Toppers September 2009, First Dance of The Season!
We're back! Scary? Nope! Summer is over an the Topper's Dance Club is back in action for the 2009-2010 season! Check the Newsletter!
Three months is a long time so we had a lot of catching up to do... Kind of like going back to school?
The Phil Anthony Band played this evening making beautiful music for the crowd of sixty plus people attending the dance. Music just doesn't get better than this! Phil, Joe, and Howard are favorites in our dance circles for their great music.
Evening is the period in which the daylight is decreasing, between the late afternoon and night, around the time when dinner is taken. Though the term is subjective, evening is typically understood to begin before sunset, during the close of the standard business day (about 6 pm) – and extend until dusk, the beginning of night. Evening thus spans the period of twilight, but begins before it and depending on definition may extend past its end. This places "evening" typically between 5pm and 7pm during most of the year.
Let The Dancing Begin!
Neil, Bill and Sue
As always a beautiful table awaits us for the evening!
Serious catching up going on here!
You Can Tell A Dance Club... Music Starts And So Does The Dancing!
The band is looking good!
Larry and Gigi Isham - Larry is the Exhaulted Ruler of Elks Lodge Redondo Beach!
We had the ballroom this evening so we had lot's of room!
Jan and Jim Mongel talk with Bill
Sue and Paul, your friendly photographer and web site couple
Nita and Lori
Dinner Is Served
Did you know? - The word menu, like much of the terminology of cuisine, is French in origin. It ultimately derives from Latin minutus, something made small; in French it came to be applied to a detailed list or résumé of any kind. The original menus that offered consumers choices were prepared on a small chalkboard, in French a carte; so foods chosen from a bill of fare are described as à la carte, "according to the board."
Along with the development of the earliest restaurants catering largely to the middle merchant class, the menu also found its origins in China during the Song Dynasty (960–1279).
The original restaurants had no menus in the modern sense; these table d'hôte establishments served dishes that were chosen by the chef or the proprietors, and those who arrived ate what the house was serving that day, as in contemporary banquets or buffets. In Europe, the contemporary menu first appeared in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Here, instead of eating what was being served from a common table, restaurants allowed diners to choose from a list of unseen dishes, which were produced to order by the customer's selection. A table d'hôte establishment charged its customers a fixed price; the menu allowed customers to spend as much or as little money as they chose.
Jerry and Nancy Ellis - Jerry is our Club President, our Fearless Leader!
Bobbie and Buck Catlin
Ray Ashcroft our Club Vice President and Mary Ruth Ashcroth our Club Secretary
Sam and Jean slowed down just long enough to get their picture taken!
Clark and Donnis Weygandt
Albert and Mickey Arauj
Dessert Has Arrived; Time For The Band To Break1
Time For A Toast!