Garden Grove Elks August 19th 2011

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Santa Ana Power Was Out So We Went To Garden Grove With The Zaitz

Friday

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It was dusk when we got there

We Had A Lively Table Tonight.... Lots Of Giggling

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Naomi and Jerry invited us to their table

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Friends Vie and Almeda were already there

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Donna attempts to levitate the wine glass while Bob watches on

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We are so lucky to have great friends

Oscar Was Still Celebrating

It's difficult to see Oscar and not hear his wonderful music.... HAppy birthday (again) Oscar.

Old birthday

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Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.  ~Author Unknown

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Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.  ~Larry Lorenzoni

Sprinkels Dancing to the Footnotes at Garden Grove August 2011
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.  ~Lucille Ball

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I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.  ~Author Unknown

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I'm sixty years of age.  That's 16 Celsius.  ~George Carlin


Oscar is a colorful fellow always with a big smile

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Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.  ~Truman Capote

The Footnotes Played On

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The Footnotes were playing... First time we heard them! Fantastic

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Dancing to the Footnotes at Garden Grove August 2011

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Fantastic sounds come from this group

Dancing to the Footnotes at Garden Grove August 2011
It's NOT a marimba... It is a vibraphone of vibe

Vibraphone   Vibraphone   Vibraphone   Vibraphone   Vibraphone   Vibraphone

Did You Know? - The vibraphone, sometimes called the vibraharp or simply the vibes, is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.

It is similar in appearance to the xylophone, marimba, and glockenspiel although the vibraphone uses aluminum bars instead of the wooden bars of the first two instruments. Each bar is paired with a resonator tube having a motor-driven butterfly valve at its upper end, mounted on a common shaft, which produces a tremolo or vibrato effect while spinning. The vibraphone also has a sustain pedal similar to that used on a piano: When the pedal is up, the bars are all damped and the sound of each bar is quite short; with the pedal down, they will sound for several seconds.

The first musical instrument called "vibraphone" was marketed by the Leedy Manufacturing Company in the United States in 1921. However, this instrument differed in significant details from the instrument now called the vibraphone. The Leedy vibraphone achieved a degree of popularity after it was used in the novelty recordings of "Aloha 'Oe" and "Gypsy Love Song" by vaudeville performer Louis Frank Chiha ("Signor Frisco").

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Donna gets a quick lesson

We Thought They Had Run Out Of Food This Evening

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Back To Levitation

Dancing to the Footnotes at Garden Grove August 2011

Did You Know? - Levitation (from Latin levitas "lightness") is the process by which an object is suspended by a physical force against gravity, in a stable position without solid physical contact. A number of different techniques have been developed to levitate matter, including the aerodynamic, magnetic, acoustic, electromagnetic, electrostatic, gas film, and optical levitation methods.

The technique used here is called Donnaism and often appears to work after the third glass of wine

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Bob! It is beginning to move!

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Sue and Donna

Friends and chocolate chips

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"I feel the energy being sent from my hands...."

Dogs levitating

It's Eleven And The Last Dance

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Last dancers (Roy and Linda) standing

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Dancing to the Footnotes at Garden Grove August 2011
Time to head for home

GG Elks Collage

Good evening all