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New Years Eve At The Santa Ana Elks (Page One)

Page 1 - The Evening Begins | Page 2 - Cavorting at 100% | Page 3 - The Vicky Cam | Page 4 - The Carri Cam

We relaxed New Years Eve until we prepared to go to Santa Ana Elks. We had fond memories of 2009...

Memorable quote: An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.  ~Bill Vaughan

Remember New Years 2010???

We had a ball with a great gang of friends and family in 2010. Remember these during the course of the evening?

Bob Zaitz    Brenda    Donna

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Sue, Paul, Sam, and Brenda   Bob Duda

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A heck of an evening was had by all!

 

2009 at Santa Ana
New Years Eve 2010 was terrific! (December 31, 2009)

The Elks 2011 New Years Eve Ball Begins!

We have 30+ of "Our Gang" together this evening! All is well with the world! Join the fun!

Did You Know? - Our Gang, also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach's Rascals, was a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they had together.

Created by comedy producer Hal Roach, Our Gang was produced at the Roach studio starting in 1922 as a silent short subject series. Roach changed distributors from Pathé to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1927, went to sound in 1929 and continued production until 1938, when he sold the series to MGM. MGM in turn continued producing the comedies until 1944.

A total of 220 shorts and one feature film, General Spanky, were eventually produced, featuring over forty-one child actors. In the mid-1950s, the 80 Roach-produced shorts with sound were syndicated for television under the title The Little Rascals, as MGM retained the rights to the Our Gang trademark.

The series is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way. While child actors are often groomed to imitate adult acting styles, steal scenes, or deliver "cute" performances, Hal Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to film the unaffected, raw nuances apparent in regular children.

Our Gang also notably put boys, girls, whites and blacks together in a group as equals, something that "broke new ground," according to film historian Leonard Maltin. Such a thing had never been done before in cinema but was commonplace after the success of Our Gang.

Arrival And The Start Of Major Cavorting!


Did You Know? -
Verb 1. cavort - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
Our table was for 30 people...

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
The girls assisted the boys in figuring out what new years it was!
We aked if they really meant 4022?

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
AJ strolls across the room! Hat in hand

Dinner Is Served

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
The vino begins to flow.... Fumes wafted across the tables! Greg begins to loose consciousness...

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CWW and CRW's are our favorites!

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Did You Know? - Vino is the word for wine in the Italian, Spanish and many Slavic languages

The Salad Arrives

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
Now... Which wine do I pour on my salad??

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Ed and Kathy are brave!! White clothes with wine, steak, and lobster????

Did You Know? - A bib is a garment worn hanging from the neck on the chest to protect clothing from spilling.

The word, reported in English since 1580, stems from a verb bibben "to drink" (c.1380), from Latin bibere, either because it was worn while drinking or because it "soaked up" spills.

Bibs are frequently used by children but also by some adults. Bibs are also worn when consuming certain "messy" foods, such as lobsters.

The term bib may also refer to the part of a garment that covers the chest. For instance, an apron that covers the chest may be referred to as a bib apron. The part of a jumper dress or of overalls that covers the chest may also be referred to as a bib. In sport, it may refer to a garment that used by a team to identify themselves on the field of play. Powerlifters wear a bib benchpress shirt across their chest area to help them lift more weight.

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
The fickle finger of fate is prominately displayed

Did You Remember? - The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award, saluting actual dubious achievements by the government or famous people, such as the announcement of a new Veterans Administration hospital to be erected in Southern California shortly after another such facility was destroyed in the Sylmar earthquake of 1971. The trophy was a gilt, outstretched finger atop a square base. "The flying, fickle finger of fate" was already a familiar catchphrase on the show (Dan Rowan would use the phrase when ushering "new talent" like Tiny Tim on stage).

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"Listen carefully, the box is talking to me!"

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"Just like Jolly Ol' England except much different"

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Leon keeps his spare sole for his dancing shoes in the little white box.... Or is that steak??

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
She did the math!! The number is "4"... 2 + 0 + 1 + 1

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Craig and Marianne are getting ready to dance the evening away

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Nancy has her two drink meal while Vince attacks the steak

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hic !

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Now a single spot.... yet!

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
Gladys has the $1,000,000 smile!

The Lodge Was Packed

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The Lodge was packed this evening

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

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Everybody Was Having a Great Time

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George must have teased the girls...

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War of the cameras

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

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Visiting is just part of the evening

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Getting Ready For Midnight!

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e kept track of how many bottles we drank!

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
Oh oh... What is she going to do??

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks
Del gets the last laugh

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Time to dance

Donna Likes Her Wine

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

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"These Yanks know how to drink!!"

Did You Know? - Yank, the Army Weekly was a weekly magazine published by the United States military during World War II. The idea for the magazine came from Egbert White, who had worked on Stars and Stripes during World War I. He proposed the idea to the Army in early 1942, and accepted a commission as Lieutenant Colonel. White was the overall commander, Major Franklin S. Forsberg was the business manager and Major Hartzell Spence was the first editor. White was removed from the Yank staff because of disagreements about articles which had appeared.[2] Soon afterwards, Spence was also assigned to other duties and Joe McCarthy became the editor.

The magazine was written by enlisted rank soldiers only and was made available to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen serving overseas. It was published at facilities around the world—British, Mediterranean, Continental, and Western Pacific—for a total of 21 editions in 17 countries. Yank was the most widely read magazine in the history of the U.S. military, achieving a worldwide circulation of more than 2.6 million. Each issue was priced from five cents to 10 cents because it was felt that if soldiers paid, they would have a higher regard for the publication. Each issue was edited in New York City and then shipped for printing around the world where staff editors added local stories. The last issue was published in December 1945. Scott Corbett (later known as a writer of novels for children) served as the last editor.

What Are The Boys Up To???

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"Does she do that all the time?" "Only when awake!"

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A million dollar smile!

So Reserved, The British!

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

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New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

New Years Eve 2010 at Santa Ana Elks

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