Las Madres '80 East

  Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 9
Dee's Church Spring Celebration
RSVP:  Dee

March 16
Chad's Play - Jekyll & Hyde
Contact:  Sally

March 21
Meeting at Marti's
Kinder Train Video 
Contact:  Sally

March 23
Coffee Field Trip
Gayle's Bakery in Capitola
Carpool at 9? 

Contact:  Robin

March 27
Craft Night

March 30
8-Ball at the Gomez's
RSVP:  Ginny

May 17-19
Los Padres' Golf
Forest Meadows 
RSVP:  Lou

2nd        Miranda Good (Happy 15th!)
             Dave Heinrichsen
5th        Taryn Rasmussen (Happy 22!)
8th        Bret Kranak (Happy 22nd!)

9th        Shaela Claverie (Happy 6th!)

14th       Michael Good (Happy 19th!)
16th       Bill Simmons
17th       Scott Simmons (Happy 24th!)
19th       Jacob Verhoeven (Happy 22!)

23rd      Cindy Pitcher
25th      Tracy Simmons (Happy 19th!)

27th      Jessica Caso (Happy 19th!)
29th      Kathy Roessler

March Meeting
What: Into the Arms of Strangers Documentary & Irish Potato Bake
When:  Thursday, March 21, 7:15pm
Where:  Marti's House

    Sally is doing the meeting, Marti offered her big TV screen. We will be viewing Into the Arms of Strangers, the academy award winner for documentary last year. This is the story of the kindertrain transport that got 10,000 (mostly Jewish) children out of Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia before World War II. They went to foster homes in Britain, by and large never to see their parents again. Sally's Aunt Irene and her sister Sil were two of these kids, their parents were killed a few months later in the concentration camps. Sil's daughter, Debbie, a producer of the Drew Carey show, produced the movie after her mother's death and the story came out. Sally will be giving some background and showing a few snapshots.
    Due to newsletter "deadline" and conflicting info, the Editor made the following decisions - Marti will be baking the potatoes, Sally will be bringing the drinks, everyone else will be bringing toppings for the potatoes (or movie snacks) and confirming with Sally as to what that will be!

Adult 8-Ball
When:  Saturday, March 30, 7:30pm
Where:  Casa de Gomez
What:  A Little Friendly Competition
What Else:  Bring an Appetizer or Dessert (Sodas & Coffee provided)
RSVP:  Ginny (anytime)
Bring your "skills" to our ___th Annual 8-Ball and visit with the Ryans who will be in town!
(Ginny could use the loan of a table and some chairs.)

Update from the President
Due to the lack of response for the Lily Tomlin show  that event has been cancelled.

The May Ladies Trip and the Annual Relay for Life walk at Oak Grove HS fall on the same weekend.  Robin is checking on other Relay for Life events in the area and will report back at the March meeting.

The following events have been added to the calendar though specifics have not yet been finalized:

Mar 20-24
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
Cow Palace
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
-In advance $15
-At the door $18
-Parking $7
-Bart to Balboa Station-free shuttle to Cow Palace provided

April 13-14 (Editor's Note:  This will be our Coffee Field Trip for April)
Pacific Grove Quilt Show
Good Old Days Street Fair
Chatauqua Hall and Masonic Temple

May 18-19
Sunset Celebration Weekend
Menlo Park
Tickets-$9  (get $1 off buy showing Safeway Club card)
Transportation-free parking or free shuttle from Caltrain

San Jose Fairmont Holiday Tea
3-5 daily

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.


Learn About Life and Enjoy!

I've learned to find joy in each day and share it with someone. Read it through to the end. Like life, it gets better as you go!

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing Silent Night.- Age 6
I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. - Age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. - Age 9
I've learned that that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. - Age 12
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering up someone else. - Age 14
I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. - Age 16
I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words. - Age 22

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.- Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me.- Age 29
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. - Age 30

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. - Age 42
I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note. - Age 44

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. - Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. - Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.- Age 48

I've learned that singing Amazing Grace can lit my spirits for hours. -Age 49
I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the telephone. - Age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.- Age 52
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. - Age 53
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.- Age 58

I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage. - Age 61

I've learned that life sometimes give you a second chance. - Age 62

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. - Age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.- Age 65
I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. - Age 66
I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. - Age 72
I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles -- and to tell you the truth, I've seen several. - Age 75
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. -Age 82
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.- Age 85

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. - Age 92

I've learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile. -Ageless

MARCH WEB SITE Party Teddy Bear
Just for Shaela, some online birthday games.

Leprachaun with pot of gold


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