Posted on December 8th, 2013 No comments
We went to the Rossmoor Ladies Club Holiday Home Tour followed by flaming saganaki at Preveza. We then went to Cerritos to hear “Blue Suede Christmas: with the Elvis before going to Old Ranch for Happy Hour…. Whooooosh! We watched some Christmas movies and crashed!
Posted on December 7th, 2013 No comments
We lost our dear friend Herb Silverstein. We visited him in the morning at the hospital but three hours after being removed from life support he passed.
We went to Seasons 52 for lunch and then to South Coast Repertory to see “A Christmas Carol” with family and friends. Please join the fun
We then headed to LAX for a dance with the Nightligjhters! Please join the fun!
Posted on December 6th, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast and played with James and Bunny although we stopped after nine holes and went inside for an early happy hour. Linda came over so we had a drink and then went home to watch Christmas movies and do the treadmill! In the evening we went to Cerritos to see “A Celtic Christmas”. Great show!
Posted on December 5th, 2013 No comments
We played with James on a beautiful day! The temperature stayed in the mid 60′s and the clouds were just amazing. Join the fun!
We did some Happy Hour with James and Linda before going to Khoury’s to dance. After getting home we watched some TV and then crashed!
Posted on December 4th, 2013 No comments
We played golf in the cold and then went to our Starlighters In-Out Board meeting… Where the old members leave and the new members come in! Join the fun!
We watched a Christmas movie before hitting thr hay… Golf tomorrow… Needed our rest!
Posted on December 3rd, 2013 No comments
It was a special day for members! We visited the gardens walking for several hours before going to the Tea Room for a delightful bottle of Champagne and fresh scones. Join the fun!
Posted on December 2nd, 2013 No comments
We headed to Temecula for a full day of laughing and giggling with the Duda’s, Roberts, and Zaitz! Oh! We forgot, we also tasted wine at four different wineries. Porr Bob and Paul, they had to go “dry” at the last two wineries because they were the drivers! It’s tough to be responsible. Join the fun!
Posted on December 1st, 2013 No comments
We went to see Helen Reddy at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center before going to Old Ranch. Join the fun!
Posted on November 30th, 2013 No comments
We decorated all day until it was time to go see the Alley Cats with the Kuhns and Roberts and “family”. When we got into the theater and sat down, there was two seats next to us. I looked up and saw a big man moving toward the seats and though “he will block the people behind him”. I looked again and it was Amy and Joe… Our son and daughter-in-law… OMG, could have knocked us over with a feather….. Vicky pulled it off! Join the fun!
Posted on November 29th, 2013 No comments
We did several more hours of Christmas Decorating before going car shopping with Zack. After a light lunch at Preveza, we did some additgional decorating before heading to the Garden Grove Elks and dancing to the melodies of Jerry Benton! We met up with the Branders, Thedens, Zaitz and of course Dr. Fiedler, PhD (Pile it Higher and Deeper).
Posted on November 28th, 2013 No comments
We headed to Old Ranch for dinner after decorating for Christmas all morning. Join the fun!
After the celebration we went to Joe and Amy’s home to have dessert with Michele and Tony and of course the grandkids. We put on another couple of pounds!
After too short a visit, we headed to Mitch’s home and visited with Mitch, Luisa, and Zack! We got home around 11:00 PM.
Posted on November 27th, 2013 No comments
We did our golf lesson with Tim and then headed for Old Ranch. We played golf and rested up for the celebration. It was an interesting day with James and Bunnaford.
We then headed for home to watch Christmas movies!
Posted on November 26th, 2013 No comments
We played with James and had some excitement on the fairway. We were visited by a coyote!
After golf we did some Happy Hour befre returning home to go to Jan Mongel’s for a visit with Annie and her family! Please join us!
Posted on November 25th, 2013 No comments
We got up and finished off doing the invitations for the Topper;s Dance Club then we did errands…. New golf club grips, Flower did a spa day, market, pre-Thanksgiving shopping, etc. etc. Finally we decided we had to have some fun so we went to McKenna’s On The Bay and had sushi and cocktails before going home and returning to new Christmas movies.
Posted on November 24th, 2013 No comments
We went to church although the music venue has changed so we do not stay the entire time anymore. We headed for the Newport Beach Elks and met up with the Thedens, Sandy, Bob, Graig and Marianne.
We then went VFR to Old Ranch to celebrate two birthdays! Cindy and James become 133 years old!! Join the fun!
The evening ended with two Christmas moviews… Life is good!
Posted on November 23rd, 2013 No comments
We had lunch with Kyle and Tiffney! Kyle and us worked together at Boeing for several years. He, unfortunately, is younger than us and is still working! We went to the Himalayan Grill and spend two hours yacking away. It was so nice to see them again!
We then headed to Old Ranch where Hannah was part of a charity event and was selling home-made decorations and Christmas goodies. Thomas was there and had been since 9:00am. You could tell he was a tad “bored”. We took him into the members grille and he had a beer while we enjoyed some wine. Hannah soon joined us for lunch and more yacking!
We headed for home only to change and then go to the Garden Grove Elks to meet up with Jon Destry. The Branders and Kuhn’s were there so we had a great evening, albeit a “small” group!
Posted on November 22nd, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast and then attempted to play but after seven holes we decided it was cold and wet… We wanted warm and dry! We did some happy hour early! We got a text from Lisa and she and Jen were at Old Ranch (Jen was interviewing the GM). We had a drink with them (they drank water!).
We went home at watched “White Christmas” which gets better each year. Then we watched another Christmas movie before getting gussied up to go back to Old Ranch for another Happy Hour with the O’s.
Finally off the Santa Ana to hear Larry Fresch… Great music and great fun!
Posted on November 21st, 2013 No comments
Dang…. Winter is here! No golf today!
Posted on November 20th, 2013 No comments
A storm is on its way and the temperature dropped 10 degrees from the previous day! When the sun went down we were in the low 60′s…. Time for a fire in the fireplace.
James left us on the ninth hole and Bunnaford left us on the 15th hole… James had to take care of Mom and Bunnyford had some chores to take care of. We braved the extreme cold and played on!
Back to the clubhouse we went and JR & Karen joined us at “The Pit”. We talked to them for almost two hours before setting our sails for home and more Christmas movies!
Posted on November 19th, 2013 No comments
Of course we played golf but before we met with “THE OLD GUYS”. It’s a group of people who Sue worked with for several years building a very complex electronics system under the Boeing flag for our government.
We then headed for Old Ranch and hit the course on the third hole catching up with James who already started.
We did some Happy Hour before heading for home and watching Christmas Movies from the HAllmark Channel.
Posted on November 18th, 2013 No comments
The annual physical occurred today… Once a year it is time to have the “fickle finger of fate” do it’s thing! All chemicals were great for an old man! Sue suggested we go to McKennas On The Bay and have a drink! Paul dined on their Ceviche Roll. We headed for home and then watched a Christmas movie and some of our regular serials.
Posted on November 16th, 2013 No comments
We celebrated Mitch and Bob’s 48th birthdays… Yup! 96 years between then and a few days apart. We went to Kamal Palace for Indian food. Join the fun!
We then went to the Yorba Linda Country Club for the annual Starlighters Winter Ball. Great time and a full house! Join the fun!
Posted on November 15th, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast with Tom Burns and Lisa (James was out getting his teeth cleaned). We then played eighteen with Charlotte and James before heading to Happy Hour to rest, recharge, and get ready for Toppers! Join us at Toppers
Posted on November 14th, 2013 No comments
We played the first nine + four by ourselves. James was having a meeting with his banker at the club. He joined us on fifteen and then for some Happy Hour. We got done so early today that we went home and over to Prezeva for some Saganaki Flambe before going to the Phoenix Club. Khoury’s was closed for repairs today. Lorraine went with us!
Posted on November 13th, 2013 No comments
We did our lesson at El Dorade followed by lunch at Old Ranch where we met up with James. We played eighteen holes and the weather was magnificent!
We headed for home after Happy Hour and watched two Hallmark movies. The first was “Naughty Or Nice”. Summary: After she is suddenly fired from her job, Krissy Kringle (Hilarie Burton) is in no mood for all the misdirected Santa mail she receives to her home on Candy Cane Lane. Even so, one package in particular stands out: Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” book, which he left behind when visiting a child. After Krissy realizes that the book is magical and will show her all the bad deeds of those around her, Krissy sets out to expose everyone she knows who has been naughty. Eventually, the naughty list hits too close to home, exposing a truth about her long-time boyfriend, Lance (Matt Dallas) and causing turmoil with one of her neighbors. With the help of her mother, Carol (Meredith Baxter) and father Walter Kringle (Michael Gross), Krissy discovers that the book’s powers also reveal the nice in people, not just the naughty.
The second was “The Christmas Heart”. Summary: The tight-knit neighbors on Arthur Avenue have proudly lit Christmas luminaries for 40 years, but that long-standing tradition is cancelled this year when Matt Norman (Ty Wood), a teenage boy in the neighborhood, is hospitalized in desperate need of a heart transplant. As his parents Ann (Teri Polo) and Mike (Paul Essiembre) anxiously pray by his bedside, a donor is found, while in Detroit, a mother (Tess Harper) is in anguish at her own son’s bedside. When Matt’s neighbors decide to honor him in the best way they know how, they just might help save his life.
Posted on November 12th, 2013 No comments
Posted on November 11th, 2013 No comments
We had quite a weekend so we stayed around the house (after Paul’s blood test). We worked in the garden, changed the baby beds, payed the bills and after all that work we rewarded ourselves with a trip to McKenna’s On The Bay! Yeah! Great wine list and 1/2 price sushi for Happy Hour!
Afterwords we headed for the treadmill and watch our backlog of favorite shows… The Mentalist, Hawaii-5-0, NCIS Los Angeles, etc.
Posted on November 10th, 2013 No comments
We went to Seasons 52 for lunch (great restaurant) and then across the street to South Coast Repertory to see “4,000 Miles”. Summary: Vera is 91, an old world Leftie. Her grandson, Leo, is 21, a new age Hippie. After a cross-country trip, Leo turns up at Vera’s New York apartment with a backpack, a bike and no money. She agrees to let him spend the night; a few weeks later, he’s still there. Leo is at a bad place with his parents, his girlfriend wants to break up, and something terrible happened on his trip. As Vera listens—when her hearing aid is turned on—we listen, with compassion. This odd couple has grabbed our hearts and will not let go. They are, as The New York Times says, “Altogether wonderful.”
We then headed to the 2013 “Seniors Prom” and danced the night away. Please join us.
One great thing about the “Seniors Prom: is that we are home by 10:00 so we watched one of our first Christmas movies entitled “Trading Christmas” Summary: Emily (Faith Ford) misses her daughter Heather (Emma Lahana), who is attending college in Boston. Since her father died, Heather is sensitive to her mom’s dependence on long-standing holiday traditions. This Christmas, Heather has planned a trip to Phoenix with her boyfriend, but tells her mother she is staying on campus to study.
After Emily arranges a house-swap with Charles (Tom Cavanagh), an English professor from Boston who wants Washington State’s solitude in order to finish his novel, Emily hops on a flight to Boston to surprise Heather for Christmas. Unaware of the house swap, Emily’s best friend, Faith (Gabrielle Miller) walks in on Charles at Emily’s house and in Boston, Ray, Charles’ brother (Gil Bellows) responds to a 911 call only to find Emily at Charles’ condo. Will Christmas travel calamities lead to cross-country romances? Or have there been one too many surprises already?
Posted on November 9th, 2013 No comments
The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles celebrates and preserves the architecture, design, arts, music, dance, fashion and elegance of Art Deco.
They decided to do another train trip and when we found out it was “The Vino Train” and “The Art Deco Society” it was an instant requirement to go!
This time to Santa Barbara’s historic Main Post Office! Join the fun!
Posted on November 8th, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast at Old Ranch and then played eighteen holes with James… Nine with Bunnaford!
Off we go to Rondeliers for a fantastic evening of celebrating Veterans Day! Join the fun!
Posted on November 7th, 2013 No comments
We played 18 holes with James and then met Linda for Happy Hour before going home to change and head to Khoury’s restaurant!
Lorraine joined us this evening and we met up with the Zaitz, Kuhns, and Adams for a night of dancing
Posted on November 6th, 2013 No comments
We had lunch at Old Ranch with James before playing golf! Bunnaford and Charlotte joined us for the first nine holes! There was a tournament going on and by the time we got to 13 the play had stopped… We gave up and came in for Happy Hour!
Posted on November 5th, 2013 No comments
The seasons are changing… Some pictures on our way to golf!
We got to golf and was on the 2nd hole when we got a call from Mitch that our grandson, Zachary, was in the hospital emergency room… Panic set in and we were off like a flash to St Mary’s in Long Beach! We left James with Bunnaford and Charlotte. He turned out to be OK.. Just “stress” from all that’s going on in his life.
We did some Happy Hour and then headed home to meet the girls who were doing some cooking at our house.
Posted on November 4th, 2013 No comments
We had lunch with the Hughes at Seasons 52 (Friends form the Elks) and then went home to do some “last-of-the-season” cooking! We had tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, Swiss chard, basic, oregano, parsley, and onions… Sue worked magic with the last of the garden! We then watched our second Thanksgiving movie…
Summary: Chicago native Emily Jones (Autumn Reeser) loves her city, and has dedicated her career to coordinating its beloved Thanksgiving Day parade every year. This year, Emily is hoping for a memorable holiday and anticipating a long-awaited proposal from her long-distance boyfriend Brian (Ben Cotton). Then, the parade director hires a wealthy development consultant, Henry Williams (Antonio Cupo), to analyze the finances of the parade and increase profits.
Immediately writing Henry off as a privileged playboy, Emily worries he will ruin the joyful spirit of the parade, not knowing how much it means to the city like she does. As the two are forced to work together to pull off a successful production, Emily is determined to show Henry she’s in charge. But when Emily suffers a sudden setback, she starts to rely on Henry to help her through it, and suddenly realizes she might be falling for him. As Thanksgiving draws nearer, can Emily confess her true feelings and end the feud while still putting on the parade of her dreams?
Posted on November 3rd, 2013 No comments
We relaxed in the morning after taking down our Halloween decorations and paying the bills. We did some pre-rain preparations… Our tangerine trees are so loaded that we had to put props up under the major limbs! At 12:30 we headed to the Garden Grove Elks for an afternoon of wine tasting with the Roberts, Thedens, and Zaitz. Please join the fun!
After the tasting we went to Old Ranch and met up with the Cathey’s and Ward’s for celebration! Then to home for the treadmill and a Thanksgiving Movie entitled “The Thanksgiving House“. Summary: When Boston lawyer Mary Ross (Emily Rose) inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure. Mary’s initial desire to sell the house is supported by her slick boyfriend, Rick (Adam Kaufman), but she is shocked to discover local historian Everett Mather (Justin Bruening) has evidence that her house is located on the site of the first Thanksgiving! With the house turning into an unexpected tourist attraction, putting Mary in the media spotlight at the prying of unscrupulous gossip blogger Ashleigh Mulligan (Cerina Vincent), Everett tries to prove his theory and Mary tries to prove anything that will keep the house in her hands. Suddenly, Mary clings to the house as an artifact of her own history before her happy childhood memories were tarnished by her father’s abandonment.
Posted on November 2nd, 2013 No comments
We did errands in the morning and then went to lunch with Irene, Ellen, Bill and Herbie. Join the fun!
We went home, went swimming and did little things around the house before heading to the Santa Ana Elks for Filipino Night. Join the fun!
Posted on November 1st, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast with James and then played eighteen holes with James and Bunnaford. Charlotte played the first nine and then went back and played eighteen!
After an extended Happy Hour we headed for the Garden Grove Elks to meet up with the gang and danced until about 10:30 before heading for home and crashing!
Posted on October 31st, 2013 No comments
It was a strange day with all of the apparitions and pirates and scary things! Join the fun!
Posted on October 30th, 2013 No comments
We played eighteen holes and the weather was perfect. We did some Happy Hour and then headed to Alpine Village for an evening of dancing.
Posted on October 29th, 2013 No comments
We played eighteen with James in “cool” but beautiful weather.
Posted on October 28th, 2013 No comments
We took Monday off… Sort of! We did chores around the house and then went to Paddy’s Place to get a gift certificate. Patty’s was closed so we went to McKenna’s on the Bay for a drink! It;s always fun to be with Sue!
Posted on October 27th, 2013 No comments
We had lunch with family at Panda Palace and then headed for home to carve up some pumpkins. Join the fun!
Posted on October 26th, 2013 No comments
We went to the theater to see “Pricilla, Queen Of The Desert”…. Fantastic play! It was just amazing!
We then headed home to visit the baby before getting dressed up for the Elks Halloween Ball in Santa Ana. Join the fun!
Posted on October 25th, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast at ORCC with Jame and the girls…. Lisa, Jen, and Josie. We then played eighteen holes and visited the pelicans before going to a super happy hour with the gang. We celebrated Charlotte’s birthday and saw Ernie and Diane. Join the fun
Later on that evening we headed to the Elks in Garden Grove and met up with Lee and had an amazing conincidence occur!
Posted on October 24th, 2013 No comments
Bunnaford joined us for eighteen today and on our way from Happy Hour we found a place to pose!
Posted on October 23rd, 2013 No comments
It’s been sixteen years since cancer struck and Sue chased it off! We celebrate every year by going to family and friends to the “Happiest Place On Earth”… Other than our house! Join the fun!
Posted on October 22nd, 2013 No comments
We played 18 holes with James and Bunnaford joined us on the back nine! After a short Happy Hour, we went to Ernie’s and did a dinner visit with the Wards, Catheys, and Burns. Join the fun!
Posted on October 21st, 2013 No comments
For the most part we stayed around the house doing chores and decorating for Halloween. We went out and got the ten pumpkins needed for this Saturday and then headed to Koi for a great sushi dinner with Laurie. Laurie and Paul ended up dining on all sorts of goodies. Great evening!
Posted on October 20th, 2013 No comments
We skipped church and headed to Costa Mesa to have lunch with Hannah and Thomas at the Corean Kalbi Korean restaurant. Great food and service…. One of our favorites.
We then went VFR to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center to see “The Association” and “Paul Revere And The Raiders”… Wow! Should have seen all the “old folks” bee boppin’ to the music. Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s with hits such as “Kicks” (1966; ranked number 400 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time), “Hungry” (1966), “Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (1967) and the 1971 No. 1 single “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)”.
Paul Revere’s standup comedy was amazing…. He had the audience falling down the laughter!. A great afternoon with Tom and Bunny Burns with James and Linda Cathey!
The concert is over at 5:30 and we arrive 17 miles away at the Elks about 17 minutes later were we danced with the gang until about 10:15. So what did we do? Went home and hit the treadmill for an hour! What else???
Posted on October 19th, 2013 No comments
It’s Saturday and it was a day for rest! We did errands, worked in the garden, and swam in the pool.
In the evening we went to the Santa Ana Elks to hear a great band and dance with friends. The band and dancing was a blast so we didn’t get home until about 11:00.
Posted on October 18th, 2013 No comments
We drove to Del Mar and went to the Harvest Festival and to our favorite Mexican restaurant before returning home for a quick Happy Hour.
We then headed to Toppers for the remainder of the evening. Join us at Toppers
Posted on October 16th, 2013 No comments
We played eighteen with James after doing our golf lesson and having lunch!
We did some happy hour and then went to the Alpine Village for dancing.
Posted on October 15th, 2013 No comments
We went to the Temecula Creek Inn for golf. Please join us!
Posted on October 13th, 2013 No comments
We did errands and then headed north to LAX to go dinner dancing wihh the Nightlighters… Join us!
Posted on October 11th, 2013 No comments
We had breakfast at ORCC and then played golf and did some happy hour! The piece de resistance… “Ring Of Fire” Ring of Fire takes audiences on a musical journey through the life, career, and inspiring tunes of Country Music Hall of Fame icon Johnny Cash. Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade, the tribute salutes the six-time Grammy winner, who charmed generations of fans and critics and ruled music charts with I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Man in Black, Give My Love to Rose, and Solitary Man.
We went with the Kuhns, Roberts, Zaitz, Catheys, Thedens, and Branders! Great fun!!! Join us!
Posted on October 10th, 2013 No comments
We played eighteen holes and when went to Khoury’s and the Phoenix Club to dance the night away!
Posted on October 9th, 2013 No comments
We went to the Huntington Library & Gardens with Greg and had tea and walked for hours. Join the fun!
Posted on October 8th, 2013 No comments
We had lunch at Cafe Jardin and walked the gardens. Join the fun!
Posted on October 7th, 2013 No comments
We had a nice day… We had a great lunch with Herb and Irene. We went to Trani’s in Long Beach… Excellent service and excellent dining! Five stars! Phil Trani’s is not just a great place to eat delicious food, it’s like an all inclusive social club, where on any given day you might have the opportunity to rub elbows with sports superstars of the past, present, and future. you can see many of their autograph on Phil’s famous kitchen walls.
Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner seven days a week. Diners may also enjoy listening and dancing to the sounds of outstanding musicians throughout the weekend. View our entertainment section for dates and times.
After getting home we made tomatillo sauce from our garden.
We then went swimming/worked in the yard following by a time in the hot tub. We watched “Paradise” on the tube and then our standard one-hour series.
Posted on October 6th, 2013 No comments
We went to church and also got our flu shots. We then headed to Newport Harbor to celebrate Kerstin’s birthday and saying bye to Brian and Jan for a short while! Join the fun!
After leaving the Elks, we popped by Old Ranch and met up with the ladies for a small amount of dining and a lot of giggling!