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These are a few of my favorite things....

We Could Have Danced All Night

Avalon Ball 2011
Page 1 - Overview | Page 2 - Trip Over /Pre-Dinner Activities | Page 3 - Friday Dinner
Page 4 - Saturday Breakfast | Page 5 - Saturday Golf | Page 6 - To The Roof | Page 7 - Dressed To Go
Page 8 - Saturday Dinner | Page 9 - The Dance | Page 10 - After The Dance | Page 11 - Coming Home

We Saved Seats And Tables By Throwing Everything We Own On Them

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Took Paul ten minutes to regather everything...

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Even the camera came out of his house

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Who has been sitting at this table???

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The band warms up

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OK... we are ready for the gang to arrive....

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No one here..... yet

Volia... People Appear

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Let the dance begin

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Bob demonstrates the latest two step

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Donna and Bob hit the floor

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The lighting was fantastic

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Dapper Bill and Beautiful Holly are enjoying the BIG dance floor

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Closest thing to a line dance (except for the traditional dance of the evening) all night

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Guys... It's not a hoedown

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Slide to the left.... Then slide to the right....

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The gowns were beautiful this evening

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"Bye golly... I've got it"

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Knee knocking....

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Ah... Back to good old fashioned dancing

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Perhaps a little out of place???

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Ta dah!!!

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Sue says... "Look, I caught a Great White"

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This floor is soooo big, I can BEARLY make around the floor in one dance

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Contest time... Who can empty the champagne bottle first?

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real dancers... Complete with a portable fan

Did You Know? - The punkah fan was used in the India in the early 500 BC. It had a canvas covered frame that was suspended from the ceiling. Servants, known as punkawallahs, pulled a rope connected to the frame to move the fan back and forth.

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Patent drawing of Fan Moved by Mechanism, 11/27/1830. The original drawing for this patent was destroyed by a fire in the Patent Office in 1836. The coverage date is the original patent date. This drawing is a restoration created in 1837 or shortly thereafter

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Cooling down time...

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Red suspenders???

Did You Know? - Suspenders (American English) or braces (British English) are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers. Straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. Braces are typically attached to trousers with buttons using leather tabs at the ends or with clips. In British English the term suspenders or suspender belt refers to a garter belt, used to hold up stockings.

There have been several precursors to suspenders throughout the past 300 years, but the modern type were first invented in 1822 by Albert Thurston and were once almost universally worn due to the high cut of mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century trousers, a cut that made a belt impractical. After losing popularity in the first World War, as men became accustomed to uniform belts, suspenders were still standard throughout the 1920s.

Because of their image as underwear,\ men switched to belts during the 1930s as the waistcoats which had hidden braces became worn less. This also signaled the switch of position of the buttons from the outside of the waistband to the inside. Though the return of fuller-cut trousers in the 1940s revived braces, they did not dominate over belts again to the same extent.

 

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The sun is setting

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So far I am winning the content

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Time For Announcements....

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The ADSLA Veep addresses the audience

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Art Deco Society Of Los Angeles

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Let The Dancing Begin

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"Look, a special drink just for me!"

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Break time

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The floor was never full

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Brenda demonstrates the proper way to guzzle champagne

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Jose (a work associate) with his wife (right) and friend (left)

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Bob discretely uses his fan... Nice fashion statement Robert

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Careful... Fans are breaking out all over

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Hey... It works

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"OK, we give up... Who are you??"

Back To The Dance Floor...

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"John... It's a waltz!"

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"I knew that!!"

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"I am seeing red"

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Lessons will be given in the foyer in 30 minutes

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"Who? Us?"

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This chair is really lumpy

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Caught by the Great White

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Picture is NOT blurry... We are just moving too fast

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Looks like the champagne bucket is empty

The Conga Line Begins...

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Move it Brian... My hips are loose

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Hang on... I am on my way

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John seems to be enjoying this

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OK Donna... It's your job to keep John on the straight and narrow

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Our estimate... About 250 people on the floor

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We got Bill and Holly to join in....

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Being the caboose is OK

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Oh oh... Disconnect

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Holly catches the Great White

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"Hang on Holly... Here we go!"

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Bob is trying to catch up

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Is he dancing or sleep walking??

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Almost... almost

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Got her

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She will be coming around the mountain when she comes.....

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Brian... Keep it under 50 mph

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Watch out... Here comes John

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It's OK, we are still in the casino

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Follow me... We are going outside

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Fred and Mary head outside

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Go Holly and Bill... See you at the next window

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Hope the door is large enough

Conga Line Is Over... Oxygen Please

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Beautiful evening over the bay

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Announcements... Next year it is May 12th

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The last dance...

Let's Go Get A Drink

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Down the ramps

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Sue and Donna lead the way

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Time For A Drinkie Poo

Avalon Ball 2011
Page 1 - Overview | Page 2 - Trip Over /Pre-Dinner Activities | Page 3 - Friday Dinner
Page 4 - Saturday Breakfast | Page 5 - Saturday Golf | Page 6 - To The Roof | Page 7 - Dressed To Go
Page 8 - Saturday Dinner | Page 9 - The Dance | Page 10 - After The Dance | Page 11 - Coming Home