Las Madres '80 East


Thursday Mornings
Summer Thursday Coffee
9 am
Starbuck's near Costentino's
Contact: Shirley

August 17
7:15 pm
Marti's House
Contact: Marti

August 19
Coffee Field Trip
Suedy's Koo-Ki Sushi
Contact: Kathy

September 16
Bocce Ball
St. Francis Cabrini
RSVP: Sue Ballard

September 24
Beach Breakfast
New Brighton Beach (Campsite #79?)
RSVP: Sue Butler

October 27-29
Ladies Fall Trip
Contact: ?


7th Abbey Nevoli
Nathan Laing
9th Dee Castagnoli
15th Keely Corral
11th Erik Rasmussen
17th Ron Miller
27th Ruth Eastman


August Meeting
When: Thursday, August 17, 7:15 pm
Where: Marti's House
What: ???

Marti is hosting the August meeting. Time to catch up on everyone's summer trips and share your pictures.


Bocce Ball
When: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 5 PM to 9 PM
Cost: $5.00 per person
Where: St Frances Cabrini Church near Camden and Union
What to Bring: Meat to Bar-B-Que and a dish to share, either an appetizer or a side dish. BYOB

If there is enough interest, instead of bringing desserts as well, we can travel down the street to the
Flames Restaurant for coffee and dessert and talk about the games.

Since the Bar-B-Que is a gas grill, we can start cooking right away and some can eat while others are playing Bocce Ball.

Club will provide non-alcoholic refreshments

Please RSVP to Sue Ballard and let her know if you are planning on bringing an appetizer or a side dish to share and what the interest is in going to The Flames for coffee and dessert.


Beach Breakfast.....from Sue Butler
Date: September 24, 2006, 8:00 a.m. at New Brighton State Beach at the day use area of the camp ground (if it is in use, we will come to my campsite which is "079". There are other Las Madres members going to be there as well for the weekend, so we can spread out if needed. I am really hoping for the day use area.

RSVP to Sue Butler and I will give them choices of what to bring. We can go down to the beach afterwards and make a day of it.

Get Well Wishes
Wishing Cathy Hennig's father a quick recovery from his recent "slight" heart attack and defibrillator implant surgery.


Get Yoga Fit.....from Mary Ryan
Today (July 19) I taught my first official Yoga class. I am getting certified through YogaFit to be an instructor for 24 Hour Fitness. To complete my first certification I have to "practice teach" 8 classes. I got hired to teach for Pennacol Assurance on Tuesday afternoons. They have a wellness program for their employees. I knew that I did a good job when a 25 year old guy gave me a thumbs up and said that he would see me next week. As he turned to leave the back of his t-shirt was soaking wet from sweat----yeeeeeeee hawwwww---I kicked his butt! Ha Ha Ha! It really was fun and I really enjoyed it, I asked for feedback after class and all of them said it was a great workout. Sooooooooooo----you know what that means ladies-----you better be ready when I see you again! Ha Ha Ha! Enjoy your summer!

Safety Tip.....from Mary Ryan
If you have car keys with the alarm, set them by your bed at night. If you happen to wake up and hear someone in your house or trying to get into your house, you can press the panic button on your keys. The alarm will either chase the person off or alarm your neighbors that something is wrong. The alarm will go until your battery dies if you cannot press it to go off. This is a great idea for elderly parents as well. If they should fall and can't get up or feel that they are having a heart attack and need help they can press the alarm button to make their neighbors aware that something is wrong.

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
Meet your Las Madres friends for some coffee and conversation at Java Junction on Saturday mornings at 9am. Every third Saturday is a field trip. Saturday, August 19, will be away coffee. We will be visiting "Suedy's Koo-Ki Sushi" confectioner's shop with cookies that look like sushi. You can visit the web site at They are located at 830 Jury Court, Ste. 1 off Gish Rd. near Old Oakland Road. Phone is 947-8294. On Saturday they do not open until 11:00am so we will meet at old Starbuck's location... Aborn & White for coffee first. Be sure to arrive by 10:30 if you want to carpool to the cookie place. Sally found this place & it sounds like fun to go see these works of art handmade from crip cookies & Belgian chocolate. They look so pretty & don't know if I'll want to eat any!!

(If anyone knows of a coffee place a little closer we could move coffe, but since the place doesn't open until 11:00 I think it'll work fine this way).........Kathy


e-Mail Tidbit


A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office.
"Is it true," she wanted to know, "that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?"
"Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, "I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my
condition because this prescription is marked 'NO REFILLS.'"

An older Jewish gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he was about to get the anesthesia he asked to speak to his son. "Yes, Dad, what is it?" "Don't be nervous, son; do your best and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me ..your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife...."

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you.

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It's worse when you forget to pull it down.

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.. Today, it's called golf.

.....and finally..............

Two women met for the first time since graduating from high school.
One asked the other, "You were always so organized in school, Did you manage to live a well planned life? "
" Yes," said her friend.
"My first marriage was to a millionaire;
my second marriage was to an actor;
my third marriage was to a preacher;
and now I'm married to an undertaker."
Her friend asked, "What do those marriages have to do with a well planned life?"
"One for the money,
two for the show,
three to get ready,
and four to go.

Senior Responsibility

President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Kathy Roessler
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke