The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis #239

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Last Meeting - April 18, 2015

The Early To Bed Tent’s most recent meeting took place on Saturday evening, April 18, 2015. Bob Duncan started us off with the traditional singing of the Sons Of The Desert song and the toasts to those entertaining elite stars from the Hal Roach Studios. Along with Bob’s announcements, ETB Tent member Rose Marie Markus also shared some news about a special upcoming silent film screening (more details in the “News and Upcoming Events” tab on this website. Our first two films for the evening were “The Eyes Have It” starring Ben Turpin followed by Stan and Ollie in “We Faw Down” with both silent comedies featuring the angry wives and their shotguns during the final scenes. After a brief intermission, Ollie’s life was on the line in “The Fixer Uppers”, one of Stan and Ollie’s classic two-reelers from 1935. During our final intermission, nine members and guests were winners of some very unique and assorted prizes. ETB Tent member Barb Rossmeisl was the winner of our Silent Auction. Our feature presentation for the evening highlighted a “double dose” of Laurel & Hardy in “Our Relations” as the boys and their twin brothers created quite a mix-up with everyone they knew. A sincere thank you goes to our members and guests who traveled from near and far to join us for the evening; to Stan Taffel for flawlessly projecting the films for us; to Karen Lochte and Steve Nelson for their help in the kitchen while our good buddy Roger Tweten is recovering from recent surgery and to Mark Lochte for his help with the raffle. We very much appreciate the volunteer assistance from the students at Temple City High School for their work in setting up the room for us. Finally, to our dedicated “Night Owls” who stayed after the meeting to help us put away the chairs and close up shop, our gratitude goes to all of you.    


Next Meeting - June 13, 2015
The next meeting for the Early To Bed Tent - Oasis 239 will take place on Saturday evening, June 13, 2015. It will be a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Stan Laurel's birth with another great film program and birthday cake too! The film program will have a "Smith" theme for the evening. We will also have our traditional raffle, a silent auction plus the ETB refreshment stand will be up and running for you. More details soon to follow. As always, our meeting will take place in Temple City at the Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 9642 East Live Oak Avenue. The doors open up at 6:00PM and the fun begins at 6:45PM.  Hope to see you there!

Film Program

Smithy  (1924) 

The Smith System (released 1956) 

 One Of The Smiths  (1931) 

The Name Was Smith  (1941) 

The Tree In A Test Tube (released 1942) 

Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)