Wine Tasting in Garden Grove At The Elks

"I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines." ― Oliver Goldsmith,

Garden Grove Elks On 11/3/2013 With The Roberts, Thedens & Zaitz

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Let the pouring begin!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
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Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013

Did You Know? - Silent auction is a variant of the English auction in which bids are written on a sheet of paper. At the predetermined end of the auction, the highest listed bidder wins the item. This auction is often used in charity events, with many items auctioned simultaneously and "closed" at a common finish time.

The auction is "silent" in that there is no auctioneer selling individual items, the bidders writing their bids on a bidding sheet often left on a table near the item.

At charity auctions, bid sheets usually have a fixed starting amount, predetermined bid increments, and a "guaranteed bid" amount which works the same as a "buy now" amount. Other variations of this type of auction may include sealed bids. The highest bidder pays the price he or she submitted.

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
We wondered around the silent auction items...
Oodles of goodies with profits going to charity!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
We studied each one carefully!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
We got to take our glasses home.... It's a real deal!
$10/person with glasses, hors-d'euovers, and all the wine you can drink!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Once we got Bob inside, changed his socks, he was fine!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
It's time for wine!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
We brought our reference book just in case we needed to be refreshed

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Three tastes of wine and he is already listing to the right

Quotation To Remember: "Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages." ― Louis Pasteur

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Donna is attempting to open here portable corkscrew...

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
"Ah Kerstin.... I think they just murdered your name!  Go get your door prize "

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Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
"Dear... What is it???"

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
"Alcohol free beer!!  It can't be!"

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Kerstin gots the giggles......

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
We had a great afternoon... Drinking, comparing, laughing, giggling

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Notice the papers... They were taking notes about the wine they were drinking!
These are serious people

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Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
The house was full....

Quotation To Remember: "Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares" ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
They are still laughing about the "alcohol free beer"
We are now in the seventh inning stretch... You know what comes next!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
It's that time

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Wearing the appropriate shirt is essential

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Kathy finally memorized all the numbers on her tickets.....


Goodies in the baskets


Zero calories... So they said!
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 and zero!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Bob trades one of Donna's cookies for chocolate!
Thank you Carol for your efforts in putting this event on! We loved it!

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013
Why yes.... we do! And two gift baskets

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What a great afternoon with special friends.....

Wine tasting with friends at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge 11/3/2013

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