Toppers Dance September 24th 2010 (Page One)
(September 24th 2010) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
An Hour Before The Dance The Board Begins Slaving Away
New ideas for our Toppers Roster
The Boss is hearing from the board
Sage advice from our past president
Did you know? - Sage means one venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom. Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment. Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.
A teensy glass of wine helps the Board Members along
Keeping us honest
OK, Party Time
Jim Mongell keeps an eye on everything
Did you know? - Our young server is going to college and will be getting an AA in judicial studies. He is heading for Cal State Long Beach or Fullerton to continue towards his degree with an eye towards joining the police force.
Getting ready for the post dinner speech and announcements
Visiting is in full swing
Looks like a great story is being told
GiGi is ready to dance... Where is Larry?
Lucky and Larry catching up
The last dance was three months ago...
Dressed to the 9's
Did you know? - Although the general consensus to the origin of "Dressed to the Nines" is unknown; consider the meaning to be simply a reference of scale. " On a scale of one to ten; you are dressed to the nines" Since perfection can never be attained, nine would be the absolute best. The plural version on nine "Nines" is nothing more than people trying to make more of the number nine and fractionalizing it for further impact. With this definition in mind, every use of the term would make sense.
The staff keep the dance operating smoothly
Our Greeter's do an EXCELLENT job of making people feel welcome
Sue, Diane, Neal and Nita catching up on local news
Dinner Is Served, Time To Get Everyone's Picture
Who is having the Seafood Special???
Nita and "Giggles"
Paul just told Jan a whopper!
Boys will be boys!
He is now two fingers short of a full hand!
Mr. & Mrs. Sage
Looks like dinner was good
Did you know? - Typically, salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, there are populations of several species that are restricted to fresh water through their life. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn; tracking studies have shown this to be true but the nature of how this memory works has long been debated.
"Reserved"??? We think not!
Closest table to the music... Smart move
"You didn't come to take my steak away, did you?"
Sam Conte Band... Great music
Don and Lynn also must have enjoyed dinner
Did you know? - Before aluminum foil we had foil made from a thin leaf of tin was commercially available before its aluminum counterpart. In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, tin foil was in common use, and some people continue to refer to the new product by the old name. Tin foil is much stiffer than aluminum foil. It tends to give a slight tin taste to the food wrapped in it, which is one major reason it has largely been supplanted by aluminum and other materials for wrapping food. The first audio recordings on phonograph cylinders were made on tin foil.
"That salmon was this long!"
Like the lapel pin!
Did you know? - Lapel pins are frequently used as symbols of achievement and belonging in different organizations. Fraternities and sororities use lapel pins as the primary symbol for their organizations. Members wear the pins to meetings and special events to show their belonging to the organization. Lapel pins from the organization are often collected by members and non-members alike.
Businesses also use lapel pins to designate achievement and membership. Lapel pins are a common element of employee recognition programs, and they are presented to individuals as a symbol of an accomplishment. Like fraternity and sorority pins, these lapel pins instill a sense of belonging to an elite group of performers at the organization. Businesses also award lapel pins to employees more frequently to boost employee morale, productivity and employee engagement.
The Soviet Union had great production of these. Besides pins showing political figures and as souvenirs for tourist spots, there were pins for various sports, cultural, and political gatherings and for technical achievements of the Soviet Union. The pins had countercultural meanings as well; for example, the pin featuring the robot spacecraft Kosmos 186 (which approached and docked with Kosmos 188) had a sexual connotation.
In recent years, pin collecting has also become a popular hobby.
The photographers finally sit down
Thank you Neal or Nita... Whoever was behind the camera this evening