What’s in the Color Red!

An interesting article in the New York Times entitled, How Do We See Red? Count the Ways, seems appropriate for February’s Newsletter.  The author, Natalie Angier, reminisces that “Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, that sweet Hallmark holiday when you can have anything your heart desires, so long as it’s red.  Red roses, red nighties, red shoes, red socks…red Oreo filling, red bagels, and red lox.  In red we see shades of life, death, fury, shame, courage, anguish, pride and the occasional overuse of exfoliates designed to combat signs of aging.”

However, let’s add one more contemplation that the color red invokes: The Westlake Men’s Club has sponsored the Chuck Boudreau Memorial Blood Drive since 2004!  Over the years, thousands of life-saving pints, together with last year’s monetary donations totaling nearly $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, demonstrates a true “Red Badge of Courage” when it comes to our community and its loving residents.

Ever hear the song, “Red, Red Wine” by the group UB40?  The Westlake Wine Club enthusiastically sings this song about the color red as members participate in wine tasting.  For February, they will be holding their monthly meeting, appropriately called, “Love Is Blind,” on Wednesday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. The taster will be blindfolded!