Las Madres '80 East



July 29-August 5

August 12
Family 20 year BBQ Bash

August 17
August Meeting/Dessert Fondue

September 3rd
Capitola Sand Castle Building
Call Kathy Roessler for details

September 10
Las Madres Beach breakfast at New Brighton Beach
Butlers and Nevolis are the hosts

September 29
Ladies Tahoe Trip at South Shore
Laura via Cathy Hennig will be the contact

November 4th
Adult 20 Years Together Party

7th        Abbey Nevoli
9th        Dee Castagnoli
11th      Erik Rasmussen
15th      Keely Corral
17th      Ron Miller
21st      Phil Smith
27th      Ruth Eastman

August Meeting
When:  Thursday, August, 7:15pm
Where:  Marti's House
What:  Dessert Fondue

The August Las Madres meeting at Marti's will be a Dessert Fondue.  Marti will provide the fondue and we will bring assorted dip items. Some suggestions are angel food cake, whole strawberries, banana chunks, pineapple chunks, ladyfingers, almost anything that can go on a skewer and be coated with chocolate.  If you are lucky enough to know where your fondue pot is and you would like to share the relic, call Marti and offer it. Remember avocado green and harvest gold wedding items still will work.

Happy 25th Anniversay
Sharon and Bill Simmons will be celebrating their 25 years of wedded bliss on the 2nd of the month.

July Meeting..............from Joan
July meeting at Sue Ballards was an ice cream social and surprise housewarming  for Sue. She received some very cute new household items for her new home.  Since the only tidbit of information on her home was the fact that she could use purple, she consequently received many purple things. Randi's plant and Sally's teapot were the exception. Thank you to Dee and Sharon for remembering Sue despite the fact that you had to go to Hawaii (Dee) instead of enjoying ice cream with us.

Raft Trip.....from Janis

23 brave souls in three rafts set out on the river.  The weather was great (around 87 degrees) and the water was tolerable.  Off course there was no dry boat, contrary to the best laid plans.  The water was flying before the rafts had been cast off.  Two boats were filled with younguns and one
with the old farts.  I have to say we gave as good as we got considering the odds were 6 to 17.
Jennifer Butler was awarded the golden bucket award for the copious amounts of water she managed to throw into our raft with her bucket.  The "I got the wettest" awards go Bud Butler, Mark Cuzner (mutual friend of the Butlers and the Gerlingers), Sue Butler, and Robin Nevoli.  Sue and Robin get the prize for getting more water in our raft than the any other person on the trip.  There was a water war going on between them and Bud and Mark.  I definitely think that this was the wettest one yet.  There were several newcomers this year (friends who had heard of our previous trips) and everyone agreed that the raft trips need to be reinstated as a yearly event.

20 Year BBQ BASH
Las Madres Family Summer BBQ will be held at Evergreen Park at on August 12th at 4pm. (Between the college and the community center on San Felipe Road)  This will be a potluck affair. Bring your own everything and a dish to share.  There are BBQs and bathrooms available but tables may be limited so bring lawn chairs. Wilson's will provide a camp table for food. We will have boccie ball, croquet, and horseshoe games as well as the usual hang out and visit. If you have some of the above games please bring them along. Wear your Las Madres shirts.  This will be just in time to wish the kids that start school in August farewell and for those still in town ..... it is dinner. Hope you can make it.

Adult 20 Years Together Party

This is open to all past and present Las Madres members. Invite anyone you are still in touch with. It will be a Mexican theme. Wear Mexican or at least wear the colors green red and white. This will be a  Mexican dinner followed by Mexican Train the new domino rage played in bunko style. (Now if that doesn't motivate you to attend to see if we can pull it off.)  More details to come.

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
Come join your Las Madres friends at Starbuck's on Saturday mornings around 9am.


You're Not Old, Unless You Can Remember:

    Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV.
    When Kool-Aid was the only drink for kids, other than milk and sodas.
    When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys (Keds & PF Flyers), and the only time
        you wore them at school, was for "gym."
    When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up.
    When nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got there.
    When nobody owned a purebred dog.
    When a quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter a huge bonus.
    When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
    When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
    When your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces. (Editor's Note:  Me too!)
    When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done.
    When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time. And, you didn't pay for air.
    And, you got trading stamps to boot!
    When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
    When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
    When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
    When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed ...and did!
    When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
    Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of drive by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!

    Let's go back

    Close your eyes..... And go back........ Before the Internet or the MAC,
    Before semi automatics and crack
    Before chronic and indo
    Before SEGA or Super Nintendo

    Way back........
    I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk. Tag, Somersaults in the grass,
    Sittin' on the porch,
    Hot bread and butter.
    The ice cream man,
    Eatin' a 'super dooper sandwich',
    Red light, Green light.
    Chocolate milk,
    Lunch tickets,
    Islay's Skyscraper Ice Cream cones,
    Penny candy in a brown paper bag.
    Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch
    Marbles, Mumblepeg, checkers,
    Jacks, kickball, dodgeball, y'all!
    Mother May I?
    Hula Hoops and Sunflower Seeds,
    Jolly Ranchers, blowpops, Mary Janes,
    Grape and Watermelon Now-Laters (what about "Alexander the grape")
    Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar,
    Playing sling shot.
    When around the corner seemed far away,
    And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
    Climbing trees,
    A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers,
    Cops and Robbers,
    Cowboys and Indians,
    Red Rover,
    Sittin on the curb,
    Jumping down the steps,
    Jumping on the bed.
    Pillow fights
    Being tickled to death
    Running till you were out of breath
    Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
    Being tired from playin'.... Remember that?

    There's nothing like the good old days! They were good then, and they're good now when we think about them. Share some of these good thoughts with a friend who can relate, then share it with someone that missed out on them.

Summertime Recipes....for when it's too hot to think about cooking.

President - Joan Wilson
Newsletter & Web Mistress - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Historians - Sue Butler & Janis Gerlinger 1