Vicky's Birthday Christmas 2011

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~ Mary Ellen Chase

Vicky Be Sixty (Almost) 12/23/2011

Happy Birthday Vicky
Well... we are really one day early but.....


We had dinner first... Del ordered the SMALL salad...


Vicky and Kathy set up the cake

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Donna prepares the culinary wonderment of the 21st century

Doggy needs dark glasses
Eye protection required...

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Each little cupcake harries a letter...
HOLD ON... "Sweet Sixteen".... Ah, the "T" and the "N" ran away... SIXTEE

If Ruby designed the cake
Ruby has some cake ideas but she was outvoted

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Sue sits back and provides adult supervision

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... not to mention guarding the wine glasses

Here Come Da Cake... Watch Out For Da Sheriff

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Ed and Kathy passing out fire insurance applications before the candles are lit

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Come get it.....

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"Wow.... The heat is intense"

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Caption #1 - Bob spots the cake... All diet bets are now officially off , OR
Caption #2 - Bob spots his beautiful bride being forth the cake

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Marcia eyes the cake... Especially the chocolate pieces

Marciaism
Marcia provides a "Marcia-ism" to ponder

Brander sketch
The 'ol sketchpad at work

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Caption #1 - Vicky admires her creation , OR
Caption #2 - Vicky uses some of the intense heat generated by the candles to warm up

demanding a recount  demanding a recount  demanding a recount

Remember - I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.

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"Oh oh... Hope they do NOT see the spelling error"

Remember - Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.

Looking great

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"Hey... They tray is even getting hot" ...
"Did anyone bring oven gloves???"

Remember - Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

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"Oh.... I hope my false teeth don't come out"

Watch the dentures
Warning sign in English and Spanish

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Three smoke alarms went off next door .....


Flames appear from nowhere

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Brian awaits patiently for his cake and wonders what the great breeze was???

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Vicky counted the number of cupcakes.... One is AWOL

I didn't do it

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Ed walks to the back so as NOT to look guilty of the great cupcake robbery...

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Be patient everyone... Takes time to remove this many candles
It technically called a "candle-eck-ta-me"

Still a teenager
AMEN!!

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We "shutter" when del takes to the camera....

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Dessert is served .... Time to sing....

Sherrif John
We break out into song.... Better yet!

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Sheriff John Rovick (KTLA Channel 11 Los Angeles)

Did You Know? - Sheriff John was a long-running children's television character who appeared on KTTV in Los Angeles from July 18, 1952 to July 10, 1970 on two separate series, Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade and Sheriff John's Cartoon Time. He was played by John Rovick (born October 2, 1919), who had served as a radio operator-gunner in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, surviving 50 combat missions in the European Theater of Operations. Following the war, he became a radio announcer, moving to television in its early days. Rovick developed the program's concept himself.

As Sheriff John, he began each program entering his office, singing "Laugh and be happy, and the world will laugh with you." He then said the Pledge of Allegiance and read a safety bulletin. Rovick showed cartoons, including Crusader Rabbit and Porky Pig, and was visited by farm animals. An artist, "Sketchbook Suzie", would draw pictures requested by viewers. Sheriff John would give lessons about safety and good health habits.

The highlight of the show was the birthday celebration. Sheriff John would read as many as a hundred names, and then bring out a cake and sing the Birthday Party Polka.

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
All eyes on Vicky

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Vicky serves up the cake... Brian is curious about what to do with it???

Remember - I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius

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The "Cupcake Thief" gets offered another one???

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No shame

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Lee is trying to avoid staring at the cake....
Look at the corner of his eye

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Lee actually levitated the cupcake form the tray directly into his hands

Levitating dogs...

Remember - Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.

The Breakaway Band Played YMCA

Breakaway
The band begins to play


A great evening of dancing....

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Donna and Bob show their "chair dancing skills"
This is either a "Y" or a "Lazy C"

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Definitely a "Lazy M" ... Donna is mistakengly looking to Bob for guidance

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An " A" or is it the secret signal for "AA"


Bob is showing his age... Donna was photoshopped in

Calisthenics Are Over....

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What is this man thinking??? He discovered how to attack the cupcake.

Remember - So many candles… so little cake

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He is more focused now

Remember - Birthdays are good for you: the more you have the longer you live.

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Jan catches him with the goodies in his hand.... Sneaking chocolate

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The photographer gets the evil eye ... All I said was
"You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime."

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Paul! You are in SO MUCH trouble....

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They are plotting

Remember - You aren't really 60. Just 21 with 39 years experience!

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Almost gone

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BIG smile

What's Up Docs??

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Donna... Careful, it has a nail in it

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Swapping stories... Dr to Dr....

Offerings To The Age God NOT To Come Back Next Year.... Stay Sixtee

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Is there a dentist in the house??

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
We see great things.... in the future of the local dentist

Laffy Taffy is a brand of taffy manufactured by Nestlé and sold under their Willy Wonka Candy Company brand. Laffy Taffy is a brand of candy first produced in the 1970s. The candies are small (about 1.5 oz or 45 g) individually wrapped taffy available in a variety of artificial fruit flavors, as well as a chocolate mousse flavor. The candy was advertised as having a "long-lasting" flavor.


Raspberry Laffy Taffy (Guaranteed to extract 2-3 fillings per eating!

Now and Later is a brand of fruit-flavored taffy-like product which is organized into squares packaged in colorful paper. The candy is sold in packages containing 3 plastic-wrapped packs of 6 Now and Laters each, with each plastic-wrapped pack containing a different flavor. It is also sold in smaller individual flavor packs, typically six in each for as little as 25 to 30 cents.


Now and Later candies, made by Farley's and Sathers.

Swedish Fish is a type of chewy fish-shaped candy. It has been developed with special flavors specifically for the North American market by the Swedish candy producer Malaco, which exports products to North America. In 1958, Malaco, a Swedish confectionery manufacturer, expanded its business by exporting a few of their products to North America. Various licorice ribbon and licorice lace candies were the first products to be exported. Malaco's export trade grew and in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Swedish Fish and Swedish Berries were developed specifically for the North American market. Malaco was eventually acquired by Leaf International.


Multicolored filling extractors

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Ed wants to try Swedish Fish with a Now Or Later on the side

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"What? It doesn't contain wine?????"

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Kathy says "Excellent choice dear!"

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The million dollar smile lights up the room

Celebrating Vicky's 60th birthday at the GG Elks with friends
Jan, Valerie and Bob

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Camera time... No sneak peeks

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Sue and Paul taking it all in

  

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Paul tries to explain his actions...

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Accentuate the reds.... Sue must have kissed me on the nose