Meet And Greet (Page One)
(February 19th 2016 ) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
As usual, our table settings were fantastic!
The Greeters Table was decorated for the occasion!
Last minute adjustments
Did You Know? - Valentine's Day was first introduced to Japan in 1936 and has become widely popular. However, because of a translation error made by a chocolate company, only women buy Valentine chocolates for their spouses, boyfriends, or friends. In fact, it is the only day of the year many single women will reveal their crush on a man by giving him chocolate. The men don't return the favor until White Day, a type of "answer day" to Valentine's Day, which is on March 14.
Kathy is happy... We are ready to receive our members and guests!
Marion and Sue catching up!
Gary is trying to arrange a tie swap!
Red all around!
Love the coat Ed!
Did You Know? - On Valentine's Day 2010, 39,897 people in Mexico City broke the record for the world's largest group kiss.
Suspenders to match! Wow!
Service with a smile! And a free "photobomb"
Ghislaine has red down to a science
She is ready for "Wrap Music" this evening!
Our guests are old friends... From Garden Grove Elks!
Welcome Pat and Margot
Who says being the greeters is no fun?
Come on in... The water is fine!
Did You Know? - The symbol of the ribbon, which often adorns modern-day Valentines, is rooted in the Middle Ages. When knights competed in tournaments, their sweethearts often gave them ribbons for good luck.
The music was terrific... One must dance!
Miss Vicky checks out her ties...
She got those for the guys three years ago!
Lucky and Carolyn grace the dance floor!
Watch the fancy steps closely...
Meanwhile back at the table!
Did You Know? - Lace is often used on Valentine decorations. The word "lace" comes from the Latin laques, meaning "to snare or net," as in to catch a person's heart.
Bernie hits the floor running!
Irene is here... The party can officially begin!
Irene and Mike enjoy some "dancing fluid!"
Mike likes his tie!
Ed is dressed to the hilt this evening
Did You Know? - The noun hilt refers to the shaft or handle of a tool or weapon such as a dagger, sword etc. The origin of the word hilt can be traced back to Old English and related to the Old Saxon helta oar handle, Old Norse hjalt and German helza. The words, bottom, end, base, shank, stub, extremity, fag end, grasp, handgrip, etc can be used synonymously with the noun hilt. The hilt of the dagger or sword is the only portion that is visible when the weapon is plunged totally into something. The figurative use of the word hilt came to be first used in 1687 as seen in the phrase "to the hilt" which means completely or to the maximum limit.
Looks like a serious conversation.... We know better!
Romance is definitely in the air!
Bernie looks worried.... What is she whispering in his ear??
Gliding across the floor with ease....
Visiting and getting a checkup!
What? The photographer escaped? (Thanks Ed)
Practising their "Ollie tie twiddle!"
Del seems to be having a problem...
Tony was celebrating his recent retirement after twenty plus
years teaching music in schools
The dance floor was busy this evening
Did You Know? - Small pieces of mirror were sometimes used on the more expensive and elaborate Valentine cards produced during the golden ages of Valentines (1830s-1850s). "Mirror" comes from the same Latin verb as "admire": mirari, "to wonder."
A sea of red!
Hang on... The music is speeding up!
Jan conducts the band from afar!
Marianne heard the salad coming her direction!