Celebrating New Year's Eve 2019 At Old Ranch!

Remember: Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. - Oprah Winfrey

T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

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New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

Welcome to the third annual Liles' New Year's Eve party at Old Ranch Country Club. Better than ever, this year we have two bands playing to assure continuous dance music from 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM. Nine Carat Gold Big Band plays the songs we love to hear and filling in is Justus playing contemporary dance music and specialty songs that we love to dance too. Welcome all!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Come on in, the party is just getting underway

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Our daughter Robin Duda assisted by son-in-law Pete Chartier do the honors of checking everybody in and making sure they are seated

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
This list is also know as the Naughty & Nice list!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Justuss put the final touches on their setup for this evening

Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday for yesterday is but a memory!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Champagne welcomes everybody to the ranch this evening

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
And, in various colors!

Did You Know? - King Fredrick of Prussia loved the bubbly so much that he regularly sent ships to France to bring back countless cases full of champagne bottles, and Peter I, Tsar of Russia drank it as nobody else could, without control, and in amounts only a Russian could tolerate.

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Met at the door with delightful hors d'oeuvre

Did You Know? - Hors-d'œuvre in French literally means "outside the work"—that is, "not part of the ordinary set of courses in a meal." In practice, a dish which stands on its own as a snack or supports the main course. The French spelling is the same for singular and plural usage; in English, the typographic ligature ⟨œ⟩ is usually replaced by the digraph ⟨oe⟩, with the plural commonly written hors d'oeuvres.

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Sandy and Bob join the fun

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Will and Iris first to hit the floor this evening

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Justuss (Susie-Q and Brad) kick things up a notch!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
They make magic while the Big Band takes a short break for dinner

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Just down the hallway is a magnificent spread

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Seafood galore with sushi to boot!

Did You Know? - The idiom to boot, meaning in addition or besides, has nothing to do with footwear. This sense of boot is left over from the Old English bt and Middle English bote, where the word meant an advantage or something included in a bargain, and the phrase to boot has been in common usage since the time of Old English.

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Pete and Lisa, also our kids, dive into the goodies
(Lisa's second plate is for Paul who was too busy taking pictures to eat)

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Someone is happy

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Soft dance-able music plays in the background

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Strolling down the hallway to dinner

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
The buffet was awesome, Old Ranch did a great job

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
The band members and their spouses got a chance to be together on
New Year's Eve, a good thing!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Dance a bit, eat a bit, dance a bit, eat a bit! Works well!

As you turn a new leaf in your Book of Life with the advent of New Year, here is wishing you the addition of meaningful chapters. Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
The bands heat up the beat!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Visiting is always encouraged

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
...and we get a chance to catch a breath between songs

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Connor, Kerrick, and Rebecca make quick work of the buffet offerings

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
"Yes, I am going for thirds!"

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
OMG, Connor is drinking water? That is a first!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
Kerrick, bet you can't eat just one!

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
It's a magical evening with dear friends

New Year's Eve 2019 at Old Ranch Country Club
The Berg's and Harrington's join the fun (Topper'sand Nightlighters)

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.