Meet And Greet (Page One)
(March 18th 2016) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
The Petroleum Club is indeed a delightful venue with the greatest staff in town!
Well well... What do we have here? An Irish bar perhaps!
Welcome to Topper's... I am your guide for this evening!
Nita always brings a smile to the Board Meetings
P-s-s-s-s-s-t Don't point that, it has a nail in it!
Keeps the board going!
We must have adult supervision!
Vicky found a new way to wear the green!
Not a lot of pinching to go on this evening!
Gentlemen, you are looking quite dapper!
Did You Know Where Dapper Came From? - From Middle English daper ("pretty, neat"), from Middle Dutch dapper ("stalwart, nimble"), Old Dutch *dapar, from Proto-Germanic *dapraz ("stout; solid; heavy; bold") (compare German tapfer "bold", Norwegian daper "saddened, dreary"), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeb- 'thick, heavy' (compare Tocharian A tpär 'high', Latvian dàbls 'strong'
Last minute adjustments
It is amazing where Leprechauns show up!
Love the chapeau Bernie!
Swapping old Irish tales!
Kathy Tells A Good One! - A ventriloquist is telling Irish jokes in Davy Byrne's pub in Grafton Street, Dublin, when, O'Leary, an irate Irishman stands up shouting, 'You're making out we're all dumb and stupid. I oughtta punch you in the nose.'
'I'm sorry sir, I...........'
'Not you,' says O'Leary, 'I'm talking to that little fella on your knee.'
"I love green!"
All smiles this evening...
Ed delivering the goods!
"These are magic.... Stare directly at them and you will have to dance!"
"But be very careful... Do NOT eat them!"
Marion's middle name is Brave
Bridgette and Mike arrive... Love the tie Mike!
This is what we call meeting and greeting!
"Are to watching out for my little assistant? Ed is delivering the magic shamrocks"
Did You Know? - The first mention of shamrock in the English language occurs in 1571 in the work of the English Elizabethan scholar Edmund Campion. In his work Boke of the Histories of Ireland, Campion describes the habits of the 'wild Irish' and states that the Irish ate shamrock "Shamrotes, watercresses, rootes, and other herbes they feed upon".
Ed gives Ed a hand!
Sue watches out for the leprechauns
Wally O'Rodecker tells and old Irish tale
Wally Tries One! - O'Malley was driving down the street thoroughly worked up because he had an important meeting and he couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey.'
Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
O'Malley looked up again and said, 'Never mind, Lord, I found one.'
Looking good out there!
Linda and Don float across the floor!
Al has his combination hat and suitcase on this evening!
"We are ready!"
Forty-nine joining us this evening!
Green is everywhere
Lucky wins the tie contest!
"I am too wearing green"
Pinning on a shamrock is not for the weak of heart!
The band strikes up some lively Irish music!
Borne is out and about again!
"OK... Who has the camera? (Courtesy of Ed Roberts!)
The O'Liles are really here!
Bernie! Take it easy on Cindy!
We are going to get high heels for Bernie next dance!
Kathy visits the members - Perhaps remembering Catalina?
Nightlighters are well represented!
Is that a dancing hat?
Jim Gilman kept us busy the entire evening!
The Irish music does work up a thirst!
The three guys are telling stories over there!
The camera people get to dance... Never heard of such a thing!
"We are awaiting an Irish jig!"
"Irish Jig.... That's what we are doing!"
"Come on Iris(h)... It's a quick step!"
"Oh Mike... I love your green eyes!"
Sound: Danny Boy
Did You Know? - Initially written to a tune other than "Londonderry Air", the words to "Danny Boy" were penned by English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly in Bath, Somerset in 1910. After his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret (known as Jess) in the United States sent him a copy of "Londonderry Air" in 1913 (an alternative version has her singing the air to him in 1912 with different lyrics), Weatherly modified the lyrics of "Danny Boy" to fit the rhyme and meter of "Londonderry Air".
"Danny Boy" is considered to be an unofficial signature song and anthem, particularly by Irish Americans and Irish Canadians.