Christmas 2009 Dinner Dancing At Old Ranch

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

11/29/2009 And Time For Dancing

Decoration Weekend
Page 1 - We Begin The Process | Page 2 - Decorating Complete On The Second Day
Page 3 - We Go To Stats For Shopping | Page 4 - Off To Rogers Gardens To See A Floral Christmas
Page 5 - Must Dance To Lift The Spirits

The evening in young so we decided to go dancing at the club!

Dinner Dancing At Old Ranch
5:30 and all is dark


Sue found a "Hole In One" Christmas ornament for John Schulte

Did you know? - In golf, a hole in one or hole-in-one (also known as an ace, mostly in American English) is when a player hits the ball directly from the tee into the cup with one shot. This is most possible on a par 3 hole. Longer hitters have accomplished this feat on shorter par 4 holes. Nearly all par 4 and par 5 holes are too long for golfers to reach in a single shot.

Holes in one are extremely rare, and while it depends largely on the golfer's skill, many instances have been recorded when a ball has bounced off a tree, a bird in flight, or even a passing car, before settling into the hole.

Amateur players who make a hole-in-one in a friendly game will usually be mentioned in the local newspaper's sports section, provided there was at least one witness. In addition, it is customary at many clubs for the golfer to celebrate the feat by purchasing a round of drinks for fellow club patrons

 

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Ernie and John

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Paul gives Carri a few dancing pointers....

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Maybe it was the other way around

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Nita and Neal and their shaker

Did you know? - A cocktail shaker is a device used to mix beverages (usually alcoholic) by shaking. When ice is put in the shaker this allows for a quicker cooling of the drink before serving.

A shaken cocktail is made by putting the desired ingredients (typically fruit juices, syrups, liqueurs and ice cubes) in the cocktail shaker. Then it is shaken vigorously for around 5 to 10 seconds, depending upon the mixability of the ingredients and desired temperature.

There are at least three varieties of cocktail shakers:

The Boston Shaker:

A two-piece shaker consisting of a metal bottom and glass or plastic mixing glass. The mixing container and bottom are inserted into each other for shaking or used separately for stirring or muddling. A separate strainer, such as a Hawthorn or Julep strainer, are required for this type shaker if crushed ice is used. Without such a strainer, some bartenders may instead strain by narrowly separating the two pieces after shaking and pouring the drink through the resulting gap.

The Cobbler Shaker: A three-piece cocktail shaker that has tapers at the top and ends with a built-in strainer and includes a cap. The cap can often be used as a measure for spirits or other liquids.

The French Shaker: A two-piece shaker consisting of a metal bottom and a metal cap. A strainer is always required for this type of shaker, barring the separation method mentioned above.

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Paul and Ernie take to the floor

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Did you know? - The accordion's basic form is believed to have been invented in Berlin in 1822 by Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann, although one instrument has been recently discovered that appears to have been built in 1816 or earlier by Friedrich Lohner of Nürnberg in the German State of Bavaria.

The accordion is one of several European inventions of the early 19th century that used free reeds driven by a bellows. An instrument called accordion was first patented in 1829 by Cyrill Damian, of Armenian descent, in Vienna .

Demian's instrument bore little resemblance to modern instruments. It only had a left hand buttonboard, with the right hand simply operating the bellows. One key feature for which Demian sought the patent was the sounding of an entire chord by depressing one key. His instrument also could sound two different chords with the same key; one for each bellows direction (a bisonoric action).

At that time in Vienna, mouth harmonicas with Kanzellen (chambers) had already been available for many years, along with bigger instruments driven by hand bellows. The diatonic key arrangement was also already in use on mouth-blown instruments.

Demian's patent thus covered an accompanying instrument: an accordion played with the left hand, opposite to the way that contemporary chromatic hand harmonicas were played, small and light enough for travelers to take with them and used to accompany singing.

The patent also described instruments with both bass and treble sections, although Demian preferred the bass-only instrument owing to its cost and weight advantages.

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Dreaming while dancing

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
This man looks worried

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Oh! He is getting yelled at!

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Apparently he is forgiven

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
A story is being told

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
"... and there was this big huge large gigantic boogie man chasing me...."

Did you know? - The bogeyman (also spelled boogyman, bogyman, boogieman, boogey monster) is a legendary ghost-like monster. The bogeyman has no specific appearance and conceptions of the monster can vary drastically even from household to household within the same community; in many cases, he simply has no set appearance in the mind of a child, but is just an amorphous embodiment of terror.

Bogeyman can be used metaphorically to denote a person or thing of which someone has an irrational fear. Parents often say that if their child is naughty, the bogeyman will get them, in an effort to make them behave. The bogeyman legend may originate from Scotland, where such creatures are sometimes called bogles, boggarts, or bogies.

Bogeyman tales vary by region. In some places, the bogeyman is male; in others, female, and in others, both. In some Midwestern states of the United States, the bogeyman scratches at the window. In the Pacific Northwest, he may manifest in "green fog".

In other places, he hides under the bed or in the closet and tickles children when they go to sleep at night. It is said that a wart can be transmitted to someone by the bogeyman. Bogeymen may be said to target a specific mischief – for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs – or general misbehaviour.

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Carri listens to the tall tale

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Paul must have heard the story before

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
Nope.... He is just happy to be with his beautiful wife!

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
".... and you will never guess what happened....."

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Time For Dancing

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009
"Carri... I have to watch my feet when I dance"

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Dinner Dancing at Old Ranch November 30 2009

Did you know? - Cobalt glass is a deep blue colored glass prepared by adding cobalt compounds to the molten glass. It is appreciated for its attractive color and is also used as an optical filter in flame tests to filter out the yellow flame caused by the contamination of sodium, and expand the ability to see violet and blue hues, under fluorescent light, the cobalt glass has twice the effect.

Some people collect objects made from cobalt glass, amassing large collections. One popular example of cobalt glass is Bristol blue glass, as in the distinctive blue bottles of Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry. Cobalt glass changes the color of hydrochloric acid in a mixture of multi-colored cations

After dinner we went to Jeanette's house for an after dinner drink and a short visit. Jeanette was so kind to print off Carri's boarding passes for her flight home tomorrow!


Decoration Weekend
Page 1 - We Begin The Process | Page 2 - Decorating Complete On The Second Day
Page 3 - We Go To Stats For Shopping | Page 4 - Off To Rogers Gardens To See A Floral Christmas
Page 5 - Must Dance To Lift The Spirits