Time For A Family Lunch August 2010

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.  ~George Santayana

Sunday Lunch With Family (Adams, Duda, and Liles)


A toast to family

Did you know? - Luncheon, commonly abbreviated to lunch, is a mid-day meal.

In English-speaking countries during the eighteenth century, what was originally called "dinner"— a word still sometimes used to mean a noontime meal in the UK, and in parts of Canada and the United States — was moved by stages later in the day, and came, in the course of the nineteenth century, to be eaten at night, replacing the light meal called supper, which was delayed by the upper class to midnight.

The mid-day meal on Sunday and the festival meals on Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving (in the U.S. and Canada) are still often eaten at the old hours, usually either at noon or between two and four in the afternoon, and called dinner. Traditional farming communities also may still commonly have the largest meal of the day at mid-day and refer to this meal as "dinner."

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
I know I can move this wall if I really push hard!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Nick and Theo played together rather well!

Did you know? - Games played with curved sticks and a ball have been found throughout history and the world. There are 4000-year-old drawings from Egypt. Hurling dates to before 1272 BC and there is a depiction from 500BC in Ancient Greece when the game was called "Κερητίζειν" ("kerētízein") because it was played with a horn ("κέρας" in Greek) and a ball-like object. In Inner Mongolia, China, the Daur people have been playing Beikou (a game similar to modern field hockey) for about 1,000 years.

There were hockey-like games throughout Europe during the Middle Ages and the word 'hockey' was recorded in 1363 when Edward III of England issued the proclamation: "[m]oreover we ordain that you prohibit under penalty of imprisonment all and sundry from such stone, wood and iron throwing; handball, football, or hockey; coursing and cock-fighting, or other such idle games" ~Wikipedia

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Did you know? - Classified information is sensitive information to which access is restricted by law or regulation to particular classes of persons. A formal security clearance is required to handle classified documents or access classified data. The clearance process requires a satisfactory background investigation. There are typically several levels of sensitivity, with differing clearance requirements. This sort of hierarchical system of secrecy is used by virtually every national government. The act of assigning the level of sensitivity to data is called data classification.

Some corporations and non-government organizations also assign sensitive information to multiple levels of protection, either from a desire to protect trade secrets, or because of laws and regulations governing various matters such as personal privacy, sealed legal proceedings and the timing of financial information releases. ~Wikipedia

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Here it comes!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Dang... They all got out!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
The blue "goop" is the lake and it was quite delicious!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Daddy Bob Gets A "Great Idea"

Sunday lunch with family
Oink!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
"I think I will eat some logs!"

Sunday lunch with family
"What's this??"

Sunday lunch with family

bubble

Did you know? - A soap bubble is a very thin film of soapy water that forms a sphere with an iridescent surface. Soap bubbles usually last for only a few moments before bursting, either on their own or on contact with another object. They are often used for children's enjoyment, but their usage in artistic performances shows that they can also be fascinating for adults. Soap bubbles can help solving complex mathematical problems of space, as they will always find the smallest surface area between points or edges, for example.

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Did you know? - 17th century Flemish paintings show children blowing bubbles with clay pipes[citation needed]. This means that bubbles as playthings are at least 400 years old. The London based firm of A. & F. Pears created a famous advertisement campaign for its soaps in 1886 using a painting by Millais of a child playing with bubbles. A Chicago company called Chemtoy began selling bubble solution in the 1940s, and they have been popular with children ever since. According to one industry estimate, retailers sell around 200 million bottles annually, perhaps more than any other toy.

Let's Draw!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Did you know? - Chalk  is a soft, white, porous sedimentary rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite. Calcite is calcium carbonate or CaCO3. It forms under relatively deep marine conditions from the gradual accumulation of minute calcite plates (coccoliths) shed from micro-organisms called coccolithophores. It is common to find chert or flint nodules embedded in chalk. Chalk can also refer to other compounds including magnesium silicate and calcium sulfate.

Chalk is resistant to weathering and slumping compared to the clays with which it is usually associated, thus forming tall steep cliffs where chalk ridges meet the sea. Chalk hills, known as chalk downland, usually form where bands of chalk reach the surface at an angle, so forming a scarp slope. Because chalk is porous it can hold a large volume of ground water, providing a natural reservoir that releases water slowly through dry seasons.

Sunday lunch with family

family

Sunday lunch with family

Did you know? - The traditional uses of chalk have in some cases been replaced by other substances, although the word "chalk" is often still applied to the replacements.

Sunday lunch with family
Artist at work!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Theo makes some fine adjustments

OK, Who Is The Wiseguy Who Put On The "Bunny Hop"?

Sunday lunch with family

Time to dance

Sunday lunch with family

Did you know? - The bunny hop is a novelty dance that was created at Balboa High School of San Francisco in 1952.  It is a social mixer dance, sometimes also referred to as a "party" or "dance party" dance.

The dance has been generally done to Ray Anthony's big band recording of the song. It was a vocal hit in 1952, and instrumentally re-recorded c. 1958. The song has been re-recorded by others, including musical updates of the style, for example, a Salsa version. Duke Ellington recorded "Bunny Hop Mambo" in 1954. Other popular music of the era is also used, such as "The Glow Worm."

Ray Anthony's single release of the "Bunny Hop" featured another novelty dance classic, the "Hokey Pokey" on the B side.

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Did you know? - The dance is a variation on a conga. Participants dance in a line, holding on to the hips of the person in front of them. They tap the floor two times with their right foot, then with their left foot, then they hop forwards, backwards, and finally three hops forward to finish the sequence, which continues throughout the song. The first person in the line leads the group around the floor.

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Gee, we could swing dance to the bunny hop!

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Paul says time to rest!

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Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Miss Robin, Do You Have To Go??

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Wow... Three stories up!

Present Time

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
Los Angeles to the east

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
See the van??

Sunday lunch with family

Sunday lunch with family
"Hang on... We are coming down!"