by Sandi Fahy
A tip of the hat to the team of Tampa Bay Rays wives and girlfriends who defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers wives and girlfriends in a softball game prior to the Rays-Rangers game at Tropicana Field on Sunday. Michelle Burrell, wife of designated hitter Pat Burrell, hit a home run and Jennifer Hickey, wife of hitting coach Jim Hickey, provided the winning hit. Final score was Lady Rays 6, Lady Bucs 5 ... The Largo Historical Society will soon be sending out information on the 13th Annual Largo "50s" Picnic coming up at Taylor Park in November. If you grew up in Largo in the '50s and would like to attend, call 531-1804 or 442-3860 for details ... Friends of Bonnie Wiggins want her to know they are thinking of her and wishing her all the best ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: John and Carol Ellis, Ed and Freda Caley (August 27); Bob and Renee Burrell (Sept. 2). It's anniversary #14 for the Burrells ... Belated anniversary congrats are in order for Hugh and Flo Bell, whose special day was August 25 ... Dan Larremore, Chris Schombs, Martha Casey, Pat Randall and Stephen Sharp are among those celebrating birthdays today, August 27 ... Becky Wright, Sue Phillips, Pat Williams, Sylvia Wickman, Marina Hamilton and Emily Ellis are among those turning a year older tomorrow ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Karen Hosman, Mary Ellen Smith, Bette Knutson, Karen Newman and Mary Adcock ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Jennifer Hitchcock, Bailey Dauble, Karen Amundrud, Grace Campbell, Justin Morris, Judith Curvelo, Joe Burnsed, Lorraine VanFossan, Meli Smith and Jeff Sachs ... Monday is Addie Spicuzza's birthday. Did you know Addie, who is immediate past president of the Largo Woman's Club, was crowned Ms. Florida Senior America in 2004? Among those who share her August 31 birthdate are Renee Burrell, Cheryl Small, Dan Walbolt, Eleanor Smead, Michelle Schombs and George Billias ... Be sure to wish Morgan Sides, Bob Burrell, Robert Wright, Bill Long and Joan Jones all the best on their special day, which is Tuesday ... The birthdays of Jan Carter, Christy Ward and Jim Reynolds are coming up on Wednesday ... A little bird told us that Carrie Ashton, Stanley Habryl, Janice Scarpinato, Marge Andruk, Barbara Tummolo, Ron Rymers, Jane Skwirut and John Hamm recently had birthdays ... Seamstress Vera Bouchard says too many people are like buttons--always popping off at the wrong time ... Have a great week, everyone.