Mother's Day Camping
RSVP : Joan
May 30-June 1
Los Padres Golf
RSVP : Lou
July 25-August 3
3rd Walt Wilson
10th Shirley D'Agosta
14th Jim Cuneo
16th Christopher Johnson
22nd Cortney Corral
28th Linda Good
29th Mathew Hennig
Where: Wilson Home
When: Thursday, February 21st,
Why: Because we want to see you. We held our first meeting in
February 1981. Can you believe it!
Please bring a small bowl or plate of
finger food and A ROLL OF NICKELS. It takes five nickels perround
so you need enough nickels to stay in the game. Beverages will be
provided. RSVP Joan.
Visit at Evergreen Library In regard to going to a library
program for the new Silicon Valley Reads book, The Distant
Land of My Father,
Shirley contacted the Evergreen Library. She was told that on
Wednesday, February 6, the author will come and ready from her book and
then there will be a discussion. It starts at 6:30PM All dates and info
are on the website at www.siliconvalleyreads.org It might be a good
start for those of you who will be reading this book for your book
clubs later and those of us who are reading this book now. Betty went to hear the
author interviewed recently with my book club. She said, "Very
It was an interesting, enjoyable and informative evening. It
to find out where she got the idea for her book. Well worth going
It really makes you appreciate the book even more. I highly
going to see her in person."
for 2008 Your
$10 dues should have been sent to Vicki
end of January. We'll be publishing a roster for those whose
payments are current. Those who haven't paid will be dropped from
the Las Madres email group by mid February.
Info from the Pres
January Meeting Update:
Sally was busy in the
kitchen getting the potatoes ready and it was a huge success.
Plenty of fixings to put on top of our spuds, and the salads and
Merilee’s Lemon Mold were perfect compliments.
The berry cobbler (berries from Sally backyard) and the mini
éclairs were a great finishing touch to the meal.
Sally again was busy cleaning up
in the kitchen while we were
planning dates. Not hard to do, since her kitchen remodel turned
out so well. Love the cherry cabinets Sally, and thanks so much
for hosting the ever so important January meeting.
Lots of planning was accomplished,
but of course still some
dates that could use your help filling, both meetings and
activities. Also suggested to invite the Young Adults to some of
our activities, like Roaring Camp and Napa . Voice your opinion
if you think not.
If there was
anyone there that has a suggestion, even if you
don’t want to plan/host, let us know. We’re looking for some
possibly new to do either as family, couples or just the mom’s.
Any interest in another guest speaker for the couples? Let me
know and I can research some ideas. Possible interest in the fall
ladies trip to S.F. How’s that sound? Or Pacific Grove ?
The exchange went well. Big
hit and the biggest item was
the wooden salad bowl. I think everyone was thinking much smaller
this year. Everyone who wanted to take something home did, and
they were happy to have something they actually wanted.
February 21, Sharon/Joan (game
March 13, Shirley (corn beef and
April 17, ???
May 15, ???
June 19, Janis
July 17, Randi
August 21, ???
September 18, Sue Butler
October 15 (Wednesday), Tina/Ginny
November 20, Sue Ballard
December ?, Christmas Party @
February 6, Silicon Valley Reads @
the Evergreen Library (see
March 8, 8-ball party @ Gomezes
April 25-27, ladies weekend @ Dee
May 9-11, DelVal camping (Check
May 17, Couples Bunko @ Nevoli’s
Golf Weekend to be announced.
July 27-Aug 3, Pinecrest Camping (
Gary Nevoli planning on going
7/20/08 for 2 weeks)
August or September Roaring Camp
(Check with Kathy Roessler)
September 12-14, Camping at New
Brighton (get your sites by
calling Reserve America on March 1st)
September 13, Beach Breakfast @
September 27, Bocce @ St. Frances
October 25, Armenian activity
(Check with Marti)
December 6, Napa B & B Tour
December ?, Christmas Party @
December 25, Open House @ the
Please let the editor know if
anything on the list is incorrect or left out.
Del Valle -
Mother’s Day At the planning meeting we
discussed camping at Del Valle in the Livermore Valley over Mother’s
May 9-11th. Reservations for camping can be made at ReserveAmerica.com. This is open to any and all- Las
Madres and friends of
LM. Wilson’s are in site 38. For
you non-camper folks, we thought maybe you would like to spend the day
Saturday with us campers and have a big potluck BBQ Saturday around
5pm. The guys can cook….Shirley has got Lou cooking pancakes HA HA but
we may get him to do pancake breakfast on Sunday if that is his
speciality. Let Joan know if you are
camping and if you are interested in the BBQ. If we don’t get many
BBQers it is subject to cancellation.
is a good place for bikes….lots of flat paths and lots of BIG hills for
the more adventuresome. Bocce Ball on the lawn is also fun. Horseshoe
pits are there also.
Christmas in the Park Sue Ballard
found the form to fill out to get into the lotto to have a tree in Xmas
in the Park. The drawing will be available on the website around
The requirement is to have 60
ornaments on the tree. They provide the tree, a couple of strings of
lights, and the sign with our name on it. The ornaments need to be
imaginative, and weather resistant, and the skirting or decorations
under the tree has to be within a 2 feet radius. We can choose to
decorate either Friday, Nov 28th from 9 to 12 or Saturday, November
29th between 9 and 12.
We have the option of
removing decorations on January 2nd from 9 until noon or they will be
Maybe at the February meeting
we can decide if this is something we think we want to do or will have
enough ornaments to decorate.
Verhoeven has decided to get out of the
military. February 8th will end his eight years in the Navy, working
at a medic with the Marines. He has not yet decided what he's going to
do now that he is out----one decision at a time. The next chapter
Does anyone know
the whereabouts of the “piggy box”. If you do,
can you please let Sue Butler
know, in case she needs it for a fast,
easy meeting night.
Los Padres Golf The
dates are May 30th to June 1st at Forest Meadows. non-golfers are
welcome to go for the good times and companionship. For more info
and to RSVP, contact Lou.
Pinecrest-Info from Shirley We
have plenty of spots and most of ust will probably go from July 25th
on. The sites are available starting different days, depending on
what we could get.
2008 - It was decided at December's
meeting that we would return to our
original haunt at Starbucks on White & Aborn Roads. This is subject
to change if the location doesn't meet our needs. We will continue to
have occasional "away coffees" including "at home" coffee if anyone
would like to volunteer to have coffee at their house. Check your
newsletter & e-mails for notification of special "coffee events!"
Tidbit The Spouse Store A store opened in New
York City that sells Husbands. When women go to choose a
husband, they have to follow the instructions at the entrance:
visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are 6 floors and the
value of the products increase as you ascend the flights. You may
choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the
next floor, but you CANNOT go back down except to exit the building!
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.
On the 1st floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men have
The 2nd floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love
The 3rd floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids and
are extremely good looking.
"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the 4th floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 - These men Have
Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help with Housework.
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the 5th floor and sign reads: Floor 5 - These men
Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, help with Housework and
Have A Strong Romantic Streak. She is so tempted to
stay, but she goes to the 6th floor and the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no
men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women
are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband
Store. (keep reading)
Then, the store's owner opens a New Wives store just across the street.
The directions on the door are the same.
The 1st floor has wives that love sex.
The 2nd floor has wives that love sex and have money.
The 3rd through 6th floors have never been visited.