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Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.  ~Gene Perret 

We Went To Santa Ana To Dance And Celebrate The Brander's 56th Anniversary

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Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

  

Did You Know? - 1957 Science

  • Temporary artificial heart invented by Willem Kolff .
  • Interferon invented by Alick Isaacs and Jean Lindemann (England and Switzerland).
  • Clarence W. Lillehie and Earl Bakk (US) invent the internal pacemaker . Background: Health & Nutrition
  • Bardeen, Cooper, and Scheiffer (US) propose a theory of superconductivity .
  • First round-the-world nonstop jet plane flight. Maj. Gen. Archie J. Old, Jr. (USAF) led a flight of three Boeing B-52 bombers around the world in 45 hours, 19 minutes (completed Jan. 18).

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We are reserved! That will be something new!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Chocolate on chocolate... A Brander cake

Quotation To Remember: Spouse:  someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.  ~Author Unknown

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Looks good... Taste tests coming

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Oey Vey

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Marcia and Leon believe in the four basic food groups!

Did You Know? -1957 Books

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Hello Iris....

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Leon explains

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It was really this big...

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"We will drink to that!"

Did You Know? -1957 movies

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Twelve Angry Men

Sayonara

Peyton Place

Witness for the Prosecution

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"Dance with me you little devil!"

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
A very Happy Anniversary to a great couple!!!!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
"Leon is so old they just got rid of running boards the previous year!"

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Leon's 1957 caddy... Don't laugh... It worked... He still drives it!

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We got a volunteer

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Dori and Roy joined the celebration

Did You Know? -Events

  • Leonard Bernstein 's West Side Story debuts on Broadway and brings violence to the stage.
  • Eugene O'Neill 's A Long Day's Journey Into Night is produced posthumously and wins both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize .
  • Columbia University professor Charles Van Doren becomes a media sensation by winning $129,000 on the quiz show Twenty One.
  • Leave It to Beaver premieres on CBS, ushering in an era of television shows that depict the ideal American.

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Abby and his bride where there this evening

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Donna and Sue inspect the cake

Did You Know? -OMG

US GDP (1998 dollars):   $461 billion
Federal spending:   $76.58 billion
Federal debt:   $272.3 billion
Consumer Price Index:   28.1
Unemployment:   4.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.03

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
"Watch this... I shall throw the cake into the air and cut it into 100 slices with my Ginsu knife!"

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Second thought... It's too heavy to throw into the air

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"Oh, hi there! I am the official chocolate cake taster!"

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

Did You Know? -1957 saw the continued growth of bigger taller tail fins on new cars and more lights, bigger with more powerful engines and an average car sold for $2,749.

The Soviet Union launched the first space satellite Sputnik 1. Movies included "Twelve Angry Men" and "The Bridge Over the River Kwai", and TV showed "Perry Mason" and "Maverick" for the first time.

The music continued to be Rock and Roll with artists like "Little Richard". The popular toys were Slinkys and Hula Hoops. The continued growth of the use of credit was shown by the fact that 2/3 of all new cars were bought on credit.

Some of the areas that would cause problems later were starting to show South Vietnam is attacked by Viet Cong Guerrillas and Troops are sent to Arkansas to enforce anti segregation laws

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"Oh... He did it!"

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Oops! Got caught

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"Dang.... This is excellent!"

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"I give it a 9.99 on a scale of 10"

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"I am eating it slowly.... Just to get all the flavors"

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Shopping was easy way back in history, right Marcia???

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Paul indicates how many years Leon and Marcia have been married....

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Donna and Sue

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Bob is not too sure....

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No pictures

Meet The Cake Monster

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New meaning to the term crumb-snatcher!

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"OMG... He really is getting the last crumb"

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"Oh no! All the cake is gone.... Including the crumbs???"

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Did You Know? -Life MagazineJanuary 21, 1957 : Color cover - Britain'sMacMillan, new prime minister, formal portrait withcigar. Malcolm Muggeridge appraisal of the new PM. Photoof "Spanky" McFarland, age 28, looking forwork.

Drought and its human toll in 14 states, includingColorado and the southwest. The Mideast - lets get started,editorial about Eisenhower diplomacy. "Epic ofMan" Part 8 by Lincoln Barnett - Seafaring Minoans,bare-breasted woman vaulting over the back of a chargingbull.

Red China's efforts to become modern, many photosof education and industry. Psychologists service Part3. Arthur Larson. Brilliant hoaxer Marvin Hewitt, whowithout a high school diploma passed himself off asa PhD and taught at 8 U.S. schools and universities,becomes an engineer .

Piggy back motor drives 40-mphskates invented by Pirrello. Actress Marie McDonaldand her version of her kidnapping reenacted.

New NavyPolaris missile from the ocean. Pointed toes on shoes,x-ray of foot. Outrageous full page color ad for CherryNugget Sealtest Ice Cream with a palette and paintbrushes.

Two page spread done in gold meant to look like goldleaf, Crazy Golden Slippers by Andy Warhol.

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"I told him to same some for me!"

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Leon is in real trouble now!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
"I love to hear about ancient history!"

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It's OK... Leon just read the articles from January 1957... for 50 cents?!

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"Yeah... right!"

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Meanwhile on the dance floor....

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They even had TV's back in 1957....

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We are doing 1950's dancing.... Does that count??

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"I have an idea!"

Did You Know? -Everybody was flying those discs invented by Frederick Morrison, called 'Pluto Platters,' later renamed the 'Frisbee' nad not a planet that had been discovered 27 years earlier.
'Frisbee' was actually a pie company in Connecticut. The locals used to toss the empty pie plates, hence the name.Wham-O bought the rights to the product from Frederick.

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What was on TV in 1957 Leon??

Did You Know? - The most popular TV shows?

1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
2. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
3. Tales of Wells Fargo (NBC)
4. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
5. I've Got A Secret (CBS)
6. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (ABC)
7. General Electric Theatre (CBS)
8. The Restless Gun (NBC)
9. December Bride (CBS)
10. You Bet Your Life (NBC)

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Did this really happen?

Did You Know? - James Vicary announced that he invented subliminal advertising at a Fort Lee, New Jersey movie theater. He flashed the words: "Hungry? Eat Popcorn" and "Thirsty? Drink Coke" very fast betwen film frames. Food and beverage sales increased significantly. In 1962, he said he made the whole thing up.

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
"Leon, you were a nerd??"

Did You Know? - 1957 Nerd News:

Fortran, an early computer language, is created.

Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes accidentally invented bubble wrap while trying to create plastic wallpaper.

Laika, a Russian dog, was the first living creature to be sent into space, in Sputnik 2. Sadly, she did not make it back alive.

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Speak to the hand


Remember these????

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"Yes... we bought one!"

Did You Know? -The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel, ballyhooed as the best-engineered automobile ever designed. It would become the most famous flop in automobile history.

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
"He said it would be worth something some day... He was right...."

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
"Married 56 years.... Not possible!"

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!
Big thumbs up

A Comic View

56 years, a comic view

56 years, a comic view

56 years, a comic view

Celebrating Leon and Marcia's 56th anniversary!

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