Time To Dance With Friends 9/11/2011

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

We Danced All Day.... And Remembered Ten Years Ago


Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
God Bless The USA

Friends And Vitamen "F"

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character ?
Some of them can be considered marginal even ?
How do I get on with them all ?
I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.. .

With one of them I am a polite, good girl.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one of them.
With another I giggle at every silly thing.

I have my wine with one
And dance with another.
I listen to one friend's problems and give her advice
Then I listen to another advising me.

They are all like pieces of a jigsaw,
When completed they form a treasure box.
A treasure of friends!

They are my friends who understand me better than myself,
who support me through good days and bad days.
They are like colorful anti-depressants that I take on different days.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.
Dr. Oz calls them Vitamins F (from Friends) and counts the benefits of friends to our well being.

Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. If you take Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age.

The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your tense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.

We are so happy that I have a stock of Vitamins F!

In summary we should value our friends and keep in touch with them. We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together, not forgetting to open our mouths big to swallow the floating vitamins F !!!!

Thank you for being our vitamins!

Newport Harbor Elks Here We Come

After church we headed for the Newport Harbor Elks to eat lunch and dance from 1:00 until about 4:30 with Herbie and Irene.

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Herb and Irene

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Patriotic day and we were ready for it

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Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Sue and Cookie... He makes sure she can eat anytime we go to the Newport Harbor Elks

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Sandy and Bob arrive

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Bob hit the drawing once and Paul hit it twice today....

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Herb and Paul try to figure out how to take this to the car

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC

At 4:30 We Headed For Old Ranch For A Dinner Dance...

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
A beautiful evening awaited us...

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Pete and Lisa celebrated their birthdays with us

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For almost twenty years Paul & Pete have been exchanging birthdy cars with a monkey on it....

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Meet and greet

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Voted "Most Colorful Shirt" and quite patriotic

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
"... and another thing...."

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Wagging....

Did You Know? - Wag is a highland district in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
"I did what? I wanted you to pull my finger!"

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Vince and Nancy get their gavorite Old Ranch Drink... The Mai Tai

Did You Know? - It was purportedly invented at the Trader Vic's restaurant in Oakland, California in 1944. Trader Vic's rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new bar named for himself (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber's recipe is more complex than that of Vic's and tastes quite different.

The Trader Vic story of its invention is that the Trader (Victor J. Bergeron) created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of those friends, Carrie Guild, tasted it and cried out: "Maita'i roa ae!" (Literally "very good!", figuratively "Out of this world! The Best!") — hence the name.

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
"OK OK... You can pull all five fingers all at once!"

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
They look worried because they know we are gong to sing "Happy Birthday" to them

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Do not fight over the first bite of cake... OK?

The Sun Begins To Set And The Dancing Gets Serious

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Sunset over Old Ranch is beautiful

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Our group could make Old Sol laugh!

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Look carefully and you will see someone on the first tee

Did You Know? - A tee is a stand used to support a stationary ball so that the player can strike it, particularly in golf, tee ball, American football, and rugby.

The word tee is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word tigh meaning house and is related to the 'house' in curling (the coloured circles). This would make sense, as the first golf tees were within a circle of one club length round the hole. Nowadays, modern courses have separate, designated tee boxes for each hole. For example, the ninth hole of a course is played from the ninth tee to the ninth green, and similarly for the other holes.

Steve Is Now In Full Swing

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Sweet music to our ears

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
When he plays "Amazing Grace" half of our gang had tears in their eyes

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Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
A view from our dinner table.... Life is indeed good

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Dr. Zaitz arrives... The dancing may now begin in earnest... Dressed for the day

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Birthday people all wear white???

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Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Pete demonstraates his karate move with lightening fast hands

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Oh oh.... Irenethe teacher is now wagging the finger.... Who is in trouble!

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Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Someone else is having a birthday this evening... We all sing

Did You Know? - "Happy Birthday to You", also known more simply as "Happy Birthday", is a song that is traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's birth. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, "Happy Birthday to You" is the most recognized song in the English language, followed by "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.

Dinner Be Served And David Keeps Everything Moving Along Nicely

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
"Yo... Who had the Taco's and who had the fish???"

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Now to burn off the calories

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Ernie and John demonstrate "Dirty Dancing"


Ernie and John do it right

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
John makes your heart melt

Did You Know? - The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian-born instrument-maker, flautist, and clarinetist working in Paris. While still working at his father's instrument shop in Brussels, Sax began developing an instrument which had the projection of a brass instrument with the agility of a woodwind. Another priority was to invent an instrument which would overblow at the octave, unlike the clarinet, which rises in pitch by a twelfth when overblown; an instrument which overblew at the octave would have identical fingering for both registers.

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Donna breaks the "light barrier".... Faster than a flash!

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Slowed down to a mear 75 mph

Time For A Break

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
The Halls Of Old Ranch are beautiful

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Candy?

Did You Know? - A hard candy, or boiled sweet, is a candy prepared from one or more syrups boiled to a temperature of 149 °C (300 °F). After a syrup boiled to this temperature cools, it is called hard crack, since it becomes stiff and brittle as it approaches room temperature. Hard candy recipes variously call for syrups of sucrose, glucose, or fructose.

Once the syrup blend reaches the target temperature, the confectioner removes it from the heat source, and may add citric acid, food dye, and some flavouring, such as a plant extract, essential oil, or flavorant. One might then pour the syrup concoction (which is now very viscous) into a mold or tray to cool. When the syrup is cool enough to handle, one can fold, roll, and mold it into the shapes desired.

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
So very relaxing... Being an Old Ranch member is indeed special

Dancing Is Now Underway

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
There is still room for more on the floor

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Pete is now a civilian after twenty-two years of being a Marine

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Exactly 45 degrees .... No more.... No less

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Bob did the calcuolations ahead of time

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Vicky tries it with Del.... Oh No!

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Vicky is getting the real scoop

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
How we count the empty bottle of wine


A recently harvested cork tree

Did You Know? - The tree forms a thick, rugged bark containing high levels of suberin. Over time the cork cambium layer of bark can develop considerable thickness and can be harvested every 9 to 12 years to produce cork. The harvesting of cork does not harm the tree, in fact, no trees are cut down during the harvesting process. Only the bark is extracted, and a new layer of cork regrows, making it a renewable resource. The tree is cultivated in Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco, France, Italy and Tunisia. Cork Oaks are considered to be soil builders and their fruits have been shown to have useful insecticidal properties. Cork Oak forests cover approximately 25,000 square kilometres in those countries (equivalent to 2,277,700 hectares). Portugal accounts for around 50% of the world cork harvest.

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC

Dancing with friends at the Elks and ORCC
Who could have done this???? Donna, where are you?