1st Adam Gerlinger
6th Tim Good
8th Bill Caso
11th Mary Ryan
13th Adam Reid
14th Krystal Nevoli
16th Vicki Rasmussen
22nd Tim Ballard
24th Jim Ryan
27th Danielle Thompson
A GET WELL WISH
Our wishes for a speedy recovery to Ruth Eastman's mother who recently had surgery.
Kacey's new e-mail address has been posted on the web page.
Candles & Pillows
Our 1998 Christmas Party was the year of Candles & Pillows. The food and company was great as usual. Thank you to Dee for hosting it again. Marti volunteered to host next year's party.
(Editor's Note: When will we have the Year of the Reindeer?)
Dues were due by December 31st to Vicki. Send in your overdue
checks to Las Madres '80 East for:
$15 if you are getting the newsletter online
$20 if you are getting the newsletter in the mail
Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties, had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"
So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
"Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore---
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
President - Shirley D'Agosta
Newsletter - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Historian - Randi Heinrichsen
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DEE: