An Evening With Frank At The Garden Grove Elks

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

July 9th 2011 Was A Great Evening With 'Ol Blue Eyes

We thought Breakaway was going to be playing but instead there was several fellows dressed in suits and a hat on the microphone... What else, 'Ol Blue Eyes himself. Frank Membrila and his band plays outstanding music for listening and dance... we were able to swing, rhumba, chacha, foxtrot, waltz... Everything!

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
The man could sing..... Wow!


The World On A String

Did You Know? - "I've Got The World on a String" is a 1932 popular song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler. It was written for the 1932 Cotton Club Parade. It was introduced by Cab Calloway and Bing Crosby. It was also recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1953. It reached #14 on Billboard's most played list.

Listen to... More (Mondo Cane)

Did You Know? - "More (Theme from Mondo Cane)" is a film score song written by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero for the 1962 Mondo film Mondo cane. Originally composed as an instrumental and titled "Ti guarderò nel cuore", lyrics were later provided by Marcello Ciorciolini, which were adapted into English by Norman Newell. The song was originally titled "Models in Blue/Modelle in Blu" (track #9) on the United Artists soundtrack for the film, with later record covers containing the text "Included in this album the hit song 'More'", in a starburst. The song was subsequently recorded by numerous artists.

Frank Membrila Website or the Frank Membrila Facebook

Our Frank is also in the insurance business and has been for three generations


Did You Know? - Frank Sintra was born December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sintra was the only child of Italian immigrants Natalie Della Garaventa and Antonino Martino Sintra and was raised Catholic.

He left high school without graduating, having attended only 47 days before being expelled because of his rowdy conduct.

Sinatra's father, often referred to as Marty, served with the Hoboken Fire Department as a Captain.

His mother, known as Dolly, was influential in the neighborhood and in local Democratic Party circles, but also ran an illegal abortion business from her home; she was arrested several times and convicted twice for this offense.

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Almost back to normal... We have not done the jump step yet

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Del is mulling something over....

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Shhhhh.... I am thinking

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Great band.... quiet, smooth...

Did You Know? - The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments, technically classified as the membranophones. Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player's hands, or with a drumstick, to produce sound.

There is usually a "resonance head" on the underside of the drum, these are usually tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the thumb roll. Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Donna and Bob Zaitz

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
The Roberts joined the Kuhn's this evening making it a super evening for all
Left to right: Ed, Del, Vickey, and Kathy

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Be careful... They Vicky and Kathy be cooking up something...

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Talking cares and boy stuff....

The Evening Was "Rolling" Along Thanks To Vicky

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Look at the buns on that one....

Did you know? There are many names for bread rolls, especially in local dialects of British English . Originally, these originated with bakers terms for different forms of bread roll depending on how the dough was made and how the roll was cooked. However, over time, most people have come to use one name to refer to all similar products regardless of whether it is technically correct or not. Here are a few:

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Keep on laughing!

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
It went unsaid.... Happy almost birthday anyway!

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Wow... Dressed like they are entertaining customers...

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Good music ... No, GREAT music

And Then It Happened... A Black Flash Swooped Across The Floor

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
A whirling dervish appeared to us.....

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
No.... NOT that kind, silly!

Did You Know? - A Dervish or Dervish (from Persian درویش, Darvīsh via Turkish) is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path or "Tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity, similar to mendicant friars in Christianity or Hindu/Buddhist/Jain sadhus.

"While they walk around praising the Lord, anyone according to his own desire may voluntarily drop some coins in it (a kashkul)... a real dervish who wears the proper robe and carries the kashkul does not beg, nor does he make any demands."

The whirling dance or Sufi whirling that is proverbially associated with Dervishes, is best known in the West by the practices (performances) of the Mevlevi order in Turkey, and is part of a formal ceremony known as the Sama.It is however also practised by other order. The Sama is only one of the many Sufi ceremonies performed to try to reach religious ecstasy (majdhb, fana). The name Mevlevi comes from the Persian poet, Rumi (born in Balkh, modern day Afghanistan), whose shrine is in Turkey and who was a Dervish himself. This practice, though not intended as entertainment, has become a tourist attraction in Turkey.[

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
They saw a quarter on the floor and will NOT loose sight of it

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
All smiles and great moves

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
Great evening with great friends

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks
.... and the band played on ... So relaxing... We went home refreshed!

An evening with Frank at the Garden Grove Elks