Las Madres '80 East


September 2
Capitola Sand Castle Contest
8:30 am
Roessler's "Usual" Spot
Contact: Kathy

September 16
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
"OLD" Starbuck's & NEW Library
Contact: Kathy

September 16
Bocce Ball & BBQ
5-9 pm
St. Francis Cabrini
RSVP by 9/13: Sue Ballard

September 21
Contact: Robin

September 24
Beach Breakfast
New Brighton Beach (Campsite #79?)
RSVP by 9/19 : Janis

October 27-29
Ladies Fall Trip
Contact: ?


1st Chris Tsafos
2nd Tina Cuneo
4th Ginny Gomez
Lou D'Agosta
5th Lauren Grady
6th Megan Grady
8th Denise Heinrichsen
10th Greg Wilson
Bruce Kranak
15th Michael Cuneo
Marian Caso
17th Robin Nevoli
Rich Claverie
19th Darren Heinrichsen
21st Mary Jo West
25th Leah Verhoeven
27th Doug Eastman
28th Cathy Hennig


September Meeting
When: Thursday, September 21, ?
Where: TBA
What: ???

Robin is the organizer for the September meeting. What? Where? You'll know when I know.


Sand Castles in Capitola!
The Rosslers will be there... will you :-) Construction starts at 8:30 & judging is at 1:00pm. They'll be at their "usual" spot so look for them if you come.


Bocce Ball
When: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 5 PM to 9 PM
Cost: $5.00 per person
Where: St Frances Cabrini Church (15333 Woodard Rd, San Jose, CA 95124) near Camden and Union
What to Bring: Meat to Bar-B-Que, a dish to share (either an appetizer or a side dish), your own plates and utensils, BYOB

If there is enough interest, instead of bringing desserts as well, we can travel down the street to the Flames Restaurant for coffee and dessert and talk about the games.

Since the Bar-B-Que is a gas grill, we can start cooking right away and some can eat while others are playing Bocce Ball.

The club will provide soda and ice tea to drink. Ice for the drink as well as condiments will be supplied. Tools to use for the B-B-Qing will be also be available.

Please RSVP to Sue Ballard by September 13th so she has a good idea of who will be coming.


Beach Breakfast - New Brighton State Campground

Date: Sunday, September 24, 8:30 am

Go to the day use area at the campground. (if it is in use, we will be at the Butler's campsite #079) Robin and Joan also have sites there, so if need be we will spread out.

We're looking forward to having some breakfast and spending the day at the beach.

Please bring your eggs and whatever fixings you want in them.

The club will supply the fruit salad, sausage, sweet rolls and juice.

The Butler's will provide the cups, napkins, plates, plastic ware, and coffee.

Please come and enjoy with all of us as the end of summer approaches!

RSVP to Janis no later that Tuesday, September 19th.


Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
Meet your Las Madres friends for some coffee and conversation at Java Junction on Saturday mornings at 9am. Every third Saturday is a field trip. September away coffee will be Saturday, September 16. Since that is also the evening of Bocce, Kathy figured we'd keep it simple. We'll meet at the old Starbucks "haunt" at Aborn & White & then those that want to can walk over to the Grand Reopening of the Evergreen library.


e-Mail Tidbit


Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time at this exam. If you are under 40 you can claim a handicap.

This is a History Exam for those who don't mind seeing how much they really remember about what went on in their life. Get paper and pencil and number from 1 to 20. Write the letter of each answer and score at the end.

1. In the 1940's, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
c. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
a. Capture lightning bugs
b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
c. Large salt shaker

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern win ters?
a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
a. Blackjack
b. Gin
c. Craps!

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W.II
a. Suntan
b. Leg painting
c. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
a. Studebaker
b. Nash Metro
c. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
a. Strips of dried peanut butter
b. Chocolate licorice bars
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

8. How was Butch wax used?
a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
a With clamps, tightened by a skate key
b. Woven straps that crossed the foot
c. Long pieces of twine

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
a. Consider all the facts
b. Ask Mom
c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?
a. Smallpox
c. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
a. SUV
b. Taxi
c. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
a. Old Blue
b. Paint
c.. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
a. Part of the game of hide and seek
b What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
c. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
b. Princess Sacajawea
c. Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
b.. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
c. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid their failure

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items
c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
a Meatballs
b. Dames
c. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?
a. The Ink Spots
b. The Supremes
c. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
b. Xavier Cugat
c. George Gershwin



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