John Turns Six-Zero October 2016

Time to celebrate   

Old As Dirt.... So They Say (Page One)

Fullerton Elks... Standby for a great celebration! John turns 60! Oh, that's 420 in "dog years".

 
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Did You Know? - 1956 the increase in living standards and the focus on education helped to fuel the increase in college education with 1 in 3 high school graduates now going off to college. TV shows included "As The World Turns" and "The Price is Right". Mothers could now buy disposable diapers and tefal non stick Frying Pans. Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan show and enters the music charts for the first time, with "Heartbreak Hotel".

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The guest of honor...

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Be careful... He is "stuck in his ways" and he
almost brought the music this evening.

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The bar was lit up like a Christmas tree!

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Mr. Elk can't believe his eyes

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The room was packed!

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"OK I am 60 but here is another way of looking at it!"

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Did You Know? - How Much things cost in 1956
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.52%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 4.7% 4.7%
Average Cost of new house $11,700.00 Average Monthly Rent $88.00 Average Yearly Wages $4,450.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas 22 cents Average Cost of a new car $2,050.00 Ground Coffee per LB 85 Cents

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Games of chance!

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Blackjack perhaps?

Did You Know? - Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is the most widely played casino banking game in the world. Blackjack is a comparing card game between a player and dealer, meaning players compete against the dealer but not against other players.

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Oops! We thought he was only 60...
Appears he is 120 according to the balloons!

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That's a lot of hot air!

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Watch out... The young man is prestodigitating in public!

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"What is a prestidigitator?"

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"Easy... It's a very fast digitator...
Which is the cross between a finger and a potato!"

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Beautiful smiles!

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"Bad Mike" keeps an eye on things

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Keeping up on the latest!

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Grand-Nephew Owen is watching his great Uncle John dance...
Never knew Uncle John could move so fast!

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Bob and Donna trip the light fantastic

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Gliding across the floor

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The DJ was wonderful.... He knew about the volume control!

Did You Know? - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal during July of 1956. The move to nationalize the canal was made after the United States and United Kingdom decided not to help finance the construction of the Aswan Dam due to concerns over Egypt's blossoming relationship with the Soviet Union.

Nasser thought that by nationalizing the canal he would be able to collect tolls to help fund the Aswan Dam project. He also thought he could reduce British and French influence in the country as the Suez Canal had been operated by the Suez Canal Company (a French and British joint venture).

Later in the year a group of Israeli forces, backed by France and Britain, made their way toward the canal leading to a standoff and conflict known as the "Suez Crisis." The conflict ended in 1957 but the Suez Canal remained a flash point for future conflicts in the region.

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"So John... Do you want to fix some more plumbing?"

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The ladies are enjoying this!

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Some more than others!

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"My great friend"

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"John is a great guy!"

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"He looks like me... I do NOT look like him!"

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Super memories!

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A friend for 41 years! John's Cha Cha teacher

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"He looked so promising!"

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"Once I got him to be able to count to three, the job was easier"

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"Oops, I can't say that...."

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"Thank you dear friends.  I would like to
share my weather forecasting system with you"

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Totally foolproof

Did You Know? - The Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, where each party nominated their respective candidates, were held during August of 1956. The Republicans chose incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon to run in the upcoming 1956 Presidential election. The Democrats chose the former governor of Illinois, Adlai Stevenson, for President and Estes Kefauver, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, for Vice President. The Republican National Convention was held in San Francisco, California, while the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago, Illinois. Eisenhower would be re-elected in November.

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1956 Chevy concept car (van)