The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis #239

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Last Meeting - January 16, 2016

The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis 239 started off 2016 by holding their first meeting on Saturday evening, January 16th, celebrating the birthdays of Oliver Hardy and The Boss, Hal Roach. Once again, Bob Duncan led everyone in the traditional singing of the Sons Of The Desert song and the toasts to Stan, Babe and those unforgettable jovial jesters from the Hal Roach Studios. After some announcements and latest news, Bob introduced our first two films of the evening; “Hollywood Goes Krazy", a Krazy Kat cartoon with an animated Stan and Ollie making an appearance, along with Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts starring in “On The Loose” with the real Stan and Ollie showing up there as well. After a brief intermission, we resumed our film program by showing “Oliver The Eighth” as Oliver Hardy seeks wedded bliss with unexpected results. During our next break, everyone in attendance enjoyed a slice of birthday cake in honor of Babe and The Boss. The ETB Tent raffle had five winners taking home some great prizes and Glenn Bishop won the silent auction of a Laurel & Hardy plaque. Our feature for the evening was “Saps At Sea” which was Stan and Ollie’s final film at the Hal Roach Studios.  A special thank you to Bob Duncan for sharing more of his amazing “Show and Tell” collection with all of us. Many thanks also to Roger Tweten and Steve Nelson for their help in the kitchen throughout the evening. To Mark and Karen Lochte, your continued “Night Owls” assistance is always very much appreciated. Our gratitude is also expressed to those of you who traveled near and far to join us for our first gathering of the year.

 Next Meeting - April 9, 2016

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