Christmas 2014 And Paul's 70th Birthday

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

Had No Idea Someone Could Be This Old

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Circa 1945 with Mom and Dad

We Had Dinner At Preveza

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Preveza was ready for us

Did You Know? - The most common birth date is October 5 and the least common is May 22 in U.S.A.

Paul McCartney's Birth Certificate was auctioned in March 1997, for US $84,146. It is believed to be the world's most expensive Birth Certificate.

Although you might celebrate your birthday every year, your actual birthday only occurs once every 7 years! Not counting the leap years, the date you were born on moves each year to the following day of the week. This means your annual celebration is actually for your birth date - not your birthday - and in truth your birth day i.e. the actual day you were born on occurs only every 7 years!

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
The gang's all here

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Brian, Jan, Kyle and Irene

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Brian and Paul - We both got the red shirt memo

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Just us

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
"OK, I will show my tooth!"

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Sue visits everyone

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
James and Bunnaford joined us

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Fiona and Lisa are now through with finals

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Carri gets ready for the annual walk

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Luisa is not too sure about this...

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
...and brought to you directly from the UK.... Brian and Jan

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Greg explains the specials

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Luisa and Mitch

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Rocki, Bullwinkle (Wayne) and Linda

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
James pulls out the big camera

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Pita bread for the saganaki

Did You Know? - Pita or pitta is a soft, slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour. It is used in many Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisines and resembles other slightly leavened flatbreads such as Iranian nan-e barbari, South Asian flatbreads and Central Asian naan, and pizza crust.

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
The saganaki arrives

Did You Know? - The word saganaki is a diminutive of sagani, a frying pan with two handles, which comes from the Turkish word sahan 'copper dish', itself borrowed from Arabic .

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Booze goes on

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Whooosh!

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
She is singing... "Baby it's cold outside"

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
All eyes on the flames

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
More booze plus lemon

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
The fire alarm was disarmed

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Ossifer... She did it"

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Four Saganakis disappeared

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Ahhhhh

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Robin, Bob and Nick

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Robin with Mom and Dad

      Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Greg says grace for the table

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Here come da food

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Michele and Mom

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Brian.. Also known as "The Slasher"

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
"I'm letting the boss do the work"

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
"Got one"

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
The birthday cake... Complete with song

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Paul dances with the hat

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Paul attempts to blow out the candle

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
The flame came back on

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
One more time

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
It won't go out

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Paul calls in reinforcements

Did You Know? - Trick candles are a novelty candle often used at children's birthday parties. These candles relight themselves, using a fuse similar to those in dynamite sticks, the principle being that by igniting magnesium inserted into the wick of the candle, the paraffin vapour given off when a candle is blown out can be set alight, and through this, the candle can reignite.

Despite being a principle shared with dynamite, these fuses are, however, much less dangerous, and are easily extinguished with water.

Trick candles are banned in Canada.

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Theo is having a ball with the trick candle

Did You Know? - Golden Birthday happens only once in a person's lifetime. It happens when the person's age and the date of the day they were born is the same.

More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month. The two other months in which birthday rates are high is July and September.

Close to two billion Birthday Cards are sent each year in the U.S. alone, accounting for nearly 58 percent of all cards sent.

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Saddling up to go on the Naples walk

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Neal walked in to pick up an order.. Nice surprise

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends
Bye for now

Celebrating Paul's 70th birthday with family and friends