Las Madres '80 East


1st    Chris Tsafos
2nd   Tina Cuneo
4th   Ginny Gomez
         Lou D'Agosta
8th    Denise Heinrichsen
10th  Greg Wilson
         Bruce Kranak
15th  Michael Cuneo
17th  Robin Nevoli
         Rich Claverie
19th  Darren Heinrichsen
25th  Leah Verhoeven
27th  Doug Eastman
28th  Cathy Hennig

Month of September
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Janis
September 5
Happy Hour
4:00-7:00 pm
Valencia Hotel V-Bar
RSVP: Sally
September 19
Bocce Ball & Bag Dinner
6:00 pm
Fowler Park
RSVP: Sally
September 21
Coffee Field Trip

see info below for
New Brighton Beach Breakfast

Contact: Janis
September 21
New Brighton Beach Breakfast
Contact:  Sue Butler
September 27-30
Colorado Ladies Trip

September Meeting
When: Thursday, September 19, 6:00 pm
Where: Fowler Park
What: Bocce Ball & Bag Dinner

September 19 will be bocce at Fowler Park.  We will be starting at 6PM (note earlier time, so we can play while it is light.)  Dessert at Sally's after the game. Sally will bring bring one bocce set, please let me know if you can bring another. It can be windy there, so bring a jacket.  This is the park by Chaboya and Matsumoto Schools that we have played at before. Also, bring a dinner to go and we will much between turns.
Please RSVP to Sally, so she will know how much dessert to make.
Map & Directions:

Couples Bunco.....Sally

Ten couples enjoyed a fun and tasty evening at the Nevoli's.  The weather was fine, so  4 of the 5 tables  were out in their lovely yard. We took many breaks to eat yummy appetizers, favs were Randi's brie on fruit crackers and Bill's cosmos. We moved on to four homemade desserts, so all left contented, even if not rewarded with a cash prize.  Taking home the money were:  Sally-low score, Merrilee and Rich and Sally and Jim tied for most losses for a couple, Robin-most wins, tied for most couple wins-Lou and Shirley and Sue and Charles,most buncos-Marti, high score-Robin, middle of the road-Janis, most couple buncos-tie between Bruce and Marti and Sue and Charles, most losses-Merrilee, traveling-Shirley.

New Event:  FIRST Thursday of the month - HAPPY HOUR.....Sally

Vicki had been telling us how nice the Happy Hour was at the Hotel Valencia's V-bar at Santana Row, and that we ought to all go there.  So why not make Happy Hour a regular event. Let's try it out. September Vicki will be our guide on Thursday, September 5th, from 4-7 at the V-Bar:(If she is becoming a grandmother that day, we will wing it anyway)

Experience Vbar's $5 Sunset Starter specials including citrus braised pork sliders, truffle-white bean hummus and chicken koobideh, available 7 days a week from 4pm to 7pm! Our sleek and contemporary cocktail lounge, located on the 3rd floor lobby level, offers cocktails and wines by the glass. View Vbar's beverage menu.

In October, Shirley is planning on having Happy Hour as the meeting she is hosting.  This will be at the Good Fork in Morgan Hill, 17340 Monterey Road on October 24. We will carpool.
Bar Appetizers
Join us for Happy Hour from 3 to 6pm. Bar appetizers, beer, well drinks and selected wines are 50% off. Available only in bar, lounge and patio.

In November, on the 7th,  Sally will take you to Scratch in Mountain View: 401 Castro Street
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday, 4pm to 6pm, in the Bar & Lounge area.
Draught beer, wine by the glass and appetizers are half off.
Specialty cocktails $7

Know a place?  Sign up for a month.  See you Thursday's in the early afternoon.  We know some work and can't always make it, but more and more of the group are joining the retired bunch--can't wait to be one of those--my last day is June 12, 2014.

New Brighton Beach Breakfast.....Sue Butler

Beach Breakfast – Group Site 2
DATE: Saturday, September 21, 2013
TIME: 9 a.m.

Your eggs with fixings, Freezer  zip lock bags

Plates, napkins, cups etc.

Bring a dish to share, i.e. fruit, muffins, bacon, o.j. and champagne  etc.

Bring chairs, tables etc for breakfast site and beach. 

Might be helpful if a couple bring coffee pots and a big pot to boil the water.

We have the group site #2 for tent campers again this year.  Please let me know if you are planning on staying a night a two.

Those on group site 2:
Kranak’s (group site one or 2 nights?)? Bret?
D’Agosta (group site one night)?
Butler's (group site 2 nights)
Ballard's (group site 2 nights)
Dent’s (group site 2 nites)
Eddie & Jen (group site 2nites)
Jennifer & Joey (group site 2 nites)
Kacey and Brian (group site 2 nites)

Gerlinger's , Nevoli's and Brown’s, and Mike Ballard have their own sites.

Did I miss anyone else?  Who’s coming just for breakfast on Saturday?  Let Sue Butler know.

Ladies Fall Trip.....Mary
Hi Ladies! Looking forward to spending Sept. 27th thru Sept. 30th with Shirley, Sue Butler, Joan, Cathy Hennig, and Kathy Rossler in beautiful Estes Park, CO. There are a lot of options for the weekend, including but not limited to, hiking, shopping, relaxing, mini golf, observing wild life (mostly Elk), eating (ha), chatting (mostly), Tour the Stanley Hotel (where the Shining was filmed), check out the Elk Fest in the park and visiting the Quilt-a-Fair on the way. I really wish that more of you could attend. Those of you will be missed. Look for pictures to follow in the October issue of the Newsletter.

Napa B&B Holiday Tour.....Sue Butler

It's time to start planning for the annual Napa Holiday B&B Tour:  December 7, 2013, 3p.m to 7 p.m.

We will leave Sat morning and only stay one night at Embassy Suites.  Last year the cost for the room was around $170 per night.  We are within walking distance from the Napa Inn (if we want to start there for the tour) and there are bigger breakfasts at Embassy, bigger rooms and a place to play games.

Tickets for the tour stayed at $65.00 per person, and still well worth it.  Go to and purchase your tickets.  See the list of B&B's that are participating this year.  Great entertainment, food and decorations (besides wine and some even have beer).

Some friends just come for the day, and others will spend the night.

Let me know if you decide to come with, we usually go to lunch beforehand at Buckhorn in Napa.

Contractor Recommendations
Click on:  Butler Vendor Recommendations to download a PDF of Eddie Butler's recommendations for vendors that they had a great experience with during their kitchen remodel.

Congratulations to Janis and Gary Gerlinger who will be celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss on the 22nd.

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.   Away coffee this month will be on September 21st to New Brighton for the Beach Breakfast.

e-Mail Tidbit

Bank Account 
    A 92-year-old, small, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.
    His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
    As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
    "Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait."
    "That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. 
    "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.  Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it's how I arrange my mind.  I already decided to love it.  It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do."
    "Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.....Just for this time in my life.
    Old age is like a bank account.  You withdraw from what you've put in.  So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.  I am still depositing.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

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