Las Madres '80 East


January 15
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Blue Rock Shoot in Saratoga
Contact: Randi

January 20
Planning Meeting
7:15 pm
Janis' House
Contacts: Janis or Sue Butler


1st       Adam Gerlinger (Happy 24th!)
            Sue Ballard
6th      Tim Good
8th      Bill Caso
11th      Mary Ryan
13th     Adam Reid (Happy 25th!)
14th     Krystal Nevoli (Happy 18th!)
16th     Vicki Rasmussen
22nd     Tim Ballard (Happy 25th!)
22nd     Gary Nevoli
24th     Jim Ryan (Happy 25th!)
27th     Lisa Cuneo (Happy 17th!)

When: Thursday, January 20, 7:15 pm
Where: Janis' House
What: Annual Planning Meeting

January planning meeting will be held at Janis' house on the 20th. Janis will provide drinks and asks everyone to bring snacks to share.

Notes from the Prez

Happy New Year to everyone. May the year 2005 bring health, happiness and prosperity. For me health is number one on the list. I have had laryngitis since Christmas evening. These last few months have been ridiculous.

Anyway, I am looking forward to a fun filled year possibly including activities that we have not done in a long time, some activities we kept meaning to do, but never did, and some of the old stand by's that seem to work every year.

The January meeting will be our planning meeting, so I hope most of the members can attend. It will be at Janis' starting at 7:15 as usual. Most important is planning a reunion of sorts for our 25 year olds. Do you
believe it, where did the time go? Seems like just yesterday we were taking them to Raffi and Sesame concerts and X-mas with Santa Rumsey coming in via helicopter.

Not only for the 80 kids, but I really would like to have a mom's get together. Maybe a weekend of activities, like they do for high school reunions. Friday night for a casual meeting at a lounge, or pizza
joint and get to rekindle friendships. Then Sat. the main party, and Sunday a picnic. Hopefully, we can get a committee together of 80 kids and moms to plan the festivities.

Let's toast to 2005 and thanks for the memories, Sue :]


Our Condolences
Our condolences to the families of both Janis Gerlinger and Doug Eastman on the recent passing of their mothers.

A Message from Janis
Thank you to all those who sent cards, thoughts and prayers to my family and me when my mother passed away. I am so blessed to have such wonderful, caring friends who have been such a support through all the highs and lows of my life. Your friendship is a special gift I will treasure always.

Her memorial service will be held on the 8th of January at Spangler Mortuary in Mt. View on Castro Street at 1:30. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Breast Cancer Research or any animal rescue society.

Best Wishes
Congratulations to Lynn and Ron Miller who will be celebrating 10 years of wedded bliss on the 28th!


Dues & 2005 Roster
It is 2005, and we will be celebrating our 25th year as Las Madres '80 East. We don't want anyone to miss the fun. Whether you live nearby.....or faraway...........make sure to send your $12 yearly dues to Vicki.

Anyone who has not sent in their dues by the end of January, will be dropped from all future e-mails for the club. Also, a new club roster will be made in February and sent by e-mail to all paid members by the end of that month.

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. For the Away Coffee on January 15th we will try the Blue Rock Shoot in Saratoga AGAIN since it was closed last year when we tried to go there. It is re-opened (Randi went there this summer) and here is the website about it and the reopening:
Come join us for a little coffee, gabbing, and shopping in Downtown Saratoga!


THE YEAR 1904 ---[101 years ago]

The year is 1904... one hundred and one years ago. Here are some of the U.S. statistics for 1904:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents an hour.

The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.

Ninety percent of all U.S. physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
1! . Pneumo nia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 30 !!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two of 10 U.S adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." (Shocking!)

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 101 years ... it staggers the mind.


Remember When....


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