Las Madres '80 East

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Month of May
Saturday Coffees
9 am
Panera Bakery at Coleman & Taylor

May 17
7:00 pm
Lake Cunningham & Cold Stone
Contact: Robin

May 20
Niles Canyon Railway
11:30 am
Sue Butler

May 31-June 3
Ladies Spring Fling
Harbour House, Bodega Bay
RSVP : Randi

June 8-10
Los Padres Golf
Forest Meadows
RSVP : Lou

September 15
Beach Breakfast
New Brighton Beach
RSVP : Sue Butler


3rd      Michael D'Agosta
            Sabrina West
            Greg Castagnoli
10th     Betty Verhoeven
15th     Christian Corral
19th     Rob Verhoeven
27th    Leah D'Agosta
            David Gerlinger
28th    Brett Nevoli
            Kurt Roessler

May Meeting
When: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 pm
Where & What: Cold Stone Creamery/Lake Cunningham Park

Meet at Cold Stone Creamery (Tully/Capital) and take a walk to Cunningham Park....then return for a cool treat!

Niles Canyon Railway
    One hour 10 minute ride starts and ends at Sunol Depot.  We will meet there on Sunday, May 20, and have an early lunch at 11:30 at the private park across the street from the station.  There are no restrooms on the train caboose.  We can have dessert and drinks on the train.  The train leaves promptly at 1:30.
    Directions:  from I-680 Pleasanton.  Exit onto Hwy 84 West.  Go west one mile to Sunol. Right turn onto Main Street. Continue on Main St. past Kilkare Rd.  Sunol Depot is on the right.
Address is 6 Kilkare Road Sunol, CA
    Cost is $10.00 per person (paid after the ride.)  Also we will be splitting the charge of $75.00 among all those that attend.
    Bring a dessert to share, and the drinks you want on the train.  Bring your lunch and meet us there at 11:30.  The maximum is 20 adults, so invite others.
    Those that RSVP’d so far: (sorry if I missed including you, I should have made a list last night at bunko!)
Butlers, Nevolis, Pearsons, Gomezes, Roesslers, Wilsons, and Cuneos.  That makes 14.  If we split the $75 makes it kind of costly (it would make it around $5.50 more per person.)  I would have to cancel 2 weeks prior to get the $75.00 deposit back.  Let me know what you want to do.

    Hope we get enough people; I’m really looking forward to it.  
Sue Butler :]

Bunco Update.....from Robin
The bunco gathering on Saturday nite was a huge success. We had a total of 17 couples try their hand at the game. A good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who brought tables and chairs, Ginny for the pencils, Randi for the dice and Joan for the paper.
  Here are the winners of Saturday Nite:
     Women First:
Most Bunco's - Sue Ballard
Most Wins - Randi Heinrichson
Most Losses - Cindy Pitcher
50/50 - Shirley D-Agosta
Highest Score - Sue Ballard
Lowest Score - Cindy Pitcher
Medium Score - Sharon Simmons
     Now the Men:
Most Bunco's - Doug Eastman
Most's Wins - Gary Gerlinger
Most Losses - Keith Roessler
50/50 - Dave Heinrichson
Highest Score - Doug Eastman
Lowest Score - Keith Roessler
Medium Score - Charles
     Now the Couples:
Highest Score - Sue and Charles
Lowest Score - Kathy and Keith
Most Wins - Janis and Gary
Most Losses - Kathy and Keith
     Lucky Chair - Sally Brooks-Schulke

Menopause The Musical
Cindy needs to know how many people are interested in going to the Menopause The Musical at Pier 39 in October to determine if we can get the group rate.  She can only order tickets 6 weeks in advance.  Contact Cindy by May 15 and let her know if you are interested in going.

The Wilson's are movin’ on up...or is it down or is it across?
    The Wilson ’s have three major bits of news to share with our Las Madres family. Walt and Joan finally found their waterfront property after a long two plus years of searching. We have closed on land in a subdivision in Branson West, MO. Now we get to dream and draw up plans to build that retirement home with the sounds of the water and beautiful trees to support my hammock. We will be about seven hours from Greg and family and four hours from Walt’s family.
    And for those who may not know, Greg and De purchased and closed on a new home in Ardmore, OK. They have almost doubled their living space and still have a huge yard with four mature pecan trees. Greg is managing a restaurant call El Chico that is similar to our Chili/Chevy’s but the volume is fourth in the nation with over 100 restaurant and 30 franchise restaurants. He is quite settled in married life with a wife and two young daughters aged 9 and 7 years. Remember those days?
    And finally, Trevor has just decided to take a job with an advertising agency in downtown Los Angeles. He will continue to represent the entertainment field and will have Great America as one of his accounts. This is a great career move for him, as he seems to love the entertainment field and that means LA or NY. The agency represents Toyota and McDonalds as well as several other big names so there is plenty of learning and potential for growth. Walt and I are very proud of him and yet sad to see him move out of the area. He will start his new job mid May.

Ladies Spring Fling
The Ladies Spring Fling is to Harbour House in Bodega Bay for 3 nights, May 31st - June 3rd.  Check it out at:

San Francisco Giants Game Day
    Sue & Bud are interested in going to a S.F. Giants game with Britannia Arms if that can get others to join them. It would be on July 1, 2007.  Price is $60.00 per person and includes bus transportation from the Brit, hot dogs and fries, beers on the bus and the ticket in. The bus leaves the Brit at 11:00 a.m.  They are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sue Butler know, and you can call and make your reservations and they will do the same to:
Sharon Draayer
Britannia Arms Almaden
Work (408-266-0550)
Cell (408-472-4642)
Can also order the tickets from Michael or Manager on Duty or call 266-0550 or e-mail

Guglielmo Winery
Bottle Your Own @ Guglielmo Winery Saturday May 19, 2007,  10-3
The Butler ’s will be there at 11:30.  Free wine tasting and munchies (we usually bring some of our own munchies as well!)  Let me know, and I’ll save you a seat.
Also, on August 25, 2007 they will be having the Famous Grape Stomp.  2:30-9:30 p.m.
$55.00 per person, includes music by the “Heartbeats” dinner and wine (and of course the wine stomping entertainment)
If interested contact the winery directly at 40-779-2145

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
    After much discussion, it was decided to try something different for coffee this year. We will be picking a new place to visit each month. We will go to that location for the entire month, unless we decide to have an "away" coffee :-)  For the month of May, we will be going to the Panera Bakery at Coleman & Taylor. On May 26, the last Saturday of the month, we will be having a field trip back to Java Junction so that we can visit the 3rd Annual Evergreen Fine Arts & Crafts Festival in the park.

e-Mail Tidbit
What Famous Mothers Might Have Said

    Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary's Mother: "I don't mind you having a garden, Mary, but does it have to be growing under your bed?"

    Mona Lisa's Mother: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that's the biggest smile you can give us?"

    Humpty Dumpty's Mother: "Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"

    Columbus' Mother: "I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"

    Babe Ruth's Mother: "Babe, how many times have I told you -- quit playing ball in the house! That's the third broken window this week!"

    Michelangelo's Mother: "Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

    Napoleon's Mother: "All right, Napoleon. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it!"

    Custer's Mother: "Now, George, remember what I told you -- don't go biting off more than you can chew!"

    Abraham Lincoln's Mother: "Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

    Barney's Mother: "I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're starting to look a little purple."

    Mary's Mother: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, Mary, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you."

    Batman's Mother: "It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"

    Goldilocks' Mother: "I've got a bill here for a busted chair from the Bear family. You know anything about this, Goldie?"

    Little Miss Muffet's Mother: "Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your tuffet and start cleaning your room, there'll be a lot more spiders around here!"

    Albert Einstein's Mother: "But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something...?"

    George Washington's Mother: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"

    Jonah's Mother: "That's a nice story, but now tell me where you've really been for the last three days.

    Superman's Mother: "Clark, your father and I have discussed it, and we've decided you can have your own telephone line. Now will you quit spending so much time in all those phone booths?

    Thomas Edison's Mother: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"

 Sunflower Mother's Day

Fun Spring Flowers

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