Las Madres '80 East

April Showers

4th     Brian Miller
8th     Randi Heinrichsen
10th    Julie Corral
11th    Trevor Wilson
12th    Merrilee Claverie
           Todd Claverie
14th    Lynn Miller
24th   Tyler Brooks-Schulke
25th   Marcos Gomez

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Month of April
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
April 3
Happy Hour
4-6 pm
Buca di Bepp
RSVP: Vicki
April 12
8-Ball at the Gomezes
April 17
Game Night
Sue Ballard
April 19
Coffee Field Trip

9:00 am
Cafe Legato
Contact: Vicki
April 27
Coffee with Cathy

9:00 am?
Location - TBA
Contact: Cathy
June 15
Meet the Newlyweds
Almaden Lake, South Point Area
July 20 - August 3
September 19-21
New Brighton Camping/Beach Breakfast
RSVP: Sue Butler

April Meeting
When: Thursday, April 17, 7:15pm
Where: Sue Ballard's
What: Game Night

    Sue Ballard is having game night: Mexican Train, Bananagrams, and 99. Depending on how many people show up we'll decided what games we'll play.  She may need someone to bring a card table and set of chairs depending on how many show up.  Sue will supply the drinks and dessert.  If anyone wants to bring snacks to put on the tables, they are welcome to do so.  RSVP Sue Ballard to let her know you're coming and if you can loan her a table and chairs.

Happy Hour.....Vicki

April Happy Hour

This month's Happy Hour is on April 3rd at Buca di Bepp, Oakridge.  Carpool from Vicki's at 3:30pm.

8-Ball Cancelled

Unfortunately, 8-Ball for April 12th has to be cancelled.  Tom has torn his meniscus on both sides and is scheduled for surgery soon.  We'll re-schedule after we know how quickly he recovers his mobility.


Our congratulations to Joan and Walt Wilson who will be celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss on the 20th of April.
Wilson wedding photo

Coffee with Cathy

Cathy Hennig will be in San Jose on Sunday, April 27th.  She would like to have coffee with the ladies.  Time & Location TBA.  She'd like to know if you are interested, so email Cathy and let her know.......I am.

Save the Date.....Randi

Come congratulate the newlyweds, Denise Heinrichsen and Paul Feneht, at a casual gathering at Almaden Lake on Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am in the South Point area.  An Evite will be sent out soon so we can get a head count for the caterer.  Plan on playing a little bocce ball or frisbee and enjoying the company of all!  (We can also celebrate our "Los Padres" since it is Father's Day!)

New Brighton Camping & Beach Breakfast.....Sue Butler

New Brighton annual camping trip on the weekend of September 19-21.

The Butler's will be getting a group site, so those that are tent camping and would like to be included, you don't need to get your own site.
Let me know if you are interested in being included on the group site. 
I already have Sue Ballard on the list.

Also, we will be doing the beach breakfast again on that Saturday, September 20th.  Details to follow.

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.  Vicki has graciously volunteered to be our new Coffee Coordinator!

We will be continuing away coffee on the 3rd Sat of the month during 2014. Here are some new places for the first part of the year. Hope to see more of you at our coffee adventures this year. Look for a carpool email a day or so before the event.

April 19 (day before Easter): Cafe Legato, 5663 Snell Ave (close to Blossom Hill)

e-Mail Tidbit

Grandma Still Drives

Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,
The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a 'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker ..

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting..

So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed.

It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of God!'

'Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!'

What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people.

I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach..

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.

He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.

My grandson burst out laughing.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.

So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,

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Easter Symbols and Traditions

How did bunnies & eggs become associated with Easter?

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