Las Madres '80 East

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December 14

Christmas Party
Dee's House
6 pm
RSVP by Dec 8: Dee

December 16
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Lowry's Irish Coffee House
Contact: Kathy


3rd     Sean Nevoli
    Bud Butler
   Eddie Butler
Steve Grady
  Jennifer Butler
  Carol Grady
Sharon Simmons


December Christmas Party
When: Thursday, December 14, 6 pm
Where: Dee's House
What: Our Annual Event!
Please call or e-mail Dee by December 8 to let her know if you are coming and what you would like to bring - APPETIZER, MAIN DISH, SIDE DISH OR DESSERT.  Dee will be in Chico from the 9th to 13th, she'd like to set up tables before she goes - so if you'd like a place to sit, please let her know.  Also bring a $20 "personal" item for the gift exchange.

Happy 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to Randi & Dave Heinrichsen who will be celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss on the 19th!

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
Meet your Las Madres friends for some coffee and conversation at Java Junction on Saturday mornings at 9am.  Every third Saturday is a field trip. November's away coffee will be Saturday December 16 at Lowry's Irish Coffee House on 350-1 West Julian St.  It is right off the freeway behind Hi-Life restaurant. Robin has checked it out & says there's plenty of seating for us & they have quite a menu. Besides coffees & pastries they have an "Irish Breakfast" menu with breakfast sandwiches, bagels & assorted dishes and Weekend Brunch specials like corned beef hash & biscuits & gravy.  Sounds great!!  Here's the web site if you want to check it out:

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A Politically Correct Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the North Pole,
were alleged by the union, to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished without much propriety,
released to the wilds, by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear,
that Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his beautiful sleigh,
because the ruts were deemed dangerous by the EPA,
And millions of people were calling the Cops,
when they heard sled noises upon their roof tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe, had his workers quite frightened,
and his fur trimmed red suit was called "unenlightened".

To show you the strangeness of today's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose.
He went to Geraldo, in front of the Nation,
demanding millions in over-due workers compensation.

So...half of the reindeer were gone, and his wife
who suddenly said she'd had enough of this life,
joined a self help group, packed and left in a whiz,
demanding from now on that her title was Ms.

And as for gifts...why, he'd never had the notion
that making a choice could cause such commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur...
Which meant nothing for him or nothing for her.
Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot,
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls and nothing for just boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific,
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacifistic.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish upon the truth.
And fairy tales...while not yet forbidden,
were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden,
for they raised the hackles of those psychological,
who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football...someone might get hurt,
besides - playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist and should be passe.
and Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, disheveled and perplexed,
he just couldn't figure out what to do next?
He tried to be merry he tried to be gay,
but you must have to be careful with that word today
His sack was quite empty, it was flat on the ground,
nothing fully acceptable was anywhere to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might,
give to us all, without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy - with no indecision,
each group of people in every religion.
Every race, every hue,
everyone, everywhere...even you!
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...


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President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Kathy Roessler
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke