Time For Elks To Get Together At Halloween

Eat, drink and be scary.  ~Author Unknown

Elks Family Get Together At Halloween 2011 (Page Two)

Did You Know? -
On Halloween, what bothers some
About these witches, is how come
In sailing, through the air, like bats
They never seem, to lose their hats?

Hitchhiking owls, as we have seen,
Ride nicely on this queer machine...
Another thing: if brooms can fly,
Do witches keep them handy-by?

~David McCord (1897–1997), "Witch's Broom Notes"

It's that time of year and we must go dinner dancing at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge

Elks Halloween party October 2011
In the 1800's there was an activity at Halloween called "Snap Apple Night"

Did You Know? - The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.

The March Begins

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The Pirate and his damsel


Del took lessons from Fluffy so he could look mean...
Didn't work



A bit of trickery with depth of fields

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Don't ask... Don't tell

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"So, who does your hair???"

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The lady stops the show.....


Pastels work great

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Around and around we go

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Herbie and Irene

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Outstanding costumes

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The Cat Woman escapes but the Ninja and friends are assisting


Some day this shot will hang in a museum

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The Ninja was been discovered

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Under the Ninka outfit is the real AJ Ninja

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What is Bob hiding????


They would look great in a old fashioned black and white movie

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The parade is getting wild


We slowed the parade down a bit

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Groucho was feeling no pain this evening

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Pirates are taking over the place

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Looking good.... Johnny Deep better be careful

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Wash the barnacles... Swab the top sails.... Ahoy mate-eee

The Parade Is Still Underway

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The parade was most fascinating

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Picking the winner was difficult

Elks Halloween party October 2011
There is a new sheriff in town

Did You Know? - A sheriff is in principle a legal official with responsibility for a county. In practice, the specific combination of legal, political, and ceremonial duties of a sheriff varies greatly from country to country.

The word "sheriff" is a contraction of the term "shire reeve". The term, from the Old English scīrgerefa, designated a royal official responsible for keeping the peace (a "reeve") throughout a shire or county on behalf of the king.[1] The term was preserved in England notwithstanding the Norman Conquest. From the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms the term spread to several other regions, at an early point to Scotland, latterly to Ireland and the United States.

Back At The Table....

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Kathy and Donna were enjoying the parade

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Secret signals being passed by Donna to the parade organizers


"V" for .... ah, but... ah....
Verb - Walk or march in public in a formal procession or in an ostentatious or attention-seeking way.

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Groucho gets his girl


A rare photo of the entire Marx family circa 1915.
Left to right: Groucho, Gummo, Minnie, Zeppo, Sam (Frenchie), Chico, Harpo. (from The Marx Brothers Scrapbook).

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Elks Halloween party October 2011
Just sitting down and watching all the activities

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The announcements

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Kerstin and Laura

Who Is Having A Birthday??? Herbie

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Each candle stands for ten years.....

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Happy birthday Herbie

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Your waitress comes to assist you... and... scare you to death

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She looks so good in green

Remember - I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.  ~Author Unknown

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You are gazing into my eyes and you are really a chicken in a cat woman outfit

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Donna and Bob

Did You Know? - Eat, drink and be scary. ~Author unknown

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Leon is working hard on his new step...

We All Sing Happy Birthday To Herbie

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"Dis is my mean face" - There are nights when the wolves
are silent and only the moon howls.  ~George Carlin

- There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.  ~George Carlin

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"Now, I am smiling"


We found the original picture and then photoshopped
it to look like it was taken recently

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Kiss kiss kiss

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Time for a hug

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Bring out the cake

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Fire is needed

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Blowing out the candles.... Need we say more???

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Whoosh... He blew all the doors open at the same time

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We are still picking icing off the ceiling twenty feet away

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Ed is trying to remember when his birthday is so he can avoid the camera

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Whips and chains oh my??

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Your out of your league Ninja....


"Nina... You look a little pale"

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The Ninja is casing the joint

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Open the doors and let the cold air in

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"Can I has some more birthday cake???"

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Kerstin and Hans

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Someone has been bad


I can't see me

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I promise to be good....

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Audie Oose Moo Cha Cho - I am going to find my Harley Hog and head for home....


It's going to be a bumpy ride home Herbie....
Remember, we said "Buy round wheels"

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The party is winding down
Bob, Robin, Kerstin, Herbie, Hans, Paul and Sue

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Yeah yeah the gangs all here

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Elks Halloween party October 2011
What is Bob doing with Paul's hair????

Did You Know? - Googly eyes or wiggly eyes are small plastic craft supplies used to imitate eyeballs. Googly eyes traditionally are composed of a clear, hard-plastic shell, with a smaller, black plastic disk trapped within. The plastic shells come in a variety of sizes ranging from 3/16 of an inch to over 3 inches in diameter. The inner black disk is allowed to move freely within the larger clear plastic shell, which makes the eyes appear to move. These disks come in a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, red and green. Googly eyes are used for a variety of arts and crafts projects including pipe cleaner farm animals, silly sock puppets, and other creations brought forth from the imaginations of children. Googly eyes may also be attached to inanimate objects in order to give the objects a "silly" or "cute" appearance. This use often personifies the objects for a humorous effect.

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Al and Margie join us for the rest of the evening

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Looks good on Bob

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Someone has the giggles

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Elks Halloween party October 2011
Robin in now in what we like to call...." Full Giggle"

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Elks Halloween party October 2011
Giggles gone wild

Time To Head Back To The Bat Cave

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Time to head for home

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The Eleven O'clock toast

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See you later