Meet And Greet (Page One)
(November 22nd 2014) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
Did You Know? - Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November
Also, there are reports that the original Thanksgiving proclamation was signed by George Washington.
As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.
This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow) and 53 Pilgrims.
The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
Our Venue? The Petroleum Club Of Long Beach Of Course
It's a wonderful club with fine food and great service (562.427.7966)
Managed by General Manager Betty Bloom and Operation Manager Gonzalo Romero
it is friendly, personal, and genuinely interested in making your affair special
Time To Meet And Greet
Bernie and Donnis arrive early... Ready to dance!!
"I'm sorry... You do not have reservations!"
They have reservations
Roy and Dori are ready to party!
We are waiting for the first dancers to hit the floor
Irene is ready to go...
Leroy decorated the tables for us
Love the fall Colors
In addition to everything else... He is an artist
Irene eyes the dance floor
Meeting and greeting is essential
Did You Know? - Ben Franklin thought the turkey would be a better national symbol than the bald eagle. According to the Franklin Institute, he wrote in a letter to his daughter:
"For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly...like those among men who live by sharping and robbing...he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district...For in truth, the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America. Eagles have been found in all countries, but the turkey was peculiar to ours..."
The Time Machine played wonderful dance music all night
Thanks to Ed for allowing the photographers to escape
Gliding across the floor
Did You Know? - The wild turkey is one of the more difficult birds to hunt. It won't be flushed out of the brush with a dog. Instead, hunters must try to attract it with different calls. Even with two seasons a year, only one in six hunters will get a wild turkey.
Movin' Movin' Movin'
Dori and Kathy brighten up the room
The photographer took it easy this evening (Thanks Ed Roberts)
The music was simply great... We could not stay seated
Did You Know? - The wild turkey can fly! (It does, however, prefers to walk or run.) The domestic turkey is not an agile flyer, though the bird will perch in trees to stay safe from predators.
It's the turkey trot
Did You Know? - The turkey trot was a dance made popular in the early 1900s. The Turkey Trot was done to fast ragtime music popular in the decade from 1900 to 1910 such as Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag. It lost favor to the Foxtrot in 1914
The basic step consisted of four hopping steps sideways with the feet well apart, first on one leg, then the other with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot, followed by a drop upon the heel. The dance was embellished with scissor-like flicks of the feet and fast trotting actions with abrupt stops.
Brian explains the Turkey Trot...
Double checking everything... Who is Naughty or Nice?
Working off the calories before dinner... Getting prepared
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