Meet And Greet And Celebrate Easter And Passover (Page One)
(April 18th 2014) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
The Board Meets And Plans The Next Events...
Hard at work....
Our minutes are always excellent thanks to Lori
Let The Party Begin
Thank you Irv & Jacque for welcoming everyone this evening...
Serious discussions already underway
Checking the list and checking it twice....
Now they know who is naughty and nice!
"Go West young man" .... "I would prefer North!"
Checking the tables for numerical accuracy
No business at the front desk so Irv and Jacque decided to dance! Great idea
Caught on film for the 11:00 o'clock news....
"Ah Humm.... The party may now officially begin... We have arrived!"
"I'm sorry... You name is not on the list! You will have to sit near Paul, sorry!"
Catching up on the latest
Tony did outstanding this evening... People were dancing all evening!
"This is a fine wine... It even has a lemon in it!"
Jerry and Irene
Nancy, Jerry, and Nancy's sister (All the way from Riverside)
Last of the arrivals....
Time For A Giggle....
A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car.
The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls overand gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD .
The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blondewoman driving down the highway sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over.
She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong.
"I feel terrible," ! he explains,"I accidentally hit the Easter Bunnywith my car and KILLED HIM."
The blonde says,"Don't worry."
She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny, bends down, and sprays the contents onto him.
The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road.
Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves
again, he hops down the road another 10 feet,
turns and waves, hops another ten feet,
turns and waves, and repeats this again and again
and again and again, until he hops out of sight.
The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands,
"What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?"
The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label. It says..
(Are you ready for this?)
(You know you're gonna be sorry)
(OK, here it is)
"Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave."
"I never knew how they made colored Easter Eggs..."
Difficult on the chicken!!
All smiles because Ed brought his new invention to dinner...
Now we do not have to get up several times an evening!
Everyone is here....
Craig is happy.... Everyone is happy
Linda says... "It's time to dance big boy"
Neal and Kathy are surprised
Did You Know? - Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by Russian immigrant Sam Born. In 1953, Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company and its marshmallow chick line, and replaced the painstaking process of hand-forming the chicks with mass production.
When founder Sam Born would display a sign for his freshly-made candy, he would title it "Just Born," playing off of his last name and the fact that he made his candy fresh daily.
According to Mary Bellis, the newly purchased company, Just Born, was soon the "largest marshmallow candy manufacturer in the world." New shapes other than the chicks were produced following a theme according to the season starting in the 1960s. Twenty years later, the Marshmallow Peeps Bunny was released as a popular year round shape of the candy.
The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the myriad shapes in which they are now produced.
Peeps were manufactured in different colors such as lavender and blue starting in 1995. Prior to that they were only being produced in the traditional colors: pink, white, and yellow. New flavors such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate were introduced between the years of 1999 and 2002.
Tony comes out into the audience
Love the Easter bonnet
Did You Know? - An Easter Bonnet represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption.
The "Easter bonnet" was fixed in popular culture by Irving Berlin, whose frame of reference was the Easter parade in New York City, a festive walkabout that made its way down Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral:
In your Easter bonnet
with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade
At the depths of the Great Depression a new hat at Easter, or a refurbished old one, was a simple luxury.
The broader English tradition of new clothes at Easter has been noticed in late 16th century references by Peter Opie, who noted Mercutio's taunting of Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet: "Did'st thou not fall out with a Tailor for wearing his new Doublet before Easter?"
"Now Gary... Remember... You start with either the left or right foot..."
Tony lights up the room
The spotlights are shining
The warm-up lap before dinner
Charlie and Sandy trip the light fantastic
Leroy delivers the goods!
One more dance before dinner!
"Easter Parade" is a popular song that was written by Irving Berlin and was published in 1933.
The song was introduced by Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb in the Broadway musical revue As Thousands Cheer (1933), in which musical numbers were strung together on the thematic thread of newspaper headlines.
It was sung by Bing Crosby in the film Holiday Inn (1942), which featured an Irving Berlin song about each major holiday.
In 1948, it was performed by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the musical film of the same title, which was constructed around the song. The song was also featured in the Rankin/Bass special The First Easter Rabbit in 1976 and has since become a standard.
Berlin originally wrote the melody in 1917, under the title "Smile and Show Your Dimple." The song flopped but the composer filed away the melody for later use.
The song is often considered to be one of the most popular Easter songs of all time, along with Peter Cottontail.