A Rainy Day At Santa Ana Elks

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller

We Danced The Storm Away 2/8/2013

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It had been raining off and on all day.... When we departed the Elks this evening, all the clouds were gone!!

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Donna got a kick out of Leon's picture on the iPad

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Lee joined us this evening.... Running away from three inches of snow

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Marcia and Leon are ready to dance

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
The girls hit the floor... The boys got to rest

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"We have to dance... It's cold tonight!"

Girls gone wild

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Elvira gets the girls up and moving

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Bill Maloof joined Larry Fresch this evening

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Great drums

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
The music goes round and round

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
We got him to smile

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Stories are being told

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Thanks to Bob, we are here this evening

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Bob tries to remember... See the smoke?

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"Hey... Donna!"

Did You Know? - "Donna" is a song written and sung by Ritchie Valens featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, becoming Valens' highest-charting single. It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart Donna Ludwig, now known as Donna Fox.

"Donna", the second Ritchie Valens single released, was the A side of the influential and more famous song "La Bamba".

Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna
Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna

I had a girl
Donna was her name
Since she left me
I've never been the same
'cause I love my girl
Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?

Now that you're gone
I'm left all alone
All by myself
To wander and roam
'cause I love my girl
Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?

Well, darlin', now that you're gone
I don't know what I'll do
All the time and all my love for yo-ou-ou

I had a girl
Donna was her name
Since she left me
I've never been the same
'cause I love my girl
Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?

Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna
Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna

 

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"... and there was this big gigantic green monster..."

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"They think Donna was making this up!"

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"Why yes... I am sure I saw it!"

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Speaking about the Avalon Ball

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"We will drink to that!"

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"Here is to wine.... Ed, can you do this?"

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
Ed gets an "A" for effort

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
"If I could figure out how to attach them!"

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013
By 10:30 the floor was empty but the music continued

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013

Santa Ana Elks dancing 2/8/2013