Bring 5 Dozen Cookies
Pacific Grove Weekend
1st Alene Brown
14th Kindra Claverie
18th Tom Gomez
19th Melinda Gomez
23rd Marti Kranak
We are going to do the cookie exchange like we did last year for the
kids who are away. If your kids are not gone, join and make cookies
for the family! It was decided we should do 5 dozen. (that
gives us a few for snacking, and a few to keep here at home). For
those of us with 2 kids away, you could double that or split it between
them (or any combination thereof).
Beach Breakfast Blurb
Let It Be Known
Let it be known that a group of us have been meeting at The Starbucks at Aborn and White quite regularly. We decided it was a parkday for us Mom's to sit around over a cuppa and chat. Please join us every Saturday around 8:30 am and sty as long as you want. It was nice to see Sue Ballard this Saturday. We had seven there, so spread the word. Joan
Pacific Grove Update from Dee
PACIFIC GROVE October 15 -17
The following ladies need to send a $50 NON-refundable deposit to Dee by Oct. 8 : Sue B., Kathy, Robin and her mom, Janis, friend of Janis, and Ruth.
Make the check to Dee. The balance of around $40 will be
that weekend, once we see how many ladies we have - Janis may have
friend or two coming, and that will reduce the cost. We have two
- 2 bedroom suites. Check in is 3:00, check out on Sunday is
Let's have dinner together on Friday night! When you send the check,
include a note telling the approx. time you plan to
Holiday Shopping Evening
If enough are interested we could make a night of it starting with
at California Cafe (it's in the Entertainment Book) and then
Might be a good way to get a jump start on shopping or, for those
members, finish up. I will need to reserve tickets so please let
me know if you are
Randi & Dave on Stage
Randi and Dave Heinrichsen are part of the "Glue Factory's" production of "Oklahoma" at Pioneer High School. The show is being done outside "in the round!" The Preview night is Wed., Oct. 13 at 7:00pm and tickets are $5.00. The other performances are Oct. 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm and tickets are $10.00 ($5.00 for students). The seating is festival seating (first come, first serve). You can call Randi to order tickets or buy them at the door. However, last year we sold out on some performances and had to turn people away. This production is made up of Pioneer parents, teachers and alumni. Hope you can make it! Randi
Marian the Librarian
A language instructor was explaining to her class that French nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. Things like "chalk" or "pencil," she described, would have a gender association.
For example: House is feminine-"la" maison.
In English, of course, words are of neutral gender.
Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked, "What gender is a computer?"
The teacher wasn't certain which it was, and so divided the class into two groups and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. One group was comprised of the women in the class, and the other of men. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendation.
The men decided that computers should definitely be referred to in the
feminine gender (la) because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
The group of women, however, concluded that computers should be referred
to in the masculine (le) gender because:
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a better model.
OCTOBER WEB SITES
Urban Legends and Folklore
Find out about current e-mail hoaxes and urban legends.
(Like the spider under the toilet seat.)
President - Shirley D'Agosta
Newsletter - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Historian - Randi Heinrichsen