The Valley Line: Voila! League visits French Revolution

April 04, 2013|By Jane Napier Neely
  • Debbie McIntosh, owner of the business, "History through the eyes of Women," gave a presentation about the French Revolution and reign of terror at an Oakmont League dinner.
Debbie McIntosh, owner of the business, "History… (Photo by Jane Napier…)

Whew! I was a busy bunny this past weekend. All five of my own grandchildren, plus two more who have adopted me as their “YaYa,” were here for the grand Easter Sunday egg hunt in my backyard.

It is amazing how much energy seven little people between the ages of 5 and 12 can expend. We had a fabulous time and I’m quite sure we may have missed a couple of eggs that we might not find until July or so.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday week.


I do have a couple of events to tell you about — you know our community members are quite involved in so many different projects, benefits and other sundry activities.

The Oakmont League’s members, spouses, significant others and guests recently met at Beckham Place Restaurant for a savory dinner and an informative presentation about the French Revolution presented by Debbie McIntosh.


This is the second program that McIntosh has brought to the league. She is founder of a company called “History Through the Eyes of Women,” and she portrays more than 70 historic women.

McIntosh was dressed as a French peasant that evening and she wore the red, white and blue cockade on her red hat, the symbol of a revolutionist.

Introducing McIntosh and setting the scene for the evening’s presentation was League President Donna Sauer.


Rita and Frank Gooch graciously hosted the March La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association’s Happy Hour.

As usual, a bountiful table full of hors d’oeuvres, all brought by members, was where most guests gathered. The tasty tidbits are always a hit and a great adventure in many different kinds of foods.

All guests are anxiously awaiting the first artist’s rendering of our 2014 float, which will be on unveiled at the annual Bingo Barbecue to be held on April 27 at the Thursday Club.

The float promises to be another delightful and comic offering called “Dog Gone,” featuring a truck full of dogs fleeing the dogcatcher. The upcoming parade theme is “Dreams Come True.”

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