Pre Father's Day Dance At Garden Grove 6/19/2010

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Standby... The Music Is About To Begin

Time to go dancing with friends. We were at Santa Ana last night and decided to come to the Garden Grove Elks this evening.  We had Kathy and Ed Roberts, Jan and Brian Finch, Leon and Marcia Brander, Vicky and Del Kuhn, Bob and Donna Zaitz, and us... Paul and Sue Liles

Remember: Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

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Kathy and Ed joined the group... Love the Hot Rod shirt

Did you know? - Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear. One explanation is that the term is a contraction of "hot roadster," meaning a roadster that was modified for speed. Another explanation is that the mufflers were exposed and thus there was a "hot rod" or hot muffler neck when the vehicle was running.

Open roadsters were the cars of choice to modify because they were light. Hot Rod may also refer to the connecting rods, cam, or pushrods inside the engine or to the exposed frame rails of such an automobile. It has also been noted that burning out the connecting rod bearings was a very common failure mode for souped up four-cylinder Fords, particularly the Model T, and "hot rod" could refer to that phenomenon. It was adopted in the 1930s or 1940s as the name of a car that had been "hopped up" by modifying the engine in various ways to achieve higher performance.

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She checks in with Vicky and Del

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There back and demonstrating the latest UK dance steps!

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Not practical ear rings.... Too much splashing

Did you know? - Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history. One of the early signs of earrings worn by men are from Persepolis in ancient Persia, the carved images of the soldiers from various parts of the Persian Empire which are displayed on some of the surviving walls of the palace showing the soldiers wearing an ear ring.

Another equally early evidence of earring wearing took place in the Bible record of Exodus written by Moses in the wilderness; the second book of the Bible. In Exodus 32:1-4 Moses is still up in the mountain, so the complaining Israelites demand that Aaron make a god for them. So he tells them to bring their sons and daughters earrings to him so that he may comply with their demand

Paul And Sue Recently Went To See Shrek!

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"Ears are too low dear!"

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"Much better"

Did you know? - Shrek is a 2001 American animated comedy film it is directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and starring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. Loosely based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book Shrek!, the film was produced by DreamWorks Animation. Shrek was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001. It was released on VHS and DVD on November 2, 2001.


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"He is OK now.... I hope!"

Cavorting Must Continue

Remember: A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow

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"Crazy Colonists"

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Brian is in proper uniform

Shirts    Shirts
Future possibilities

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Hot rods looking good

Remember: A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts

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Brian models... But what kind of model??
What kind of model? glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, and body-part models
We were spared thank goodness!!

Did you know? - A model (from Middle French modèle),  sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed for the purpose of displaying and promoting fashion clothing or other products and for advertising or promotional purposes or who poses for works of art.

Types of modeling include fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, and body-part models. Models are features in a variety of media formats including books, magazines, movies, newspapers, and TV.

Brian Was Getting Frightening So We Decided To Dance

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Good old Rock and Roll... New meaning to "Dancing cheek to cheek"!

Did you know? - In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began broadcasting rhythm, blues, and country music for a multi-racial audience. Freed is credited with first using the phrase "rock and roll" to describe the music he aired; its use is also credited to Freed's sponsor, record store owner Leo Mintz, who encouraged Freed to play the music on the radio.

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Ed & Kathy are just bee-bopping along

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Do you see all four couples on the floor?

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The joint is jumping

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Time to cool down

These are nice but Donna is better!

At The Breaks We Talk...
We Haven't Been Together For 19 Hours ( Santa Ana Elks June 17th 2010 )

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Vicky is learning about English terminology

Did you know? - Compared to English as spoken in England, North American English is more homogeneous. Some distinctive accents can be found on the East Coast (for example, in Eastern New England and New York City), partly because these areas were in contact with England and imitated prestigious varieties of British English at a time when those varieties were undergoing changes. In addition, many speech communities on the East Coast have existed in their present locations longer than others. The interior of the United States, however, was settled by people from all regions of the existing United States and therefore developed a far more generic linguistic pattern.

No Wonder We Can't Understand Jan And Brian - And Visa Versa

aluminum aluminium
antenna aerial
apartment flat
asphalt tarmac
attorney solicitor
backpack rucksack
bill (as in currency) note
business reply mail freepost
busy (as in telephone) engaged
bus coach cart (noun as in a trolley shopping cart)
cheap shoddy
collect call reverse charge call
counterclockwise anticlockwise
crib (for a baby) cot
curse word swear word
diapers nappies
dish cloth, dish towel tea towel
doing the dishes washing up
downscale downmarket
dress (noun) frock
drug store chemists
elevator lift
eraser rubber
faucet tap
fire sack
ffixtures fittings
flashlight torch
for rent to let
garter suspenders

"get on the train" "join the train"
line queue
mail post
men's room gents
mom mum
movie theater cinema
on line on stream
open house open day
pacifier dummy
pants trousers
pharmacy chemists
principal headmaster
sneakers trainers
soccer football
stove, stovetop hob
stroller pram
suspenders braces
sweater jumper
telephone booth telephone box
tent marquee
trash bag bin liner
triple treble
truck lorry
tuition fee
undershirt vest
vacation holiday
vacuum tube valve
vest waistcoat
wrench (noun) spanner
zero nil

'Splain This One Brian

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Lucy  Jan, you got some 'splainin' to do!

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Look at the expression in their faces!   Kathy looks suspicious!  Ed is cracking up!

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Leon get's amazed at the simplest things... The Men's Room sign

Remember: A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois Wyse

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We even got birthday cake this evening thanks to the next table over


Did you know? - The birthday cake has been an integral part of the birthday celebrations in Western cultures since the middle of the 19th century. Certain rituals and traditions, such as singing of birthday songs, associated with birthday cakes are common to many Western cultures.

The Western tradition of adding lit candles to the top of a birthday cake originates in 18th century Germany. However, the intertwining of cakes and birthday celebrations stretch back to the Ancient Romans. The development of the birthday cake has followed the development of culinary and confectionery advancement. While throughout most of Western history, these elaborate cakes in general were the privilege of the wealthy, birthday cakes are nowadays common to most Western birthday celebrations. Around the world many variations on the birthday cake, or rather the birthday pastry or sweets, exist.

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Leon looks puzzled... About the Men's Room sign maybe??

Time To Dance

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Oh Oh! She Is Up To Something!

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Marsha pointed out what fish do in water

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Vicky is brave

Give A Kid A Carrot And See What Happens

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No no Vicky... It's carrot top.... Not carrot tongue

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OMG!  It's catching!  Vicky... What have you done??
We are happy that Leon is still looking at the Men's Room sign!

Did you know? - The girl's name Marcia \m(a)-rcia, mar-cia\ is pronounced MAR-shah. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "dedicated to Mars". Feminine form of Marcus. Mars was the Roman god of war, known to the Greeks as Ares. Used in Imperial Rome and revived in the late 19th century.

Marcia's are also known to have long orange tongues!

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Paul seems to be checking the tongue situation

An okapi cleaning its muzzle with its tongue

The tongue is a muscle on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for chewing and swallowing (deglutition). It is the primary organ of taste, as much of the upper surface of the tongue is covered in papillae and taste buds. A secondary function of the tongue is speech. It is sensitive and kept moist by saliva, and is richly supplied with nerves and blood vessels to help it move. Lastly, the tongue also serves as a natural means of cleaning one's teeth.

In mammals such as dogs and cats, the tongue is often used to clean the fur and body. The tongues of these species have a very rough texture which allows them to remove oils and parasites. A dog's tongue also acts as a heat regulator. As a dog increases its exercise the tongue will increase in size due to greater blood flow. The tongue hangs out of the dog's mouth and the moisture on the tongue will work to cool the blood flow.

Some animals have tongues that are specially adapted for catching prey. For example, chameleons, frogs, and anteaters have prehensile tongues.

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Del is looking a little regusted back there and Leon is back!

Girls! Do Not Play With Your Food

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Oh no! Marcia has an idea that involves grapes

Remember: "Kinky is when you use a feather. Perverted is when you use the whole chicken!!

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What are they hatching up? Poor Del

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Ed and Kathy are in amazement and happy in their choice of seating

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Poor Del.... Green nose hair

Did you know? - Nasal hair or nose hair is the hair in the nose. Its main function is to keep foreign or unwanted particles from entering the lungs. Adult humans have hairs in the anterior nasal passage. Nasal hair has important implications for the health of the human body because a lack of nasal hair could invite the transport of potentially harmful particles into the respiratory system.

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We want this just right

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Marcia is about to "bust a gut"

Did you know? - A halo (Greek: ἅλως; also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They have been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures, and have at various periods also been used in images of rulers or heroes. In, among other religions, Hellenistic Greek, Roman, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred art, sacred persons may be depicted with a halo in the form of a circular glow, or in Asian art flames, around the head, or around the whole body, this last often called a mandorla. Halos may be shown as almost any color, but as they represent light are most often depicted as golden, yellow, white, or red when flames are depicted.

Enough Frivolity... Let's Get Artistic... Donna!

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These bottles were donated by the next table over

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When I asked for glasses I did NOT mean glasses

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Given a few props...

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What do you mean eight inches?

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Paul could not even finish his story

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Embarrassed... Paul tries to hide

Did you know? - Embarrassment is an emotional state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount of loss of honor or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation. It is similar to shame, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also, embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable, rather than morally wrong.

Personal embarrassment is usually accompanied by some combination of blushing, sweating, nervousness, stammering, and fidgeting. Sometimes the embarrassed person will try to mask embarrassment with smiles or nervous laughter, especially in etiquette situations; such a response is more common in certain cultures, which may lead to misunderstanding.

The Hour of Recollection

Deceased and otherwise absent lodge members are recalled each evening at 11 p.m. Chimes or sometimes a bell will be rang 11 times and the Lodge Esquire intones, "It is the Hour of Recollection." The Exalted Ruler or a member designated by him gives the 11 o'clock toast, of which this version is the most common:

"You have heard the tolling of eleven strokes. This is to remind you that with Elks, the hour of eleven has a tender significance. Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs. It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more. Living or dead, an Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken. Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly into the west. But ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message: To our absent members."

What A Great Evening With Great Friends

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We danced "one more for the road"

Did you know? - The suggestion that this phrase derives from the supposed practice of offering condemned felons a final drink at pubs on the way to the the place of public execution in London - The Tyburn Tree, isn't supported by historical record. The phrase isn't known until the mid 20th century, long after Tyburn ceased to be a place of execution. It appears to have originated just as a colloquial reference to a departing drink in English pubs, just as 'a quick one' refers to a one taken in haste.

Good Night And See You Next Week

In Comic Format

GG Elks June 2010 Comics

GG Elks June 2010 Comics

GG Elks June 2010 Comics

GG Elks June 2010 Comics

GG Elks June 2010 Comics