Happy Birthday Bunny 2013

I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.? ~Author Unknown

It Was A Well Planned Surprise For 4/17/2013

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Bunnaford did not know the plan we hatched up

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Sue, Ghislaine, John, Bunny and Ernie partake in the teasing!

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch


Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
The cards are humdingers.... Carefully thought out

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
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.

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Linda knew Bunny's secret weakness... Good and Plenty candy

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
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.

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
The cake is coming soon.... Another surprise.... Thanks to Ernie

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Bunny is in heaven... Shopping bags and not having to leave Old Ranch! Dream come true

Now Bunny Is Really Surprised

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Yes you do.... and it is time to sing!!

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Juan and the staff deliver the cake to the table....
Ernie and John brought the cake and had it hidden until now

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
It is time to sing.....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Applause please.... Bunny made it another year....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
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

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Wally, Sue, and Ghislaine enjoy a toast or two to Miss Bunnaford

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
You cannot hide from your friends....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Linda asks James "Is she still 39??"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
A beautiful cake

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
The magic top.....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
New clothes, good and plenty, friends, and cake... What a birthday

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Too Windy And Cold Outside Plus We Needed Room For Food... We Went Inside

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
We know but we won't say.....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"Yes indeed! I can remove the cork without a corkscrew!"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
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

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Ghislaine and Wally....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"Ernie... This is a great champagne..... Vintage February 2013???"


Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"I will take the third chip on the right!"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Tom, Steve, and Matt join the party

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Swapping stories

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
We combined tables so we could all fit....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
The guys were fixing the problems with the world - Wally, James, Robert, and Don

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Sue and Paul enjoyed the party

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
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

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Now the cake will become a big cut-up

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Bunny is over the shock and sitting back enjoying the fun

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Everyone sings....
Note: The Fire Department would NOT allow the proper number of candles....

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch     Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch

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.

 

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"Blow it out.... Remember to keep your teeth in this year!"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"P-s-s-s-s-s-s-t        John, she did it!"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Don attempts to negotiate for another piece of the cake

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
Ernie and Bunny

Quotation To Remember: Youth is a disease from which we all recover.? ~Dorothy Fulheim

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"So Ernie... How did you plan all of this??"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
"Great party"

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch
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.

Bunnaford celebrates her birthday with friends at Old Ranch