A tribute to the 50TH Anniversary of the first RSCDS, San Francisco Branch, workshop held here.

The early folk who organized
Should be remembered well,
The traditions they established
Have proved to be quite swell.

Patti’s crew has done us proud
In what they planned this year –
We know it’s been a lot of work
All handled with good cheer.

The dancers skipped, did pas de basque,
And “oomphed” in their strathspey,
Musician’s joyful music
Kept them going the right way.

Now the party’s nearly over,
Most are leaving for afar –
But we’ll carry off fond mem’ries
Of time at ASILOMAR!

Elinor M. Vandegrift
Nov. 2, 2008