New Years Celebrations... One More Year!

Remember: "Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bileless New Year and leave it at that." - Judith Crist

Party On And Dance The Night Away... (Page Five)

Page Created 2017-12-31 - Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:35:AM

Remember: Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. - Bill Vaughn

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Remember: Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. - Bill Vaughn

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
"It's already 2018 in the UK!"

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
"..and it is raining and 30 degrees"

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Donna gives a lesson in the proper way to eat live goldfish. Afterall, the clock has been turned back to the 1930's and 1940's so see how it was done!

This technique was passed down over the years from Lothrop Withington Jr to the Zaitz family and now Donna are sharing it with you! It's almost 2018... Be daring and try it!

Did You Know? - Goldfish swallowing was an American school trend starting in the 1920s, where a live goldfish was swallowed. Although it's not clear how the fad emerged, various people have made claims.

A 1963 letter to the New York Times claimed that it was started by a man named Lothrop Withington Jr. Withington was a freshman at Harvard University who aspired to become class president and was willing to do what it took to receive the votes of his classmates.

Because of his previous boasting in regards to swallowing a live goldfish, a student dared him to do the stunt once again.

Allegedly his "campaign managers" encouraged him to do so as a publicity stunt in order to win the election.

The letter to the Times claimed that on March 3, 1939, the freshman students gathered to see the show, and Lothrop didn't disappoint. He grabbed the goldfish, leaned back and with a bit of hesitation, gulped it down.

"Reporters and photographers were inadvertently present in the Harvard Freshman Union when Withington swallowed his live goldfish (with a mashed potato chaser) and started a nationwide fad in the spring of 1939." Before long, other colleges were joining in on the strange trend.

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Nine Carat has the who building moving!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
We has visitors from Old Ranch.... Excellent way of introducing
big bands to new people!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Robin is singing up a storm.. Nostalgia waxes this evening!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Bridgette "photo bombs" the picture.... Mike must have
her really moving this evening!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Dang... Nine Carat looks excellent this evening!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Bob snaps a picture of Sandy...

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Bernie is about to break the bank!!

Did You Know? - In gaming, breaking the bank refers to a player winning a critical[clarification needed] sum of money from the casino.

The literal, extremely rare, situation of breaking the bank, is winning more than the house has on hand. The term can also been used for the act of winning more chips than there are at the table.

Another situation of it portrayed in fiction is a situation where a gambler will win more money than the casino owns, forcing the casino out of business, and winning the casino itself as a prize.

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Darwin is looking pretty serous here

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Bob can't play this game... He can only count to fifteen

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
No No! Everybody faces the same direction!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Now the dust is flying... Yee-Haw Yippy-Tie-Yi-Yi

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
The band likes to see all the action!

Did You Know? - The Stroll was both a slow rock 'n' roll dance (and loosley a line dance) and a song that was popular in the late 1950s. Billboard first reported that "The Stroll" might herald a new dance craze similar to the "Big Apple" in December 1957. "The Stroll" was written by Clyde Otis and Nancy Lee and was recorded by the Canadian group The Diamonds

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
We have great line dancers!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Where are the cowboy boots?

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Mike shows how it is done!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
A class act!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Mike and Vicky are having a great time!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
It's lonely at the top!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Great music and great friends equal great evening!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Neal counts his fortune!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Ron and Nancy keep an eye on the wheel!!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
All smiles... They must be winning!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Carmen and Tracy provide adult supervision....
Oh oh, we're in trouble!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
"Dear... What is in this drink?"

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

Bill tries to explain the new drink he found out about while hanging with the Rat Pack!

Perhaps Bill should share the ingredients with the rest of us based upon Holly's expression!

Something about "Eye Of Neut and Bat Wings" or something like that!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Sue keeps track of the time.... We are getting close!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Michele and Franklyn try out the DJ

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Do you see Irene? In the sea of humanity??

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
She found a hot table!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
John demonstrates his "poker face"

Did You Know? - A blank expression is a facial expression characterized by neutral positioning of the facial features, implying a lack of strong emotion. It may be caused by a lack of emotion, depression, boredom or slight confusion, such as when someone refers to something which the listener does not understand.

A deliberately-induced blank expression meant to conceal one's emotions is also known as a poker face, referring to the common practice of maintaining one's composure when playing the card game poker.

The term poker face was used outside the game of poker by American sportswriters in the 1920s to describe a competitor who appeared unaffected by stressful situations (an important skill when playing poker for money, to avoid giving an opponent any tells about one's hand). It is similarly used with reference to marketers and salespeople during business negotiations

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
The doctors confer....

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
More sea food as we moved back toward
the dining room and midnight!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Stocking up on midnight supplies

Did You Know? - The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC.
The early Romans used March 1 as New Year's Day. Other cultures used the autumn equinox or the winter solstice to mark the new year.

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Michele heads for the table... Awaiting midnight!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
We are ready!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Pete, Franklyn, Michele and Bob
Paul, Sue, Robin, and Lisa
(But who took the picture??)

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
They can never be serious for very long!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Now it's Bob's turn!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Checking out the noise makers...
It's only five more minutes until 2018!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Bob practices his Midnight Yell
(A sound known to spread fear into Chihuahua's world wide)

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Arturo pours the champagne!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
... without spilling a drop!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Ah.... Paul escaped the camera and got shot by someone else!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
The last dance of the year 2017...

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
It's going to be mid-night in about 4 minutes

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Celebrating nine decades of making people smile!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
"Let's get ready for the midnight kiss... Where is Wil?
Oh heck... Where is any man??? "

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club
Champagne has been poured!

New Years 2018 at Old Ranch Country Club