Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sock Hop - Car Hop

On Tuesday, May 11, 2008, the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held a Sock Hop. Wink and Wilma attended and had great fun.
Wilma went to Sock Hop as a Car Hop from Johnny's Drive-In Restaurant. She had the complete custome including the short skirt, apron, hat, milk shake on a tray and the roller skates to complete the outfit.
We had several entertainers. From "O'Henry" Henry came as Conway Twitty. His singing was fantastic.
From "Sea Island Girl", Robert Wilson appeared as ELVIS. He gave out silk scarves as he sang to all the girls.
After all the entertaining, ELVIS left the building. He was spotted outside shortly after with his daughter, Lisa Marie (below).
Mary and Scott Coles from "Mascott" were really in the groove with cat rimmed - googly eyed glasses and a flat top. Mary really made a spectacle of herself. All the guys were intently enjoying her eyes.
Rita from "Magnum Opus" showed up wearing very bright bahama drink glasses. She was so bright.
Connie and Galen were enjoying the dancing. Everyone looked like teenages to me.
Milt and Kathy Sales from "Low-Key" were the winners of the twist contest (below). Milt came as a Nerd (complete with tape on glasses, slide rule on belt and ink spot on shirt full of pens). Kathy was a teenie bobber with poodle skirt.
Wilma performed two shows of her skating abilities. The first show was a dance to the music of Buddy Holly's song "That'll be the Day". Here Wilma is gliding around with ease just like a real car hop waitress. The milk shade was never spilled. It was delivered before dancing.
Wink was amazed to find that Wilma had her roller skates on board the boat. He was even more amazed when she danced the night away without taking her roller skates off. Everyone seemed to enjoy the show and were impressed with her ability to skate the night away.
Amazingly, Wilma won the BEST COSTUME award for the night. Judy Law, one of the event coordinator presented Wilma with a large bottle of RUM.
Wilma has not seriously roller skated during the last 15 years. But with car hop inspirations, and encouragement from her friends and coaches Judy Law, Judie Jenkins and Mary Coles she was inspired to do her best and it paid off in RUM.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bahama Vacation - March 2008

WEATHER ALERT: It has been less than 80 degrees during the last two weeks and the wind has really been blowing. Sorry, but that's the best I can do - NOT TO GLOAT on how great Winter has been this year in the Bahamas.

We (John Henry) has held several game nights playing Apples to Apples. Our record attendance was 16. Everyone was sitting everywhere.
Sherry Sztul - Fred Reeds Daughter - Sue Graham - Judy Law - Jonathan & Judie Jenkins
Jonathan & Judie Jenkins, Fred Reed, Wilma Thornton, and Pat from Salty Dog.
Scott Coles, Paul Graham, and Mary Coles. Not pictured are: Wink Thornton, Eric Kraft, Andy Allen and another Pat from Salty Dog (Remember there's two Pats on Salty Dog).

I just like this picture of flowers on the grounds here at Abaco Beach Resort.
On one of the walking areas that Wilma goes, these signshelp you find your way if your lost.
Sara the sea dog has enjoyed having lots of grass and many walks.
Eric, Wilma and Andy at Wally's Restaurant. Wink is taking the picture.
The night before Andy from "seaDee" left us, we went out to dinner at Wally's with Eric Kraft (visiting from Mirage Mfg - the boat builder).
Wink, Wilma, Paul and Ryan went out on the skiff, snorkeling and lobster hunting.

We found them - 6 lobsters and a blue crab - nice catch for the day. Paul and Ryan kept three and Wink and Wilma kept three.