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The Social Butterfly Page 6 - February 02, 2012

Marguerite's colorful history began two months after the bomb- ing of Pearl Harbor when she joined the Navy WAVE 2nd Battalion. She received basic train- ing in New York City and was sta- tioned in Washington, DC, for the duration of World War II. She met her future husband at a USO

time for Valentine's Day. In this hands-on class, you will create and decorate your own delicious Valentine cake pops. Supplies are included and you'll get to take your creations home. The class is on Saturday, February 4, from 11am-1pm, at the Vista Palomar Park Shopping Center, 3225 Business Park Dr., Vista. Cost is $30/person. For more informa- tion and to register for the class (if there is still room available; regis- tration deadline was January 28), visit

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

Marguerite Skidmore Celebrates 91st Birthday!

Dreams do come true, as they did recently for Marguerite Skidmore on her 91st birthday on January 22nd. She had confided to her nephew, Frank Harper, that there was one thing she had always wanted to do; she had a desire to ride in a 'big rig' truck. She men- tioned it every time she saw one on the road.

So, on Sunday afternoon when her son-in-law pulled into the parking lot at Eckert's Van and Storage on Grand Avenue in San Marcos, she said two things, "what are you doing here?" and "look at that big truck, I've always wanted to ride in one." She thought she was on her way to a birthday lunch in San Marcos. What a surprise when she was escorted out of the car, across the lot, and introduced to Bill Gordon, owner/driver of the huge North American Van Lines truck who asked "Ya want to go for a

Crime Prevention Specialist with the S.D. County Sheriff's Department.

Reservations are required, and due by today, Thursday, February 2. Cost is $20/person. Make checks payable to LSMRWF, and mail or deliver to Georgette Little, 1214 Rue Cap Ferrat, LSM, 92078.

Free Family Events at Westfield North County nt/220714. Class is intended for adults, but kids are welcome to assist (limit 3 per adult). Please let them know if you are bringing

Westfield Family Fun Days con- tinue in February at Westfield North County, Level 1, Center Court, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway. On February 6, from 10-11am, there will be a story time, then kids will explore artistic abili- ties by creating their own master- piece; create cards for Valentine's Day, enjoy music of Clint and the Boo Hoo Crew, and have a snack.

Then on February 20, from 10- 11am, the program will feature Egyptian-themed stories; kids will practice counting; enjoy a tea time snack and create Egyptian inspired jewelry and an ancient Egyptian mobile. Complimentary samples from Jamba Juice will be offered.

EAA Artists Group to Meet

dance in DC. They were married in 1945, just before she was honor- ably discharged in December that year. Her husband passed away in 2004.

We wish Marguerite a Very Happy Belated Birthday and many more!

ABWA Soaring Eagles February Dinner Meeting

ride?" Marguerite was so excited; she couldn't wait to get in the truck.

The event was set up by Frank who had met Paula Nix, Office Manager at Eckert's, at a Chamber of Commerce open house. When Paula found out about Frank's aunt's desire to ride in a truck, she set up the meeting with the com- pany's friendly driver, Bill, who was in Kentucky at the time but would be back in time for that spe- cial day.

Marguerite's daughter, Sue Springer, and husband, Steve, drove Marguerite over and met her son, Bill Skidmore, at the appoint- ed time. Frank and his wife, Jan, and the photographer, Jeff Fairbanks, all jumped on the truck and went on a brief ride, capturing it all on video. Marguerite was delighted!

The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will hold their dinner meeting tonight, Thursday, February 2, from 6- 8:15pm, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Pkwy., Escondido. The speaker will be Alicia McLain from Operational Innovations. A specialist in operational efficiency for businesses, Alicia will teach B.A.R.T. - how to manage expecta- tions for yourself and others to reduce conflict and produce high powered business

Members must respond to email invitation. Guests are welcome and can contact Lori Schindler or Sue or call 909.744/0115 or 760.822.2242 for reservations and/or informa- tion.

Valentine's Cake Pops Class on Saturday

Learn how to make cake pops in Puffet at results.

kids so they can prepare accord- ingly. For further info about the event, contact Athena by email at or call 760.936.8471.

Republican Women to Meet on Monday

The Lake San Marcos Republican Women Federated meeting will be Monday, February 6, at 11:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive. The featured speaker before lunch will be Charles Wiley with Accuracy in Media, Inc., and afternoon speaker will be Carmela Lutz,

The Escondido Art Association (EAA) will meet on Wednesday, February 8, from 7-9pm, at the Escondido Joslyn Senior Center, 210 East Park Avenue. Acclaimed British-born artist, Amy McArthur, will be the guest art demonstrator. She founded and currently supervises the teaching of fine art at the McArt Studio School of Fine Art in Carlsbad. McArthur, whose work is inspired by the techniques of classical mas- ters of all genres, plans to demon- strate painting a Tuscan-style land- scape using acrylics.

Non-members of EAA are invited to attend for a fee of $5. Members may enter one artwork into a com- petition to be judged by McArthur. Free refreshments and free parking. For more informa- tion,

760.741.3117, or visit www.escon-

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