Mother's Day At The Alpine Village 5/7/2012

A great evening of fun with friends...  

The Theme Is Set, The Shoes Are Ready, Let The Cavorting Begin

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012

The Devil Is In The Details....

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
This beautiful throw was done by Irene's mother

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Irene's mother's picture had color highlights

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
No wonder Irene is so pretty

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Decorations were everywhere

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Nancy got aluminum foil cookie bags for reasons only we understand


Nancy left her car outside just in case


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Mother See was with us.... Tom is so clever

Did You Know? - See's Candies is a manufacturer and distributor of candy, particularly chocolate, in the western United States. It was founded by Charles See, his wife Florence, and his mother Mary in Los Angeles, California, in 1921. The company is now headquartered in South San Francisco, California. It has kitchens at its headquarters and at a second location in Los Angeles, where there is also a retail shop. It also has an office in Carson, California.

According to the corporate website, Charles Alexander See II (1882–1949) arrived in the United States from Canada in 1921[6] with his wife Florence MacLean Wilson See (1885–1956), and his widowed mother Mary Wiseman See (1854–1939). Mary See had developed the recipes that became the foundation of the See's candy business while helping run her husband's hotel on Tremont Island in Ontario.

The family opened the first See's Candies shop and kitchen at 135 North Western Avenue in Los Angeles in November 1921. They leased the shop from the French Canadian pioneer of Los Angeles Amable La Mer. They had twelve shops by the mid-1920s and thirty shops during the Great Depression. In 1936 See's opened a shop in San Francisco. In 1972 the See family sold the company to Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Cooling down


Not that kind of cool

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
So.... What's for dinner??

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Otis, Sue, Paul and Georgia watched over the table....
Rita watched over all of us

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Mama Rita tells one of her great stories

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Geo kicks off the evening

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Light go down and romance jumps out

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
A view from the floor

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Candle power

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Tom and Caandy dance to "Candy Man"

Did You Know? - "The Candy Man" (or alternatively, "The Candy Man Can") is a song which originally appeared in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the film. The lyrics do not appear in the original book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). It was sung by Aubrey Woods, who played Bill the candy store owner in the film.

The song is best known through Sammy Davis, Jr.'s cover version, which appears on the Sammy Davis Jr. Now studio album. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 10, 1972, spending three weeks there, as well as two weeks at number one on the easy listening chart. The track featured vocals by the Mike Curb Congregation, who had earlier released their own unsuccessful version of the song. It is recognized as one of his signature songs, and "The Candy Man" came to be his moniker later in his career.

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Ready to dance

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
The dance continues

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Tom is amazed!

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Enjoying the evening

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Herb was a used shoe saleman in his previous life


Herbie tried to given Paul some alligator shoes....

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
"Who me????"

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
OK... If you must... Just one more dance

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Herbies Mom (left) and Herbie (lower right)

Mother's Day theme at Alpine Village 5/7/2012
Little Herbie