The mane event


    Did you know that marriage is very much like a violin; after the sweet music is over, the strings are attached.

    Did you know that in earlier times most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still were somewhat fragrant in June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body emanation.

    Did you know that baths equaled a big tub filled with hot water? The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”

    Did you know that likewise May is the time of year in Malibu that the Malibu Lions Club cleans out its lair of venerable Lions and replenish them with freshly inaugurated Malibu Lion administrators. The Malibu Lion officers who will roar in the turn of the century are President Paul Siegel, Vice President Wayne Estill, Secretary Bob Zeider, Treasurer Mark Herron and Titular Tail Twister Bob “give me a buck” Saunders.

    Tom Fakehany