We woke up to a magnificent day after a week of rain; a good omen for this evening's adventure at the Santa Ana Elks! We have had a wonderful year in spite of the COVID-19 mess. We joined together to be married, bought a new home in Orange, put our lives together, and made new friends and further enjoyed our family and older friends.
Blue skies and the birds flew backwards to see where they have been!
We came in and sat by the fire for a while to warm up; it was 40 outside!
Mary got her clothes together; smart move.
Having a drink and dinner at the Rib Trader, we had NO idea we would be together the rest of our lives that evening.
We remembered last year at the Rib Trader
We changed his name from Scout to "Five Miles"
Scout now says "It's time to walk Five Miles!
"Hey, I had to look good for tonight!"
This will require a minor miracle!
We got a text from Robin and Bob; they were at Patty's in Seal Beach with Lisa having dinner!
Mary was starved after three hours in the torture chair so I took her to Rockwell's for a little bit to eat; try an entire veggie omelet. I did the beef skewers and we killed off a boggle of Cakebread. Dinner is not going to be served until 8:30 PM so we are going to be OK!
A genuine flapper! Complete with fur coat and boa!
She could have walked right off the movie set of The Great Gatsby!
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, the novel depicts first-person narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. The novel was inspired by a youthful romance Fitzgerald had with socialite Ginevra King, and the riotous parties he attended on Long Island's North Shore in 1922.
We made it!
Oh boy.... Oh boy.... Oh boy!
Feather boas have been documented for use as an adornment since at least 1820, but they might have been worn as early as the 17th century. Feather boas have fallen in and out of fashion many times over the years. Feather boas have had the reputation of being elegant as well as being considered campy or vulgar apparel.
Some historic eras where feather boas were in style or trendy include: the late Victorian era and Edwardian era (between 1890 and 1915), the 1920s, the 1970s during the glam rock and disco music eras, and in the rave scene of the 1990s
Mary saw the table, oh boy!
They found a great use for empty bottles!
We had the best seats in the house; close but NOT in front of the speakers!
Thank you Bill Capps!
He takes after his ol' grandpa ; handsome and de-boner!
We emailed this to Connors date saying "I found a new date for this evening"... Apparently the guys at the bar went wild!
Mary and Beverly showed everyone "how it is done!"
Go ladies go!
George and Beverly are here; the party can now start!
The floor was busy all night long!
George & Beverly
B & W just for the Gatsby evening
Looking real good!
Back to the future!
Throwing caution to the wind!
A little snuggling is certainly allowed!
"Hubba hubba hubba"
"Pardon me but is that your boa or, are you just happy to see me?
The kissing lamp is lit!
Can't keep Mary away from the line dancing!
Just follow Bob and Mike!
What could possibly go wrong?
Right out of the movie! Linda and Mike are looking great!
Happy birthday Iris!
(History being made; Paul drinking coffee at a dance!!!)
Right out of Great Gatsby!
Keep that wine going Donna!
Covered with glitter
"Here's to you! Nice Guy!"
"Goodbye 2021; Hello 2022!"
Let's dance! Who needs music?
I didn't do it!
The floor was covered!
We are headed home!
I done been anointed! A star is born!
I am a star! OMG, I hope I did not get a tattoo!
We watched the Rose Parade in the morning and at noon Robin and Bob joined us with Robin bringing a big pot of Hoppin' John!
Hoppin' John, also known as Carolina peas and rice, is a peas and rice dish served in the Southern United States. It is made with cowpeas (mainly, Black-eyed peas, Sea Island red peas in the Sea Islands and Iron and clay peas in the Southeast US) and rice, chopped onion, and sliced bacon, seasoned with salt.
Some recipes use ham hock, fatback, country sausage, or smoked turkey parts instead of bacon. A few use green peppers or vinegar and spices. Smaller than black-eyed peas, field peas are used in the South Carolina Lowcountry and coastal Georgia; black-eyed peas are the norm elsewhere. I
n the southern United States, eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with luck.
The peas are symbolic of pennies or coins, and a coin is sometimes added to the pot or left under the dinner bowls. Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, chard, kale, cabbage and similar leafy green vegetables served along with this dish are supposed to further add to the wealth, since they are the color of American currency.
Another traditional food, cornbread, can also be served to represent wealth, being the color of gold.
On the day after New Year's Day, leftover "Hoppin' John" is called "Skippin' Jenny" and further demonstrates one's frugality, bringing a hope for an even better chance of prosperity in the New Year.
Just us on New Years Day!
Attempting to figure out Robins phone
We watched White Christmas