Santa Ana Elks 10/2/2008

Fun with friends   

Dancing At The Santa Ana Elks

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We started out at Old Ranch Happy Hour!

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The clouds were pretty this evening... It is Fall!

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Full moon at 70 mph

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From the Santa Ana Elks patio

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We had to go outside to cool off!

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Larry Freese and his band played great music

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She is waiting for the next number

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A new type of sweat band!

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Now we can tell which is port and starbord

Did you know? - Starboard is the nautical term that refers to the right side of a vessel as perceived by a person on board a vessel and facing the bow (front). The equivalent for the left-hand side is port. The starboard side of a vessel is indicated with a green navigation light at night. The origin of the term comes from early boating practices. Before ships had rudders on their centerlines, they were steered by use of a specialized steering oar. This oar was held by an oarsman located in the stern (back) of the ship.

 

However, like most of the rest of society, there were many more right-handed sailors than left-handed sailors. This meant that the steering oar (which had been broadened to provide better control) used to be affixed to the right side of the ship. The word starboard comes from Old English steorbord, literally meaning the side on which the ship is steered, descendant from the Old Norse words stýri meaning “rudder” (from the verb stýra, literally “being at the helm”, “having a hand in”) and borð meaning etymologically “board”, then the “side of a ship”.

Similarly, the term for the left side of the boat, port or larboard, is derived from the practice of sailors mooring on the left side (i.e., the larboard or loading side) as to prevent the steering boards from being crushed. Because the words larboard and starboard sounded too similar to be easily distinguished, larboard was changed to port.

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"What is Paul doing now???"

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This is what happens when you order a pitcher of air on the rocks!

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Old windy!

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Donna and Bob coold down

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She has the patience of Job

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Going home

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Some of the great servers at the Elks on tier way home