Come One.... Come All...
You Are Invited...
In Summary... We Did Have A Ball!!!
Let The Party Commence
The band started and the Elks hit the floor
The dance floor fills up with great dancers....
Dinner is still underway and folks are visiting - 200+ romantic devils are out tonight
Sue & Paul, Marcia & Leon, Jan & Brian - Bob and Donna are dancing
Donna decided Brian needs a make-over in order to look like Zorro
Did You Know? - The word Cummerband which entered English vocabulary in 1616 via Afghanistan and the use of cummerbands by tribal warriors and later adopted by the languages of the Indian subcontinent such as Hindi and Urdu, is originally a Persian genitive phrase (Persian: کمربند) comprising kamar (waist) + band (band).
The word cummerband (see below), and less commonly the German spelling kummerbund (a phonetic translation of the English word), are often used synonymously with cummerbund in English. Today, the word kamarband in Persian simply refers to anything which is or works like a typical clothing belt.
"Brian! Don't point that thing... It has a nail in it!"
Sue and Paul escape the camera
Nice purse Brian... Is it new??
Did You Know? - The term "purse" originally referred to a small bag for holding coins. In British English, it is still used to refer to a small coin bag. A "handbag" is a larger needed accessory, that holds items beyond currency, such as a woman's personal items and emergency items to survive on.
American English typically uses the terms "purse" and "handbag" interchangeably. The term "handbag" began appearing in the early 1900s. Initially, it was most often used to refer to men's hand-luggage. Women's accessory bags grew larger and more complex during that period, and the term was attached to the women's accessory.
The floor is filled but NOT jammed!
Around and around we go....
Red seems to be the color of the day.... Duh!!
Sam has the people moving....
Movin' Movin' Movin'
"Yes... I am the fearless leader"
Back To Ballroom
Donna and Bob Zaitz
Fun with friends
Jan and Brian are about to head for the dance floor
Leon found a chocolate cigar
Did You Know? - Candy cigarettes are a candy introduced in the early 20th century made out of chalky sugar, bubblegum or chocolate, wrapped in paper as to resemble cigarettes. Their place on the market has long been controversial because many critics believe the candy desensitizes children, leading them to become smokers later in life. Because of this, the selling of candy cigarettes has been banned in several countries such as Finland, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. state of North Dakota enacted a ban on candy cigarettes from 1953 until 1967.
"These are not too bad but keeping them lit is a real job!!"
This is what happens when you hit the wrong button on the phone....
"He needs training"
Bob reminds Leon that it is a crank phone
Did You Know? - Many early manual telephones had a hand cranked "magneto" generator to produce a (relatively) high voltage alternating signal to ring the bells of other telephones on the same (party) line and to alert the operator.
These were usually on long rural lines served by small manual exchanges, which were not "common battery". The telephone instrument was "local battery", containing two large "No. 6" zinc-carbon dry cells. By around 1900, large racks of motor-generator sets in the telephone exchange supplied this ringing current instead and the local magneto was no longer required.
A gear mechanism was used to speed-up the crank rotation to the speed of the magneto armature. Telephone magnetos also incorporate a switch that only engages when rotating, so that the magneto is normally out of circuit.
:Crank it faster Leon....
"It's a waltz... I'm sure"
People watching is a great sport
Notice... Wine and coffee
Line dancing starts again
Hello there... I am carefully carrying my icewater....
Even the candles are decorated this evening
Friends remember the evening
"Not you again?"
"Gee... I might as well smile"
The Sam Conti Band Plays On....
Sam at the drums
Strike up the band
And a one and a two and a three...
Did You Know? - Boyd sings and plays in a variety of venues, from small intimate gatherings on piano featuring selections from Gershwin or Broadway shows, to a full blown one-man band with synth-keyboard & drums covering dance tunes from all styles and for all ages.
Boyd began playing on his mother's piano as a toddler and continued to earn a degree in musical performance from CSUF. After four years in the Navy Band and subsequent tours on the road he landed back in the O.C. and has been playing regional venues every since.
Did You Know? -
Dave Victorino has been playing Saxophone and flute on the L.A. music scene for 25 years. His studies include The Stan Kenton clinic and Steve Kravitz on tenor saxophone and a graduate of Calif. State Univ., L.A. in Music Performance. Although mostly noted for his Sax abilities, Dave Victorino’s flute playing ought to be noted too as written about on Henry Mora's
from the CD review of the same name.
He has performed at The Palladium, The Staples Center, The Mayan, Conga Room, The Lighthouse, Spazios, Steamers, The Sawdust Festival, Dodger Stadium and many other Southern California venues. He has performed live with The Temptations, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Fred Ramirez, Henry Mora’s Big Band, Helen Slater and many others. He has been recorded on movie sound tracks inlcuding Chasing Tchaikovsky .
The Dave Victorino Band features Latin Jazz, Jazz Standards, Contemporary/World music, Swing and Big Band Sounds. Gigs need advance booking.
Dave gives private lessons in Saxophone, flute and clarinet at his home studio in Southern California. He is married and the father of three girls. HABLA ESPANOL.
Meanwhile... Folks Are Still Visiting
"I am looking up a new dance!"
Donna and Bob
Arms up... Arms down...
Time to visit and rest form the last dance...
It's 10:30 and we are still up and moving....
Oh oh.... This means it is getting late
Last people standing....
Good Night All