The PArty Gets Started

New Years Eve 2019 At Old Ranch

Remember: Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. - Author Unknown

The Party Gets Started (Page Two)

Page Created December 29th 2018- Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:35:AM

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Making sure all is ready is not for the faint of heart...What did we forget, what if....?? So, we depart our home and dashed to ORCC for a quick check...all was progressing well!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
From our front window we saw the sunset saying....
"All will be OK!"

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
The tables were beginning to take shape

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
We keep an eagle-eye on the dance floor... Must be just right!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Havana Nights is well on its way!

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Almost there... Time to go back home and
finish bitting our fingernails!

Did You Know? - To ensure a year of good luck, firecrackers and noisemakers became tradition in order to scare away any remaining evil spirits and to ensure a brand new start.

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Check In desk is "manned" with our daughters!
Sue keeps an eye on the activities since she knows all the faces!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Robin and Michele... Forces to be reckoned with!

 

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country ClubNew Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

 

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Gentleman Pete... At your service!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Early arriver's... Note to self! Dancers arrive early!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Ah... They found the bar, this is good!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Vicky explains... Iris is amazed!
But what is being explained?

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Goofy selfies! This ought to be fun!
Simply stand in front of the camera... use the props...act
grown up and giggle a lot!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Four more couples to go and we will have a full house!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
More funny sounds from the band!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Found lurking in the hallway

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Food has been found! Tummies are getting full!
Saving up dancing energy!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Wonder where they are?

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Donnis and Bernie arrive just in the nick of time
p.s. Bernie is known as "The Bird Man" by the bands spouses!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Gentlemen...we see you have found dinner!

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
We lost money tonight... Did you see Tom's plate??
We thought the May's we brought his pet dinosaur!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Miss Charlotte and Wayne

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Suddenly the noise level drops and all we hear is the
clinking of silverware...what could be happening?

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Old Rancher's at Old Ranch!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
No.. He is NOT the Maitre-de!
(He is a handsome devil, that's for sure)

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Mary looks happy!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Decorated for Havana Nights

Did You Know? - A cigar box is a box container for cigar packaging. Traditionally cigar boxes have been made of wood, cardboard or paper. Spanish cedar has been described as the "best" kind of wood for cigar boxes because of its beautiful grain, fine texture, and pleasant odor.

10 fun facts to tell your friends about cigar boxes!

1. Pig bladders were among the earliest packaging of cigars. Yuck!

2. H. Upmann created the cigar box.

3. Cedar is a natural repellent of the cigar beetle.

4. A piece of cedar used to light the cigar is called a ‘spill.’

5. Cigar boxes are usually made of cedar plywood or solid cedar or mahogany.

6. Most cigar manufacturers now make their own boxes at the factory using expensive machines.

7. Cigar boxes are made using a method called ‘lockwork,’ sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘dovetailing.’

8. The earliest cigar ‘clasp’ was made of string that was tied and sealed with wax. Today, the clasp is usually made of metal.

9. The Ashton ‘8-9-8’ cigar is called that because of the way 25 cigars are packed into a box in three layers: eight on the bottom, nine in the middle, then eight on the top row.

10. Cellophane ‘breathes,’ allowing in moisture, and is also biodegradable.

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Marion makes her first pass... No, really!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Meeting and greeting!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Brian, Marianne, and Bob
(How come Marianne is the only two-fisted drinker?)

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Grandson Connor enjoys a beer!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Tom enjoys everything!

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
The band be fired up now... Full of Cuban delights!

Did You Know? - The top New Year’s resolutions for 2019 are as you might expect!

So, what were the top New Year’s resolutions for 2019? Twitter attempted to answer that question based on users’ tweets. Here are the results:

  1. Diet, exercise and weight loss
  2. Read more
  3. Learn something new
  4. Save money
  5. Be a nicer human.
  6. Get a new job
  7. Give more time and money to charity
  8. Drink less.
  9. Sleep more.
  10. Make new friends.

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Dinner is winding down... Music is winding up!

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
After dinner motion... Chase those calories away!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
The floor gets heated up!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Lucky & Carolyn Swing dancing beautifully after 61 years of marriage! Wow!

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Robin has them moving!


Love that brass

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
The floor was full all night long!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Bridgettte & Mike glide across the floor

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Definitely Havana Nights!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Old cars... Must be Havana!

Did You Know? - Cuba is literally a rolling car museum. Everywhere you look is an old-school American brand vehicle, ranging from Oldsmobile to Chevrolet, Buick to Ford with a nice sampling of Chrysler’s old Plymouth brand. There’s even a few Russian Volgas thrown in the mix. These are all vehicles that the majority of American car lovers would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on—and they are used as Cubans’ everyday vehicles.

This stuck-in-time feeling Cuba has generated is the result of a four-decade-long grudge the country’s late leader, Fidel Castro, held against the United States. Though the island floats only 90 miles away from Key West, Florida, Castro had placed a ban on foreign vehicle imports, making it nearly impossible to buy a brand-new, foreign-made vehicle. It also made it difficult to buy new parts and fuel for the old-school American cars Cuba is known for.

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Speaking of hot stuff!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Sandy is looking for the pork.... Just turn around!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Caught on the 19th hole early this morning!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018


Did we say "hot stuff"

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018
Be brave Bernie!

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018

New Years Eve at Old Ranch Country Club 2018
We did make a short stop at the bar

New Years Eve at Old Ranch Country Club 2018
Playing for tickets... Seems to be popular

New Years Eve 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcoming in the New Year at Old Ranch New Years Eve 2018