Happy Half-Century Birthday
Did You Know About The U.S. Statistics in 1965:
President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
Life expectancy: 70.2 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 24.5
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 22.5
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 5.5
Let The Party Begin...
We decided Lascari's was a good place to go as it was close to most and an easy drive for Pat... Good choice and we all had a great time!
We arrived early to assure all was set up and ready to go!
Mirror mirror on the wall...
Who is the scruffiest of them all?
The clock struck 11:30 and suddenly everyone arrives!
Becca, Lilly, Zack, and Mitch arrive
We all had a thought for Mitch and Bob
Sue greets Pat, Carol and daughter Robin
Lilly (the Ham) steals the show!
"Is it MY birthday???"
"Well OK, I will let Bob and Grandpa celebrate... Just this one time!"
At 50 you do start leaning a bit...
Nick has grown up to be such a nice young man!
"Scruffy" studies the menu!
Where the conversation and stories never end!
Time for a toast to our wonderful son-in-laws!
Over the teeth and through the gums,
Look out tonsils here it comes!
All of a sudden it gets quiet
It's a drum on the side and bullets on the top!
We thinks they approve
So that is what 100 years looks like... Frightening!
Fire department would not allow all the candles needed....
We settled for two!
They are trying to get enough wind in them to blow the candles out!
"Bob... I'll take the small candle on the right..."
Drums and bullets... Looking good!"
Connor has the wind control remote... Will it work?
Not a single calorie in it!
The resident photographers capture the moment
Fun fun fun... And loads of laughs
Robin gets a great photo for her Facebook account
Sue points out the fall foliage and we have Mitch "Bite the bullet"
Did You Know? - To "bite the bullet" is to endure a painful or otherwise unpleasant situation that is seen as unavoidable. The phrase was first recorded by Rudyard Kipling in his 1891 novel The Light that Failed.
It is often stated that it is derived historically from the practice of having a patient clench a bullet in his or her teeth as a way to cope with the extreme pain of a surgical procedure without anesthetic, though evidence for biting a bullet rather than a leather strap during surgery is sparse.
It has been speculated to have evolved from the British empire expression "to bite the cartridge", which dates to the Indian Rebellion of 1857, but the phrase "chew a bullet", with a similar meaning, dates to at least 1796.
In philosophy, a more specific meaning of the phrase is to accept unpleasant consequences of one's assumed beliefs.
Sound reasoning requires its practitioner to always sustain a consistent set of beliefs. This may involve accepting a disturbing belief that is a consequence of one's currently held beliefs. It may be disturbing because it is counterintuitive or has other disturbing consequences.
M-m-m-m-m..... Kinda sweet
"I bit the bullet"
"Great... Now my teeth are black!"
What? No sticks?
Can't keep the drummer away!
Robin came to the rescue... Straws will work!
Daddy and Miss Lilly taking everything in!
A beautiful family!
Someone has to go home and take a nappy!
100 years right there
Paul tries to stretch to be tall but alas...
Paul and the grandsons
Nick, Connor, and Zack
Paul, Bob, and Mitch with Grandma
(Does Sue have wings?)
She is a Happy Girl... Having family around is special!
Mom and daughter Robin ... All smiles
Greg has an audience.... Hang on!
Pat (Bob's Mom) and Carol (Bob's Sister) listened to the latest from Greg
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