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Church, ORCC, Elks and Elks... It Was A Busy Day 4/17/2011

Did You Know? - April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year.

Did You Know? - 1986 – The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.

Newport Harbor Elks Was Our First Stop After Church And Old Ranch

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

We Danced For Hours Before Heading To Santa Ana

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Donna and Bob are on their way...

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Someone started a Conga line

Did You Know? - The conga line is a Cuban carnival march that was first developed in Cuba and became popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1950s. The dancers form a long, processing line. It has three shuffle steps on the beat, followed by a kick that is slightly ahead of the fourth beat.

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Dig the large black caboose

Did You Know? - The caboose provided the train crew with a shelter at the rear of the train. The crew could exit the train for switching or to protect the rear of the train when stopped. They also inspected the train for problems such as shifting loads, broken or dragging equipment, and hot boxes. The conductor kept records and handled business from a table or desk in the caboose. For longer trips the caboose provided minimal living quarters, and was frequently personalized and decorated with pictures and posters.

Coal or wood was originally used to fire a cast iron stove for heat and cooking, later giving way to a kerosene heater. Now rare, the old stoves can be identified by several essential features. They were without legs, bolted directly to the floor, and featured a lip on the top surface to keep pans and coffee pots from sliding off. They also had a double-latching door, to prevent accidental discharge of hot coals due to the rocking motion of the caboose.

Early cabooses were nothing more than flat cars with small cabins erected on them, or modified box cars. The standard form of the American caboose had a platform at either end with curved grab rails to facilitate train crew members' ascent onto a moving train. A caboose was fitted with red lights called markers to enable the rear of the train to be seen at night. This has led to the phrase bringing up the markers to describe the last car on a train (these lights were officially what made a train a "train")

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Nancy got tickled

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Herb and Irene

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Sneaking a french fry

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Who? Me??

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
No way Jose'

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
"I am trying to 'splain"

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
"The bottle was this big"

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
The band was outstanding this evening

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks
Leon was a bit horny this evening

Greeted? By The Guard Puppies

Friday 4/17/2011 at the Elks Elks