Wine Tasting At The Garden Grove Elks 3/2/2014

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

More Fun At The Garden Grove Elks

Wine tasting at Garden Grove 3/2/2014

We had so much fun last November that we decided to do it again along with the Thedens, Roberts, Sasha & Wendy, and the Zaitz!  Fun for all!


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Lieber Han Schwester,

Wir freuen uns, dass Sie genießen, die Bilder von deinem Bruder und Kerstin! Wir genießen ihre Firma und Freundschaft! Wir werden ein Glas Wein für Sie haben an diesem Nachmittag!

Paul & Sue Liles and the Gang!

Let The Party Begin...

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All dressed up in their wine garb...

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Donna does some pre-coordination... Planning ahead for the start of tasting

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The soldiers are all lined up ready to please the members and guests

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Bob is ready to go... The pallet is at 99% readiness

Wine tasting at Garden Grove 3/2/2014

Did You Know? - Silent auction is a variant of the English auction in which bids are written on a sheet of paper. At the predetermined end of the auction, the highest listed bidder wins the item. This auction is often used in charity events, with many items auctioned simultaneously and "closed" at a common finish time.

The auction is "silent" in that there is no auctioneer selling individual items, the bidders writing their bids on a bidding sheet often left on a table near the item. At charity auctions, bid sheets usually have a fixed starting amount, predetermined bid increments, and a "guaranteed bid" amount which works the same as a "buy now" amount.

Other variations of this type of auction may include sealed bids. The highest bidder pays the price he or she submitted.


Wussten Sie schon? - Stille Auktion ist eine Variante der englischen Auktion, in der der Gebote auf ein Blatt Papier geschrieben. An der vorgegebenen Ende der Auktion das höchste Gebot erhält den börsennotierten Artikel. Diese Auktion ist oft in Wohltätigkeitsveranstaltungen verwendet wird, mit vielen Elementen gleichzeitig und "geschlossen" an einem gemeinsamen Zielzeit versteigert.

Die Auktion ist "stille", dass es keine Auktionator den Verkauf einzelner Artikel, die Bieter ihre Gebote schriftlich auf einem Bieterbogen oft auf einem Tisch in der Nähe der Position links. Bei Charity-Auktionen, haben Gebot Blätter meist einen festen Grundbetrag, vorgegebenen Erhöhungsschritte und eine "garantierte Gebot" Menge, die die gleiche wie eine "Jetzt kaufen" Betrag funktioniert.

Andere Variationen dieser Art von Auktion kann versiegelt Gebote enthalten. Der Meistbietende zahlt den Preis, den er oder sie eingereicht.

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All sorts of goodies... All you have to do is sign your name and enter an amount

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Oodles of baskets awaiting to be bid on....

Wine tasting at Garden Grove 3/2/2014
Treasures await... Wine, candy, nuts, dolls, glasses and a lot more.....

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Paul disappointed Donna

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It's nice to be with the Elks... A patriotic group!

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Greg Silver calls the room to attention and leads the Pledge of Allegiance

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Indeed a room full of Elks... Everybody was up and at attention

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It is wonderful to be surrounded with such fantastic friends!
Laughs and giggles all afternoon!
Es ist wunderbar, mit so fantastischen Freunden umgeben zu sein!
Lacht und kichert ganzen Nachmittag!

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Hans says where do we start.... Donna laughs and says "At the beginning, silly"
Hans sagt, wo fangen wir an .... Donna lacht und sagt: "Am Anfang, albern"

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Ed donates to the 50/50 drawing

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Ed knows he is going to win today!

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The money is burning in his hands...

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Sasha and Wendy have their glasses ready to go

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Mom gives them instructions on the proper way to slug the sucker down....

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The tickets are being bought..... It's about $600 today
Carol kept busy all afternoon

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We heard Hans thinking to himself...
Wir haben gehört, Hans dachte bei sich ...

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Bob explains wine tasting....

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Ed and Sue are serious about the tasting... They compare notes

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Sue and Paul dressed for the occasion

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We had great seats... Close to the wine!

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Paul won the first drawing....

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Paul and Greg haggle over the prize

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"Paul, I have a deal for you!"

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"How about a knit cap to keep your hair warm? Just kidding!"

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"This is perfect for you!"

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Paul did not know that there was no such thing as a 'wine shaker'

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"There is one born every day!"

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Hans won the competition today!
Hans gewann den Wettbewerb noch heute!

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The reason Hans never jogs... He might spill his wine
Der Grund, Hans nie joggt ... Er könnte seinen Wein verschütten

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We had a full house

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Everybody was having a great time

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Donna won the drawing.... This will be fun

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"How about this one lady??"

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Paul must be in trouble.....

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"Someone told me these are collectable wine cards"

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"Perfect for Bob!"

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Bob does not look convinced

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If this were the case... Bob would be brilliant... Must have been bad wine!
Wenn dies der Fall wäre ... Bob wäre brillant ... Muss gewesen schlechten Wein!

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We were really worried he might wear them into the lodge!

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We went to check how our bids were faring

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Hans told Donna what this was.... We can't tell you as
this is a child friendly site... Ask Hans

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The room was rocking

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Getting ready for the big drawing.....

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Everybody has a glass

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Past ER's sing Happy Birthday....

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Sue and Paul wait for the drawing

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Our tickets are organized

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The silent auction is over.... The winners are announced

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"What should we do with the tickets??"

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Donna has a great idea

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Donna thinks this makes Hans look like a Ninja Warrior
Donna glaubt, das macht Hans aussehen wie ein Ninja-Krieger

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"Hans.... Give us a serious look!"
"Hans .... Geben Sie uns einen ernsten Blick!"

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Hans ran out of serious!
Hans lief aus ernst!

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Checking their tickets

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"OK... Time for chocolate"

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Sue and Paul "won" the baskets....

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Loads of goodies

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Paul gets to be a ninja also

Did You Know? - A ninja (忍者?) or shinobi (忍び?) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the Sengoku or "warring states" period, in the 15th century, but antecedents may have existed in the 14th century, and possibly even in the 12th century (Heian or early Kamakura era).

In the unrest of the Sengoku period (15th–17th centuries), mercenaries and spies for hire became active in the Iga Province and the adjacent area around the village of Kōga, and it is from their ninja clans that much of our knowledge of the ninja is drawn. Following the unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate (17th century), the ninja faded into obscurity. A number of shinobi manuals, often centered around Chinese military philosophy, were written in the 17th and 18th centuries, most notably the Bansenshukai (1676).

By the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868), the tradition of the shinobi had become a topic of popular imagination and mystery in Japan. Ninja figured prominently in folklore and legend, and as a result it is often difficult to separate historical fact from myth. Some legendary abilities purported to be in the province of ninja training include invisibility, walking on water, and control over the natural elements. As a consequence, their perception in western popular culture in the 20th century is often based more on such legend and folklore than on the historical spies of the Sengoku period.

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Bob and Donna display their loot from today...

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Bob wonders what is in the blue bag??

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Someone is a happy girl

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OK... The last ticket has been sold

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Greg gets to announce the number....

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Sue checks and double checks our tickets... We did not win this time

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Mom and Wendy compare notes prior to making their purchases

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The tasting has officially stopped... Donna makes one more pass

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"The man said to finish the bottle... He does not want to take it home!"
"Der Mann sagte, die Flasche zu beenden ... Er will nicht mit nach Hause nehmen!"

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Donna and the ladies are taking him up on his offer

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"Next time I will bring everyone else up at the end"

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Slurp!

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Paying the bills and heading for dinner...

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Time for dinner....

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Dinner at Felix

Wine tasting at Garden Grove 3/2/2014
Great dining and friendship

Wine tasting at Garden Grove 3/2/2014
Paul & Sue had to leave early and head to Old Ranch....


"Flower the Wonder Dog" was guarding the house when we got home!

Wine tasting at Garden Grove 3/2/2014

Song: Red Red Wine (Bob Marley)

"Red Red Wine" is a song written and originally recorded by American artist Neil Diamond. The lyrics are sung from the perspective of someone who finds drinking red wine the only way to forget his woes. The song has been covered by Tony Tribe, Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, and more famously by British reggae group UB40, whose version topped the U.S. and UK singles charts. Diamond's version reached number sixty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968. Diamond later performed a UB40-inspired version of the song on tour. This version was released on Diamond's The Greatest Hits (1966-1992).