Summer Casual 7/14/2011 (Page One)
Did You Know? - It was a beautiful California day to have a dance and we did! The Mile Square Banquet Center had a large dance floor so we had plenty of room to spread out.
Mile Square Regional Park is a park located in Fountain Valley, California. It includes two lakes, three 18-hole golf courses, archery range, baseball and softball fields, picnic shelters, and a 20-acre (81,000 m2) urban nature area planted with California native plants, a 55 acre (223,000 m²) recreation center with tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a gymnasium, the Kingston Boys & Girls Club, and a community center.
The park derives its name from the near-perfect square of land that it occupies, bounded by Edinger and Warner Avenues on the north and south sides, and Brookhurst and Euclid Streets on the west and east sides, respectively. It measures one mile (1.6 km) on a side, for a total area of one square mile, or 640 acres (2.6 km2).
In 1942, the Navy purchased 640 acres (2.6 km2) of agricultural land for Mile Square Naval Outer Landing Field, which used as an auxiliary for Naval Air Station, Los Alamitos. Three landing fields were constructed in a triangular shape in the center of this area, with each field being approximately 2,200 feet (670 m) in length. It was used for carrier deck qualification practice by Navy aircraft. In March 1967, Orange County entered into a long term lease with the Navy Department for the perimeter area of the site which allowed the county to develop this area for regional park purposes. Military operations in the center airfield ceased in 1974.
Time For Fun To Begin
Hats off to Bob Zaitz for taking all the pictures at the dance. Bob did an outstanding job of capturing the event
You can't miss the sign
Did You Know? - The idea of banqueting is ancient (see Sellisternium , Belshazzar's Feast , and Mead halls ) In the sixteenth century a banquet was very different from our modern perception and stems from the medieval 'ceremony of the void'. After dinner the guests would stand and drink sweet wine and spices while the table was cleared, or 'voided' (Later in the seventeenth century 'void' would be replaced with the French 'dessert'). During the sixteenth century, guests would no longer stand in the great chamber whilst the table was cleared and the room prepared for entertainment, but would retire to the parlour or banqueting room.
As the idea of banqueting developed, it could take place at any time during the day and have much more in common with the later practice of taking tea. Banqueting rooms varied greatly from house to house, but were generally on an intimate scale either in a garden room or inside such as the small banqueting turrets in Longleat House .
In search of the bar... It seems the boys got theirs first
A bevy of beauties
Neat shirt! Holly must have picked it out!
Notice something strange about this picture?
Serious Visiting Underway
Some of us have not talked in hours and hours
Bob found out that carrying his own bottle means he does NOT have to stand in lines
Kathy, Marcia, Lee, Neal, and Ed
I think it is a parade but we are not sure
Did You Know? - "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is considered to be the shortest sentence that includes all the letters of the alphabet, alcohol lovers from the Starlighters Dance Club came up with one of their own "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs."
Catching up on the latest
Pop! Such a nice sound
Fred, Mary, and Holly
The horses-doo-vers are going fast
The kitchen has been working overtime
The photographer (Bob) and trusty assistant (Donna) sneak out from behind the camera
OMG! Those drinks look like ice water... This cannot be!
Did You Know? - Cork was developed as a bottle closure in the late 17th century. It was only after this that bottles were lain down for aging, and the bottle shapes slowly changed from short and bulbous to tall and slender.
Ah... ready drinks
Mickelle & Judy
The Music Has Started....
Warming up the floor
Bob & Donna (Thanks to Neal Woolston)
Mary & Fred
Hot rod shirt
Did You Know? - Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear. One explanation is that the term is a contraction of "hot roadster," meaning a roadster that was modified for speed. Another possible origin includes modifications to or replacement of the camshaft(s), sometimes known as a "stick" or "rod".
A camshaft designed to produce more power is sometimes call a "hot stick" or, here, a "hot rod". Roadsters were the cars of choice because they were light. The term became commonplace in the 1930s or 1940s as the name of a car that had been "hopped up" by modifying the engine in various ways to achieve higher performance.
Ed & Kathy warming up before dinner... Leon & Marsha follow suit