Paul's Christmas Time Birthday

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

It's My Birthday (Almost) And I'll Cry If I Want To 12/15/2011 (A Day Early)

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We Started At Old Ranch

We are doing are celebration today(the 15th) because on the 16th is the Topper's Formal Christmas Ball and a chance to play golf!

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'twas a story day... We played 14 holes as the temperatire was 54.6 when we decided a fire and a glass of wine was needed


We thought James was dancing... HE was trying to make a putt

We Headed For Home And Then Immediately To Roger's Gardens

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Just 10 minutes away from The Five Crowns

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Del examines the eye and also sports a new scarf knitted by his daughter

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The glassware sparkeled in the light

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Neat candle ornaments

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The chandaliers were bright tonight

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All us dancers spotted this poster a mile away

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Drink up (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Del and Carri are doing serious shopping

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The clock tree (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Dusk makes the tree lights standout

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Using the tripod seems to have worked

Did You Know? - A tripod is a portable three-legged frame, used as a platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability of some other object. The word comes from the Greek tripous, meaning "three feet". A tripod provides stability against downward forces, horizontal forces and moments about the vertical axis.

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A nice lady photographer came by and set us up for a group shot


Del, Paul and Greg - The Garden Gnomes

Did You Know? - A gnome /ˈnoʊm/ is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story-tellers, but it is typically said to be a small, humanoid creature that lives underground.

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Here comes the train

Did You Know? - The name for O gauge and O scale is derived from "0 [zero] gauge" or "Gauge 0", because it was smaller than Gauge 1 and the other existing standards. It was created in part because manufacturers realized their best selling trains were the smaller scales.

In the United States, manufacturers such as the Ives Manufacturing Company, American Flyer, and Lionel Corporation used O gauge for their budget line, marketing either Gauge 1 or Wide gauge (also known as standard gauge) as their premium trains. One of the Lionel Corporation's most popular trains, the 203 Armoured Locomotive, was O gauge and ran on tracks with rails spaced 1 1⁄4 inches apart. The Great Depression wiped out demand for the expensive larger trains, and by 1932, O gauge was the standard, almost by default.

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The Rogers Garden lighting is spectacular


Time to move on....

The Five Crowns Corona Del Mar

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Let's dine

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Bust Thrusday evening

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The Linds gave Paul a gardening coat complete with special tools (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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We be here

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The VickyCam at work (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Paul does his rendition of Reb-A-Dub-Dub (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Greg and Carri

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Greg regails us with some selections form Shakespeare

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Giggles and giggles as we get "regaled" by Greg

Verb Regale....

regale (third-person singular simple present regales , present participle regaling , simple past and past participle regaled )

  1. ( transitive ) To provide a meal and entertainment for someone.
    She regaled her guests all afternoon.
  2. ( transitive ) To please someone with entertainment.

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Luisa is getting a quick dose of culture from Greg

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"So Greg... How do you remember all this stuff??"

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Notice Santa's hat... It is now a hand warmer

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What is this man thinking???

How Much things cost in 1944

Average Cost of new house $3,450.00

Average wages per year $2,400.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents

Average Cost for house rent $50.00 per month

Loaf of Bread 10 cents

Old Spice Shaving Soap $1.00

What Events Happened in 1944

In Britain the Education Act lifts the ban on women teachers marrying. U.S.

Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term. U.S.

The Government gives back railroads to companies after labor disputes are settled U.S.

The GI Bill of Rights is passed U.S.

A 5.9 earthquake hits Central New York U.S.

Meat Rationing Ended in USA U.S.

The CIA is Formed Argentina

Earthquake in San Juan, Argentina, kills 8000-10000 people

Technology


Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use ) 1944
Kidney Dialysis Netherlands by Willem Kolff

Sunscreen USA by Benjamin Green ( he was trying to invent something to protect soldiers in the Second World War from Sunburn ). He then went on to create the Coppertone Company and the rest as they say is history

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The Carrollers arrive

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"M -m-m-m-m-m Should I join in and sing with them???" (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

Did You Know? - The tradition of Wassailing falls into two distinct categories: The House-Visiting wassail and the Orchard-Visiting wassail. House-Visiting wassail, very much similar to caroling, is the practice of people going door-to-door singing Christmas carols. The Orchard-Visiting wassail refers to the practice of singing to trees in apple orchards in cider-producing regions of England to promote a good ha corvest for theming year.

The word carol is derived from the Old French word carole, a circle dance accompanied by singers (in turn derived from the Latin choraula). Carols were very popular as dance songs from the 1150s to the 1350s, after which their use expanded as processional songs sung during festivals, while others were written to accompany religious mystery plays (such as the Coventry Carol, written in 1591).

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Greg is thinking... oh oh!

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Time to sing (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Paul explains the "oh" sound with his hands (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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A little Hawaiian hand movement for good measure (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

Paul's 67th birthday Closing one's eyes and seeing snowfall is only natural

Did You Know?

bough (plural  boughs )

  1. A firm branch of a tree .
    When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall.

Derived terms

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Great sounds

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JAmes and Linda are also about to sing.... (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Oh oh.... He is thinking up something??

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She is making him PROMISE not to in in and sing....

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Happy Birthday.... A diet cake

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"Hey... the cake and me are bot lit up!!"

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OK, so I have a few bad teeth and a gigantic appetite

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OK windy.. blow it out

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Hey dummy... I said do NOT eat it when the flame is still burning

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But sweetheart... There are not calories in a flame

The Carollers Return And Paul Will Assist Them

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Guess who made the prettier sound???

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"He did it!"

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Hey, maybe Mitch will join in... That would be freightening

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Scarf twirling out to be a new Olympic Sport

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James is glad he and Linda are at the opposite end of the table

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Black & White

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Kodacolor

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Technicolor

 

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Paul singing put Becca to sleep... and gave Zack a head ache (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Becca and Zack... Becca just got her Comsmetology Certificate from the State....

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Carri with Vicky and Del

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The teens are at it again... Texting the evening away

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James is awaiting dessert

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No Vicky, you cannot take him home... The waiter

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Vicky is so helpful

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Oops... I spoke too soon

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Hear no, See no, Speak no.... EVIL (Courtesy of the VickyCam)

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Speak, hear, see EVIL... Which one? (Courtesy of the VickyCam)
What is Greg doing????

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Racing to the car...

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Mitch does his famous reindeer imitation (Courtesy of the VickyCam)