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  • Golf, Happy Hour, and Dancing

    Posted on October 24th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen with Miss Charlotte and then enjoyed some Happy Hour time!  We then headed for home and spruced up before going to the Santa Ana Elks to celebrate Will’s birthday. Join the fun!

    Fun for all!

    Fun for all!

  • Life Day Seventeen

    Posted on October 23rd, 2014 Paul No comments

    Wow! It has been seventeen years since cancer struck and we bless every year that goes by and leaves us healthy.  As with the past seventeen years, we go to Disneyland to celebrate Life Day.  For years and years, Robin and Bob plus Nick have joined us to celebrate.  This year was no different. Join the celebration

    Celebrating Life Day Seventeen At Disneyland

    Celebrating Life Day Seventeen At Disneyland

  • Another Full Day

    Posted on October 22nd, 2014 Paul No comments

    We got our first delivery of material for the backyard reconstruction.  It’s now underway!

    The materials for delivered

    The materials for delivered

    We played golf with Dave and Charlotte.  Dave is Ernie & John’s son-in-law.  We had some happy hour with them after the game and it was special because James showed up! Glad to see him up and looking so happy.

    Dave and Diane at HAppy Hour

    Dave and Diane at Happy Hour

    JAmes joined us for a drink and some visiting

    James joined us for a drink and some visiting

    We then headed home for a quick change before going to the  theater with Greg to see Venus In Fur.

    Synopsis: Auditions are over for the day, and Thomas still hasn’t found the perfect actress for his adaptation of a 19th century erotic novel. [Thunderclap!]  Vanda stumbles into the bare rehearsal studio, soaking wet and hours late.  Before he can stop her, Vanda strips down to saucy lingerie, wiggles into a white period dress, and mysteriously—hilariously—becomes the elusive leading lady.  But the battle for sexual dominance that follows is not limited to the script in what The New York Times called “90 minutes of good, kinky fun.”

    Venus In Fur

    Venus In Fur

    We joined Greg for a cocktail at the hotel near the playhouse

    We joined Greg for a cocktail at the hotel near the playhouse

  • Apples Apples Apples

    Posted on October 21st, 2014 Paul No comments

    Off to Oak Glen and apple picking… We have been doing this for a quarter of a century and this year is no exception.  We also got six nice pumpkins for this years carving party! Join the fun!

    Pick me!  Pick me!

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Temecula Here We Come

    Posted on October 20th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We are gathered together to start the official wine drinking holidays!  Ed and Kathy Roberts, Brian and Jan Finch, Bob and Donna Zaitz, and us! We wonder if Temecula is ready for all this energy?? Let’s get underway! Join the fun!

     

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

  • A Diverse Day – Theater And Dancing

    Posted on October 19th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We did chores around the house and then went to the Brea heater so see “War Of The Worlds”.  Fantastic re-enactment of the amazing broadcast of 1938 that scared people to death! We then headed to Santa Ana to go to the Jam Session/

    PAul's folks had a radio like this and we used to listen to it instead of "TV"

    PAul’s folks had a radio like this and we used to listen to it instead of “TV”

    The newspapers went wild!

    The newspapers went wild!

    Seems funny now but in those days radio is all we had

    Seems funny now but in those days radio is all we had

    The set recreated the actual studio where the broadcast came from

    The set recreated the actual studio where the broadcast came from

     

  • Retirement Party & Dancing

    Posted on October 18th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We went to Leroy’s retirement party over in Chino Hills!  Great time and we met up with Luisa, Mitch, Zack, Lilly, and Becca!  We stayed for two hours and then headed west to Garden Grove and catch up with the Finch’s. Zaitz, Branders, and Fentenberg’s!

    Becca and Lilly... Party Animals

    Becca and Lilly… Party Animals

  • Construction Begins And We Dance

    Posted on October 17th, 2014 Paul No comments

    Our landscaping activities began this morning and we expect about three weeks of effort!

    We went to Topper’s Dance Club at 5:00.  Join the fun!

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

  • Golf And Home

    Posted on October 15th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen today… Fourteen with Charlotte and nine with Bullwinkle (Wayne).  More pelicans were on the lakes today!

    The were close tot he 18th hole!

    The were close tot he 18th hole!

    We did some happy hour and then headed for home to do the treadmill!

  • It’s Tuesday And That Means Golf!

    Posted on October 14th, 2014 Paul No comments

    Sue and Paul played with Miss Charlotte today.  It was not a great day for our collective golf game… We decided it was the weather change that got us confused!  After golf we did happy hour with Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Loads of laughs and giggles.

    The Pelicans have returned

    The Pelicans have returned

    Charlotte does battle with the flies

    Charlotte does battle with the flies

    Beautiful sunset on the way home

    Beautiful sunset on the way home

    The cartoon is just about how things went today!

  • In The Garden And Then.. Malarkeys!

    Posted on October 13th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house getting ready for the back yard landscaping activities soon to start. Paul picked string beans and other veggies so Sue could cook them.  At 4:00 we got cleaned up and headed to Malarkey’s at the beach where we met up with Don and Linda plus Irene and Greg!  Brian and Jan also joined us making for a delightful evening!

    Halloween on wheels

    Halloween on wheels

    Irene, Jan and Brian

    Irene, Jan and Brian

    Linda, Don, and Greg

    Linda, Don, and Greg

    Paul and Sue

    Paul and Sue

    Dinner and fun!

    Dinner and fun!

  • Time To Dance

    Posted on October 12th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We did chores all day in preparation for an evening at Old Ranch with friends.  Please join us!

    An evening with dear friends

    An evening with dear friends

  • Golf Just With Us

    Posted on October 11th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played fourteen holes today because we wanted to try out Khoury’s dancing!  We did but it was disappointing!  The music was fine but soooo loud we could not stand it… We left and went to the Phoenix Club!

  • Time Celebrate And Dance

    Posted on October 11th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We celebrated Luisa’s birthday at the Himalayan Grille in the afternoon and then did some chores before getting “gussied-up” for a formal dinner-dance with the Nightlighters at LAX.

    Nepalese cuisine refers to the food eaten in Nepal. The country’s cultural and geographic diversity provides ample space for a variety of cuisines based on ethnicity and on soil and climate. Join the fun!

    Mitch, Luisa, and father Frank

    Mitch, Luisa, and father Frank

    Sue, Lisa, and Pete

    Sue, Lisa, and Pete

    Mitch, Luisa, Paul & Frank

    Mitch, Luisa, Paul & Frank

    Time for a tuxedo and gown for Nightlighters. Join the fun!

    Just us!

    Just us!

    Who was there?

    Who was there?

  • What A Day! Dawn Til Midnight

    Posted on October 10th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We began the day with some treadmill and visits to the garden before we went to Santa Ana for lunch at Chapter One”.  We then went to the HArvest Festival at the convention center before dashing home for a few minutes.  We returned to “The Garden Walk” to meet up with the Billquists (our friends from Montana) and the Duda’s.  Then we headed for Santa Ana to dance the evening away!

    Meeting up with the Duda's and Billquists for dinner

    Meeting up with the Duda’s and Billquists for dinner

    Off to Santa Ana

    Happy Birthday Devi!

    Happy Birthday Devi!

    Howard and his band were fantastic this evening

    Howard and his band were fantastic this evening

  • Golf, Wrinkles, And Dancing

    Posted on October 9th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played with James and had a great day!  Any day under 100 is good!  We did some Happy Hour with James and Bunny. We freshened up at home before going to Teri’s home for a “wrinkle creme”  pitch.  Then, off to the Phoenix Club to dance the night away.

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  • Golf And Chicken Wings

    Posted on October 7th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen with James today and Bunnaford joined us on 4 through 14,  After the game we went to Happy Hour meeting up with Greg and tried some of the Chicken Wings.

    Greg howls at the Moon!

    Greg howls at the Moon!

    Actually it was pretty good!  We came home and did the treadmill before hitting the sack around midnight.

  • An Afternoon With The Cathey’s And A Visit To Malarkey’s

    Posted on October 6th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We decided to go to PF Chang’s at 1:30 for lunch and then go on a lazy-daze harbor cruise around the Long Beach Inner Harbor area.  We are still celebrating Linda’s birthday!

    We are going to have an adventure! However, with this group, no one knows what to expect! It was an adventure!  Join the fun!

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

     

    We then went to Malarkey’s for a drink before going home.

    Watching the sun set

    Watching the sun set

    Irene and Paul

    Irene and Paul

    Sue and Greg

    Sue and Greg

  • Car Show And Disneyland

    Posted on October 5th, 2014 Paul No comments

    It was new car show time and we went. Unfortunately the Toyota Avalon 2015 was not on display! We did see some interesting things

    Ford has great ideas!

    Ford has great ideas! No center post!

    "I want a new truck!"

    “I want a new truck!”

    Love it IF we could get in and out of it!

    Love it If we could get in and out of it! We are just too old for these!

    We went to Bevmo in Orange after the car show to pick up the last living bottles of Hazelnut flavored Baileys and then we return to Downtown Disney for a visit with the Catal folks!

    Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney

    Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney

    Berlin Burger.... Pork, Sauerkraut, pickels

    Berlin Burger…. Pork, Sauerkraut, pickles made into a patty!

    Renee was serving this evening

    Renee was serving this evening

    Paul was drinking

    Paul was drinking a rootbeer float… A favorite

    The Moon was out!

    The Moon was out!

    When we got home Sue did the treadmill and we watched a Hallmark movie,

  • Chores And Sha Na Na

    Posted on October 4th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We stuck around the house in the morning doing chores, gardening, and cooking.  Sue did the treadmill and paid the bills!  We went to see Sha Na Na does Grease at Cerrtios Performing Arts Center with Leon and Marcia after having dinner at The Arte Cafe!  Great show…. Our toes were tapping for an hour after the performance!

    Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll group. The name is taken from a part of the long series of nonsense syllables in the doo-wop hit song “Get a Job”, originally recorded in 1957 by the Silhouettes.

    Billing themselves as “from the streets of New York”[2] and outfitted in gold lamé, leather jackets, and pompadour and ducktail hairdos, Sha Na Na performs a song and dance repertoire of classic fifties rock and roll, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music and 1950s New York street culture.

    Great sounds... Great fun!

    Great sounds… Great fun!

  • More Heat… More Golf… More Dancing

    Posted on October 3rd, 2014 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast at Old Ranch with James before joining up with Charlotte and playing eighteen holes.  By the time we were on the 16th hole, the temperature reached 101!  Thank goodness for the great breezes across the fairways!  We then did some Happy Hour and headed for the Garden Grove Elks for some dancing.

    Iris and Will tear up the floor

    Iris and Will tear up the floor

    The Footnotes - Great band!

    The Footnotes – Great band!

    Just us enjoying the evening

    Just us enjoying the evening

  • Golf In The Heat And Dancing

    Posted on October 2nd, 2014 Paul No comments

    Yes… We played eighteen holes this fine day!  It was a tad war but we survived!

    Thank goodness for the breeze from the ocean!

    Thank goodness for the breeze from the ocean!

    Some plants enjoy the heat

    Some plants enjoy the heat

    We did some Happy Hour and then went dancing until about 10:30 at the Phoenix Club!

    Nine Carat Gold was playing this evening!

    Nine Carat Gold was playing this evening!

    Sue, Paul & Miss Vicky (Our neighbor)

    Sue, Paul & Miss Vicky (Our neighbor)

    Always a smile

    Always a smile

    Ready to dance

    Ready to dance

    Ready to clown around

    Ready to clown around

  • The First Of October!

    Posted on October 1st, 2014 Paul No comments

    We stayed home and did some chores and visited the doctor before heading to our favorite Korean Restaurant… The Corean Kalbi in Costa Mesa!

    MAgnificent soup for PAul

    Magnificent soup for Paul

    Sue dines on Bibimbop!

    Sue dines on Bibimbop!

    We then went to Rogers Gardens and got a preview of Christmas and saw the Halloween displays!  We got in early as a “preferred customer”.

    Christmas is here

    Christmas is here… It’s not at our home yet!

    The trains are up and running

    The trains are up and running

    Visit the pumpkins with us!

    Tonnes of pumpkins!

    Tonnes of pumpkins!

    Boo!

    Boo!

    Scary

    Scary

    Before going to the market we stopped at Mararkeys to spend some time to assure our cleaning people were gone!

    The to the Starlighters Board meeting at the Baileys!  Then to the treadmill and some of our series and cooking shows!

  • Golf And The Last Taco Tuesday This Year

    Posted on September 30th, 2014 Paul No comments

    It was Linda Cathey’s birthday so James stayed home and celebrated!  We played golf by ourselves and then celebrated by having Taco Tuesday by ourselves…  Everyone else was busy this evening,  That was OK… we had fun!

    They spotted Sue across the lake

    They spotted Sue across the lake

    Paddling and flapping as hard as they could!  Funny to watch

    Paddling and flapping as hard as they could! Funny to watch

  • We Worked Around The House And The Partied!

    Posted on September 29th, 2014 Paul No comments

    Working around the house is always fun!  Getting the garden in shapre, cooking, cleaning the garage, treadmill… All the “standard stuff:.  But when the sun went down, we headed to the wards for a wild evening! Join the fun!

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

     

  • A Fun Day

    Posted on September 28th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house and then headed to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center to see Jay Leno!  Irene went with us and we met up with Iris and Will.  Jay had us in stitches the whole time!  We then headed to Old Ranch to enjoy time with James and Linda Cathey!

    Funnyman Jay Leno opens the 2014-2015 Season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in an evening of laughs and stand-up comedy. With the acclaimed entertainer at its helm, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” dominated late-night television, garnering an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” Leno is a best-selling author and speaker and a recipient of a People’s Choice Award. He was recently inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The a capella Doo-Wop ensemble Street Corner Renaissance opens the show.

    Funy Funny Funny

    Funy Funny Funny

  • Our Grandsons Were 47 Today!!!

    Posted on September 27th, 2014 Paul No comments

    OK… They were 24, 15, and 8 but that is still 47! We celebrated at Old Ranch and had an “extended lunch”! Join the fun!

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    A fantastic afternoon with family

    Of course, we went dancing that night!  We went to hear Gene DeValle and it was great!

  • Golf And Dancing

    Posted on September 26th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen holes… From this distance it looked like a mushroom cloud.  The clouds were at least 75 miles away over the desert area south of Los Angeles.

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    We were nuked!!!

    Then we headed for Santa Ana Elks where Gene conjured up some fantastic music!!!

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    Dr. DeValle does his magic

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    What is this man up too???

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    Breath mints and ear plugs look just alike after two glasses of wine!

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    Took the breath mints and can’t hear anything!!

    Fun
  • No Golf… Work Around The House

    Posted on September 25th, 2014 Paul No comments

    What a job… Cleaning the garage… Firing up the emergency generator… Treadmill… Swimming… Going through old clothes!  It was a long day but we needed to keep busy since Old Ranch had a “smoker” planned!

    We did!

    We did!

    The day ended well as we went to The Phoenix Club for dancing.

    Great fun

    Great fun

    Maryalyce had a birthday

    Merry Alice  had a birthday

  • Just Golf!

    Posted on September 24th, 2014 Paul No comments

    It has been warm so I water the garden a little bit each day and the basil loves it!

    Did You Know: The word basil comes from the Greek ???????? (basileus), meaning “king”,  as it has come to be associated with the Feast of the Cross commemorating the finding of the True Cross by St Helena mother of the emperor St. Constantine.  Alternatively the herbalist John Gerard noted of basil that those stung by scorpions would feel no pain if they ate of basil.  and Nicholas Culpeper notes of basil that it is “a herb of Mars and under the Scorpion, and therefore called Basilicon”,  relating it to basilisk. The Oxford English Dictionary quotes speculations that basil may have been used in “some royal unguent, bath, or medicine”. Basil is still considered the “king of herbs” by many cookery authors.

    Basil gone wild!

    Basil gone wild!

    We played eighteen with James and then was met with a nice surprise… Linda joined us for the happy hour activities.  One of the “Bag Men” asked if Paul walked the course.  He is about 23 and mentioned he tried to walk nine and gave up!  James and Paul walk eighteen three times a week for a total of 16.5 miles!

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    Sue feeds the babies… The ducks are all on their way

    We headed for home to watch TV and do the treadmill!

  • Golf Time

    Posted on September 23rd, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen at Old Ranch before heading in to Happy Hour.   It is also Taco Tuesday so life was just beginning.  We have had a lot of flies recently because of the humidity and we asked Allison for a “Allison Fly Swatter”.  We got one!  Little Lisa, Robin and Greg joined us for dinner.  We ate Sirloin and Spam sliders!

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    No… Paul is NOT wearing white socks!

    Greg joined us

    Greg joined us

    Robin joined us!

    Robin joined us!

    We then headed for home and the treadmill!

  • Garden, Repair, And Happy Hour

    Posted on September 22nd, 2014 Paul No comments

    We worked in the garden today planting new goodies to eventually cook.  We planted two tomatoes, dozens of red and white onions and additional salad mix.

    Salad soom

    Salad soon

    Good enought to eat right now!!

    Good enough to eat right now!!

    We dropped off the big iMac as it developed a graphics card problem.  We then headed for Malarkeys for our weekly visit the Greg and happy hour!

    Happy Hour

    Happy Hour

  • Busy Day For Sure

    Posted on September 21st, 2014 Paul No comments

    We began at Seasons 52 for lunch followed by seeing Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at South Coast Repertory.

    Greg liked their dessert selections

    Greg liked their dessert selections

    We like each other

    We like each other

    Summary: Prospero is the rightful Duke of Milan, who (with his young daughter, Miranda) was put to sea on “a rotten carcass of a butt (boat)” to die by his usurping brother, Antonio, twelve years before the play begins. Prospero and Miranda survived, and found exile on a small island. He has learned sorcery from books secretly given to him (referred to as his “Art” in the play), and uses it while on the island to protect Miranda and control the other characters. On the island, he becomes master of the monster Caliban (the son of Sycorax, a malevolent witch) and forces Caliban into submission by torturing him with magic if he does not obey him, and Ariel, an elemental who is beholden to Prospero after he is freed from his prison inside a tree.

    However, at the end of the play, Prospero intends to drown his book and renounce magic. In the view of the audience, this may have been required to make the ending unambiguously happy, as magic smacked too much of diabolical works; he will drown his books for the same reason that Doctor Faust, in an earlier play by Christopher Marlowe, promised in vain to burn his books.

    We then headed to  the Santa Ana Elks for the Jam Session!  What a day!

    Jam Session is well underway!

    Jam Session is well underway!

  • Easy Day… We Prepared For Wine Blending

    Posted on September 20th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house and then headed to Laguna for the Laguna Canyon private wine blending evening with the Adams and Roberts. Great evening! Join the fun!

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

  • Golf And Toppers

    Posted on September 19th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast with James before playing golf. We had a good game and were greeted by Linda and Bunnaford at the end of the round.

    We headed home a little early to get ready for the Topper’s Dance Club at the Petroleum Club.  We went to Toppers.

    Fun With Friends

    Fun With Friends

  • Just Golf

    Posted on September 18th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played with Charlotte and  James and then to Happy Hour with Linda.  We went dancing at the Phoenix Club

  • Off To The Aquarium

    Posted on September 17th, 2014 Paul No comments

    There was a “Smoker” at Old Ranch so we decided to see the Aquarium and go on a tour of Long Beach Harbor.  We went with Nancy, Charlotte, Greg and Carri.  Join the fun!

    Great times with friends

    Great times with friends

    Fun
  • Golf In 100 Degree Weather

    Posted on September 16th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played golf with James and then on the back nine with Charlotte and Bunnaford!  The weather was warm but we have a bit of a breeze at Old Ranch!  We had Happy Hour and Paul got to hold Lilly for the first time… She is three months old and Paul was finally not scared!  Great Grandma Sue had lots of “Lilly time” this afternoon!

    When Charlotte joined us Paul said “Only mad dogs and Englishmen: would play in this weather!  Charlotte responded with “Only mad dos, Englishmen, and GREAT DANES”.  Great amounts of laughter occurred instantly!

     

    It hit 101 at 3PM right when we were at the 17th hole!

    It hit 101 at 3PM right when we were at the 17th hole!

    We did Taco Tuesday and had Zack, Becca, and Lilliana visit us!

    Zack and Great Grandma Sue

    Zack and Great Grandma Sue

    Becca and Lilliana enjoying the afternoon

    Becca and Lilliana enjoying the afternoon

    What a great daddy!

    What a great daddy!

    We headed for home and watched movies wile Sue did the treadmill!

  • Lunch With Dear Friends And Malarkeys

    Posted on September 15th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We had lunch with dear friends Javier and Evelia Gonzales. Javier and Paul were born eight days apart about 70 years ago.  We met and Disneyland and have been friends for years!

    We headed for home, rested and then went to Malarkeys with Greg!

    Greg gets all the olives

    Greg gets all the olives

  • Concors d’Elegance Followed By ORCC Dinner Dance

    Posted on September 14th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We went to the “Concours d’Elegance” at Trump National and had a great afternoon with friends and old cars.  Join the fun!

    We were there

    We were there

    After the car show we went to Old Ranch for the monthly dinner dance and gab fest!

    Fun with our friends

    Fun with our friends

  • Time To Party

    Posted on September 13th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We stayed home most of the day and did our chores around the house.  We then headed for the Santa Ana Elks to celebrate a birthday and enjoy Italian night! Join the fun!

    Fun the friends

    Fun the friends

  • Golf and Dancing

    Posted on September 12th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played a five-some with James, Bunny, and Angie!

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    We did a short happy hour before going home and heading to Altadena Country Club for a dance. Join the fun

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  • No Golf… Just Work… And Play

    Posted on September 11th, 2014 Paul No comments

    What a day!  Sue cooked for six hours making some wonderful Indian food from our vegetables!  We again had lunch from our garden!  The fresh salad and fantasic home-made dressing was simply magnificent.  While Sue was inside, Paul worked in the garden doing some prep work for the redesign we are planning!   Sue did the treadmill and Paul watched a movie for an hour in order to rest up for the evening at the Phoenix Club!

    We celebrated three birthdays!

    We celebrated three birthdays!

    The band played YMCA and Doaa/Bob demonstrated the proper way to perform the steps

    The band played YMCA and Doaa/Bob demonstrated the proper way to perform the steps

  • We Golfed And Did Happy Hour

    Posted on September 10th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen with James today and it was a good day! Afterwords we met James and Linda for Happy Hour before being joined by Bunnaford and gang.

    James and the ladies try out the new furnature

    James and the ladies try out the new furnature

    Paul, Bunnaford, and James...  A "Bunny Sandwich"

    Paul, Bunnaford, and James… A “Bunny Sandwich”

    James, Bunnaford, and Angie discuss the view from the new furnature

    James, Bunnaford, and Angie discuss the view from the new furnature

    James is doing well

    James is doing well

  • Golf And Taco Tuesday

    Posted on September 9th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen holes with James before going to Taco Tuesday.  Paul was surrounded by beautiful ladies because we had Robin, Lisa, Fiona, Etbgurl (from Denmark), Charlotte, and Sue!

    Taco's for all

    Taco’s for all

    Danish taco's???

    Danish taco’s???

  • Temecula For Birthday Celebrations!

    Posted on September 8th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We headed east for a day with wine and family! Join the fun!

    Temecula here we come

    Temecula here we come

    We went VFR to Malarkey’s and enjoyed the sunset!  No Greg today… He and his dad headed to Laughlin for a few days!

    An amazing sunset on a stormy day

    An amazing sunset on a stormy day

    Check the reflection in the glass on the door

    Check the reflection in the glass on the door

    The sky was magic

    The sky was magic

    Unbelievably pretty

    Unbelievably pretty

    We even had a vertical rainbow on the way home

    We even had a vertical rainbow on the way home

  • Great Relaxing Day!

    Posted on September 7th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We decided to go to the Himalayan Grille for lunch and then back home to do some gardening.  Sue decided to swim and Paul did some serious weedig.  The weather was “strange” as a hurricane is heading up the coast from Mexico.  We captured a shot of the clouds about 100 miles away and they were billowing covering the entire sky.

    Not a normal scene from the bridge over the 405

    Not a normal scene from the bridge over the 405

    After a while we headed to Old Ranch for some Happy Hour with James and Linda! We had two hours of laughing and giggling!  James tried the burger & spam sliders… They were excellent!

    The sky was magnificent

    The sky was magnificent

    When we arrived home Sue hit the treadmill and Paul ran the TV.  We watched a movie and then one of our series.  Great relaxing day!

  • Work And Fun… A Winning Combination!

    Posted on September 6th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house with Sue cooking and Paul in the garden!  We did some treadmill and watched two good movies before cleaning up and heading to Santa Ana Elks!  Join the fun!

    Fun at the Elks

    Fun at the Elks

  • Golf And Garden Grove

    Posted on September 5th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played golf with James, did some Happy Hour and then went dancing at Garden Grove!

    Sue's babies chase her down the course to get the afternoon snacks

    Sue’s babies chase her down the course to get the afternoon snacks

    Na New Na New... We all remembered!

    Na New Na New… We all remembered!

     

  • Happy Birthday Tom – 70 Years!

    Posted on September 4th, 2014 Paul No comments

    I can remember us as little kids and wow… Here we are… seventy years later! Join the fun!

    Many more!

    Many more!

    Tom, Aunt Kaye, Betty,  Paul & Sue

    Tom, Aunt Kaye, Betty, Paul & Sue

    Us in 1949

    Us in 1949

  • Travel Day To Saratoga

    Posted on September 3rd, 2014 Paul No comments

    We spent the day in the car going to Saratoga to visit with the Porters!  We spend the evening with them and went to the Elephant Bar for dinner.  Tomorrow we are going to celebrate a birthday with Tom and Aunt Kaye!

    We dined at the Elephant Bar... Time to laugh and giggle!

    We dined at the Elephant Bar… Time to laugh and giggle!

    Did You Know – Saratoga  is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, directly west of San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 29,926 at the 2010 census.

    Located on the Western edge of the Silicon Valley, Saratoga is known locally for its suburban small-town feel, wineries, and high-end boutiques. In 2008 CNN/Money ranked Saratoga number 4 in its listing of top-earning towns.[6] Saratoga also was ranked by Forbes in 2009 as one of America’s top 20 most-educated small towns.

    In 2010 Bloomberg Businessweek named Saratoga the most expensive suburb in California.[Bloomberg Businessweek also named Saratoga’s zip code 95070 the 18th richest zip code in America in 2011.  Major attractions of Saratoga include Villa Montalvo, Hakone Gardens, and the Mountain Winery. The 2013 Home Listing Report listed Saratoga as the 3rd most expensive housing market in the United States.

  • Golf And Taco Tuesday

    Posted on September 2nd, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played eighteen with James and then joined the Taco Tuesday activities with Greg who came over to join us!

  • Chores And Malarkeys

    Posted on September 1st, 2014 Paul No comments

    It was a day to do our chores!  We did and celebrated at the end with a trip to Malarkeys to visit with Greg!

    Beautiful sunset on Alamitos Bay

    Beautiful sunset on Alamitos Bay

  • Tea Dance Time

    Posted on August 31st, 2014 Paul No comments

    Our tenth year of going to the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Tea Dance! Join the fun!

    A tea dance, or thé dansant (French: literally dancing tea) is a summer or autumn afternoon or early-evening dance from four to seven, sometimes preceded in the English countryside by a garden party.  The function evolved from the concept of the afternoon tea, and J. Pettigrew traces its origin to the French colonization of Morocco.

    Books on Victorian Era etiquette such as Party-giving on Every Scale (London, n.d. [1880]), included detailed instructions for hosting such gatherings. By 1880 it was noted “Afternoon dances are seldom given in London, but are a popular form of entertainment in the suburbs, in garrison-towns, watering-places, etc.”  Tea dances were given by Royal Navy officers aboard ships at various naval stations, the expenses shared by the captain and officers, as they were shared by colonels and officers at barrack dances in mess rooms ashore.

    The usual refreshments in 1880 were tea and coffee, ices, champagne-cup and claret-cup, fruit, sandwiches, cake and biscuits.  Even after the introduction of the phonograph the expected feature was a live orchestra – often referred to as a palm court orchestra – or a small band playing light classical music. The types of dances performed during tea dances included Waltzes, Tangos and, by the late 1920s, The Charleston.

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

  • Another Full Day!

    Posted on August 30th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We had lunch at Seasons 52 which is always a delight.  We then went across the street to the OC Performing Arts Center to see a musical before heading for home, changing and going to the Queen Mary for the tenth annual Art Deco Ball! Join the fun!

    OCPAC

    OCPAC

    Ready To Dance

    Ready To Dance

  • Golf, Happy Hour, And Dancing

    Posted on August 29th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We started the day with breakfast with James and “Little Lisa”

    We played golf with Charlotte and James and it was a good golf day!

    There it was over our heads

    There it was over our heads

    We stayed a couple of hours for Happy Hour before going home to freshen up and head to the Garden Grove Elks to dance to JussTuss!

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

     

     

  • Working Around The House

    Posted on August 28th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house today and had our middle bedroom sliding glass door replaced.  We also met with a contractor to redesign the back yard.  We thought about going to Seal Beach and see the large hurricane generated waves but devided not to.

    Large waves damaged the breakwater

    Large waves damaged the breakwater

    As the above image shows, a 25-30-foot section of the east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay was partially washed away by yesterday’s extreme wave action, and the navigation aid at the end of that breakwater was destroyed.

    Little Lisa came over and stayed the evening with us even though we went to the Phoenix Club to go dancing. We stayed up until midnight chatting with her.

  • Golf & Taco Tuesday

    Posted on August 26th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We played with James and had a fairly good day!  At Taco Tuesday Robin joined us making for a perfect day!

  • Happy Hour & Bob’s Birthday

    Posted on August 25th, 2014 Paul No comments

    We stayed home today and did chores and recovered from the Beer and Wine Festival at Trump.  At 4:30 we headed to Malarkeys to meet with Carri, Greg, and Don and Linda for a get together!

    Long time friends

    Long time friends

    Carri gots the giggles

    Carri gots the giggles

    Just us!

    Just us!

     

    We then headed to Newport Beach to surprise Bob Z for his birthday dinner! at Provenance which is a restaurant/garden!  Delightful food and better company! Join the fun!

    Yet another celebration!

    Yet another celebration!

     

  • Trump National Beer & Wine Festival

    Posted on August 24th, 2014 Paul No comments

    One of our favorite events of the year is the Trump Beer and Wine Festival.  We get the VIP package so we can get great parking and then the fantastic brunch.  We then go into a private area and drink premium wines before going to the festival grounds!  We went with the Thedens and Zaitz this year… The Roberts had a pre-planned family event and Cyndy getting ready for school and we really missed them. Please join the fun!

    Fun with friends

    Fun with friends

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