Las Madres '80 East



Month of September
Saturday Coffees
9 am
  LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena

Contact: Kathy

September 4-6
"Odd Couple" - Female Version

September 12-14
New Brighton Camping/Beach Breakfast

September 18
Movie Night
RSVP: Sue Butler

September 20
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Contact: Kathy

September 27
Bocce Ball
St. Francis Cabrini Church
RSVP:  Sue Butler

December 6
Napa B&B Tour & Taste
2-7 pm
Contact: Sue Butler

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

        Cathie Martinez

27th Doug Eastman
28th Cathy Hennig

September Meeting
When: Thursday, September 18
Where: Theater TBD
What: Movie Night
How about going to see the new movie coming out on the 12th, “The Women”.  It is a remake a 1939 classic.  Anyway, depending which theatre has it, we can plan a dinner before if that works or just dessert afterwards.  RSVP to Sue Butler.

Beach Breakfast
The Beach Breakfast will be on SATURDAY, September 13th at 9 A.M. RSVP to Sue Butler by SEPTEMBER 7th.
The site # for the Butler's is 63. The Gerlinger's, Nevoli's, Kranak's and the Wilson's all have sites nearby as well.
Please bring your eggs, with whatever fixings you want in them. Also, please bring your own cups, napkins, plates, silverware and coffee.
Same as in the past, the club will provide fruit, sausage, sweet rolls and juice. Please bring chairs as we might run out of seating at the picnic tables.

After breakfast plan on either staying and visiting at the sites, or going down to the beach. I will be staying till Monday and Robin, Janis and Joan will probably not leave till early evening on Sunday.

Looking forward to doing plenty of relaxing with all who can attend.

Bocce Ball
When:  Saturday, September 27, 2008
Time: 5 PM to 9 PM
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Where:  St. Frances Cabrini Church, 15333 Woodard Rd, San Jose 95124
(at the bocce courts near the school hall by Camden Ave)
What to Bring:  Meat to BBQ and a dish to share either appetizer or side dish.
BYOB and anything else you would prefer to drink other than water or soda.

We will have dessert afterwards at a destination to be determined.  The club will provide soda and water.  Please RSVP to
Sue Butler to let her know if you're coming and what you're planning on bringing to share.

Napa B&B Tour & Taste Event

When:  Saturday, December 6, 2008
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Cost:  $55 per person for ticket (went up $10.00 this year)

The Napa Holiday Tour is the first Saturday of December.  Last year several of us either spent Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday nights at the Napa Inn which is one of the B & B's on the tour. 
If you stay 2 nights at the Napa Inn, one ticket for the tour is included.
I think there was approx. 12 B&B's that you go to (some are walking distance from each other on the tour) and they also provide a shuttle to get you to each one.
There is plenty of food and wine at each stop, and the holiday decorations and entertainment is well worth the trip.  Anyway, there is so much food; we didn't even have dinner that night, although some did go to various restaurants within walking distance.  It runs from 2-7 p.m. that day only (12/6.)  We have already booked.  This time we are finally staying in the main house.
Some friends are planning on staying at the Embassy Suites which is walking distance from the Napa Inn. If you are interested in the Napa Inn you can call them directly at 1-800-435-1144 (you can also go to their website to check out rooms and availability.)
The web site to just order tickets for the tour if you are not planning to stay in Napa or if you are staying only one night at the Napa Inn or whatever is:
Any questions please call or e-mail
Sue Butler.

Our congratulations to Janis & Gary Gerlinger who will be celebrating their 35th year of wedded bliss on the 22nd.

Mexican Riviera Cruise in 2009
$500 deposit for each cabin is due by September 28, 2008.....CLICK for flyer!

Good "Odds"
Hi Friends,
     I wanted to personally invite you to see a "Gluestick" production (subset of the "Glue Factory") of the "Odd Couple," the female version.  This is a hilarious show written in 1985 by Neil Simon and is a takeoff on the original male version.  There are lots of innuendos and double entendres that keep you on your toes laughing throughout the show.  I play "Mickey" the cop with the group of girls who play Trivial Pursuit, instead of poker in the male version.  We have been rehearsing since the beginning of July and would love to have you see the show.
     Here are the details:  September 4th, 5th, 6th at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center at Pioneer High School on Blossom Hill.  Tickets are only $5 and seating is first come, first served... so I would arrive around 7 to get the best seats.  Proceeds are being split between the drama programs at Pioneer High School and Castillero Middle School.
     Thank you as always for your continued support of the arts!  Randi   :-)

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
We've moved our "regular" place to Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena.  There is a Starbuck across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or pastry. Our field trip this month is to ???

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What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895...

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education?  Well, check this out.  Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas.  It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam:   Salina , KS - 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph
4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of 'lie,' play,' and 'run.'
5. Define case; illustrate each case
6 What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.
Arithmetic (Time, 1 hour 15 minutes)

1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3,942 lbs., what is it worth at 50 cents /bushel, deducting 1,050 lbs. for tare?
4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find the cost of 6,720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per meter?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?
10 Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.
U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided 

2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton , Bell , Lincoln , Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.
Orthography (Time, one hour)
[Do we even know what this is??]

1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: tri-graph, sub vocals, diphthong, cognate letters, lingual's
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u.' (HUH?)
5 . Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.
8 Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane , vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication

Geography (Time, one hour)

1 What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas ?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspin wall and Orinoco
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.

Notice that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete.

Gives the saying "He only had an 8th grade education" a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

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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