You Are Invited... (Page One)
Thanks to Bob Zaitz for taking many of the pictures this evening!
Let The Fun Begin...
The Wine Bottle is carefully unwrapped
Phil Anthony and crew set up for the evening
Serious visiting begins
Remember: Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.
This evenings guests arrive... Kathy and Ed Rogers
Bob promised to share his wine
Remember: Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ~Ernest Hemingway
Careful Bob, that thing has a nail it
Did you know? - In human anatomy, a nail is a horn-like envelop covering the dorsal aspect of the terminal phalanges of fingers and toes. Nails are also present in several other primates. Although not exclusive to primates, the development of nails is extremely rare in other mammals.
Nails are similar to claws, which are found on numerous other animals. In common usage, the word nail often refers to the nail plate only.
Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough protein called keratin, as are animals' hooves and horns. Along with hair and teeth they are an appendage of the skin.
Ta-Dah! Dr. Woolston (our official smiler) has arrived
Sue has a secret and Neil can figure it out
Remember: If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~Alice Roosevelt Longworth
It's not in English.... It's in Tommy Bahamaese
Who is hiding behind the chair???
Lori and Kathy discuss the new step we are about to invent
Serious visiting is underway
Oh oh... He is getting in trouble!
Hollywood Mary arrives
Talk about organization!
Welcome in seventeen languages
"Happy whatever - hic!"
"You are not going to believe this... but..."
Did you know? - Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, images and sounds often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and in order to instill moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view.
The earliest forms of storytelling were thought to have been primarily oral combined with gestures and expressions. In addition to being part of religious ritual, Rudimentary drawings scratched onto the walls of caves may be forms of early storytelling for many of the ancient cultures. The Australian Aborginal people painted symbols from stories on cave walls as a means of helping the storyteller remember the story. The story was then told using a combination of oral narrative, music, rock art and dance. Ephemeral media such as sand, leaves and the carved trunks of living trees have also been used to record stories in pictures or with writing.
What is a "TBahama"
We had plenty of horses doo-vers!
The story goes on...
Jim and Jan Mongell
No dear... We do NOT yell "Yo!" across the room!
Ed explains his new step
Remember: The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley
What is this man up too?
The Phil Anthony Band
What wonderful sounds from the Phil Anthony Band
Did you know? - Phil Anthony ... born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had a rock band in high school called the Knight Kaps.. went on to college, U.O.Wisconsin and joined a group called the Crossfires, taking Steve Miller's place. Came to California in 1965 to record with BillyJo Burnette and did some T.V. appearances. Played many clubs backing oldie groups like the Coasters, Drifters, Platters, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shirelles, Marvelettes, etc..
Recorded on the Tower label for Mike Curb. Formed a band called The Portraits and did some movie soundtrack work and commercials. Went on the road with his band and a comedy team ( Sanetti & Rueda ) and played the Nevada circuit. Returned to L.A. during the disco craze of the 70's and opened the Bonaventure Hotel and played various hotels and discos including Dillon's in Westwood. When not performing, Phil enjoys an occasional round of golf.
Joe, Howard, and Phil
Did you know? - Joe Barile...drummer, vocalist, guitarist and published songwriter, is a native of Ischia, an Island off the coast of Naples, Italy. He has been performing since the age of fifteen. His career has taken him to Japan and many Euorpean countries, and had a lengthy stint performing and recording with The Ventures, Shango, and Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. He has written many songs for these groups that have been recorded and released worldwide.
Joe has been collaborating with numerous songwriters over the past few decades including sax man Tony Giaimo and Phil Anthony and Nina Beck. Joe's rich, thought-provoking melodies conjure up equally deep, meaningful lyrics by his co-writers, and Joe writes some fine lyrics of his own as well, in the "future standard" and Italian ethnic categories. When not performing, Joe enjoys cooking.
Did you know? - Howard Crossen ...Turned pro at the age of fifteen with a local band..Hal Brown..Joined the Marine Corps Band..after discharge played with various bands traveling the country with Glenn Henry, Chuck Cabot, Skinney Qines, Oren Tucker..Made the Nevada circuit playing at the Stardust, El Cortez, Showboat, Fremont, Harrahs, The Golden, Harold's Club, Riverside, Wagon Wheel, etc.. Backed such people as: Johnny Desmond, Rusty Draper, Billy Eckstine, Freddy Morgan, Bell Sisters, Billy Daniels, Mary Mayo, etc. Worked club dates in the 70's, 80's, 90's, and alot of casuals into the 2000's. When not performing, Howard enjoys being on his sailboat.
Meanwhile On The Dance Floor
Bob and Donna test the fllor to make sure it is safe
A beautiful couple... On floor and off!
Floor is safe... Now we can dance
Paul and Sue hit the floor early
Remember: There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby
Remember: Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. ~Terri Guillemets
Mary is still trying to master the "Shaka Sign"
Did you know? - The Shaka Sign is a common greeting gesture. It is often associated with Hawaii. It consists of extending the thumb and smallest finger while keeping the three middle fingers curled, and raising the hand as in salutation with the back of the hand facing the person that is being greeted; sometimes the hand is rotated back and forth to emphasize the sign.
Hawaiian locals use the shaka to convey what locals in Hawai'i call the "Aloha Spirit," a gesture of friendship and understanding between the various ethnic cultures that reside within Hawai'i, and thus it does not have a direct semantic to literal translation. Depending on context it can also be used to communicate notions such as "all right," "cool," "smooth," and the like. Residents of states other than Hawaii who use the shaka may describe it as meaning "hang loose," and in Florida the symbol itself is more commonly called the "hang loose" sign rather than the shaka sign. It can also be used to signal "hello," "goodbye," " till next time," "take care," or "all right!" In sign language, the shaka is one of the two signs used to refer to surfing.
Careful, they are gliding this way
Lee and Marcia got the memo about black and white but one of them messed up on the pants!
Stand back! Coming through
"Everybody has checked in... I'll have a double"
Some final visits before dinner is served
".... and for only $2.95 cents more...."
An infectous smile
Remember: A smile confuses an approaching frown. ~Author Unknown
The greeters can now have fun... Everyone is here
Remember: A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller
Donna explaining how she knows dinner is coming
Bob Seeks Artistic Pictures From Above And Below
Bob gets some great pictures from below
And from above