1st Ed Ryan
2nd Sally Brooks-Schulke
14th Jeffrey Caso
25th Kevin Ballard
29th Andreas Tsafos
30th David Ryan
Looks like these people are going to Napa....Randi, Shirley, Robin, Janis, Sue Butler, Vicki, Merrilee(?), Joan, Kathy, and Sally. Drivers are not confirmed yet... but the last time I was at coffee it was determined maybe Janis would drive her big car for the early Friday people... and I am not sure who is driving the later bunch. Let's figure things out at coffee on Saturday - Randi.
Kid's Korner - Graduation & Beyond
Claire Brooks-Schulke will be graduating from Quimby Oak Junior High.
Jeff Caso graduated from Seattle University Law School. He will be taking the bar in July.
Lisa Marie Cuneo will be graduating from Evergreen Valley High School on June 7. At their recent Honors Awards night she received the following honors: National Honor Society, Presidents Award of Excellence, Magna Cum Laude Scholar, Varsity Block, Key Club, Recycle Club, and Historical Society. She also received a college scholarchip from the Italian Catholic Federation. In the Fall she will be attending University of California, San Diego.
Marcos Gomez was just promoted to Director of Development at CompleteCampaigns.com,
Melinda Gomez will be attending Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa in the Fall. She has worked full-time for the past year at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County as a Legal Advocate, and on weekends she works "on call" on their Sexual Assault Response Team.
Congrats to Denise Heinrichsen who graduated on May 25th from California State University, Long Beach with a major in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Music. She is going to remain in Long Beach and is looking for a job in the entertainment/music production industry (behind the scenes). If anyone has any contacts to network with, please let Randi know... thanks!
Chad Kranak will be starting graduate school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in the Fall. Besides being the lead tenor in his last opera at UCSC: Midsummer Night's Dream on June 2 & 4 (costumes by Marti), he has the lead of Jean Valjean in Les Mis this summer in Quebec.
Jenny Pitcher graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Radio, TV, and Film. Her parents are so proud of her!
Tina Simmons bought a new house! A townhouse - which she plans to move into this September. (Both Tina and Mom are very excited!)
Tracy Simmons graduated (actually last December) but walked last week, Magnum Cum Laude, Pychology major, from California State University, Long Beach. Go Beach! She has worked for the past year as a children's counselor at a group home. She'll continue there until a next job is found. She's doing great!!
Saturday Coffee Clatches
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. June's away coffee will be on June 17th at the Starbucks on the Alameda near Andy's pet Shop. Across the street we can visit:
Commuknitty - A Neighborhood Yarn Experience
1345 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95125
Shirley suggested we start up our summer Thursday morning coffee at the Starbuck's by Costentino's. The last day of school for some is Wednesday, June 14, but many will still be working the next day or at a district inservice. So, summer Thursday coffee will start on June 22 at 9 am.
IF MY BODY WERE A CAR - from Kathy
If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull, but that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close. My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.But here's the worst of it --
Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter.......either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!
Here's Kathy's brother's reply to the above--
"HAHAHA. Interesting that you sent this, I have been thinking a lot lately about my body as a car. Or, more specifically, my brain. I used to feel like I drove a Ferrari... except it was a very rugged and forgiving Ferrari. I could forget to change the oil, or put strange fuel additives in the tank, and it would run poorly for a while, but a good tune-up would put everything back into shape and allow me to lap the competition once again. Then one day I woke up and realized that I no longer had a rugged Ferrari in the driveway... someone had traded it for a Ford Taurus! The Taurus is a good serviceable car, mind you... and if you take care of it, it will get you where you want to go. Nevertheless, I miss the exhilaration of my Ferrari. :( "
And Kathy's sister's reply to that!!
"Forget the Farrari and it's exhiliration. Forget the Taurus, and how serviceable it can be.... I've got a vintage Gremlin! It's falling apart, and you can't get parts anymore. It had a brief time where it was popular with some crowds, but it's long since gone the ways of the other oddities in life.... you just don't see them on the road anymore. "