It Was A Well Planned Surprise For 4/17/2013
Bunnaford did not know the plan we hatched up
Sue, Ghislaine, John, Bunny and Ernie partake in the teasing!
The cards are humdingers.... Carefully thought out
Linda and James participate in the kibitzing
Did You Know? - Kibitz is also a term referring to circular commenting. One person comments, then the other person comments. A back-and-forth conversation outside the main issue, where the people having the conversation are not directly participating.
Linda knew Bunny's secret weakness... Good and Plenty candy
Bunny remembers the original packaging...
Did You Know? - Good & Plenty is an American brand of licorice candy. The candy is a narrow cylinder of sweet black licorice, coated in a hard candy shell to form a capsule shape. The pieces are colored bright pink and white and presented in a purple box or bag.
Good & Plenty was first produced by the Quaker City Confectionery Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1893 and is the oldest branded candy in the United States. Warner-Lambert purchased Quaker City in 1973 and sold it to Leaf Candy Company (owned by Beatrice Foods) in 1982. It is now produced by Hershey Foods, which purchased Leaf in 1996.
Beginning in 1950, a cartoon character named "Choo-Choo Charlie" appeared in Good & Plenty television commercials. A railroad engineer, Charlie would shake a box of the candy in a circular motion, imitating a train's pushrods and making a sound like a train.
The pink candies are colored with a red dye called K-Carmine, produced from the crushed bodies of the female cochineal insect. Current packaging lists the red dye as "artificial color (K-Carmine and Red 40)".
According to writer Judy Dutton and scientist David Sugarman of the Ontario Science Centre, the scent of Good & Plenty candy is one of those (with that of cucumber) that women find most alluring.
The cake is coming soon.... Another surprise.... Thanks to Ernie
Bunny is in heaven... Shopping bags and not having to leave Old Ranch! Dream come true
Now Bunny Is Really Surprised
Yes you do.... and it is time to sing!!
Juan and the staff deliver the cake to the table....
Ernie and John brought the cake and had it hidden until now
It is time to sing.....
Applause please.... Bunny made it another year....
Do we hear an Amen????
Quotation To Remember: Birthdays are good for you.? Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.? ~Larry Lorenzoni
Wally, Sue, and Ghislaine enjoy a toast or two to Miss Bunnaford
You cannot hide from your friends....
Linda asks James "Is she still 39??"
A beautiful cake
The magic top.....
New clothes, good and plenty, friends, and cake... What a birthday
Too Windy And Cold Outside Plus We Needed Room For Food... We Went Inside
We know but we won't say.....
"Yes indeed! I can remove the cork without a corkscrew!"
Snacks begin to disappear....
Quotation To Remember: The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.? ~Lucille Ball
Ghislaine and Wally....
"Ernie... This is a great champagne..... Vintage February 2013???"
"I will take the third chip on the right!"
Tom, Steve, and Matt join the party
We combined tables so we could all fit....
The guys were fixing the problems with the world - Wally, James, Robert, and Don
Sue and Paul enjoyed the party
Mary assists with the cake....
Quotation To Remember: A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.? ~Robert Frost
Now the cake will become a big cut-up
Bunny is over the shock and sitting back enjoying the fun
Note: The Fire Department would NOT allow the proper number of candles....
Did You Know? - The Happy Birthday Song has two verses!!
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear (name)
Happy Birthday to You.
From good friends and true,
From old friends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too.
"Blow it out.... Remember to keep your teeth in this year!"
"P-s-s-s-s-s-s-t John, she did it!"
Don attempts to negotiate for another piece of the cake
Ernie and Bunny
Quotation To Remember: Youth is a disease from which we all recover.? ~Dorothy Fulheim
"So Ernie... How did you plan all of this??"
Terry and Shaun are about to lead us in song....
Did You Know? - "Happy Birthday to You", also known more simply as "Happy Birthday", is a song that is traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's birth. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, "Happy Birthday to You" is the most recognized song in the English language, followed by "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow". The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.
The melody of "Happy Birthday to You" comes from the song "Good Morning to All", which was written and composed by American siblings Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893.