Las Madres '80 East


April 13
Coffee Field Trip
Pacific Grove Quilt Show

Contact:  Robin

April 18
Meeting at Ginny's
Dinner-in-a-bag and DVD 
Contact:  Ginny

April 24
Craft Night
Contact:  Vicki

April 27
Bocce Ball
RSVP:  Janis

May 17-19
Los Padres' Golf
Forest Meadows 
RSVP:  Lou

May 25
Coffee in the Garden
Dee's Place 
Contact:  Dee

July 6
50 is Nifty Party
Dee's Place 
RSVP:  Dee

3rd        Laura Teran
4th        Brian Miller (Happy 20th!)
5th        Laura Angel
8th        Randi Heinrichsen

11th       Trevor Wilson (Happy 22nd!)
10th       Julie Corral

12th       Merrilee Claverie
             Todd Claverie (Happy 25th!)
14th       Lynn Miller
24th       Tyler Brooks-Schulke (Happy 19th!)

25th       Marcos Gomez (Happy 22nd!)

April Meeting
What: Dinner-in-a-bag & DVD
When:  Thursday, April, 18 7:15pm
Where:  Ginny's

Bring your dinner in a bag (either from home or a drive-thru on the way) and join us for a movie at Ginny's.  We'll probably be watching Bridget Jone's Diary as we eat and critique.  Bring your favorite pillow and blankie!

Craft Night - Volunteer Needed
We need a volunteer to host this months Craft Night on April 24th. Vicki will bring supplies to create more Danish Heart notecards if you missed out or could not stay last month. Cards are $1 ea for supplies.

Ladies Trip
Cathy Hennig has been researching for our trip in May. She originally wanted to go to Apple Farm since she missed it the first time. The large rooms we stayed in before are not both available for the weekend we have set aside. The regular Apple Farm rooms, which are really lovely, run $229 for 2 queens. After taxes this will run about $65 each night per person. This does include a lite breakfast and wine and snacks in the afternoon. Are you interested in making this trip at the cost above? Please email Vicki and letyour thoughts be known ASAP.

Bocce Ball
Janis has arranged an adult evening of Bocce Ball on Saturday, April 27.  We can catch dinner before the "competition" and then start playing at 8:30.  Cost is $10 per person for 1 and 1/2 hours of fun!  Please RSVP to Janis ASAP as she has to make the final reservations!

Remember to mark your calendar for our  "50 IS NIFTY" party on Saturday, July 6.  This will be a couples party, outside on the Castagnoli's patio, to celebrate the fact that (almost) ALL of us have turned, or will soon be turning 50.  Start looking for a crazy hat or t-shirt to wear!

From from Hollywood
The 12 of us at the Oscar party had a nice time Sunday watching the Academy Awards. We had a ton of food (and I mean a ton!) and we watched and gabbed and criticized the people... Vicki wonthe trivia contest that Randi put together from the internet. Sally was the grand prize winner and Randi was the runner-up for getting the most points on "guessing" who would win the Oscars. Thanks Marti and Bruce for letting ususe your house... AGAIN(3 x in one week!)... and for being such great hosts. Academy (Additional comment from Vicki:  The Trivia Quiz was won by Vicki mainly because she knew which movie won the first 'best picture' award.  Do you?)

8-Ball Update
Twenty-eight brave souls showed up for the challenge, but only two survived.  Jim Cuneo and Cathy Hennig showed us all how it should be done.  The rest of us were able to demonstrate our abilities in sending balls off the table, sinking 8-balls in an untimely manner, or how not to put a ball in the pocket.  It was a night of nuts, balls, and fun for all!

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
Meet your Las Madres friends for some coffee and conversation at the Starbuck's at White and Aborn on Saturday mornings at 9am.  Every third Saturday is a "field trip" - check the Coming Events calendar for the location of this month's excursion.  This month our "field trip" will be on the second Saturday to the Pacific Grove Quilt Show.


When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those pantyhose--
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?

I need to wear these glasses
As the prints been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to gray
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
It's the outside's changed a bit.

But, on a positive note...
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living"
is not the same thing as making a
" life".

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains,
I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
...but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Looking for something to do on your own for the weekend, Vicki suggests a visit to this site!


Daffodil Line


President & Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Co-Coffee Coordinators - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke