentry and plumbing problems. You will have the security of having someone you can trust in your house. The cost of material is not covered. The Fix It Guys are Bob, Matt, Dick, John, Mike, Perry, Sam, Paul , Ed, Clint and Gene. Call 602-870-0813.

Three men rented a motel room that cost $30.00. Each gave the desk clerk $10.00. When the bell hop came back down, the clerk gave him five $1.00 bills and stated that the room was only $25.00 and to give the three men back the difference. The bell hop decided to give each man $1.00 and keep $2.00 for himself. Well, that meant that the three men each spent $9.00 (total $27.00) and the bell hop kept $2.00. This only equals $29.00!!! Where did the other $1.00 go?




  Game: Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres
Starting Time: 1:05 PM
Location: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83 rd Ave.
Seat Pricing:    $10/seat (regularly $16, upper box, in the shade)
Coordinator: Ed Skutecki 623-572-9004

Come and join us for HRC's first Spring Training Baseball outing. The Peoria Sports Complex is an excellent baseball facility. You may bring in your own food, snacks, and sealed bottled water.  No coolers are allowed. 

This event is a sellout – wonder if it will rain in Phoenix? Join us for a Diamondbacks game in September.

LAUGHLIN OVERNIGHT TRIP - FULL!!! - March 14 & 15, 2006




Tuesday, March 14, 2006



Wednesday, March 15, 2006



Flamingo (changed from Edgewater because of meal changes)



$34.50 per person double occupancy



Bus transportation, one night at the Flamingo, and buffet one meal per person and fun book

  Coordinator: Dale Wendt (our usual leader!) Questions: call 480-922-1402

There are two pick-up locations:

  1. SW corner of 35th & Northern (3667 W. Northern) departure at 7:45 AM on that Tuesday
  2. The Sun City Senior Center at 99 th Avenue and Bell Road at 8:15 AM that day.

We will depart Laughlin at 2:00 PM on Wednesday and get back to Phoenix about 6:00 PM that evening.


IDENTITY THEFT - March 24 (Friday)



Honeywell, Union Hills Facility – 2500 W. Union Hills Drive

Entrance: Main Entrance (South side)
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Speaker: Dan Drake, Ass't District Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
Reservations: Required
Coordinator: Ed Frick 623-561-6917 or

Get the latest on this important subject. Arizona reportedly is the leader in identity theft in the nation. New ways to steal your identity are constantly being invented by the bad guys. The speaker, Dan Drake, is an Assistant US Attorney, specializing in identity theft at the Federal Courthouse here in Phoenix. The Honeywell Retiree Club and the Deer Valley Credit Union are jointly sponsoring this event. It is open to all members of those organizations. Sperry Retiree Club and Garrett Retirees' Club members have also been invited. Space is limited to a maximum of 50 on a first come – first served basis , so please make your reservation as soon as possible. This will be a very popular event.

DAY AT THE RACES: Turf Paradise Park - April 3 (Monday)


Location: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Road. Suggest using the Turf Club Entrance off of 19th Avenue.

11:30 AM at the Turf Club
12:00 PM Lunch will be served: Cobb Salad or Croissant Sandwich*

Cost: $15.50 per person. Package includes Parking, Admission, Program, How-to-Wager Guide, Lunch, Coffee/Tea, Dessert, and Tax & Gratuity (it's all in there!!).
Reservations: Required – contact Ed  
Coordinator: Ed Skutecki 623-572-9004

*Cobb salad includes: Diced egg, bacon, bleu cheese, tomatoes, avocado, turkey, cucumber, served on seasonal greens with ranch dressing.
Croissant Club Sandwich includes: Freshly baked croissant filled with sliced turkey, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, American cheese and lettuce, served with fresh fruit, potato, or pasta salad.

Come and join us for HRC's first “Day at the Races”. We will have reserved seating in the Turf Club where we'll enjoy a fine lunch. Each table has a great view of the racetrack and also has a race TV monitor. Mutual betting windows are near by. Call or e-mail Ed Skutecki to reserve your seats - then make out a check to Treasurer, HRC and note “Day at the Races” on it. Send the check to: Honeywell Retiree Club of Arizona; Honeywell Mail Drop XO; 2500 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027


  Where: Gurley Street Grill
230 W. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: Pro rata share basis at the event
Reservations: Required – contact coordinators
Chuck Dumas 928-443-8581 or
Jean Winslow 928-445-9171 or
Ed Frick 623-561-6917 or

This is a chance for HRC members and friends in the Prescott area to get together and renew acquaintances. The long trip to and from Phoenix for events can be difficult given the traffic on I-17 and the time involved, so we thought a local get-together for those in this area might be of interest. This event is open to all members however, so plan a drive to beautiful Prescott and join the fun. A Google map showing the restaurant and the nearby parking garage is available by contacting Chuck Dumas.


PIMA AIR /MISSILE SILO MUSEUMS - Overnight April 6 & 7


Pima Air Museum – 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85706
Titan Missile Silo – 1 580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Sahuarita, Arizona

Time: Tours starts at 1:00pm Thursday and 9:00am Friday – arrive early
Cost: $18.00 per person for the combined tour (a tour of either can be arranged)
Reservations: Date has been changed to April 1
Coordinator: Virginia Clagett 602-992-4204 or

On Thursday afternoon, experience a century of aviation and explore over 250 aircraft. The Pima Air & Space Museum is the largest Air & Space Museum in the Western United States. We have a special treat in store for you. Our own Honeywell Retiree member, Bob Preising , volunteers at the Pima Air Museum in the B-36 restoration project. He is arranging for us to visit the B-36 area, which is not on the normal tour. After he gives us the special tour, you can take a tram ride, ride the Morphis Simulator, climb aboard President Kennedy's Air Force One and gaze at the spectacular, supersonic, SR-71 Blackbird "Spy Plane" or just wander to your heart's delight. Then plan to relax and stay overnight in Tucson Thursday evening at a motel of your choice or head home.

On Friday morning we will tour the Titan Missile Museum at 9AM. The Titan Missile Museum is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. When you visit the Titan Missile Museum you travel through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. Tours include a six-story view of the Titan II missile in its silo, a visit to the underground launch control center, and a simulated missile launch. Walking shoes are required (no heels please). Food and beverages, except bottled water, are prohibited. Smoking is not permitted inside museum buildings or while on the guided tour. The underground portion of the missile site is accessed by a flight of 55 steps in the Access Portal. The Titan Missile Museum is an ADA compliant facility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Services Desk, and all restrooms are wheelchair accessible.   An elevator is available to access the underground portion of the missile site for those who have limited mobility or who need special assistance.  Non-commercial photography and video recording are permitted. Commercial photography is not allowed without written permission.

The Titan Missile Museum is located approximately 25 miles south of Tucson, Arizona at 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Sahuarita, Arizona. From Tucson, take I-l9 south toward Green Valley and Nogales. Exit I-19 at Duval Mine Road (exit 69). Turn west on Duval Mine Road. Follow the signs to the Titan Missile National Historic Landmark. The entrance to the museum is on the north side of the road approximately l/l0 mile past the intersection of La Canada and Duval Mine Road.

After the tour you can visit other scenic sights in the area such as the San Xavier Mission, Tubac, Tumacacori, Green Valley, Rio Rico and Nogales.

If you prefer to visit only one of these sites, we can make arrangements for this at a prorated cost.

Call for information. Please make reservations by March 15. Send your money to: Virginia Clagett, P. O. Box 31937, Phoenix, AZ 85046 . Contact via e-mail at or call 602-992-4204 if you have questions.

Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 27

  Where: Arrowhead Country Club, 19888 N. 73 rd Ave., Glendale, AZ
When: April 27, 2005
9:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
9:30 a.m. Breakfast
10-11:30 a.m. Meeting
Cost: $10 per person for members and their guest
$12 per person for non-members and guests
Menu: Breakfast buffet
Coordinator: Lorri Jordan 480-473-1335

Reservations: Call Lorri Jordan to reserve your place. Make checks payable to “Treasurer – HRC”, note for “Annual Meeting” and mail to HRC.

This is our annual gathering to elect our leadership, conduct any other club business and socialize with old and new friends. We will provide directions and additional details in The Bridge next month – watch for the front page info .


For President: Edward C. Frick

Retired from: GE/Honeywell/Bull 1994  
Last Position: Director, Manufacturing
Other work: Senior management
Interests: Director, Deer Valley Credit Union
Education: Union College – BS Civil Engineering; BA Economics/History

For Vice President: Virginia Clagett

Retired from: Honeywell Bull  
Last position: Project Manager, System Software
Other work: Project Manager for American Express on a Travel Related
Services Internet Application Software
Interests: Travel, Needlework, Volunteer, ESA - a women's leadership,
service organization.
Education: BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona,
MBA in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management 1997)

For Secretary: Mary Barkl

Retired from: Industrial Automation & Control in 2006  
Last position: IAC Program Manager in Engineering
Other work: Various positions in Industrial Automation since 1966
Interests: Bowling, skiing, reading, rafting the Colorado,
traveling to Alaska on a cruise this year

For Treasurer: Bert Walker

Retired from: Honeywell Space Systems in 2006  
Last Position: Facilities Manager
Other work: 43 years with GE, Honeywell, Bull, and Honeywell again.
Interests: Pets, woodworking, and gardening
Education: ME from Syracuse and MBA from ASU

For Director: Wally Klovstad

Retired from: Business and Commuter Aviation Systems (BCAS) 1997  
Last Position: Test Engineering
Other work: Honeywell Commercial & Military Avionics in Minneapolis
Interests: Hiking, Reading
Education: BSEE North Dakota State U 1959

For Director: Harold (Harry) Heller

Retired from: Commercial Aviation Systems  
Last position: Director, Human Resources
Other work: Business & Commuter Avionics Human Resource, Glendale
Interests: Hiking, Softball, Travel
Education: BBA Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. 1965





Nine members and spouses toured the Heard Museum. Our Las Guias guide, Barbara, is the next door neighbor of Honeywell Retiree, Alex Pensiero . She proved to be very knowledgeable regarding each of the Southwestern American Indian tribes including instructing us regarding the current pronunciations for tribe names and items. For example, we should refer to the Hopi carvings previously called Kachinas as Katsinas. We spent almost two hours viewing showcases containing relics from each tribe. The attendees were then encouraged to tour the remainder of the museum at their leisure. We learned of a new American Indian museum near the Wild Horse Pass Casino that we will investigate for addition to the 2006 – 2007 event schedule.

Submitted by Virginia Clagett





News from Nurse Nance


Exercise reduces dementia risk A new study of nearly 1,500 men and women found that those who exercised for 30 minutes or more at least twice a week in their 40s and 50s had a 60% lower risk of developing dementia. A generally active lifestyle after age 60 showed a 60% lower risk of developing dementia. A generally active lifestyle after age 60 also is believed to be protective, according to earlier studies. Theory: physical activity promotes the growth of new blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the brain. Self-defense: exercise for 30 minutes or more at least twice weekly at an intensity that induces sweating.

Miia Kivipelto , MD, PhD, senior researcher in geriatric epidemiology, Karolinska Institute's Aging Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden.



The Phun in Phoenix information is back on our web site thanks to Virginia Clagett. After a hiatus in 2005, this listing of cool things to do in Phoenix each weekend is updated weekly – check it out at WWW.HRCAZ.ORG Also a long list of Phoenix area attractions with phone numbers and web sites are listed on this site for your reference. Check out photos of our past events as well as useful information from seminars like the Medicare Drug Seminar presentation. You'll also find all of our club's upcoming activities, with dates and contact information, plus a copy of The Bridge. If you have any photos of club activities, we'd love to publish them. Attach the pictures to an email and send to .

Russ Henzel, website editor


Just a reminder that dues are due May 1st, so please look at your “dues date” on your copy of The Bridge and see if your dues are about to expire. You will want to keep The Bridge coming and to be ready to participate in the many interesting functions planned for our next year.

Membership Chairman: Wally Klovstad

Honeywell Blood Drive April 20, 2006

Honeywell Process Solutions at 2500 W. Union Hills Drive holds four blood drives per year. If you'd like to donate on-site, please go to to schedule an appointment (sponsor code is hwlaz15). If you don't have access to this site, you can call Sherry Maxson-Myers (602-313-5438). If you donate at a United Blood Services facility, please ask that your donation be credited to Honeywell account number 777 (Union Hills/I17 location). We are recognized annually for our total number of donations per year and every donor counts. If you have any questions about eligibility to donate, you can call UBS at 1-800-288-2199, x5497.

You can also volunteer your time at the blood drive by helping to sign donors in. If interested, please call Sherry (602-313-5438) to schedule your time.

Donation Reminders


This has not been Googled, Snoped, Urban Legend or otherwise validated for truth or accuracy. If you want to check all these tidbits out, have at it. Tidbits you did not know that you needed to know....

- In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are "limbs," therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, "Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg."

- As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October)! Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term "big wig." Today we often use the term "here comes the Big Wig" because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy!

- In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The "head of the household" always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the "chair man." Today in business, we use the expression or title "Chairman" or "Chairman of the Board."

- Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, "mind your own bee's wax." Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term "crack a smile" In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt . . . therefore, the expression "losing face."

- Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in "straight laced". . . wore a tightly tied lace.

- Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the "Ace of Spades." To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck."

- Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to "go sip some ale" and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. "You go sip here" and "You go sip there." The two words "go sip" were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term "gossip."

- At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in "pints" and who was drinking in "quarts," hence the term "minding your P's and Q's."

- In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a "Monkey" with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make "Brass Monkeys." Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally, "Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey." (And all this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you?)

From an e-mail circulated by Ed Frick