Rose Bowl In January... Rose Ball In June!
Who Was Here???
A Comic View Of The Dance
Let The Party Begin!
Did You Know? - The rose is a symbol of the times. In fact, it's the official National Floral Emblem of the United States, where June is National Rose Month.
A gaggle of greeters greeting
Amy and Angela take a turn greeting
Michael and Carmen made it in all the way from Encino
The entrance makes a good place for photos
Beautiful Rose Ball Centerpieces
Roses everywhere (Courtesy of Ted Herman)
The Band Kicks Into Gear And Dancing Begins
Did You Know? - Roses by the Numbers
- A single rose of any color depicts utmost devotion
- Two roses entwined together communicate "Marry me"
- Six Roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
- Eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved
- Thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer
Barbara and Dennis
Visiting is underway
A halo??? Ken and Michael must be having a philosophical discussion!
Good to see each other after two months...
The dance cards are being filled out
Dance engagements card for 11 January 1887, showing a list of all the
dances for the evening - valse, polka, lancers and quadrille; opposite each
dance is a space to record the name of the partner for that dance. After the
event the card was probably kept as a souvenir of the evening
Lucky said "I have no props this evening" Just wait and see
Sherrie and Jose have matching colors....
Did You Know? -
People have been passionate about roses since the beginning of time. It is said that the floors of Cleopatra's palace were carpeted with delicate rose petals, and that the wise and knowing Confucius had a 600 book library specifically on how to care for roses.
The flowers were beautiful
Paul and Sue escape from behind the camera
Did You Know? - Wherefore art thou rose? In the readings of
The Shakespeare, of course. He refers to roses more than 50 times throughout his writings.
The Rhythm Kings Were Great Tonight
Working and having fun
Great animal sounds this evening - Yellow Bird cracked us up!
Did You Know? - "Yellow Bird" was sung by Vivian Vance on a two-part Here's Lucy episode, "Lucy Goes Hawaiian," which aired February 15 and Feb. 22, 1971. Vance sang it in a high falsetto, with a calypso beat, dressed in yellow and sprouting feathers like a canary (including a long tail feather) perched on a swing decorated as a nest, that lowered her in the beginning of the song and lifted her at the end. A long spoken-word mid-section features Vance riffing on the types of male birds she'd like to hook up with.
Back To The Dance Floor
Bruce and Dottie glide across the floor
Perfect gown for this evening
Guests Paul and Barbara Rutowski
Did You Know? - One thousand years old. That's the age the world's oldest living rose bush is thought to be. Today, it continues to flourish on the wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.
Members are still arriving at the Marriott
Ta Dah (Courtesy of Ted HErman)
Ken visits with Roberta
Angela and Julian
Rumor is that they are taking dance lessons.... They are working well! They look great!
Each table had a different rose.... The blue roses was magnificent
Did You Know? - Myth also has it that Venus' son Cupid accidentally shot arrows into the rose garden when a bee stung him, and it was the "sting" of the arrows that caused the roses to grow thorns. And, when Venus walked through the garden and pricked her foot on a thorn, it was the droplets of her blood which turned the roses red.
Beautiful centerpieces (Courtesy of Ted HErman)