Las Madres '80 East

4th of july

8th      Marilyn Pfefferlen
10th    Tina Simmons Gonterman
12th    Chad Kranak
14th    Don Pitcher
            Brian Pitcher
18th    Kevin Simmons
20th    Janis Gerlinger
26th    Claire Brooks-Schulke
27th    Doug Eastman IV
            Joan Wilson
28th    Keith Roessler
29th    Jenny Pitcher Asbill

Month of July
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Janis
July 18
Monthly Meeting - Accessory Exchange
7:15 pm
Janis' House
RSVP: Janis
July 20
Coffee Field Trip

9:00 am
The Cup and Saucer - Princeton Plaza
Contact: Janis
July ? - August ?
September 21
New Brighton Beach Breakfast
September 27-29?
Colorado Ladies Trip

July Meeting
When: Thursday, July 18, 7:15 pm
Where: Janis' House
What: Accessory Exchange

We are doing an accessory exchange at Janis' house for this month's meeting.  Bring jewelry, scarves, shoes and handbags you don't use anymore, but think someone else might, and exchange them for something else.  We will also make a bracelet tool for those tricky lobster claw type bracelets to help you easily put on a bracelet by yourself.  Janis has one and says they are great.
Let Janis know if you want to make a bracelet helper tool, so she can have supplies on hand.

Congratulations to Ruth and Doug Eastman who will be celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss on the 7th!

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.   Away coffee this month will be on July 20th to The  Cup and Saucer in Princeton Plaza shopping center on Blossom Hill and Meridian.  This place is supposed to have good breakfasts and people can roam around the center for a little shopping afterwards.  I think they also might have a farmers market there.  Check it out at:

e-Mail Tidbit

Interesting Play on Words

Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.

You think English is easy??

I think a retired English teacher was bored...THIS IS GREAT!

This took a lot of work to put together!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture..

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig..

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ?

4th firecracker
Facts about the Fourth from the U.S. Census Bureau

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