Meet And Greet (Page One)
(January 17th 2014) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
The Board Carries Out Its Business At 5:30
Diane counts the money!
Vicky, Donnis, Nita and Neal listen carefully
"Nita... Is that a decimal point or a fly speck??"
Time To Meet And Greet
"Santa was good to us this year!"
"The music is about to begin"
"I have been asking everyone for a $10 entrance fee...
I am going to be rich!"
The Cosmo looks sad....
Did You Know? - According to the International Bartenders Association the original recipe is based on vodka citron, lemon-flavored vodka. The cosmopolitan is a relative of cranberry coolers like the Cape Codder. Though often presented far differently, the cosmopolitan also bears a likeness in composition to the kamikaze cocktail.
The origin of the cosmopolitan is disputed. It is widely believed that the drink was created independently by different bartenders since the 1970s.
Generally, people have recognized that John Caine brought the drink to San Francisco around 1987 from Ohio.
The same year in Manhattan, the internationally recognized version of the cocktail was created by Toby Cecchini, based on a poorly described version of Cheryl Cook's creation.
Whilst this cocktail is widely perceived to be a more modern creation there is, it seems, a strikingly similar recipe for a Cosmopolitan which appears in Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars 1903-1933, which was published in 1934.
The dynamic trio... All smiles
Little groups share stories about the holidays!
The Petroleum Club, as usual. made it very nice for the club
Neighbors Sue and Vicky... They are "catching up" even though
they see each other 3-4 times a day!
The Cosmo was repaired due to Leroy's quick action
Leroy always watching out to make sure everyone is having a good time
"OK you all... The party can officially start"
The music starts - Toppers hit the floor
Diane and Sue finishing off business from the board....
Sue and Paul take to the floor
"Paul promised to do what??"
Once we got the sound level adjusted, the band was terrific!
They understood dance music... We had sambas, waltzes, chachas, foxtrots, everything!
The floor was busy all night
" So far... So good... He has not done anything bad yet!"
Looking great on the dance floor
Nice to see the Ashcrofts
The TV antenna is up and operational
"I'm watching you!"
Question of the evening.... What or whos is this???"
If you guess it you will be lucky...
Ladies... dinner is about to be served
Directly from Baja La Mirada...
Someone has a story to tell
Always a big smile
"P-s-s-s-s-t The camera man is back again"
The fists of steel
Time to dance
The pre-dinner fling!
A beautiful couple
Last dance before dinner...
Did You Know?
Known in English as The Skaters' Waltz, it was composed in 1882 and was inspired by the Cercle des Patineurs or 'Rink of Skaters' at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
His introduction to the waltz can be likened to the poise of a skater and the glissando notes invoke scenes of a wintry atmosphere. The other themes that follow are graceful and swirling, as if to depict a ring of skaters in their glory.
Bells were also added for good measure to complete the winter scenery. It was published by Hopwood & Crew and was dedicated to Ernest Coquelin who was the younger brother of two celebrated actor brothers of the Comédie Française.