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Month of October
Saturday Coffees
9 am
  Le Boulanger in Main Street Shopping Center

Contact: Kathy

October 18
Meeting - "Godspell" Play
7:30 pm
Pioneer High School
Contact: Randi

December 1
Napa Valley Tour
2-7 pm
Contact :
Sue Butler

December 12?
Christmas Pary
Merrilee's House
Contact :

7th Kevin Corral
14th Kindra Claverie
18th Tom Gomez
19th Melinda Gomez
23rd Marti Kranak

October Meeting
When: Thursday, October 18, 7:30 PM
Where: Pioneer High School
What: "Godspell"
On Thursday, October 18th, is our 11th annual Glue Factory Show at 7:30pm at Pioneer High School.  Most of you know we are doing "Godspell."  David and I are disciples and I am a narrator for a couple of the parables.  The music is wonderful... by David Schwartz of "Pochahontas,""Wicked," "Pippin" fame.  The most famous song is from the seventies, "Day by Day."  We had decided at our calendar meeting that this would be our October "meeting."  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors over 65.  If you want me to get your seats as a Las Madres "group," send a check made out to "Pioneer Drama" by October 10th and I will leave them at will call.  Otherwise, you can order on your own or buy at the door.  Any questions, e-mail Randi.

Save the Date
Dee will be down at Johnny's the end of October so we are meeting at Sweet Tomatoes out on Bernal Road near Santa Teresa at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct. 25.  Hope we can get a good turnout!  RSVP to Kathy by the 24th so we can try to get a table to accomodate those that can make it.  And if you can't make it until a bit later that'll be O.K. too!

Kids Korner
Melinda Gomez recently received a 2007 Law School Scholarship Award from the California Bar Foundation. (

Napa B&B Tour & Taste Event
When:  Saturday, December 1, 2007
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Cost:  $45 per person for ticket (+Hotel & ?)

The Napa Holiday Tour is the first Saturday of December.  Last year Janis, Robin, and I, with our spouses spent the Saturday night at the Napa Inn which is one of the B & B's on the tour.  I think there was approx. 12 B&B's that you go to (some are walking distance from each other on the tour) and they also provide a shuttle to get you to each one.  The cost this year is $45.00 a ticket.  There is plenty of food and wine at each stop, and the holiday decorations and entertainment is well worth the trip.  Anyway, there is so much food, we didn't even have dinner that night.  It runs from 2-7 p.m. that day only (12/1.)
Some friends are planning on staying at the Embassy Suites which is walking distance from the Napa Inn.  If we get 10 rooms we can get a group rate of $159.00 plus tax for the night.  The Napa Inn has various prices for rooms as well.  Both include breakfast.

If you are interested in the Embassy Suites, can you please contact me.  I have 10 rooms reserved right now. 
If you are interested in the Napa Inn you can call them directly at 1-800-435-1144 (you can also go to their website to check out rooms and availability.)  If you do book at Napa Inn, let me know as well as we will get a 10% discount if we have 8 rooms for our group (which they will take care of when we pay at check out.)  If you stay 2 nights at the Napa Inn, you get one $45.00 ticket for the tour included.
The web site to just order tickets if you are not planning to stay in Napa or if you are staying only one night at the Napa Inn, or whatever is:
Any questions, please call or e-mail me.  Thanks, Sue

Christmas Party Date
The Christmas party will be held at Merrilee's house.  We are looking at Wednesday, December 12, for the date.  Please let Merrilee know if this date will work for you.

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 October we will meet at the "Main Street" shopping center kiddy-corner from Oakridge at Le Boulanger. There's also a Starbucks in that center & a good bagel place as well (according to Randi) so there should be plenty of coffee & breakfast selections for all. We thought it was time to go a month closer to Randi & Sue Butler :-)

e-Mail Tidbit

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

He continued,

"And that's the way it is with stress management.

If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. "

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.

When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."

"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.  Don't carry it home.  You can pick it up tomorrow.  Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.  Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

  * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

  * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

  * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

  * Drive carefully.  It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

  * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

  * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

  * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply be kind to others.

  * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

  * Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.

  * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

  * The second mouse gets the cheese.

  * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

  * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

  * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

  * We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

Fall Friends

America the Beautiful

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