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Social Butterfly May 8th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Being a Mother!

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby -- that somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "Normal" is history.

Somebody said being a mother is boring -- that somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will “turn out good" -- that somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices -- that somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother -- that somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books -- that somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first -- that somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery -- that somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for their first day of kindergarten - or on a plane headed for military "boot camp."

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back -- that somebody never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married -- that somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home -- that somebody never had grandchildren, and

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her -- that somebody isn't a mother!
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Coastal Communities Concert Band Schedules Spring Concert

On Sunday, May 18, at 2:30pm, the Coastal Communities Concert (CCC) Band will present a Spring Concert entitled "The Conductor's Choice." The concert will be held at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad (corner Jefferson and Pine). General Admission is $15/person; Seniors (60+) and Children (12 and under) $12/each.

The concert will feature some of Don's favorite compositions for the band, including Broadway Show Tunes, Classic Band Literature, and Marches. Vocalist, Michael Ruhl, will join in on several selections. To order tickets or for more information, call Bill Brackman, 760.489.2383, or Kris Sims at 760.436.6137. Visit the website at

Joan Irving Glass Design Showcases New Works

"Flaming Chair," Joan Irving's new functional and fashionable etched glass and metal furniture will be showcased, along with an entire new line of her creative glass works, during Escondido's Home Trends Show. This event is part of Fashion Week from May 7-12, in downtown Escondido. Irving's new studio at 342 E. Valley Parkway will be open to the general public on Saturday, May 10, from 11am - 7pm, during Second Saturday, downtown's art gallery walk. A special artist cocktail reception is open to the public from 5-7pm. For more information, call 858.735.9738, or visit

Rancho Bernardo Art Association Postings

Two members of the Rancho Bernardo Art Association will be showing their art work during the month of May:

Clementine Porzak's art will be at the Incredible Cafe, 11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd. Cafe hours are 6:30am to 3pm, and Barbara Siegal will be showing her work at the Pacific Trust Bank, 16536 Bernardo Center Drive. Bank hours are 9am-6pm M-Th; 9am-7pm on Fridays, and 9-4 Saturdays. Her website is

Hearing Loss Association Meeting Saturday

Starting at 10am on Saturday, May 10, at the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium in Escondido, the Hearing Loss Association (HLA) will hold their monthly meeting. A rap session will be the program of the day. If you have questions, problems concerning hearing loss, or pet peeves, you are invited to talk about them. Parking is free and available at the back of the Center; you can enter through the kitchen. Call Sylvia at 760.745/5408 for more information.

The HLA annual convention will be June 12-15 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada. It will offer a wide variety of educational workshops, general sessions and special events. To learn more, visit the website at

New members recently welcomed into the chapter were Joe and Gerrie Henchy from San Marcos; Willard Pinder from Vista; Charles and June Engel from Escondido. Other visitors were Andrea Murray, San Diego, and D. J. England, Poway. In addition, 3rd year Audiology students from SDSU/UCSD visiting were Jerilyn Sutton, Dan Finnegan, Lindsay Moneymaker, Chuck Schulz, and Dave Stewart. These students then returned the next month to talk about what they are going through to become an audiologist.

Contemporary Women Meeting Planned

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer organization and social club, will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 12, at the historic Wood House at Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. Social time at 6pm; the meeting at 6:30pm. CWONC invites interested women to join the club, meet new friends, have fun, and become more involved in your community. For more information, call Marilynn Kroeker at 760.471.6396 or visit the website at

Methodist Church to Host Children's and Youth Choir Festival

A Children's and Youth Choir Festival will be hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, on Sunday, May 18, at 5pm, in the Church Sanctuary, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. Participating will be children and youth from Baha'i Faith; Anglican Church of Resurrection, San Marcos; La Jolla Presbyterian Church; Church of the Resurrection, Escondido; Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida Hispana, Escondido; First Presbyterian Church of San Diego, and First United Methodist Church of Escondido. Each choir will sing with their own director, then the choirs will unite for three concluding massed anthems under the direction of Hiroko Yoshinaga, accompanied by Sharon Clark. The public is invited. A free-will offering will be taken. For information, call 760.745.5100, or email to

Audubon Bird Watching Trip Scheduled

The Wilderness Gardens Preserve in Pala represents a fine example of oak woodland habitat, and is the site for the bird watching field trip scheduled by the Palomar Audubon Society. It will be at 8am on Saturday, May 17. Meet in the Gardens parking lot, about 10 miles east of I-15 on Route 76, on the south side of the highway. Parking fee required. Bring a lunch for an after birding picnic. For more information, check the website at

University Women to Hear Program On Kairos

The American Association of University Women will meet on Saturday, May 17, at 10am, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido. The speaker will be Kimberly Loya, a former scholarship recipient of the club. Her topic will be "Kairos: Restoring Hope to Hurting Women." Ms. Loya will graduate soon with a Master's Degree in Education. For several years she has volunteered with Kairos, an ecumenical ministry for women who have a loved one in prison; (their website is She facilitates at weekend retreats for such women who share with each other their experiences, including feelings of shame and anger.

Cost for the buffet lunch is $16/person. Reservations, call Ruth 760.489.0579.

Ladies Golf Club's Fashion Show Highlights the Year

Each year the Lake San Marcos South Course Ladies Golf Club has a fun day - not just on the golf course, but at a luncheon and a fashion show put on by Martin & Co. from Carlsbad. This year, as in the past, they show fashions for entertaining, cruising, shopping, and special occasions as well. Edna Kerr chaired the event and the six models, Sandy Hinds, Margaret Schreiber, Jean Tucknies, Pat Jones, Eleanor MacArthur, and Millie Snelling are all members of the golf club or the "Shadowridge contingency." Each modeled three beautiful outfits for differing occasions. Sutton Martin Smith, Manager of Martin & Co., was instrumental in selecting the outfits to really show off each person's personality.

In addition to the fashion show, awards were presented by Jean Holt, chairman for their Thursday Spring Ringer tournament, and winners were: Flight C, 3rd place, Juanita Reep; 2nd place tie, Jean Holt and Julia Chadwell; and 1st place Lee Abel. For Flight B, 3rd Place tie, Jean Favorite and Millie Snelling; 2nd place tie, Jan Axtmann and Edna Kerr; and 1st place, Rosalie Hunter. Flight A were 3rd place Julie Watkins; 2nd place Rose Mary Brown; and 1st place, Dordi Moriel.

(l-r) Debbie Hesson, Nancy Martin (Sutton's mother), Sutton Smith, all from Martin & Co. in Carlsbad; models Pat Jones, Jean Tucknies, Margaret Schreiber, Millie Snelling, Sandy Hinds, and Ellie MacArthur.


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