Marcia's Birthday

Officially Older Than Dirt

Marcia's xxxth Birthday!

So you ask what does "xxx" stand for? Easy... Any rational number between zero and infinity!   We are not going to reveal the real age because it is only a number!

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks


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Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
The wine is flowing and we are ready to celebrate!
Jerry and Norma samples the wine for us... Making sure it is OK

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Keep those cards and letters pouring in! Gloria and Walt check out the cards

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Leon displays his "chihuahua bite" bandage

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Marcia doesn't know what is about to happen ... A sneak cake attack
is being planned right in front of her!

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Vicky enjoys her "white wine" on the rocks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Del saw it coming .... The famous "Avacado Smile"

Did You Know? - The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed.

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Kathy takes it all in

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Devi and David joined us this evening

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Iris heads for the dance floor while Jim surpervised the table

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
The cake(s) arriveth!

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Marcia had no idea about the cake(s).... That was a surprise

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"Which one do I want first???"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Fortunately we decided two candles on each cake or we would have been
here all evening lighting candles!

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Larry does the honors ... The candle lighting begins

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Everybody loves candles

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
They are lit (so was the cake) and we turned off the lights....

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Most of Santa Ana could read their newspapers outside from the glow
from Marcia's birthday cakes

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Leon is using sign language... Translated: Hurry and cut the cake!!

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
We all sing Happy Birthday  To Marcia

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Even Marcia sings....

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
We reminded Marcia to BLOW out the candles this year....
No sneezing like last year

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
She heads for the center first.... Excellent choice

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Then to the right

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Then to the left...
We felt like yelling... "Standup... Sitdown... Fight Fight Fight"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Leon makes the sacrific and cuts the cake with his bandaged arm

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
... and gets the first slice of cake

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Leon was a card dealer in his previous life....
He sliced cake, served it and his hands never left his sleeves

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Del and Vicky come to examine the cake

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
The balloon marks the spot where the cake was....

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"I love cake"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
The cake is surrounded! It cannot get away

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Marcia gives it the "Official Brander Taste Test" called OBTT for short

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Marcia's favorite items to taste....

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
We have an official verdict....
"On the Brander scale of cake... It is a definite 10"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"Maybe I ought to try a piece from each of the three cakes?"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"If you want my professional opinion..."

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Possible captions...
"I give it 29 on a scale of one to ten!"  or
"How did you know I am 29 today?" or
"No... I did Not eat 29 pieces of cake.... yet"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"OMG... I am sixty-seven again!  Yeah!"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Donna is getting into trouble but what is new??

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Jim samples the chocolate cake... Smile of approval

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"What is this? An empty plate?? Don't tease me"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Ed waits patiently for his cake to be delivered

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"Cake... What cake??"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"Sorry Bob... I ate yours so you could stay svelt

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"I love it when people eat all those sweets!"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"Pssssst... Did you know that if you eat cake with chopsticks, there are no calories"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
We went out doors and danced the night away

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Vicky and Del joined us

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Floating across the concrete

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Jim wonders where everyone went

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Everyone came outside bringing their wine with them

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Larry Fresch joins Sue and Donna in a toast to life

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
...and another toast to whatever

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
OMG... An empty carafe of wine....

Did You Know? - The carafe /kəˈræf/, is a container without handles used for serving wine and other drinks. Unlike the related decanter, carafes do not include stoppers.

Coffee pots included in coffee makers are also referred to as carafes.

In France, carafes are commonly used to serve water. To order a carafe d'eau ("carafe of water") is to request to be served (free) tap water rather than bottled water at a cost.

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
"Surprise.... I am here!"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Cooling off outside in the evening

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Giggling is well underway

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
The official "Giggle Source"

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
We got her.... Marcia is at 99 percent laugh!

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
The birthday girls takes it all in

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks
Do we really have to go home now??

Celebrating Marcia's birthday at Santa Ana Elks