Day After Thanksgiving, Time To Decorate For Two Days!
Day One Begins With Robin, Bob and Nick Lending A Helping Hand
After the decorating is done, we celebrate and it doesn't stop until 20100
We rolled 50+ boxes from Dave's house to ours
We allow the short guy to climb the ladder
Did you know? - Ladders are ancient tools and technology. A ladder is depicted in a Mesolithic rock painting that is at least 10,000 years old, depicted in a cave in Valencia, Spain. Bee Wilson references the rock painting which shows two naked humans carrying baskets or bags that are employing a long wobbly ladder, which appears to be made out of some kind of grass, to reach a wild honeybee nest to harvest honey. Modern ladders are believed to have been conceived by Hebrews and Egyptians.
Paul plays it safe
Flower can't find her bed
Time For A Break
The lights went on very fast (Toss, throw, droop, drape, ....)
Robin pulls out the top decorations... The most difficult job
What a mess
Break out the champagne
Nick the photographer
Does does the tree more her size
The cooking tree
Nick loves to watch work!
Robin had the patience to put them all together
Enough Work, Time To Dance At Newport Harbor Elks
Great music and a great evening!
The band was outstanding.... Music of the 1950's and some 1960's
The Elks were decorated
Bob and Donna are ready to dance
"OK, who took my wine??"
Ah... The mysteries of an iPhone
"It's simple Dear!"
"I'm pushing, clickin', scrollin'.... Too confusing!"
Ah... Success at last
The face a Momma Fish could love
Did you know? - Common dances from the 1960s featured the ability to dance without a partner. The dances also shared vivid names. These unique dances from the 1960s included the Mashed Potato, the Fly, the Penguin, the Monkey, the Swim and the Funky Chicken. Some sources claim that as many as 500 dances were introduced in the 1960s.
The common dances from the 1960s veered away from the touch partner dancing that had been popular in prior decades. As a dance, The Mashed Potato originated with songs by Steve Alaimo, James Brown and Dee Dee Sharp. Variations exist, but some descriptions of this dance involve both arms placed out in front of the body. While grinding each foot alternately, the performer flutters the arms one at a time. The concept was that the performer appeared to be mashing potatoes with his or her feet.
Just as you would imagine, the dance named the Monkey, another of the popular dances from the 1960s, imitated the antics of the animal it was named for. Dancers faced their partners while waving their arms, bobbing their heads, scratching and hopping. Major Lance introduced the dance in 1963 with the hit The Monkey Time.
Other popular dances from the 1960s included the Locomotion, the Duck, the Hanky Panky, the Camel Walk and Do the Freddie. Many of the dances from the 1960s caused controversy. In one instance, Brigham Young University (BYU) banned all “fad dances” in 1966 and Buffalo banned the Twist in 1962
Time to head for home
Decorating Day Two (27th)
Sue studies the boxes
Many more to empty
Starting to take shape
Flower can now go back to her couch
We like themed trees
Mom made these 55 years ago!
This wall still needs some work
Boxes of ornaments
Sue likes her stocking
It's a collection of stuff
All carefully placed
Looks like the reindeer is about to eat the elf on the break maker
Well Done... Go Out And Play!!!
Off To Garden Grove To Dance And Celebrate
We danced to Street Corner Symphony