Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Fabulous Fifties Mallard Style

These are a few of the pictures I managed to take during the awesome Christmas Party our school put together at the hotel Nikko. I can't tell you how unbelievably talented and creative these teachers and staff are, they managed to organize a truly great evening of fellowship in between exams, their own class celebrations and reading assessments. The entire theater hall was transported back to the 50's, complete with juke box, those plastic disc like things you used to listen to music with (lost me there, records?), and whoa...the soundtrack to Grease!

Finally got to wear my pink ladies jacket!
Elsie, Frank, Carol, Moi and Derwin

Lie and Cor: friends you can count on when
you have a hard time even counting your blessings.

I'll be your girl for all seasons, all the year through
ooh, ooh, ooh.....


Claire said...

Ooh! That looks like a lot of fun. I love theme parties like that! Do-Wop!

glend558 said...

The big plastic things were called 'LP's' and the little ones were called '45's.
Check my '50's '60's &' 70's kids post.
Happy Holidays to you and your family...

bigsoxfan said...

Yeah, like Glen said. Erdene and I are wishing for a safe and happy year for you and the family. Hope your bad days, become distant memories. Sorry about the little Shepherd boy, pmpkn had his first encounter with ornaments last night, thankfully sturdy chinese plastic ones.

Your deployment blog is one which should be printed in every newspaper in the country. I can't even bring myself to comment on the issues that you live with. How much we miss when the war involves; someone else's husband, son, wife, daughter. Painful thoughts, yes, but worth reflecting on. If kind thoughts and prayers mean anything, you have all we can give.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Merry Christmas Boni, to you and your family.

We've had a lot of parties this month at Porkys. Big ones with 150 or so. Small ones with only 20 or so. My favorite wasn't a theme party but a well organized event with something going on the whole 5 or 6 hours. Games, contests, drawings, many very imaginative. It was put on by Pacific Amusement, a local supplier to restuarants, taverns etc. Just my opinion.

Important note: I have noticed that even in these bad economic times that every one of the Christmas/Holiday parties still bring together happy people and their friends and coworkers and family groups in a festive and positve way. It is constructive for groups to gather to celebrate the good things in their lives. Sounds like your 50's party was just such an event.

We are thinking of you and of Tony.

Boni said...

I drove by a couple of times this week just thinking to sit and relax before heading home, but it looked like parties were happening. Me and my shadow are pretty shy these days. Thanks for the kind words. I'll be by soon!