Irene takes her life into her hands.....
"By golly, I think he has got it!!"
A snapshot in time
Remember - Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~Palmer Sondreal
"I love cham-Pag-Knee"
Champagne makes people reveal secrets
Del has a Fez
Did You Know? - The fez (Turkish: fes, plural fezzes or fezes), or tarboosh (Arabic: طربوش / Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [tˤɑɾˤˈbuːʃ], ALA-LC: ṭarbūsh) is a felt hat either in the shape of a red truncated cone or in the shape of a short cylinder made of kilim fabric. Both usually have tassels. The fez is largely believed to be of Greek origins and later spread to the Ottoman Empire where it was popularized
The fez was developed to fashionable heights by Andalusian Arabs in the city of Fes, Morocco by the 17th century when fashions in Europe already changed in less traditional ways. The artisans involved in their making were the most selective members of the cities' Souqs.
After Sultan Mahmud II suppressed the Janissaries in 1826, he decreed that the official headgear for his modernized military would be the fez with a cloth wrapped around it. In 1829, he ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez, in the expectation that the populace at large would follow suit.
This was a radically egalitarian measure which replaced the elaborate sumptuary laws which signaled rank, religion, and occupation, allowing prosperous non-Muslims to express their wealth in competitions with Muslims, foreshadowing the Tanzimat reforms. On the other hand, tradesmen and artisans generally rejected the fez
Champagne is working... Jan is now Fezzed??
"Stay up there you silly bugger!"
They are now Fezzed.... A new style has been born
The newest in New Years Eve styles
New style is born.... Thanks to Herbie
Now my ears do NOT get cold....
Herbie gots a decorated hat
Remember - The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain
Singing Auld Ange Syne
Belt it out ladies..... We need to be heard in Garden Grove
Watch out on the end there... There could be kids in the audience
Irene is rounding up everyone else
Remember - The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~John Barrymore
Good looking crowd
That's better.... Yeah yeah, the gang's (almost) all here... We miss Bob and Donna
The $15,000,000 smile
Remember - Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young
Remember - There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931
Thanks to Irene, Paul was here this evening.....
Remember - Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
As we say..... "Life Is Good!!!!"
Heading to the other room.... But the show is NOT done yet
Herbie explains the directions to the next room
Did You Know? - Regale: To provide a meal and entertainment for someone.
Our resident Ham is requested to regale us..... We didn't even know we lost our gale
Selecting the piece requires great thought and constipation
Remember - The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. ~Robert Brault
The ladies are preparing themselves to be regaled....
Paul could NOT resist the temptation
Vince does not want to miss a single word
Ed is amazed... He has not be regaled for months....
Shhhhhhhhhh - He is about the let loose and lower the regaling boom on us
"Del... OMG... Did you hear what he said????"
Marcia is looking worried
Remember - Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane
There is no regaling in England.... Just a gale
"Ah.... such a taltent.... Wonder if Ed would mind if we take him home!!"
The expressions are priceless
Remember - He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Did You Know? - A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent. The form can be found in England as of the early years of the 18th century. It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century, although he did not use the term.
The following example of a limerick is of unknown origin.
The limerick* packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.
Does this mean we are getting re-regaled??
An excellent re-regaler he is
Jan is looking worried
Oh no..... Not that!
Paul's resolution has already been achieved... He let his hair grow out
Perhaps a pony tail is needed??
"Damn... Told the barber to cut the ear hairs closer"
Don't need holes in my ear lobes for this added attraction