Struggle Mountains 39th Halloween Party

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was held on Saturday Oct. 24th 2009

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Janice (above) I were guests of Dayle. We had an awesome time and I personally (Phil Brooks AKA Einstein)
wanted to thank the hosts!
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Out of nowhere a very attractive red haired girl appeared!!//
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My amazing hair and intelligence (being Einstein, of course) must have appealed to her. But I turned away for a moment and she'd gone. Disappeared into the night! Will I ever find the red haired girl?




JOLIZE (Jody and Elize) playing at the Struggle Halloween party in the big house. This makes 39 years for Jody
playing the party. Hats of to them for always being there and keeping the party going.


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Greg joining in withJody and Elize
(Photo by Chuck Slay)

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Sonny joining in on a drum
(photo by Phil Brooks)


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Iris and Michael Ward dancing
(Photo by Chuck Slay)


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Iris kicking up her heels to the music of Jolize

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Moving to the music
(photo by Phil Brooks)

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Danny Lynch with cup
(photo by Phil Brooks)

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David Chapple
(photo by Phil Brooks)

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Lauren in the doorway
(photo by Phil Brooks)
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Tom, Katie , Jesse and Galen,


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Kim and Ilya John wit h her pumpkin (due in Dec.) They met at our Land reunion.
Courts daughter and Starr's son.

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Kai and Aiden
(photo by Phil Brooks)

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Melissa and Naughty Nurse Nellie



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Court and long time friend Dayle

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Karen and Chuck (Struggle Mt. residents)
(photo by Angela)

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We had perfect weather to be out in for the fire dancing that happened between sets.
It was very tribal with all the great drummers

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Eric, Patsy, Aiden
(Photo by Chuck Slay )

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Janet moving to the beat of the drums


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Jesse and Paul on drums



Aiden and Audra are Struggle Mt. residents.She did the fire dancing with Emily, and Aiden was drumming and the second band for the night, with Audra joining in on guitar.

Last year Audra did fire dancing while 9 months pregnant, the baby Jalani will have his first birthday on Nov. 10th. Here he is in his Giraffe costume.
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Audra and Emily created a very magical night for everyone with their fire-dancing.Here are some pictures:


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Audra and Emily lighting the fire


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Let the Rumpus Begin
(Photo by Chuck Slay)


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Playing with fire






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Audra down low
(Photo by Chuck Slay)

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Emily
(Photo by Chuck Slay)

The second set was Aiden’s band.Lots of dancing happening to their reggae sound.Aiden and his brother have a perfect sound together.We also got to hear a little from the John Henry Farm Band.

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Kerry, Aiden and Audra getting ready to play
(photo by Phil Brooks)

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Aiden singing
(photo by Phil Brooks)

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Katie, Galen, Mona and friend in the kitchen,
Thank you Galen for the abalone dinner forJody, Elize and those that helped set up,
Galen and Katie also filled in for Mark in cooking crepes in the morning for those who stayed over.
Mark was at the L.A. Resistance Reunion held in L.A. on the same night as our party. We were
also competing with Neil Young's Bridge Concert that night.

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Karen Mae showed up early and helped carve a pumpkin and set up the food table.(not this one)
Thank you Karen.

Danny Lynch and Karen made a kitty litter dessert.It even had the scoop to use.I think it was a crumb cake and chocolate pieces for the poop.If you could bring yourself to eat it it was very good, or so says Jim Forsell.
Need a picture, I'm sure somebody got one.

Next year will be our 40th year of the party. It would be nice to have many from the Land Community show up for this one.
Also don't forget our reunion in June. What makes a party are the people attending so please join us so we can keep these events happening.