January 22nd 2010 Celebrating The Rain!
Music by the Howard Solomon Band. Be ready to dine as the menu is Tri-Tip & Chicken Breast combo or Fish of the Day with veggies and a green salad! Of course, warm bread and butter.
Did you know? - The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin primal cut. It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef. In the United States, this cut was typically used for ground beef or sliced into steaks until the late 1950s, when it became a local specialty in Santa Maria, California, rubbed with salt, pepper, and other seasonings, cooked over red oak wood and roasted whole on a rotisserie, smoked in a pit, baked in an oven, grilled, or braised by putting a pot on top of a grill, browning the meat directly on the grill surface before and after the braising. (The tri-tip is still often labeled the "Santa Maria steak".)
The Month Begins With The Fine Newsletter From Our Editor And Chief: Nick Thomas
Everybody Is Arriving And Talking About The Big Rains
It was a dark and stormy night
The official greeters make everybody welcome
We played musical chairs for about 15 minutes
Did you know? - Musical chairs is a game played by a group of people (usually children or dancers), often in an informal setting purely for entertainment such as a birthday party or a dinner dance. The game starts with any number of players and a number of chairs one fewer than the number of players or chairs not taken; the chairs are arranged in a circle (or other closed figure if space is constrained; a double line is sometimes used) facing outward, with the people standing in a circle just outside of that. A non-playing individual plays recorded music or a musical instrument.
Buck and Bobbie arrive
"What have you been doing? What movies have you seen? How was Christmas?"
The Music Begins Right On Schedule
A little humor always helps!!
They flock to the floor!
Kathy and Tom Berg hit the floor immediately!
Jack Taylor and Joyce Rothrock are getting ready to join the dancers
Did you know? - Greeting (also called accosting) is an act of communication in which human beings (as well as other members of the animal kingdom) intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. While greeting customs are highly culture- and situation-specific and may change within a culture depending on social status and relationship, they exist in all known human cultures. Greetings can be expressed both audibly and physically, and often involve a combination of the two.
Did you know? - A smile is a facial expression formed by flexing those muscles most notably near both ends of the mouth . The smile can also be found around the eyes (See 'Duchenne smile' below). Among humans, it is customarily an expression denoting pleasure, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. Cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is used as a means of communicating emotions throughout the world. Happiness is most often the motivating cause of a smile.
Salad Is Served
Reserved???? Sometimes maybe!
Did you know? - Salad is any of a wide variety of dishes including: green salads; vegetable salads; salads of pasta, legumes, or grains; mixed salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. They include a mixture of cold and hot, often including raw vegetables and/or fruits.
Green salads include leaf lettuce and vegetables with a sauce or dressing. Other salads are based on pasta, noodles, or gelatin. Most salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as south German potato salad, are served warm
Around The Room We Catch Every Table
Ray aand Mary Ruth Ashcroft
Ace is our Historian/Advisor
Buck and Bobbie
She has a nice surprise for us a little later on....
Gordon and Bettie Rankin (Both are reserved just see the sign)
Bob and Edith Daley
Jerry and Nancy Ellis... Our fearless leader
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch
Neal and Nita have been behaving... Sort of!
Mickey and Al are assisting the photographer with big smiles
What did Al whisper into Mickey's ear???
Bill and Angie
The cameraman without a camera??? Paul and Sue Liles
Sit still you silly dancers!
Lynn Brandt Is Having A Birthday
Did you know? - A birthday, as the term implies, is the anniversary of the particular day on which a person was born. In most legal systems, one becomes a legal adult on a particular birthday (often 18th or 21st), and at different ages gains different rights and responsibilities – voting, certain drug use (for example, alcohol, purchasing tobacco), eligibility for military conscription or voluntary enlistment, purchasing lottery tickets, vehicle driving licenses, etc. Now she can dance and dance she wants!
It's OK, we alerted the Fire Department
Did you know? - The birthday cake is traditionally highly decorated, and typically covered with lit candles when presented, the number of candles signifying the age of the celebrant. The person whose birthday it is may make a silent wish and then blow out the candles. Lynn's age is classified hence we only used two candles.
The famous Petroleum Club fire lighting ceremony
Did you know? - The first lighters were invented in the 16th century and were converted flintlock pistols that used gunpowder. One of the first lighters was invented by a German Chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823 and was often called Döbereiner’s Lamp. This lighter worked by a reaction of hydrogen to platinum sponge, which gave off a great amount of heat. The device was very large and highly dangerous and fell out of production by the end of the 19th century.
The patenting of “Flint” by Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1903 has made modern lighters possible. Flint, when scratched, produces a large spark which is responsible for lighting the fuel of many lighters.
Using Carl Auer von Welsbach’s flint, companies like Ronson were able to develop practical and easy to use lighters. In 1910 Ronson took out the first Pist-O-Liter and in 1913 the company developed its first lighter, called the “Wonderlite”, which was a permanent match style of lighter. During WWI soldiers used wasted cartridges and glowing wooden blocks to make an improvised type of lighter instead of using matches because they feared that the initial spark or flare would alert sharp shooters to their position.
The Zippo lighter and company were invented and founded by George G. Blaisdell in 1932. The Zippo was noted for its reliability, "Life Time Warranty" and marketing as "Wind-Proof". Most early Zippos used naphtha as a fuel source.
"Put another candle on my birthday cake, I'm another year old today!"
Ray is our MC
Ace has a January birthday also!
Peggy arranged for the cake! (She said it had NO calories)
Time For A Smile!