Deavers’ 4th of July Celebration in Forestville

July 4, 2011

Deavers' 4th of July

Saturday was John and Barbara (Babs) Deavers annual 4th of July party.  The party had the usual assortment of cocktails, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and an actual dinner menu! However, the highlight of the evening was not the food, or the Forestville Orchestra playing various patriotic songs, or the fashion show for charity or even the inspiring fireworks display, it was, by far, Barbara Deavers.  With her shoulder length hair and summer tan showing off her shapely leg, Babs was easily all the rage.

Moving quickly through Forestville’s various social classes that were in attendance, I sensed everyone had a spectacular time.  Those lucky enough to be there included Larson Canover, Maria Malvado, Solomon Weeks, Mitchell Luby, Dan Blazjowski, Rene Dubois, Zack Flanders, Trever Canby, Clovis and Kletis Denim, Virgilio Gonzales, Harley Pritchert, Mike Hill and Beth Hill, Ted and Nancy Tanner, Cookie Genison, Rob Halford, Betty Boukus, Howard and Phoebe Faris, Joe Kapperstein, Silas Minutia, Norbert Pendleton and Toby Jacks.



The Kenneth Snipps Question

March 24, 2011

A Kenneth Snipps letter

I have been delaying this post for awhile but I feel now is the time to address the Kenneth Snipps question because I every few weeks I receive e-mails asking the following: Who is Kenneth Snipps?

I do not profess to know Kenneth but I live in Forestville and so does he so that makes me an expert. To the best of my knowledge I have met him at various village functions or parties thrown by John and Barbara Deavers. So, for all you Snipps devotees, here is what I do know:

Kenneth Snipps is a short, timid and neatly dressed thirty something year old man with no family to speak of that I am aware. He is well mannered but he is shy and gullible. I don’t know where he works or his educational background.

According to his friend Toby Jacks, in the last year he had an accident requiring medical attention and a fire in his home. Kenneth also had or has a serious health issue the extent of which I do not know. Kenneth’s friends such as Norbert Pendleton will only say it is being treated and he is improving. Kenneth’s friends and associates tend to be very protective of him.

As for his letters, he sends them all over the world. I know this for a fact because I have received e-mail inquiries from Germany, England, Spain, Australia and Japan seeking information.

I do not know why he writes his letters but his friends tell me he does not own a telephone or have regular access to the internet so he must write letters and cards to communicate.

I have read his letters because his recipients send me scans, and in my opinion I believe that he believes everything he writes about.

I know this won’t answer everyone’s questions but I hope it helps.



Deavers Halloween Party

November 4, 2010

There is a great divide socially and economically when it comes to living in Forestville, you either live north of the railroad tracks or south of the railroad tracks, there is no in between.  However, when it comes to a party at the home of John and Barbara Deavers, Forestville’s most opulent couple, it does not matter where you reside in the village because for that brief moment we are all one.

It seemed as though all of Forestville attended the Deavers annual Halloween Party at their palatial estate last Saturday night.  The guest list included Audra and Solomon Weeks, Cookie Gension, Juan Gutierrez, Kletis Denim, Mitchell Luby and a date, Hank Lee Bowers and his wife Lisa, Mike Hill, Al Tunis, Bob Kneeper, Mr. and Mrs. Youch, Joe Kapperstein, Dewey Jasper, Norbert Pendleton, Zack Flanders, party crashers Maria Malvado and Silas Minutia, Larson Canover, Heather Ross and her husband Rick and countless others.

Unfortunately John Deavers was not in attendance because he was away on business, and what a shame because he missed another fantastic party thrown by his wife.  Their home was decorated in Halloween garb and the band hired for the night played a steady soundtrack of rock-n-roll hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The best costume prize, which is very popular and brings out the best in Forestville’s residents creativity, went to garage mechanic Hank Lee Bowers.  Mr. Bowers attended the party dressed as a breathalyzer.

At the end of the evening Mrs. Deavers assured me their annual Christmas Party will go on without Mr. Deavers as he will be away.  She will conduct their carol sing through the streets of Forestville…north and south of the railroad tracks.

Forestville Polar Bear Club Swims Again

February 10, 2010

The Forestville Polar Bear Club will take their annual winter plunge into frigid Pine Lake for an early morning swim this Saturday at 7 AM., sharp.  The nearly naked swimmers are to enter the lake near the Pine Street water runoff.

The Forestville Polar Bear Club was created by Forestville resident and entrepreneur Norbert Pendleton in 1992.  In order to participate in Saturday’s swim, you must be a member of the Forestville Polar Bear Club.  Membership in the club is by invitation only at the discretion of its president and founder, Norbert Pendleton.

Around the Village Today – New Year’s Eve Celebration in Forestville!

December 7, 2008

Around the Village Today


Today, snow likely with the Temperature around 32.  Northwest winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.


Winter is here. 


New Year’s Eve Celebration in Forestville

new-years-in-forestvilleIn the mail yesterday I received my invitation to John and Barbara Deavers’ annual New Years Party.  All of Forestville’s high society should be there.  Did you get yours? 


Lightning Update


My story last week that Kenneth Snipps and Norbert Pendleton were struck by lightning may be wrong, well one part of it.  I received several e-mails stating it was Snipps and Toby Jacks (not Norbert Pendleton) that were in fact hit with a lightning strike.  Those with intimate knowledge of this story have not been available for comment.  I will keep trying.


Forestville Residents Struck by Lightning

November 29, 2008

While at Panera Bread in the Shop Rite Plaza for lunch today, I overheard this story. 

 During last week’s storm, Forestville residents Kenneth Snipps and Norbert Pendleton were struck by lightning while jousting!  I’m not kidding.  No word on their condition yet.  As details develop I will post them.

Jousting in Forestville?

Jousting in Forestville?