Bad Mike Andersen

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Bad Mike's 61st Birthday

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Watch out for the candles... Great amounts of heat!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Irene does the preparations

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Mike supervises the lighting ceremony

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
The heat was so bad the candles already melted!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
The air conditioning kept blowing the candles out

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
OK, we got it covered!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Leon, the resident cake-ologist, comes to help!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Step One - The deep breath!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Step Two - Let it all out!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Scary - We have to hire Mike at Halloween!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
The cake is passed

Did You Know What Happened When Bad Mike Was Born?

  • July 13 – Elvis Presley's recording of "Hound Dog" is released by RCA Records.
  • July 24 – At New York City's Copacabana Club, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform their last comedy show together (their act started on July 25, 1946).
  • July 25 – 72 kilometers (45 mi) south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Swedish ship MS Stockholm in heavy fog, killing 51.
  • July 30 – A Joint Resolution of Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
The cake disappears as the evening goes on...

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Leon asked to have the last piece!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
The girls share their secrets

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Mike and John study the cake in detail!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks
Helping hands!

Bad Mike's 61st Birthdat at the Santa Ana Elks