Las Madres '80 East


November 18
Book Discussion
Kathy's House

November 21
Holiday Shopping Evening
Call Vicki for tickets & info

              3rd    Lynn Distaso
              4th    Wanda Tsafos
            15th    Sara Hennig
                       Phillip Martinez
            16th    Jeff Hennig
            22nd   Dejah Katz
            24th    Jim Brooks-Schulke
                       Bill Rasmussen
            26th    Doris Katz
            27th    Sue Butler
            28th    Erin Grady

    November Meeting
            When:  Thursday, November 18 , 7:15PM
            Where:  Kathy's House
            What:  Book Discussion
            What Else:  Bring a munchie? (Check with Kathy)

            "Kathy Roessler has agreed to have the November meeting at her house,
            Thursday, November 18th at 7:15.   Bring a snack and your books for the book
            exchange box.    The meeting subject will be a discussion of the book,
            "Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell," by Jack Olsen.  There is a pretty
            good review of the book in the review section at   There are 3
            copies of this book in the San Jose Public Library, and I think about the
            same number in the country library.  Sally, Ruth, Robin and Randi have all
            purchased the book, so they may be able to loan it out if they are done, or
            recommend a place to order it.  It is a 10 year old book, so not always
            readily available on the shelf.  Hope you can all gt a chance to read it
            before the 18th----you, too, Marti."                           Shirley

(The Editor has a copy she has finished for anyone who needs it.)

Happy 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to Merrilee & Rich Claverie who will be celebrating 30 years
of wedded bliss on the 29th.

Holiday Shopping Evening

        Santa Teresa National Honor Society is selling tickets to an evening of  Holiday Shopping for
        $5.  On Sun, Nov 21, from 7-10 PM the malls at Oakridge and Valley Fair will be closed to
        the public.  A ticket will get you into the mall where there will be exclusive store discounts,
        hundreds of door prizes including a grand prize trip for 4 to Hawaii.

        If enough are interested we could make a night of it starting with dinner at California Cafe
        (it's in the Entertainment Book) and then shopping.  Might be a good way to get a jump start
        on shopping or, for those organized members, finish up.  I will need to reserve tickets so
        please let me know if you are interested.                               Vicki

Tidbits from Kathy
            DID YOU KNOW...
            - In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you
            pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's
            where the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.

             - The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose"
            vehicle, G.P.

            - In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers
            got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle
            down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."

            - Dr. Seuss's first children's book was rejected by 23 publilshers. The 24th publisher
            sold six million copies.

            - Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.

            - In his first three years in the automotive business, Henry Ford went bankrupt twice.

            - In 1905, the University of Bern rejected a Ph.D. dissertation, saying that it was
            irrelevant and fanciful. Albert Einstein was disappointed but not defeated.

            - Inventor Chester Carlson pounded the streets for years before he could find backers
            for his Xerox photocopying process.

        e-MAIL HUMOR

            22 signs that you've had too much of the 1990s

            1. You tried to enter your password on the microwave.

            2. You now think of three espressos as "getting wasted."

            3. You haven't played solitaire with a real deck of card in years.

            4. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

            5. You e-mail your son in his room to tell him that dinner is ready, and he e-mails
            you back "What's for dinner?"

            6. Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.

            7. You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven't
            spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.

            8. You didn't give your valentine a card this year, but you posted one for your e-mail
            buddies via a web page.

            9. Your daughter just bought a CD of all the records your college roommate used to play.

            10. You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains

            11. You check your blow dryer to see if it's Y2K compliant.

            12. Your grandmother clogs up your e-mail inbox asking you to send her a JPEG file
            of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.

            13. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

            14. Every commercial on television has a web-site address at the bottom of the screen.

            15. You buy a computer and a week later it is out of date and now sells for half the price
            you paid.

            16. The concept of using real money, instead of credit or debit cards, to make a purchase
            is foreign to you.

            17. Cleaning up the dining area means getting the fast food bags out of the back seat of
            your car.

            18. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have e-mail

            19. You consider 2nd day air delivery painfully slow.

            20. You refer to your dining room table as the flat filing cabinet.

            21. Your idea of being organized is multiple colored post-it notes.

            22. You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.

Thanksgiving Survival Guide
From Better Homes and Gardens
(Help in surviving the upcoming holidays.)

            President - Shirley D'Agosta
            Newsletter - Ginny Gomez
            Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
            Historian - Randi Heinrichsen 1