The Birthday Girl Celebrates For A Week

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Happy birthday Donna!  August 2nd is a great day in history as we will find out!  So, let the dancing and celebrating begin! 

The Phoenix Club On Thursday!

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening
The band loves to play Happy Birthday

Did you know? - "Happy Birthday to You", also known more simply as "Happy Birthday", is a traditional song that is sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's birth. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, "Happy Birthday to You" is the most well recognized song in the English language, followed by "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and "Auld Lang Syne". The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.

The melody of "Happy Birthday to You" comes from the song "Good Morning to All", which was written and composed by American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893. They were both kindergarten school teachers in Louisville, Kentucky, developing various teaching methods at what is now the Little Loomhouse. The sisters created "Good Morning to All" as a song that would be easy to sing by young children. The combination of melody and lyrics in "Happy Birthday to You" first appeared in print in 1912, and probably existed even earlier.[

None of these early appearances included credits or copyright notices. The Summy Company registered for copyright in 1935, crediting authors Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R. Forman. In 1990, Warner Chappell purchased the company owning the copyright for US$15 million, with the value of "Happy Birthday" estimated at US$5 million. Based on the 1935 copyright registration, Warner claims that U.S. copyright won't expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid to it.

In European Union (EU) countries the copyright in the song will expire December 31, 2016.

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening
She can't stand still!

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening
Up, up and away!

Did you know? - A balloon is an inflatable flexible bag filled with a type of gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide or air. Modern balloons can be made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, while some early balloons were sometimes made of dried animal bladders.

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening
Splish splash

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening
When it comes to wine, VFR Direct is always OK!

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening
Calorie distribution center

Donna at the Phoenix Club Thursday evening

Partying Continues On Friday Evening At The Santa Ana Elks

We are at the Santa Ana Elks this evening!

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Bob is carrying 10,000 calories by himself!  Sue runs to hide Paul's eyes before he see the cake

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Decadent... 1,000,000 calories and Donna is not the least bit afraid!

Did you know on August 2nd 1934 - Adolf Hitler, the chancellor of Germany, became the country's Fuhrer ( president and chancellor ) after German President Paul Von Hindenburg died.

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Pirate pose wards off unwelcome calories!

The Cake Distribution Team Arrives

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Always willing to help when chocolate is involved!

Did you know on August 2nd 1914 - As a result of the economic instability caused by World War I, American bankers were seriously considering an issue of emergency currency within a week’s time. In Washington a conference between President Woodrow Wilson and New York Foreign exchange officials were going to discuss the possibility of allowing England an unprecedented amount of $100,000,000 credit.

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Marcia and Lee Brander enjoy the festivities

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Direct from the UK....

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
The latest dances are demonstrated

Did you know on August 2nd 1929 - A heat wave and near drought conditions occurring in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri. The temperature was over 100 degrees and in Kansas it reached 107 degrees which was the hottest temperature the weather station had ever recorded.

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Even dead balloons can come to the party!

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Don't ask; don't tell!

Did you know on August 2nd 1939 - The German People, under the iron-clad command of Adolf Hitler, were ordered to celebrate the outbreak of World War I, which had happed 25 years before. The anniversary became a military holiday. Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, wrote in German newspapers of the time that Germany’s army had vastly improved since the 1914-1918 World War, which he trumpeted as a “heroic battle”.

The Band Strikes Up "Happy Birthday" For Donna

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Proof she can dance to any tune!

Chair Dancing Becomes Popular As The Evening Goes On

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Did you know on August 2nd 1943 - The future president Lt. John F. Kennedy of the United States command, the PT-109 is sunk by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri while on patrol near the Solomon Islands. The future president was credited with saving members of his crew.

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
...Put your left leg up and shake it all around....

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
They are really getting the hang of this!

The Group Stays Still For 20 Seconds!

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Did you know on August 2nd 1949 - Comedian, Bob Hope ended up in Hollywood’s Presbyterian Hospital as a result of been bucked off by his fake steed while working on a Hollywood film set. Hope was straddling a barrel rocked by Lucille Ball when it rolled over and sent him flying.  He was under doctor’s orders to stay quiet in a hospital bed for several days, since the accident knocked him unconscious.

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Can you see Paul?

Did you know on August 2nd 1964 - Three North Vietnamese torpedo boats launch torpedoes against The US Destroyer Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. On the 4th, North Vietnamese patrol boats again attack Maddox which resulted in the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which allowed US Forces to attack North Vietnamese basis in retaliation.

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Did you know on August 2nd 1988 - American Defense Secretary, Frank Carlucci, got a rare view of Russian military bases and armaments after his Soviet counterparts were allowed the same privilege in America. In The Capital, Mr. Carlucci commented, “The American people through me can see what the Soviet military is doing and can learn about their attitudes and doctrine. Russian defense minister, Dmitri Yazov explained that the U.S. and Russia could now be direct with each other and stop the posturing and diplomatic jargon.

She Dances AND Plays Music On Water, Wine, Beer, And Candle Containers!

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Concerto #88 in B Flat Minor!

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Da-Da!  Applause please!

Did you know on August 2nd 1990 - 100,000 Iraqi soldiers invade Kuwait over an oil field feud when Iraqi troops crossed into Kuwait and the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein threatens to turn Kuwait city into a "graveyard" if any other country dares to challenge the "take-over by force".

The Hour Strikes Eleven in Elkdom

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Bob Hopes The Balloons Will Carry Him Home

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
Lee is packed up and ready to rest before tomorrows dance

Donna Zaitz birthday August 2009
No Donna, 30 is NOT your new age!  Guess again!