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June 15
Coffee Field Trip
Le Boulanger at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact:  Robin

June 20
It's a Mystery
Contact:  Robin

June 26
Craft Nite
RSVP:  Vicki

July 6
50 is Nifty Party
RSVP by July 1:  Dee

July 13-20

June Birthdays
1st        Ed Ryan
2nd       Sally Brooks-Schulke
14th      Jeffrey Caso (Happy 22!)
25th      Kevin Ballard (Happy 19!)
29th      Andreas Tsafos
30th      David Ryan (Happy 20!)
June Meeting
What: It's a Mystery
When:  Thursday, June 20, 7:15pm
Where:  Robin's House?
The June meeting is being planned by Robin.  As of now those plans are a secret.  The activity will be revealed in an e-mail subsequently.

Craft Night
Wednesday, June 26, location to be determined (volunteers?)

During our shopping escapades in Arroyo Grande we discovered some very cute painted glass salt and pepper shakers.  The consensus of the group was that this would make a great craft project so June is the month we will try this our hand at glass painting.  The s&p shakers have been found and ordered and research has been done on the painting supplies needed.  I will also have a couple of tall, skinny bottles for those that want to make decorative olive oil, vinegar or liquid soap containers. Now don't panic the designs are simple and I know everyone can make squiggly lines and dots.  The cost of the s&p project will be around $4/pr (more for bottles) depending on the number of signups.  Please let me know which item you want to paint and how many so I can shop accordingly>>>Vicki -

50 is Nifty!!
Saturday, July 6  starting at 3:00 at Dee and Greg's
This party is for parents only- no "kids"

We're going to have a BBQ and potluck, a ping pong tournament, putting contest, a cute "photo opportunity" by Sharon, a baby photo match up contest, all of our old albums to look through and laugh at, and of course, our favorite pastime - talking!

Wear:  Something funny having to do with aging

Bring:  Your own drinks in a cooler
          50 coins to be put in Marti's big jar.  These will be donated to the Wish Book
            (you can bring any combination of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters)
          The food dish you've signed up for

R.S.V.P. by July 1.  If you don't, we may let you eat, but you won't have a seat!

We need a snapshot size photo of each person coming when you were 1-2 years old for our contest.  Please get these to Joan by July 1.

Menu:     Hamburgers and/or gardenburgers (the club will buy these so let Dee know how many you'll want)                                              
             coucous salad - Kathy
             fruit salad          Cindy
             sumi salad         Cathy
             broccoli raisin salad - Joan
             bean salad          Shirley
             garbage dip (  sounds yummy Robin)
             cookies                Sally
             baked beans        Cathy
             7 layer dip  ?        Sue Butler
             brownies              Marti
If you weren't at the coffee meeting at Dee's to sign up -we need more appetizers and desserts.         
Plan to meet at Joan's at 2:45 to carpool.  

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" - check the Coming Events calendar for the location of this month's excursion.

May's Meeting
3 people showed up at Janis' to 'get potted'.  Janis had a nice selection of snapdragons, marigolds, alyssum and lobelia to choose from as well as attractive hanging pots. Randi loved this activity as she walked away with a beautiful, finished pot in 15 min. They then retired to the kitchen for wine and cookies and a discussion about the October ladies trip.  A heartfelt thanks to Janis for providing us with creative projects year after year after year.......Vicki

Las Madres is turning 50!
There are plans in the works for a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Las Madres in 2003.  Visit the website below to read a little bit about it.  I have been making inquiries to find our more information and will pass along anything I receive.......Ginny

The Graduates Will Be Going.......

Elliot Brown will be graduating from NHI (National Holistic Institute) in Emeryville as a massage therapist in June.

Eddie Butler will be graduating from Santa Clara University on June 15, 2002, with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering. He has worked for the I.T. (Information Technology) Department at school for the past few years, and they have made him an offer he can't refuse. Graduate school at Santa Clara is in his horizon beginning this September, with the I.T. Dept. footing the bill and a $1,000.00 stipend per month while he continues to work 20 hours a week.

Jeffrey Caso will be graduating from Arizona State University. He wants to work in Major league baseball in operations. He is planning on attending the baseball winter meetings in December and if a job doesn't materalize Jeff is planning on going to law school.

Christian Corral graduated from Grove City College in Grove City Pennsylvania with a bachlors in business, on May 18th.

Lisa Cuneo will be graduating on June 13th from Chaboya Middle School. In the fall she will begin at Evergreen Valley High School with a detour to Silver Creek or Mt. Pleasant until the new school is done!

Michael Cuneo will be graduating on June 12th from Abraham Lincoln High School. He plans to attend San Jose State University in the fall.

Doug Eastman is graduating from Berkeley with a BS in Mechanical Engineering on 5/25. He's graduating with highest honors and as a member of the Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Honor Societies. He'll be starting graduate school in August at MIT as a Mechanical Engineering candidate.

Darren Heinrichsen is graduating from Earl Warren College at the University of California, San Diego on Saturday, June 15. His degree will be a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction. He is staying in La Jolla and working for a computer company (that he has been working for since last August) in San Diego.

Chris Tsafos is graduating on 6/13 from San Jose High Academy where he participated in the International Baccalaureate program. He will be attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he plans to study architecture.

(ALUMNI INFO: Gina Distaso is graduating from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Business Administration.)

SLO Trip Update
Eight of us braved a million antique and other stores for a weekend of fun...
the Embassy Suites were comfortable and the full breakfast and happy hour was good (a little too good for a few people!) Anyways... everyone drank a little, ate a lot, shopped and bought a bit and talked about all of you not there! (just kidding!)

Here are a few highlights... see if you can guess the answers:
1. Who strips in their driveway?
2. What were Vicki, Cathy H, and Randi doing all in one bathroom at Kelly's Restaurant in Paso Robles?
3. What was the drink of choice at Happy Hour?
4. We saw a "Nickel Climax" in an antique store... what was it?
5. Who was the super antique shopper that touches every item... including all those wooden hangers she collects?
6. Who introduced us to a drink called the "Lemon Drop?"
7. Who learned to crochet and had to rip out her attempts (about 3 rows) many times?
8. Who lost her underwear while sleeping alone and found it on the floor?
(Answers can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.)


When God Created Fathers

When the good Lord was creating fathers, He started with a tall frame. And a female angel nearby said, "What kind of father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping."

And God smiled and said, "Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?"

And when God made a father’s hands, they were large and sinewy.

And the angel shook her head sadly and said, "Do You know what You’re doing? Large hands are clumsy. They can’t manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats."

God smiled and said, "I know, but they’re large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day…yet small enough to cup a child’s face."

Then God molded long, slim legs and broad shoulders.

God smiled and said, "A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle or hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus."

God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had ever seen when the angel could contain herself no longer. "That’s not fair. Do You honestly think those large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?"

And God smiled and said, "They’ll work. You’ll see. They’ll support a small child who wants to "ride a horse to Banbury Cross" or scare off mice at the summer cabin, or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill."

God worked throughout the night, giving the father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that see everything, but remain calm and tolerant.

Finally, almost as an afterthought, He added tears. Then He turned to the angel and said, "Now are you satisfied that he can love as much as a mother?"

And the angel shutteth up!

    By Erma Bombeck

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Golf Vacations
Ducks Unlimited
The Hunting Network
(includes online Flash Turkey & Duck hunting games!)

President & Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Co-Coordinators  - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke

Answers to SLO Quiz:
1. Robin (strips furniture that is...)
2. Taking a photo of the cute painting and decorations for daughter Sarah
3. Lots of Margaritas...
4. A vacuum cleaner... Doesn't sound much fun for a nickel? (That sucks...)
5. Marti... and you thought my penguin collection was weird... but wooden hangers?
6. Cathy H... lemonade martini!
7. Robin is the latest "Happy Hooker!"
8. Vicki... must of been one helluva dream!