October Dinner Dance & Goodbye To The Finch's

Going Back To England For A Short While  

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

Catching up!


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


Bad Mike


Enjoying life!


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!


Hey Cyndy


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


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


Fire Fire!


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!


Looking great!


"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