Holiday Shopping Evening
Call Vicki for tickets & info
When: Thursday, November 18 , 7:15PM
Where: Kathy's House
What: Book Discussion
What Else: Bring a munchie? (Check with Kathy)
Roessler has agreed to have the November meeting at her house,
Thursday, November 18th at 7:15. Bring a snack and your books for the book
exchange box. The meeting subject will be a discussion of the book,
"Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell," by Jack Olsen. There is a pretty
good review of the book in the review section at Amazon.com There are 3
copies of this book in the San Jose Public Library, and I think about the
same number in the country library. Sally, Ruth, Robin and Randi have all
purchased the book, so they may be able to loan it out if they are done, or
recommend a place to order it. It is a 10 year old book, so not always
readily available on the shelf. Hope you can all gt a chance to read it
before the 18th----you, too, Marti." Shirley
Happy 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to Merrilee & Rich Claverie who will be celebrating 30 years
of wedded bliss on the 29th.
Holiday Shopping Evening
If enough are interested
we could make a night of it starting with dinner at California Cafe
(it's in the Entertainment Book) and then shopping. Might be a good way to get a jump start
on shopping or, for those organized members, finish up. I will need to reserve tickets so
please let me know if you are interested. Vicki
Tidbits from Kathy
DID YOU KNOW...
- In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you
pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's
where the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.
- The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England,
got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle
down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
Dr. Seuss's first children's book was rejected by 23 publilshers. The 24th
sold six million copies.
- Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
- In his first three years in the automotive business, Henry Ford went bankrupt twice.
In 1905, the University of Bern rejected a Ph.D. dissertation, saying that
irrelevant and fanciful. Albert Einstein was disappointed but not defeated.
Inventor Chester Carlson pounded the streets for years before he could
for his Xerox photocopying process.
22 signs that you've had too much of the 1990s
1. You tried to enter your password on the microwave.
2. You now think of three espressos as "getting wasted."
3. You haven't played solitaire with a real deck of card in years.
4. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
You e-mail your son in his room to tell him that dinner is ready, and he
you back "What's for dinner?"
6. Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.
You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you
spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.
You didn't give your valentine a card this year, but you posted one for
buddies via a web page.
9. Your daughter just bought a CD of all the records your college roommate used to play.
You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it
11. You check your blow dryer to see if it's Y2K compliant.
Your grandmother clogs up your e-mail inbox asking you to send her a JPEG
of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.
13. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
14. Every commercial on television has a web-site address at the bottom of the screen.
You buy a computer and a week later it is out of date and now sells for
half the price
The concept of using real money, instead of credit or debit cards, to make
is foreign to you.
Cleaning up the dining area means getting the fast food bags out of the
back seat of
19. You consider 2nd day air delivery painfully slow.
20. You refer to your dining room table as the flat filing cabinet.
21. Your idea of being organized is multiple colored post-it notes.
You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.
NOVEMBER WEB SITES
Thanksgiving Survival Guide
From Better Homes and Gardens
(Help in surviving the upcoming holidays.)
President - Shirley D'Agosta
Newsletter - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Historian - Randi Heinrichsen