10/9/2016 And Time To Get Together...And Celebrate Ellen's 60th Birthday!
It's the second Sunday of the month and time to coagulate at Old Ranch for our monthly dinner dance.
We are celebrating Ellen's 60th birthday and Wally and Ghislain's 35 Wedding Anniversary!
Quotation To Remember: "...for those whose favorite season is autumn with its days of cloudless sky, of spacious and clear, far-flung panoramas -- those who view nature with detachment, for whom nature's appeal is primarily pictorial, classicists as opposed to romanticists, perhaps. On such a day, one is usually excited, physically exhilarated, mentally stimulated. Only not much is left for the imagination." - Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
We are beginning to coagulate
Brand and Conrad are really enjoying their stories
We knoe Vicky... You are just holding her drink!
Jan goes back to the UK tomorrow!
Holly and Bill arrive
Craig watches all the carryings on
Ah ha... The entree for this evening ....
There is something more freightening that a spider!
Bill loves his new phone
Beautiful Bridgette always with a smile
Great view out the clubhouse window
The Year Ellen Was Born: 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".
Nita and Conrad
Iris and Wil
The sun is setting slowly in the west!
Marianne and Craig
Lee and Marcia
Leon and MArica just finding ot the cake is chocolate
Irene... Always the smile!
Ellen (commonly known as "Birthday Girl") and Bill
Kathy and Ed
Del and Vicky
Neal and Nita with the sunset
Neal and Nita
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
Bill and Holly
Susie-Q and Brad
Cute as a bugs ear!
Wally and Ghislain
Brian and Jan
Miss Cyndy awaits the arrival of Donna and Bob
Kerstin and Hans
... and Paul and Sue
The sun sets in the west...
Sixty Years.... That's like the 39th anniversary of being 21!
Arturo does the honors
Someone is a happy girl
She leads the singing of "Happy Birthday"
We could rent her out to the local musical theater!
The Million Dollar smile
Ellen should have been named Windy!
Ellen will now do the Birthday Dance!
Now our tummies are full!
"Yes sir... My new phone also doubles as a microwave!"
Listening to all the stories from around the table
We told Leon he did NOT have to wear his sign this evenimh
Beard stories! You do not want to know!
Gliding across the floor
We kept the floor pretty busy!
"We have to sit down, the beard causes too much wind resistence!"
"Beard? What beard?"
Del leads the pack!
...and he counts in German!
Around and around they go!
Tomorrow afternoon they will be winging their way to the UK
Quotation To Remember: "Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage--rees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells." - John Keats