New Years Celebration 2012 Continue At The Elks

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other!

Remember: Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution. - Jay Leno

The Dinner Crowd Departs... Now The Serious Dancers (Page Four)

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Irene takes her life into her hands.....

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
"By golly, I think he has got it!!"

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
A snapshot in time

Remember - Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.  ~Palmer Sondreal

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
"I love cham-Pag-Knee"


Champagne makes people reveal secrets

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Del has a Fez

Did You Know? - The fez (Turkish: fes, plural fezzes or fezes), or tarboosh (Arabic: طربوش‎ / Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [tˤɑɾˤˈbuːʃ], ALA-LC: ṭarbūsh) is a felt hat either in the shape of a red truncated cone or in the shape of a short cylinder made of kilim fabric. Both usually have tassels. The fez is largely believed to be of Greek origins[citation needed] and later spread to the Ottoman Empire where it was popularized

The fez was developed to fashionable heights by Andalusian Arabs in the city of Fes, Morocco by the 17th century when fashions in Europe already changed in less traditional ways. The artisans involved in their making were the most selective members of the cities' Souqs.

After Sultan Mahmud II suppressed the Janissaries in 1826, he decreed that the official headgear for his modernized military would be the fez with a cloth wrapped around it. In 1829, he ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez, in the expectation that the populace at large would follow suit.

This was a radically egalitarian measure which replaced the elaborate sumptuary laws which signaled rank, religion, and occupation, allowing prosperous non-Muslims to express their wealth in competitions with Muslims, foreshadowing the Tanzimat reforms. On the other hand, tradesmen and artisans generally rejected the fez

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Champagne is working... Jan is now Fezzed??

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
"Stay up there you silly bugger!"

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
They are now Fezzed.... A new style has been boen

NOT To Be Out Done

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
The newest in New Years Eve styles

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
New style is born.... Thanks to Herbie

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Now my ears do NOT get cold....

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Herbie gots a decorated hat

Remember - The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain

Group Pictures Begin Here

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Singing Auld Ange Syne

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Belt it out ladies..... We need to be heard in Garden Grove

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Watch out on the end there... There could be kids in the audience

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Irene is rounding up everyone else

Remember - The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  ~John Barrymore

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Good looking crowd

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
That's better.... Yeah yeah, the gang's (almost) all here... We miss Bob and Donna

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
The $15,000,000 smile

Remember - Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Looking good

Remember - There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Party on

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Thanks to Irene, Paul was here this evening.....

Remember - Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
As we say..... "Life Is Good!!!!"

Time For Sweet Rolls And Coffee

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Heading to the other room.... But the show is NOT done yet

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Herbie explains the directions to the next room

We Have Returned And Require Regailing

Did You Know? - Regale: To provide a meal and entertainment for someone.

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Our resident Ham is requested to regale us..... We didn't even know we lost our gale

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Selecting the piece requires great thought and constipation

Remember - The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. ~Robert Brault

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
The ladies are preparing themselves to be regaled....


Paul could NOT resist the tempation

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Vince does not want to miss a single word

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Ed is amazed... He has not be regaled for months....

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Shhhhhhhhhh - He is about the let loose and lower the regaling boom on us

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
"Del... OMG... Did you hear what he said????"

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Marcia is looking worried

Remember - Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
There is no regaling in England.... Just a gale

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
"Ah.... such a taltent.... Wonder if Ed would mind if we take him home!!"

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
The expressions are priceless

Remember - He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Excellent....

Not Be Be Out Done A Limerick Comes To Brians Mind!

Did You Know? - A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent. The form can be found in England as of the early years of the 18th century. It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century, although he did not use the term.

The following example of a limerick is of unknown origin.

The limerick* packs laughs anatomical  
In space that is quite economical,
    But the good ones I've seen
    So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Does this mean we are getting re-regaled??

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
An excerllent re-regaler he is

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
JAn is looking worried

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Oh no..... Not that!

The Evening Comes To A Close... It Is Now 2012

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Paul's resolution has already been achieved... He let his hair grow out

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Perhaps a pony tail is needed??

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
"Damn... Told the barber to cut the ear hairs closer"

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends
Don't need holes in my ear lobes for this added attraction

New Years Eve 2012 at the Santa Ana Elks with friends

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