Las Madres '80 East
  MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER



MARCH BIRTHDAYS
2nd     Dave Heinrichsen
5th     Taryn Rasmussen
8th     Bret Kranak
9th     Shaela Claverie
16th    Bill Simmons
17th    Scott Simmons
19th    Jacob Verhoeven
23rd   Cindy Pitcher
24th    Allan Corral
25th    Tracy Simmons
29th    Kathy Roessler
31st    Kelly Pfefferlen Cascarano











COMING EVENTS
Month of March
Saturday Coffee

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
March 5
Happy Hour
4 pm
Opa's in Willow Glen
RSVP: Vicki
March 14
8-Ball
7:30 pm
Casa de Gomez
RSVP:
Ginny
March 17
Lunch Bunch
11:30 am
Taiwan
RSVP:
Randi
March 19
Movie & Munchies Meeting
6 pm (dinner) 7:45 pm (movie)
AMC Eastridge 15
RSVP:
Ginny
March 28
Coffee Field Trip

9 am
Caspian Village
RSVP: Vicki


Movie & Munchies Meeting
When: Thursday, March 19, 6:00 Dinner, 7:45 Movie
Where: AMC Eastridge 15 Theaters
What: Movie Night

Ginny will be the hostess for the March meeting.  Since many in our group will be enjoying a cruise, those of us left land bound will enjoy a movie & munchies together.  We'll be going to the AMC Eastridge 15 to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at 7:45 pm.  We can have a leisurely dinner before the movie in the food court if you arrive between 6:00 - 6:30 pm.  RSVP to Ginny if you plan to join the fun!
 


Happy Hour.....Vicki

March Happy Hour

March Happy Hour, March 5 at Opaís in Willow Glen, corner of Willow and Lincoln. Carpool will leave from Vickiís at 3:30. Please RSVP to Vicki.

http://www.opawillowglen.com/
Click on "Menu" then scroll down to "Specialty Drinks" to download a listing.  (Editor's Note:  Try the Opa! Sangria!)



Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue

We meet every Saturday morning at 9 am at Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena.  There is a Starbucks across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or pastry. 

Since most will be away on the cruise next Saturday, March 28, Away Coffee has been changed to Caspian Village on Villages Parkway.  It is a sit-down restaurant so please RSVP to Vicki.

Breakfast Menu:  http://www.caspianvillage.com/menu/breakfast-menu/


e-Mail Tidbit

An Obituary for Common Sense
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Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
 

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
 

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
 
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
 
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
 
- Life isn't always fair;
 
- and maybe it was my fault.
 


Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.
 

Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
 

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
 


Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
 

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
 

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
 


Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
 

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
 
I Know My Rights
 
I Want It Now
 
Someone Else Is To Blame
 
I'm A Victim
 

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.



MARCH WEBSITE
Original Irish Coffee
Recipe and History
http://cocktails.about.com/od/atozcocktailrecipes/r/irsh_cfe_cktl.htm




CLUB OFFICERS
President -
Sue Butler

Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee & Happy Hour Coordinator - Vicki Rasmussen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen,
Merrilee Claverie, and Tina Cuneo