Afternoon Golf And Dining With Great Friends Christmas 2011

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Golf Started The Day 12/21/2011

We first went to lunch with Herbie and we had so much fun that the camera never came out of the pocket! We dined, played nine holes, and then headed for the 19th hole. Herbie was having so much fun he decided to fall OUT of a sand trap on the 9th hole and roll around on the grass. After hitting the clubhouse, he met up with John Shulte and didn't make it home until about 7:00... We know, we called to see how he was doing... a Monica report!

We Cleaned Up And Headed For Seasons 52 At South Coast Plaza...

It was an early (today was the 22nd) celebration of Vicky's Birthday

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do.

A Capricorn born on December 24 is a quixotic, changeable individual that is as much an enigma to themselves as to everyone else. They have magnetism and the potential to lead but are often confused about priorities and can end up following someone less talented than themselves. They don't give way to the usual Capricornian obsession to follow the status quo.

December 24 is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years ) in the Gregorian calendar . There are seven days remaining until the end of the year.

Do You Remember Vicky's Birthday Tis Year

1865 – The Ku Klux Klan is formed.

1914World War I : The " Christmas truce " begins.

1943 – World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander .

1968 – Apollo Program : The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon , becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast , one of the most watched programs in history.

1955NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.

On With The Celebration (Which Vicky And Del Started Early Arriving At 2:00 PM)


We were shocked as Del and Vicky were "wine tasting".... or was it "wine guzzling"


Vicky was about to order a boggle of champagne to taste


After Del's 7th glass things turned serious


Del began to quote from W.C. Fields in a rather loud and impressive voice


It was frightening for the children and young waitresses


Notice how Vicky CLUTCHES the wine glass so as not to spill a single drop....
Del provides his assessment of this wine...."Finer than a dental-floss bikini."


Vicky decided to move a bit so more wine would fit


Del whispers..."Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself."


Sipping dry rice wine without burning your nose does take talent


Vicky had a great point here


After his third bottle Del proposes a question.....
"Have you ever wondered, if boisterous bovines make Christmas cowpies, do happy holiday hoofed herbivores with red-hued noses make reindeer road apples?


Chateau Dry Rice Monsewer Kuhn???

Off To The Play


We await our car and Ed's heater was available for the wait


A brisk night it was

Did You Know? - White Christmas is a 1954 Technicolor musical film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye that features the songs of Irving Berlin, including the titular "White Christmas". The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and co-stars Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. The film is notable as being the first to be produced and released in VistaVision, a wide-screen process that entailed using twice the surface area of standard 35mm film. This large-area negative was used to yield finer-grained standard-sized 35 mm film prints.


We asked Vicky what she wanted to drink at the intermission


Super show

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All songs were written by Irving Berlin .

 


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