St. Patrick's Day Is Here And It's Time For Toppers To Dance!
(March 16th 2010) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
Let The Visiting Begin!
Service with a smile! We must be at the Petroleum Club of Long Beach
The tables are filling up ... Someone is not wearing green?
Did You Know? - It's an entirely American tradition that probably started in the early 1700s. St. Patrick revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn't wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstain
Dancing has started in a sea of green
Jacket, shirt, tie, pants, socks and teeth... All green... No pinch here
Dean and Sue attempt to figure out something!
It's cold out tonight so everybody is dancing early this evening to warm up
Phil Anthony and the guys were in rare form tonight... EXCELLENT music and lots of laughing
Did You Know? - Idiom - Rare form means well prepared for a good performance; at one's best.
Joe provided many sound effects that kept us in stitches
We checked, all the gentlemen had green ties
Bette and Hal glide across the floor
He left them in the car!
Catching up on visiting
Caption 1 - We are going to pass the hat so he can get new glasses
Caption 2 - It's only 6:45 and he is falling over
Caption 3 - Who glued my tied to the table??
"Ah... I see you finally got it unglued form the table!"
This is the real mixer
The ladies discuss their shoes... They are wearing the same ones!
Irene and Herb do not get a pinch tonight
Brian, Vicky, Irene, and Shirley.... Vicky is saved by her badge
"Yes... I know my green is bit subdued but so am I "
Bust at the door
"We are here... Don't pay the ransom, we escaped"
Did You Know? - In Europe during the Middle Ages, ransom became an important custom of chivalric warfare. An important knight, especially nobility or royalty, was worth a significant sum of money if captured, but nothing if he was killed. For this reason, the practice of ransom contributed to the development of heraldry, which allowed knights to advertise their identities, and by implication their ransom value, and made them less likely to be killed out of hand. Examples include Richard the Lion Heart and Bertrand du Guesclin.
When ransom means "payment", the word comes via Old French rançon from Latin redemptio = "buying back": compare "redemption".
No Joe... You cannot charge them a late arrival fee!
Some serious 'splainin' going on here
Hello Cathy! No doubt about green here!
"Here's to green ties... An anti-pinching device"
Irish Toast - As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.
Seems everyone is pinch proof tonight
Irish Toast - May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
"I swear, the tie is a very dark green"
Irish Toast - May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.
Prepping for the after dinner speech.... Dean is getting excellent at this
Del and Vicky enjoy a Sating Patrick's Day green card... Pug style
Bette's purse has found a new use....
The house is full... Salad carts are rolling
Dinner time... See they are all sitting also