Las Madres '80 East

Happy Halloween

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

Ghost Crossing
Month of October
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Randi
October 15
No Coffee Field Trip

Contact: Randi
October 20

?? pm
Contact: Shirley
November 4-6
Fall Fling
Half Moon Bay
Contact: Randi

October Meeting
When: Thursday, October 20, ?
Where: ??
What: ???

I'm not sure what is scheduled for our meeting this month.  At the January planning meeting Shirley volunteered to host a "Pumpkin themed food-a-thon", whatever that might be.  But Randi has sent info about her Glue Factory musical that is opening that night and running through the weekend.  So, I'm not sure what the "official plan" is, but once I know, I'll post the updated info.

Bells are Ringing.....Randi
In the past couple of years, many of you have come to see our Glue Factory musical.  This year we are doing "Bells are Ringing" which is based on a 50's movie with Dean Martin and Judy Holiday.  The story revolves around a bunch of "characters" and an answering service business... lots of chorus numbers, dancing, comedy and a little romance!  I am attaching an order form if you would like to order on your own.  Or if a group of you would like to sit together, let me know and I will pick up checks at coffee or front the money and get you seats to be held at "Will Call."  The show is Oct. 20, 21 and 22 at 7:00pm at Pioneer High School.   As usual, please allow time to park and if a group of you would like to go to dinner first, I will let someone else organize that!  E-mail me and let me know what your preference is:  Hope to see you there!

LM Fall Fling
We decided to go to Half Moon Bay for the weekend of November 4-6.  Deposit checks for $25 have been received from the following people:  Shirley, Randi, Janis, Vicki, Sue Butler, Merrilee, Mary Ryan, Sue Ballard, Sally, and Kathy.
If you plan on going, contact......Randi and send your check to Sue Ballard

Napa Holiday Tour
$55.00 per person December 3, 2011
Butler's will be staying at the Embassy Suites again this year for Sat. and Sun. nights.
Check out the website to see the B&B's, and food and wineries that will be served.

Missouri Missive

Well this month flew by quickly. We don't like the first of the months because that is when we have to write VERY large checks to the builder for labor and materials used. My checks hardly have room to write the amount. With that said, the house is coming along quickly. The outside is mostly done minus the back deck (trex) and exterior lights. This week the insulation and sheet rock is being installed covering the unbelievable web of wires. The plumber is done for now and will return to install the fixtures once the floors are in. The designer thought there had been a mistake on our hallway measurement of 52.5 feet. It is a LONG ranch house. One neighbor is supplying roller blades.

Walt and I took a break in building and went to Wisconsin's Door County for a week. It was nice to live in a spacious condo in Egg Harbor and visit all the darling villages of Door. The peninsula is very Carmel-like on the Green Bay side and very rocky and rugged on the Lake Michigan side. Plenty to do for shoppers, hikers, kayaks and boating. The County Parks are free and a great deal to enjoy. The big State parks were pricey so we only did one. There are eleven lighthouses on the peninsula. Over half are working still so you could look but not touch. We climbed several and the view is panoramic. The harvest season of apples was wonderful. Door is know for cherries so there were lots of strudels and turnovers to munch on. In one village a restaurant was named the best breakfast in the nation famous for cherry stuffed french toast by Good Morning America Of course we had to do that despite the wait of 45 minutes on a week day morning.
Another village had goats living on the grass roofs and everything was Swedish. Each village seemed to cater to a different dialect. Accents abound and great food. We toured a cheese factory and a brewery (Shipwrecked) but grape vines are everywhere so wineries are big.

We picked up Walt's new truck (Silverado,crew cab, 2500 HD diesel) when we returned from vacation. It is funny to sit so far away from him in the front seat but we needed it to pull the 5th wheel over the mountains. On a recent trip to Tulsa we were getting 18/mpg so it is not much different from the 4Runner. I still love my Prius getting 48-53mpg in our Ozark hills We have a week long "camping" trip to Cape Fair MO planned next weekend. For us it is just a relocation of our home to a different spot on the lake. We will have 3 families together including our Trevor. He is flying in to Branson from a trip to New Orleans and when he leaves here after ten days cramped in our 5th wheel, he will fly to Hawaii for work. It will be good to see him since it has almost been a year. We are about ten hours drive to Greg's but we seem to meet up when we go to Tulsa.

Oh my do people get into the holidays here. In the RV park many have decorated their sites and the park is full of straw, scarecrows, pumpkins etc. I do not have one single thing's packed and I may have to break down and buy a fall flag or something.

We miss you people but love the emails and calls to stay connected. Keep them coming.

Our Best to you and yours
Joan and Walt

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
We meet every Saturday morning at 9 am at Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena.  There is a Starbucks across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or pastry.   There will be no "Away" coffee in October unless someone else would like to plan one.   Randi will be at Asilomar for a union leadership conference.  (So if someone is dying to try somewhere over in Evergreen... go for it!)

e-Mail Tidbit

The English Language

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.

We are all familiar with a Herd of Cows, a Flock of Chickens, a School of Fish and a Gaggle of Geese.

However, less widely known is a Pride of Lions, a Murder of Crows (as well as their cousins the Rooks and Ravens), an Exaltation of Doves and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of Owls.

Now, consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.  And what is the proper collective noun for a group of Baboons?

Believe it or not ....... a Congress!

.....I guess that pretty much explains things.

Happy Haunting

Ben & Jerry's - Spooky Halloween Site
Have fun visiting the graveyard, library, kitchen, and all the other spooky places on this site.
Click on the icons at the bottom of the scene to go to other places on the site.

President - Merrilee Claverie
Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Randi Heinrichsen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Sally Brooks-Schulke, and Tina Cuneo