Lisa & Fiona Join The Gang

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The Ladies Decided To Try The Elks On September 7th, 2013

Lisa (our niece) and her friend Fiona decided to take us up on our invite to visit the Garden Grove Elks... We must say they were an absolute delight! Can you imagine two eighteen year olds being plopped down at at table of twelve old folks... Three of which were four times their age! These ladies were wonderful and brightened up the entire table!

In Summary.....

Let The Partee Begin!!!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
The ladies were going to sit next to us but people kept joining us so they met new friends

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Vicky, Del, Marcia and Leon keep the ladies entertained ... and visa-versa

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Leon plans to dance with them so he is checking his heart rate

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Nia and David came early in the evening

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Jon provided the entertainment.... and did it well!!


Whatever music you want, he can do!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Jon keeps the audiences attention with jokes and music

The Show Is About To Begin And We Put Lisa And Fiona In The First Row

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
We promised the ladies they would not be embarrassed

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Jon does "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Interesting mirror!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Everybody is giggling

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Jon did try to give the ladies his son's Facebook address


The ladies brightened the entire room!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
The "Princess" rides back to the castle with the handsome prince

Show Is Over And Time To Dance

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Fiona and Leon hit the floor


Jim and Fiona swing dancing (Courtesy of Vicky)


Donna warmiong up for the famous "Conga Line" (Courtesy of Vicky)


1-2-3 Kick        1-2-3 Kick         1-2-3 Kick       

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Grab a hip or a shoulder and off we go

Did You Know? - The conga line is a Cuban carnival march that was first developed in Cuba and became popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1950s. The dancers form a long, processing line. It has three shuffle steps on the beat, followed by a kick that is slightly ahead of the fourth beat.

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Hang on Fiona... Leon gets wild

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
We went around and around... Donna was in the lead

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Donna is doing the driving

Did You Know? - "Hava Nagila" (הבה נגילה Havah Nagilah, "Let us rejoice") is a Jewish traditional folk song in Hebrew, that has become a staple of band performers at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

Transliteration Hebrew Text English Translation
Hava nagila הבה נגילה Let's rejoice
Hava nagila הבה נגילה Let's rejoice
Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa הבה נגילה ונשמחה Let's rejoice and be happy
  (repeat)  
Hava neranenah הבה נרננה Let's sing
Hava neranenah הבה נרננה Let's sing
Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa הבה נרננה ונשמחה Let's sing and be happy
  (repeat)  
Uru, uru aḥim! !עורו, עורו אחים Awake, awake, brothers!
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ עורו אחים בלב שמח Awake brothers with a happy heart
  (repeat line four times)  
Uru aḥim, uru aḥim! !עורו אחים, עורו אחים Awake, brothers, awake, brothers!
Be-lev sameaḥ בלב שמח With a happy heart

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Around and around we go... Jon gets faster and faster

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Hang on Fiona ... It gets faster

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
We were all hanging on to each other!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
It was almost a blur....

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Ten step polka in now being played

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Moving moving moving


The ladies head for home and back to hitting the books!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Jan and Del tripping' the light fantastic

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
We did NOT get the memo about wearing pink!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
New friends joined us this evening.... Chris and Jackie


Chris and Jackie are now in the official album

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Jon kept the place jumping!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Yes... We were here!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
Lessons are always underway in our group!

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
It great to have friends and family

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
"Remember Marcia.... It's left left left... then right... then... ah... ah... I forgot"

Lisa &  Fiona join us at the Elks September 7th
No fair looking at your feet!