Classes for Computer went very well this week. Now that I got my feet wet, I won't be so nervous this next week. I even learned some things that I don't usually use in Word too. The best part of being a teacher, you learn too.
Friday night our gang went out for supper, then back to Phyllis & Tom's to play cards outside in the "tarp enclosed patio" with the heaters going. Gosh, I don't think it will ever warm up enough to play without them! The guys were the winners at both tables, so since the girls all lost we played at one table. Oh my gosh! We laughed so much. I don't think we cared who was ahead or behind. We had Dr. Phil on first for a serious program while we were playing, then Dr. Oz came one. Needless to say, that's when we started laughing!! Phyllis, you are a hoot!
Saturday night Bill & I went to the Softball Team's Dance - 50's - 60's - Jefferson High School dance, aka ballroom at the club house. The gals did a super, super job of decorating. Below you can see it was "Welcome to Arnold's" from Happy Days.
I went down to take pictures before the dance otherwise it gets too crowded. There were 460 people there. Last year there was more, but the fire ordinance didn't like that very well, so they limited the tickets this year.
This is the stage made to look like Arnold's counter.
You can tell the menu was from the 50's-60's. Can't buy a super burger today for 59 cents!
The end of each table had a jukebox decoration.
Me & my "tea" friend, Shirley. Love the "flipped" hair Shirley!
Some of the crowd. The couple standing on the right is Sam & his "friend". Sam is 91 & plays poker with Bill. His friend is in her 80's & she looked about 65!
The following 3 pictures are of our Georgia friends. This is Benny & Tommie.
Mary Jo & Frank (another of Bill's poker buddies).
Diane & David. Diane & Mary Jo are sisters. David plays poker with Bill & is a ball player. Diane line dances with me. We all have a great time together. The 8 of us have gotten together on a couple Saturday nights in one of the card rooms at the club house to play cards. We've taught them Tonk (which they love) & they taught us Manipulation (whch I love).
This is our "muscle" friend Ray from Michigan. He & Marquita are ones we went to visit & had lunch with while we were in Michigan last summer.
This is Arnold's Cook & his waitress wife aka Brian & Cathy. Cathy is our Pilate's leader. Brian is a ball player too.
The lady in blue on the left is Lois & line dances with me. She is 92. Next to her is Dave & the two gals in white are Dona & Dave's wife, Carol. Dona is from Syracuse. The two girls were my dancing partners for some of the fast ones. We do the Thursday Night BBQ Pot Lucks together.
Velda & her friends dancing in the hallway.
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Frank & Mary Jo dancing in hallway.
Brian & Cathy dancing in the kitchen. "Someone's in the kitchen with Dina".
Now this guy in the blue sweater had some real smooth dance moves.
We all made the remark that our kids would never believe how many of us grandparents would be out here rock'n & roll'n for 4 hours. We all said our kids wouldn't be able to keep up with us!
I did have to come home after church this morning & take a 2 hr. nap though. Wow! I couldn't believe how tired I was. Home at 11pm & up at 5:45am. No wonder I needed a nap!
We had to get our second wind so we could party this afternoon for Super Bowl. We ate at 3pm & then settled in to watch the game on the "tarp enclosed patio" again. It took me awhile to get into the game as I didn't really have a favorite. I admit I was rooting for the Colts, so it was a little bit of a let down at the end when we lost. Last year was a lot more exciting with the Arizona Cardinals & the Pittsburgh Steelers!
Here's Phyllis talking pictures & me taking a picture of her.
Sitting: Max & Marilyn; Standing: Warren, Kay, Bill & Faye
This was Mark's (from Iowa) plate. He said that was all he was going to eat. But he did have dessert.
The patio set up. The heater on the left got moved over by Tom so he & I could hog the heat. Just like sitting in front of the wood stove playing cards! Right Sis?!
So that was the end of another year of Football.
Tomorrow our Mark leaves for his 7 month deployment. I know I said this before, but they had weather delays on the East coast, so they couldn't leave until Monday. We love you son, & pray for a fast 7 months & a safe deployment. We are proud of you.
The Baltimore/Washington area really got hit with the snow this year. Renee said more than they got before Christmas. She said Tom was up & out shoveling a little at a time all night Friday night so it wouldn't build up & be too heavy to shovel. Since he's having trouble with his back, he wanted to do it in stages.
Tomorrow we get back to schedule with shuffleboard, dancing, card playing & computer class. I will be teaching Excel classes this week. Now if I could just get rid of this darn laryngitis! Every day I wake up thinking I'll be "squeak free", but no such luck. One question for you all........if you are a woman.....how do you rest your voice box????? Not a chance!
I did add some new music to my play list. I know it takes awhile to load, but it's there. Added some favorite country songs. Enjoy.
Well, that's about all for this week. Until next time........The Travel Cardinal's from sunny AZ