July 29-August 5
Family 20 year BBQ Bash
August Meeting/Dessert Fondue
Capitola Sand Castle Building
Call Kathy Roessler for details
Las Madres Beach breakfast at New Brighton Beach
Butlers and Nevolis are the hosts
Ladies Tahoe Trip at South Shore
Laura via Cathy Hennig will be the contact
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers,
Cops and Robbers,
Cowboys and Indians,
Sittin on the curb,
Jumping down the steps,
Jumping on the bed.
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.
AUGUST WEB SITE
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