Las Madres '80 East

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

Month of October
Saturday Coffee

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
October 2
Happy Hour
Cancelled due to Ladies Fall Trip?
RSVP: Vicki
October 3-5
Ladies Fall Trip
RSVP:  Janis
October 16
"State Fair" at Pioneer High School
October 18
Coffee Field Trip

9:00 am
NO Away Coffee This Month
Contact: Vicki
December 18
Christmas Party

October Meeting
When: Thursday, October 16, 7pm
Where: Pioneer High School
What: "State Fair"

Robin was supposed to have the October meeting but will not be able to do so, so I am inviting you all (plus significant others) for Thursday, Oct. 16th, to her show, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "State Fair" at 7 p.m. at Pioneer High School.  I know Joan, Walt and her mom will be there to visit also with everyone. Also the D'Agosta's have given me their check. The tickets are for Reserved Seats if you want to sit together... $15 General Admission, $7 for Seniors and Students.  Tickets can also be bought at the door but you might not get next to your friends. Send or give me a check by October 4th made out to Pioneer Drama.  Those of you going can arrange on your own dinner if you want.........Randi

Happy Hour.....Vicki

October Happy Hour

The editor assumed it was cancelled due to Ladies Fall Trip.

Christmas Party

Merrilee has generously volunteered to host the Christmas Party again this year.  So mark your calendars for December 18 at 6:30pm.  The theme this year is "purple".  RSVP Merrilee with the dish you will be bringing to share.  Please carpool due to limited parking.

Alzheimer Walk.....Sue Butler

Alzheimer Walk on October 11, 2014.
Go to website:, get to the San Jose Walk location and you can donate to our team, my father-in-law's name: James T. Butler or put my name in as walker and you will get to our team.

You can walk without contributing if you just want to learn more about it.  It's a low key (they don't even block the streets so minimal costs for them.)  It's in downtown San Jose.  Jennifer and I have been doing it every year.  Robin is planning on joining us this year.  It's 3 miles.

Beach Breakfast Update.....Sue Butler

This was a much smaller group this year, but it still was great getting together and visiting.  We had some come for just a couple hours, but the majority was those that camped for the weekend (Mike Ballard was actually there from Wednesday, and Gary headed over on Thursday till Tuesday.)

4 there for the Kranak clan, 2 for the Butler's, 3 for the Nevoli's with Krystal there and then Sean came for breakfast, 2 for the Gerlinger's (they missed breakfast, but caught up with everyone later)
Sue Ballard was there with Luke and Mike & Cindy and that rounded out our Las Madres '80 group.  We had the many friends that we have with activity group which included Jet Middaugh coming by to visit after breakfast with her granddaughter and Robin's brother and new wife as well.

Hope more are able to come next year.  No matter what the weather we always enjoy ourselves.

Napa Holiday Tour Info.....Sue Butler

I don't think the Butler's are going to the Napa Holiday Tour this year.
The price has gone up to $75.00 per ticket.
Also, you can't get a room at the Embassy Suites for Saturday night (December 6th)

Anyone interested in going can go to the website to get tickets:

I did not check with the B&B's for prices or availability, but I'm sure it's going to be sparse.

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.  Vicki has graciously volunteered to be our new Coffee Coordinator!

We will be continuing away coffee on the 3rd Sat of the month during 2014. Here are some new places for the first part of the year. Hope to see more of you at our coffee adventures this year. Look for a carpool email a day or so before the event.

NO Away Coffee this month, as Joan will be in town and it will be easier for her to join us at LeBou!

Look forward to November: Sweet Peas Cafe - 350 W Julian St, San Jose

We can also look forward to:
Top Nosh

Hash House

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An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

A whale's penis is called a dork.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs- it will let you go instantly.

Reindeer like to eat bananas.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

In the movie Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."

Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

More people are struck by lightning than attacked by sharks.

Cars are the biggest killers of people (except in Victoria where it?s swimming in the surf)!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The average man falls asleep within 30 seconds of having sex (if not during).

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12,345,678,987,654,321.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that *this* was the day of the changeover.

Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with rejoice."

The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand.

The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop.

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.

The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.

The word 'pound' is abbreviated 'lb.' after the constellation 'libra' because it means 'pound' in Latin, also 'scales'. The abbreviation for the British Pound Sterling comes from the same source: it is an 'L' for Libra/Lb. with a stroke through it to indicate abbreviation. Sames goes for the Italian lira which uses the same abbreviation ('lira' coming from 'libra'). So British currency (before it went metric) was always quoted as "pounds/shillings/pence", abbreviated "L/s/d" (libra/solidus/denarius).

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."

Camel's milk does not curdle.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

All porcupines float in water.

Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

The world's largest wine cask is in Heidelberg, Germany.

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.

The only nation who's name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanastan.

The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil.

When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.


The History of Candy Corn

President -
Sally Brooks-Schulke

Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee & Happy Hour Coordinator - Vicki Rasmussen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen,
Merrilee Claverie, and Tina Cuneo