A Typical Evening At Garden Grove

Elks Care and Elks Share

Saturday Night Dance At Garden Grove 3/13/2010

Did you know? - Garden Grove was founded by Alonzo Cook in 1874. A school district and Methodist church were organized that year. It remained a small rural crossroads until the arrival of the railroad in 1905. The rail connection helped the town prosper with crops of orange, walnuts, chili peppers and later strawberries. In 1933, much of the town's central business district was destroyed by the Long Beach earthquake, and one person was killed. The post-World War II boom led to rapid development, and Garden Grove was incorporated as a city in 1956 with about 44,000 residents.

By 1960, population had grown to 85,000; by 1970 it was 120,000. In the late Seventies and Eighties a significant Asian population (primarily Vietnamese and Korean) began to locate in the area. In recent years, Harbor Boulevard has become a booming entertainment and tourism area, served by nine high-rise hotels. Well-known Garden Grove residents include actor Steve Martin, adventurer Steve Fossett, baseball stars Lenny Dykstra and Alan Trammell and Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos.

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Go Bess

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
The house was full

"Line Dance Del" And The Gang

Did you know? - A line dance is choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancers are not in physical contact with each other. Older "line dances" have lines in which the dancers face each other, or the "line" is a circle, or all dancers in the "line" follow a leader around the dance floor; while holding the hand of the dancers beside them.

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Del sure likes the line dancing

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Sharing photos

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Now that's what we call a Martini

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Elvis has entered the room

Saturday night at Garden Grove
You can't hide from the camera Del!

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Friends make life worth living

Saturday night at Garden Grove
"Donna... Use this wine to wash out the green in your hair"

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
"Why not put martini's in a pitcher? They do it with margaritas??"

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Leon is figuring

Did you know? - Figuring is the process of final polishing of an optical surface to remove imperfections or modify the surface curvature to achieve the shape required for a given application. An of example of figuring is that used in reflecting telescope primary mirrors in a process of converting the smooth spherical mirror produced by earlier stages into the aspherical or parabolic shapes needed to form the correct image. It is done by applying different polishing stroke lengths with different sized and shaped tools. Manual figuring is a very laborious process, since the heat produced by polishing has to be allowed to dissipate before the shape of the mirror can be measured again, and the places for later polishing selected. Testing of the figure is usually done by a Foucault test or Ronchi test in amateur telescope making and with very sophisticated null testers on research telescope optics.

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Vicky just turns her around and around like a figurine

Did you know? - A figurine (a diminutive form of the word figure) is a statuette that represents a human, deity, or animal. Figurines may be realistic or iconic, depending on the skill and intention of the creator. The earliest were made of stone or clay. Modern versions are made of ceramic, metal, glass, wood and plastic.

Figures with movable parts, allowing limbs to be posed, are more likely to be called dolls, mannequins, or action figures; or robots or automata, if they can move on their own.

Figurines and miniatures are sometimes used in board games, such as chess, and tabletop role playing games. Old figurines have been used to discount some historical theories, such as the origins of chess.

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Bob and Lynn

Shhhhh ... Artist At Work

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
This evening's masterpiece

Did you know? - Masterpiece (or chef d'œuvre) in modern usage refers to a creation that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship.

Originally, the term masterpiece referred to a piece of work produced by an apprentice or journeyman aspiring to become a master craftsman in the old European guild system. His fitness to qualify for guild membership was judged partially by the Masterpiece, and if he was successful, it was retained by the guild. Great care was therefore taken to produce a fine piece in whatever the craft was, whether confectionery, painting, goldsmithing, knifemaking, or many other trades. The Royal Academy in London is one institution that has acquired a fine collection of "Diploma works" as a condition of acceptance.

It probably derives from the Dutch "meesterstuk" (German: Meisterstück), and the form "masterstik" is recorded in English in 1579 (or in Scots, since this was from some Aberdeen guild regulations), whereas "masterpiece" is first found in 1605, already outside a guild context, in a Ben Jonson play.

Nowadays it is used for an exceptionally good piece of creative work or the best piece of work of a particular artist or craftsman.

Little Angels

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
"What halo???"

Did you know? - A halo (Greek: ἅλως; also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They have been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures, and have at various periods also been used in images of rulers or heroes. In, among other religions, Hellenistic Greek, Roman, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred art, sacred persons may be depicted with a halo in the form of a golden, yellow or white circular glow around the head, or around the whole body, this last often called a mandorla.

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Leon And Marcia Take To The Floor

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
They are a blur when they dance...  Wherrrrrrr

Vicky Has Her Trusty Camera Ready To Go

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
Jan and Brian

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove

Saturday night at Garden Grove
"I found her again!"