Month of February
Mission City Cofee Roasting
BeautiControl Spa Escape
After Coffee at Mission City
Santa Clara Convention Center
"Tortilla Curtain" by T. C. Boyle
Mexican Heritage Plaza
Los Padres Golf
RSVP : Lou
3rd Walt Wilson
10th Shirley D'Agosta
14th Jim Cuneo
16th Christopher Johnson
22nd Cortney Corral
28th Linda Good
29th Mathew Hennig
When: Tuesday, February 6,
Where: Merrilee's House
What: BeautiControl Spa Escape Party
conflicting schedules,Tuesday, February 6th will be the date for our
February meeting. Merrilee will be hosting a BeautiControl Spa Escape
party. We will learn about our skin, how to care for it, and how to
slow the signs of aging. That should be useful. We will be able to try
some of these anti-aging products. There won't be pressure to buy. So
come and enjoy an evening of fun and refreshments. Please RSVP Merrilee to let her know if
you will be attending.
"Tortilla Curtain".....Shirley I mentioned the Silicon Valley Reads book for this year at the
January meeting- it is Tortilla Curtain by TC Boyle. Info has been in the paper, on the
website- www.siicovalleyreads.org I know those of you in the book group
are already reading it and I would like to. We can try to
finish it by the end of the program and go to the Mexican Heritage
Plaza on February 28th at 7:30 to hear the author speak. On February 20th
there also a viewing of an interview with the author and discussion at
7 PM at Alum Rock library. Anyone who is interested in
hearing more about what we are planning to do or who has a preference
of either/both of those dates, let me know......Shirley (Editor's
Note: I think the consensus was to go on the February 28th.
Check your email for further info.)
Las Madres Dues Our annual dues were set at $10 for
2007. Those who have not turned in their dues to Vicki will be
dropped from the email group as of February 7th.
Info from the Pres
Randi is looking into a car rally (one we don’t have to organize.)
Wanda is looking into the potting session in Los Gatos on a Saturday
Sue Butler (Dee’s idea) is looking into Niles Canyon Railway.
More info to follow. Shirley is getting all the info for “baskets” for
teens (more info to follow.)
Shirley wants to know if there is any interest in the “Women’s Health
Forum” held at Stanford. (Click here to download
PDF file) We could plan to car pool.
Shirley also brought up about the “Silicon Valley Reads” The book “The
Tortilla Curtain”, by T.C. Boyle was voted book of the year. He
was at the Campbell Heritage Theatre on Jan. 18th. Excellent book
about two couples, one well to do, the other Mexican illegal and how
their lives intersect and what develops from there.
T.C. Boyle will be at the Mexican Heritage Plaza at 1700 Alum Rock Ave
in San Jose on Wednesday February 28 at 7:30. Maybe we can car
pool. Hope you can go.
Thank you again to Sally for opening her house and coordinating the
food arrangements for our “Planning Meeting” on January 18th. It
was a huge success with 21 attending. When our tummies were full,
we set the wheels in motion for many activities. We are still
looking for volunteers for some of our regular 3rd Thursday
meetings. Please contact me if you are interested in organizing
one of these dates. Also, we’d love to hear any other suggestions
for other couples and/or Mom’s activities. After the planning was
done, we got down to business with the re-gift. Candles were a
definite theme as well as bags full of multiple gifts. Randi was
lucky enough to go home with the smallest gift. We all had a good
time, we’ll have to do this more often.
Serve food, and they will come! This will probably be the
tradition for future January meetings.
It was great to see Cathy Hennig again. She, of course, was
volunteering to host many activities and meeting nights. We’ll
get there one of these days. Dee is all excited about the
move. She will have us over down the road when she is all settled
in. Mary Ryan will be coming out in May or June. We will
plan some Mom’s activity, possibly a pajama party.
I apologize in advance if I have missed anything. Please let me
know of any corrections that need to be done.
(Editor's Note: Items in RED
below are changes and updates after the January meeting.)
Regular Monthly Meetings:
February 6, 2007 Merrilee
will have meeting and spa treatment
March 15, 2007 Shirley will have the Irish dinner
April 19, 2007 Janis will plan dinner at a new place and the movies
May 17, 2007 Robin TBA
June 21, 2007 ? (Might cancel due to spring
July 19, 2007 ????
August 16, 2007 ????
September 20, 2007 Sue Ballard TBA
October 18, 2007 Randi will attend Randi’s play
November 15, 2007 Ginny TBA (Maybe a movie)
December Holiday Party date TBA @ Merrilee’s
March 10, 2007 8-Ball @ Ginny and Tom’s
April 28, 2007 Bunko @ Robin and Gary’s
May 20, 2007 Niles Canyon Railway
June 1-3, 2007 Ladies Spring Trip (Wanda)
June 8-10, 2007 Los Padres Golf Trip (Lou)
July 22-August 5, 2007 Pinecrest Camping Trip (Make your own
August 18, 2007Bocce @ St. Francis Cabrini (Sue)
September 21-24, 2007 Camping at New Brighton (Make your own
September 22, 2007 Beach Breakfast at New Brighton (Sue Butler)
October 6, 2007 “Menopause Musical” in SF (Cindy Pitcher)
October 26-28, 2007 Ladies Fall Trip (Randi)
NO OPEN HOUSE ON CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE BUTLER’S 2007
Some other activities if you are
Bottle your Own at Guglielmo Winery February 24, 2007 10-3
(It is held quarterly May, August, and November also)
Guglielmo Harvest Festival August 25, 2007 2:30-9:30
Guglielmo Holiday Faire first 2 weekends in December. Music,
samples of food and wine tasting. Booths to purchase crafts
etc. Bud and I will be going December 8th.
Final Plans for Bocce Ball & Niles Canyon Railway.....Sue Butler
reserved the caboose leaving Sunol (only can get if you leave from Sunol) for Sunday May 20th at
1:30. It can hold 18 down below and 8 in the little raised area
above, so she thinks we better figure on 18 people. We can bring food
and drink (he said the adults usually bring wine and cheese).
First people to sign up are in.
Also, Sue has
reserved the bocce courts at St. Frances Cabrini for Saturday August 18th
from 6-9:30 for now. The times are flexible. Plan on BBQ, etc. again.
to Julie & Allan Corral who will be celebrating 30 years of wedded
bliss on the 12th!
SJSU's Sesquicentennial Exhibit
This is the 150th birthday year of San Jose
State and we decided to do coffee near there and visit the exhibit some
time soon. Almost all of us have some connection to the
university. What is your connection to the university -
attended? graduated? received a teaching credential? child
attended/is attending? parent attended? Send Ginny the info on your connection
and she will publish it in an upcoming newsletter.
Saturday Coffee Clatches
much discussion, it was decided to try something different
for coffee this year. We will be picking a new place to visit each
month. We will go to that location for the entire month, unless we
decide to have an "away" coffee :-)
And now that
you're totally confused... we will be returning to "Mission
City Coffee Roasting"2221 The Alameda in Santa Clara.
We went there last week & they had a great variety of breakfast
& bakery items & coffees to choose from. They also had a lot of
seating for our big, boisterous group!! We won't be having an "away
coffee" in February, but those that want to join Robin & Kathy at
the Knitting Show after coffee may do so on Saturday February 24.
West" is at the Santa Clara Convention Center from
10am-6pm. Look for $2 coupons in the paper or learn more at www.knittinguniverse.com.
Retired "Honey" at Walmart
Mr. and Mrs.
Fenton are retired. Mrs. Fenton insists that Mr. Fenton go with her to
Walmart. He gets bored with all the shopping. He prefers to get in and
get out, but Mrs. Fenton loves to browse. Here's a letter sent to her
from the store.
Dear Mrs. Fenton,
Over the past six months,
your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot
tolerate this behavior and may ban both of you from our stores. We have
documented all incidents on our video surveillance equipment. All
complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below.
Things Mr. Bill Fenton has
done while his spouse was shopping in Walmart:
1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of
condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't
2. July 2: Set all the alarm
clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3. July 7: Made a trail of
tomato juice on the floor leading to the restrooms.
4. July 19: Walked up to an
employee and told her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in housewares ...
and watched to see what happened.
5. Aug 4: Went to the Service
Desk and asked to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
6. Sept 14: Moved a 'CAUTION
- WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
7. Sept 15: Set up a tent in
the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if
y'll bring pillows from the bedding department.
8. Sept 23: When a clerk asks
if they can help him, he begins to cry and asks, 'Why can't you people
just leave me alone?'
9. Oct 4: Looked right into
the security camera; used it as a mirror, and picked his nose.
10. Nov 10: While handling
guns in the hunting department, asked the clerk if he knows where to
find the antidepressants.
11. Dec 3: Darted around the
store suspiciously loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.
12. Dec 6: In the auto
department, practiced his "Madonna look" using different size funnels.
13. Dec 18: Hid in a clothing
rack and when people browse through, yelled "PICK ME!" "PICK ME!"
14. Dec 21: When an
announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumes the fetal position
and screams "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"
And last, but not least .... 15. Dec 23: Went into a
fitting room, shut the door waited awhile, then yelled very loudly,
"There is no toilet paper in here!"
Please refrain from bringing
your husband back to our store.....