Las Madres '80 East

November 2
Coffee at Dee's
RSVP:  Dee by Nov. 1
November 10
Shopping at Valley Fair
5:30pm Dinner at CA Pizza Kitchen
RSVP:  Randi by Nov. 2
November 20
Craft Night
Kathy Roessler's House
November 21
Dinner & Movie
Contact:  Randi
December 11
Christmas Party
Sally's House
November Birthdays
4th         Wanda Tsafos
15th       Sara Hennig (Happy 23nd!)
              Phillip Martinez (Happy 23nd!)
16th       Jeff Hennig (Happy 21st!)
22nd      Dejah Katz (Happy 19th!)
24th      Jim Brooks-Schulke
             Bill Rasmussen
26th      Doris Katz
27th      Sue Butler
28th      Erin Grady (Happy 23nd!)
November Meeting
When:  November 21, 7:15pm
Where: TBA
What: Dinner & Movie

November Meeting will be on Thursday, November 21. Randi and Patrice are planning a movie night to go see "White Oleander" with dinner beforehand. Call or e-mail Randi ( for details during the week of the meeting.
Coffee at Dee's
Coffee is at Dee's house this Saturday, November 2nd, starting about 9.  Try to send Dee an e-mail by Friday if you're coming so she'll know how many cups of coffee to make - since she doesn't drink the stuff!   We'll get to see the new "Bear Country", formerly known as John's room.
Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Trip
Randy still has a few tickets left for the November 10th shopping night.  They are still just $5 and we are meeting for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen at 5:30 pm and then shopping afterwards.  Contact Randi by November 2nd.
October Meeting Recap
The October meeting was full of fun, games and prizes after a brief meeting. The project was a ghost, so easy even Ginny made one. Ask her about "Disco Ghost" next time you see her. We then played games; toss the eyeballs, Jack-O-Lantern, and a dice game renamed Witch. All had fun and many went home with appropriately themed prizes. Robin is a great eyeball thrower and Shirley is second best.

At the meeting Sally generously volunteered to host the Christmas gift exchange party this year. The date was set for WEDNESDAY., DECEMBER 11. Time and food disbursement to be decided later. Since last years exchange was so well received it was decided the gift would be a personal item, Xmas related not necessary. The prices was set at between $15 and $20.

Craft meeting has been moved up a week due to Thanksgiving. It will be held at Kathy Roesslers at 7:15 on the 20th. If, at this meeting, there is a craft you would like to do for the holidays, either for decoration or as a gift, please let Vicki know as soon as possible.
Cooking Classes
Dee says that "cooking classes on Monday nights are great."  Let her know if you'd like to join her on a Monday night from 7:00-9:00.  They are free and taught in a home off Blossom Hill by a professional chef who goes to her church.
Steinbeck Salinas Trip
Shirley, Patrice, Joan and Randi had a delightful, educational day at the National John Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. The museum was comprised of many well-done exhibits about Steinbeck's life and had many settings and hands-on exhibits about many of his famous books such as "Grapes of Wrath," "The Red Pony," "The Pearl," etc. We then went for a wonderful lunch about a block away that had gargantuan portions. If you have a chance to visit to celebrate Steinbeck's 100th birthday, do so! (by Randi)
Alaska Update
We now have 26 cabins booked for our July 12th, 2003, Alaska cruise/train trip. There is still room but I would book soon if you want to go. Call Randi for info. Also, we are tentatively having our first pre-cruise party on Saturday, November 23rd at Randi's house. Details to follow.

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".  Toffee is at my house next Sat., Nov. 2
starting about 9.  Try to send me an e-mail by Friday if you're coming so I know how many cups of coffee to make - since I don't drink the stuff  :)  You'll get to see the new "Bear Country", formerly known as John's room.

Senility Prayer

God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Now that I'm 'older' (but refuse to grow up), here's what I've discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.
3. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
4. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...
4. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...
5. If all is not lost, where is it?
6. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
7. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.
8. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
9. It's not hard to meet expenses.......they're everywhere.
10. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter
......I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after.
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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