Las Madres '80 East


October 21
Cookie Exchange
Vicki's House
Bring 5 Dozen Cookies

October 15-17
Pacific Grove Weekend

    1st        Alene Brown
    14th     Kindra Claverie
    18th     Tom Gomez
    19th     Melinda Gomez
    23rd     Marti Kranak

October Meeting
   When:  Thursday, October 21 , 7:15PM
    Where:  Vicki's House
    What:  Cookie Exchange
    What Else:  Bring 5 Dozen Cookies

We are going to do the cookie exchange like we did last year for the kids who are away.  If your kids are not gone, join and make cookies for the family!   It was decided we should do 5 dozen. (that gives us a few for snacking, and a few to keep here at home).  For those of us with 2 kids away, you could double that or split it between them (or any combination thereof).

Beach Breakfast Blurb

Beach breakfast was a success.  Next year we will have it in September when the Butlers and Nevolis are already camping at New Brighton.

Let It Be Known
Let it be known that a group of us have been meeting at The Starbucks at Aborn and White quite regularly. We decided it was a parkday for us Mom's to sit around over a cuppa and chat. Please join us every Saturday around 8:30 am and sty as long as you want. It was nice to see Sue Ballard this Saturday. We had seven there, so spread the word.               Joan

Pacific Grove Update from Dee
PACIFIC GROVE     October 15 -17

The following ladies need to send a $50 NON-refundable deposit to Dee  by Oct. 8 :  Sue B., Kathy, Robin and her mom, Janis, friend of Janis, and Ruth.

Make the check to Dee.  The balance of around $40 will be paid that weekend, once we see how many ladies we have - Janis may have another friend or two coming, and that will reduce the cost.  We have two - 2 bedroom suites.  Check in is 3:00, check out on Sunday is 11:00.   Let's have dinner together on Friday night! When you send the check, please include a note telling the approx. time you plan to arrive.                                                                Dee

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

Randi & Dave on Stage
Randi and Dave Heinrichsen are part of the "Glue Factory's" production of "Oklahoma" at Pioneer High School. The show is being done outside "in the round!"  The Preview night is Wed., Oct. 13 at 7:00pm and tickets are $5.00.  The other performances are Oct. 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm and tickets are $10.00 ($5.00 for students). The seating is festival seating (first come, first serve). You can call Randi to order tickets or buy them at the door. However, last year we sold out on some performances and had to turn people away.  This production is made up of Pioneer parents, teachers and alumni.  Hope you can make it!                            Randi

November Meeting

Start reading the book "Doc"  for the November meeting.  It is by Jack Olsen or Olson.  No date yet, but at least people can start reading.  We enjoyed our last book meeting, and even if people don't read, I am sure they would enjoy the discussion.


Marian the Librarian

Ginny is now the librarian at Tom Matsumoto School.........any wonder the newsletter is late since she is now working under 3 different job titles for the Evergreen School District.  She even writes notes as the Librarian to herself as Media Specialist.........and both of those "personnas" wonder what that Computer Assistant is doing.


A language instructor was explaining to her class that French nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. Things like "chalk" or "pencil," she described, would have a gender association.

For example: House is feminine-"la" maison.
In English, of course, words are of neutral gender.

Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked, "What gender is a computer?"

The teacher wasn't certain which it was, and so divided the class into two groups and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. One group was comprised of the women in the class, and the other of men. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendation.

The men decided that computers should definitely be referred to in the feminine gender (la) because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

The group of women, however, concluded that computers should be referred to in the masculine (le) gender because:
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a better model.

Urban Legends and Folklore
Find out about current e-mail hoaxes and urban legends.
(Like the spider under the toilet seat.)

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