Pre-Thanksgiving (Autum) Dance (Page One)
(November 19th 2010) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
Did you know? - Autumn or fall is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter usually in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.
The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag (caused by the thermal latency of the ground and sea) means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region, so some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn" whilst others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists (and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere) use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April and May in the southern hemisphere.
Actually, it was supposed to have begun to rain this evening!
It Stayed Dry Just For Us!
The Toppers chased the rain away!
Arrivals Begin And Visiting Gets Underway
Our greeters have everything ready
They have been practicing saying hello....
"I am NOT fuzzy! I am not fuzzy!"
Smiles and more smile
Did you know? - A smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth . The smile can also be found around the eyes (See 'Duchenne smile' below). Among humans, it is customarily an expression denoting pleasure, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. Cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is a means of communicating emotions throughout the world.
Catching up on the latest
Roy and Mary Ruth
I hope they share with us!
Bobbie and Buck dressed for the season
Did you know? - The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nm, and has a hue of 30° in HSV colour space. It is numerically halfway between red and yellow in a gamma-compressed RGB colour space, the expression of which is the RGB colour wheel.
The complementary colour of orange is blue. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre or cadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light.
The colour is named after the orange fruit, after the appearance of the ripe fruit. Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red).
The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512, in the court of King Henry VIII.
Right next to the
Jean and Sal
Vicky is rounding up ideas for the Toppers Topics
Mickey Arauj and George Meier
New members George and Edith Meier
Stoic Jim Mongell
Did you know? - Stoicism (Greek Στοά) was a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC. The Stoics considered destructive emotions to be the result of errors in judgment, and that a sage, or person of "moral and intellectual perfection," would not suffer such emotions. Stoics were concerned with the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will (called prohairesis) that is in accord with nature. Because of this, the Stoics presented their philosophy as a way of life, and they thought that the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said but how he behaved.
Neal also greets guests Ed and Kathy Roberts as they join the festivities
It's OK, it is Welch's Grape Juice says Jan! Clark and Donnis are not so sure!
Did you know? - Welch Foods Inc. (Welch's) is an American company, headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts. It is owned by the National Grape Cooperative Association, a co-op of grape growers.
Founded in Vineland, New Jersey, by Thomas Bramwell Welch in 1869, Welch's is the food processing and marketing arm of the National Grape Cooperative Association, which comprises 1,300 grape growers located in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Ontario, Canada. The oldest extant structure associated with the company is Welch Factory Building No. 1, located at Westfield, New York, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Kathy and Ed Roberts know several of our members via the Elks so we told her
what first time visitors are supposed to do!
The we told her the truth
Jerry circulates visiting with Del for a while
Paul and Sue escape from behind the camera
The Centerpieces Were Beautiful
Did you know? - A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to mediate the union of male sperm with female ovum in order to produce seeds. The process begins with pollination, is followed by fertilization, leading to the formation and dispersal of the seeds. For the higher plants, seeds are the next generation, and serve as the primary means by which individuals of a species are dispersed across the landscape. The grouping of flowers on a plant is called the inflorescence.
In addition to serving as the reproductive organs of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans, mainly to beautify their environment but also as a source of food.
Pre dinner dancing works up an appetite
Kathy and Ed trip the light fantastic
Leroy was here to assure all is going well!