We all collect around 5:00 PM at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach! Most everyone "knows the drill" but we do have some newbies! We host this birthday celebration because it is time for family and friends to come together and visit, share, and watch the kids, grandkids, and in some cases, great grandkids grow.
Our son Joe is ready, willing, and definitely able!
The Duda's are right behind him
Did You Know? -
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. Adlai Stevenson II
Amy informs Joe he cannot do the water slides today!
(No one has towels large enough)
Nick is beginning to think about food!
Bernie and Donnis join the fray!
Looking good girl!!
Bernie is going to be 97 this year... The original PARTY ANIMAL
Nita was here early with RJ
Let the festivities begin!
They are looking for the dancing!
Miss Nancy always a delight!
Tony will drink to that!
Pete and Lisa know almost everyone!
Say hello to "Miss Hollywood"
Finding friends is easy for these two!
Did You Know? - "A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. " ― Winston S. Churchill
Brian and Bob talk percussion
Bob has his Rock Star Face on!
A handsome pair
His first July 4th...Best way to spend it with family and friends!
Zack will be busy today!
She spots her great grandson from many tables away!
The Great Grandmother look!
It's going to be a good day!
Jan is ready...to eat, dance, walk...what ever!
Checking in with Bob
Pete (twenty year Marine veteran) makes the rounds!
Your host... at your service!
I now make the rounds...Learned about hosting from Sue!
Jan and Kathy catch up on the latest
Our own Bronx Bombshell... Miss Marsha!
One chop... the burger disappears before our very eyes!
Daughter Michele surveys the activities!
Tony provides sage advice... to anyone that stops buy!
(But, how many people want to grow Salvia apiana?)
Cover your eyes and ears... the chomping sound can be
dangerous to those passing by!
Jan, Robin, and Michele develop an attack plan for the food!
Burger #3 bites the dust!
Burger #4 meets its maker!
"Where is MY burger?"
A perfect day to celebrate our country's birthday!
...and celebrate we did!
Love is in the air!
...or, Love is in the hair?
Grandpa Mitch keeps and eye on Lilly and Remy!
"Pass me a beer!"
"Who me... I didn't say that!"
Keta was right...I will post the picture! She is hurrying
to eat and join the kids outside on the slides!
Slides... did someone say slides?
The buffet has slowed down a bit...time for seconds and thirds!
Our group is NOT bashful!
Brad, Susie, and Marsha getting the dogs ready to go!
Brad and Susie played a gig this morning so we are very happy
that they could join us this afternoon!
The Billion Dollar smile!
Susie gets the secret Bronx recipe from Marsha
If the smile is any indication...
Lisa makes the rounds
Health and welfare check! All A-OK!
Heads down and chewing!
This is our first pass... really!
Serious conversations underway... Remember, Mom is always right!
We found the second buffet! Food,food and more food!
Our family is blessed as they get along so well
What did she say?
Quite a patriotic group
What did Paul say?
Ahhhhh! Pete and Lisa are staying over at our house tonight
so we can catch up on everything happening
Bob, Robin, and Pete just enjoying the visit