Another Farewell To Brian And Jan

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The Are Off Again To London....

It's that time were we have to say goodbye again!  We will miss Brian and Jan until their safe and SWIFT return to the States!

We are celebrating at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge were Leon got us seats.... Hey, at least we are NOT in the parking lot this time!

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Leon made these fine arrangements....
As soon as they knew it was him, we got the patio... Upgrade from the parking lot

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The guests of honor have yet to arrive...
Cocktails have been underway for a while

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"Hey... How did this wine bottle suddenly appear???"

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The visiting is underway...

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Bob prepares for a long speech.... Pour that sucker into all glasses available

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The audience is captivated....
The super glue Brian put on all the chairs helped a lot

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The arm waving added great special effects

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Donna was trying to understand why we needed two chickens in every pot?

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Brian is quite talented... He can talk, wave is hand, and NOT spill the wine!

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Someone enjoyed the speech

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We are now one hour into the speech

Quotation To Remember: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie

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Del is listening with baited breath....
He is dining on sardines

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Brian decided to get everybody's attention... The toast

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Clinking glasses could be heard for blocks away

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Leon wants more...

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Paul will drink to that!

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Oops! Forgot! Paul will drink to anything!

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Thank you Ed for allowing us to be here!

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Brian had to sit down after the two-hour speech!

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Bob's nose was running... Fighting a cold...
He was easy to find all night... Look for the Kleenex

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Marcia and Leon... Always a smile!

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Kathy enjoying the party.

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Marcia likes that one!

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The Elks decided to let us in after Leon promised to behave

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Grab you wine and your girls and mosey inside

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"I move my own wine... Want to make sure it does not spill!"

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Donna assists Bob in settling down inside

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"Next time Bob, I will carry yours!"

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Kathy and Irene are settled in... Wine in hand... All is well

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Someone is drinking ice water tonight????
Does that mean we had a great 4th of July celebration???

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Serious conversations require serious wine and beer

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"Did you hear what Vicky just told me???

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"We are drinking WHITE wine" on the rocks

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Bob is up to something

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Telling a story

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"Hey you guys.... You are on the wrong side of the floor"

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Everyone is concentrating

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"Am I doing it right??"

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Entirely too much frivolity going on here

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What is she up to???

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Oh dear.... Vicky is involved

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P-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-t

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The secret club signal.... or
Gang signs for old folks?

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"Gee... I have never dance with a bald old man before!"

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"Whoa girl... Whaddya mean old?"

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We danced across the floor like pros

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Yes... Donna is leading!

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Our DJ was fantastic.... Generation Uno

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He played everything from a waltz to a cumbia

Did You Know? - Cumbia [╦łkumbja] is a music genre popular throughout Latin America. The Cumbia originated in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region and Panama, from the musical and cultural fusion of Native Colombians and Panamanians, slaves brought from Africa, and the Spanish during colonial times in the old country of Pocabuy, which is located in Colombia's Momposina Depression and in the northeast of Panama, in the ancient palenques of the Congo nation.

Cumbia began as a courtship dance practiced among the African population, which was later mixed with Amerindian steps and European and African instruments and musical characteristics. Cumbia is very popular in the Andean region and the Southern Cone, and is for example more popular than the salsa in many parts of these regions.

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Marcia and Leon hit the floor

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Giggles begin

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Another line dance begins...

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"OK... I give up!"

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Sue gets the "Weekly Update E-mail agreement verified

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Time to catch our breath

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Nope! The photo is not fuzzy... Bob is... Trying to get a cold!

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The stories get better as the evening goes on

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"Follow me Del... and you won't get hurt!

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"Lookout ahead"

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One last drink for the road

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Ed must be up to something

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"I have not had a girl ask for my phone number since high school!"

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"I did it"

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Remember, no dancing in the UK

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"We love to dance and will miss it for the next few weeks!"

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Last dancers standing

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"Gee... they look pretty good!"

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