Birthday Day At Old Ranch

Bernie & Marcia Celebrate Their Birthdays   

We Have A "Twofer" This Evening!

Bernie is celebrating his 90th birthday (on September 11th) and is going strong. Marcia is also celebrating her birthday but we won't say any more (it's classified). Join the fun!!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Iris was one of the early birds!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Vicky without Del is like Gracie without George!
(We miss you Del)

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
OK Bob... What was the joke?

Bob Tells The Joke: A kindergarten student told his teacher that he found a cat, but it was dead. "How do you know that the cat was dead?" she asked him. "Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move," he replied innocently. "You did WHAT?!?" the teacher exclaimed. "You know", explained the boy, "I leaned over and went 'Pssst' and it didn't move."

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
..and the evening goes on...

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
How nice, Bob offers his wine to Iris!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Donnis makes the rounds

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Bob and Sandy...a delightful couple!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Donna tells a story

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Neal and Nita keeping an eye on everything!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Liz has her $1,000,000 smile tonight

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Ghislaine is getting ready to take to the floor

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Visiting continues

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Bridgette and Mike trip the light fantastic
(...and they also dance)

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Everyone moves between tables to visit!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Sandy has the latest gossip!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Miles of smiles!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Vicky checks to see if the coast is clear

Did You Know? - The coast is clear is a phrase that means that the area is free of someone who might observe you or catch you doing something, or it may simply mean that it is safe to proceed with one's planned action. ... The term the coast is clear has been in use since the 1500s, and most probably has its roots in a Spanish phrase.

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Sue double checks

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
"The latest scoop!"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
No story is complete without hand gestures

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
...and the occasional gritting of teeth!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
They look innocent but we know better!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Cute couple!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Donna tells more stories... Explains the train experience
(Ask Bob for the details)

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Bob joins to explain the technical side of the train adventure

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
He should have been "Mr. Wizard" on TV

Did You Know? - character.[2] In the weekly half hour live television show Herbert played a science hobbyist, and every Saturday morning a neighbor boy or girl would come to visit. The children were played by child actors; one of them (Rita McLaughlin) enjoyed a long subsequent acting career. Mr. Wizard always had some kind of laboratory experiment going that taught something about science. The experiments, many of which seemed impossible at first glance, were usually simple enough to be re-created by viewers.

The show was very successful; by 1954 it was broadcast live by 14 stations, and by kinescope (a film made from the television monitor of the original live broadcast) by an additional 77. Mr. Wizard Science Clubs were started throughout North America, numbering 5,000 by 1955 and 50,000 by 1965. The show moved from Chicago to New York on September 5, 1955, and had produced 547 live broadcasts by the time the show was canceled in 1965, with the last telecast on June 27. The show was cited by the National Science Foundation and American Chemical Society for increasing interest in science, and won a 1953 Peabody Award.

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Everybody loves trains!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Marcin and Adrea put on a demonstration

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
We always pack the dance floor

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Mike readies Bridgette for the overhead double-reverse flip!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Neal assures Nita no flipping here

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Leon is just dreaming... Ah...young love!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Marcia yells..."Sleeping on the job...again!!"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Steve does an excellent mix of fast/slow dances

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Ghislaine gives Wally a run for his money!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Hoping to see a new dance step!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
I think Hal saw one!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
The serious look

Did You Know? The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Was Opened

1. The idea for a memorial to unidentified soldiers lost in World War I was credited to David Railton, a chaplain during the war, who had noted a grave for an unknown soldier in 1916 on the Western Front.
2. November 11, 1920, the first burial at the United Kingdom's Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey takes place.
3. France did the same on the same date at the base of the Arc de Triumph with six unidentified soldiers from World War I.
4. March 4th, 1921, the United States Congress approves the burial of an unidentified soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery. The inscription on the tomb reads "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God."
5. The United States' ceremony was held on November 11, 1921 in the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery

 

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
It's easy to get Bernie to smile

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Easier to make him laugh!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
His winker works well...especially if there are any ladies around!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
He can be sorta serious

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
...but not for long!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
He enjoys the call for "Funny Face Time!"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
The real number of candles was NOT allowed by the fire department

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
They are gathering their strength to blow out the candles

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Chocolate chocolate chocolate

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Bernie goes first

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Someone yelled "STOP!!!!!"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Bernie checks the source

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Let the howling commence

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Everybody joins in!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Applause rings out! Leon has the Happy Birthday song
written on his napkin so he won't forget it!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Bernie blows out the candle with a mighty gust of hot air

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Marcia "huffs and puffs" but the flame does not move!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Leon says "Hurry up... I want cake!!"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Now Marcia is laughing so hard ain't no way the candle is going out!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Leon saves the day... With a might puff, he blew out the candle and
three dishes of the next table... He declares victory!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Leon saves the day!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Great fun with dear friends

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Smoooooch time

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
This hold is called a "Lip Lock"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Ahhhhhhhhh!!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Happy Birthday Marcia

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
"Leon! Don't I get a kiss???"

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
Candles removed... The chopping can begin!

Bernie (98)and Marcia (84) celebrate thier birthdays at Old Ranch
We all witness the process


Slice and dice!