Brian Sneaks Up On Three-Quarters Of A Century Old

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." ? William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Brian Turns Seventy-Four Years Young At The Phoenix Club 4/13/2017

We are here to celebrate Brian's 74th year on this planet. Born in the heat of the battle! The Phoenix Club Ballroom was full with many of his friends from the USA in attendance! Join the fun!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
With birthdays come cards!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Does he dare share? We know some of the people who brought cards.

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"Hans! What did that card say?"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"I hope he likes the card!"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Brian can be very entertaining!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Sandy and Bob are enjoying Brian's efforts

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"We are so bad!"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Did You Know? - The month Brian was born:

  • Allies continue to squeeze the Germans into the corner of Tunisia.
  • The only large-scale escape of Allied prisoners-of-war from the Japanese in the Pacific takes place when ten American POWs and two Filipino convicts break out of the Davao Penal Colony on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. The escaped POWs were the first to break the news of the infamous Bataan Death March and other atrocities committed by the Japanese to the world.
  • itler and Mussolini come together at Salzburg, mostly for the purpose of propping up Mussolini's fading morale. Bolivia declares war on Germany, Japan, and Italy.
  • Radio Berlin announces the discovery by Wehrmacht of mass graves of Poles purportedly killed by Soviets in the Katyn massacre.
  • 15: Finland officially rejects Soviet terms for peace. Heavy RAF raid on Stuttgart.
  • 17: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, chief architect of Japanese naval strategy, is killed when his plane is shot down by American P38's over Bougainville. He was on an inspection tour.
  • 18: The "Palm Sunday massacre": large numbers of German troop-transport aircraft are shot down before reaching Tunisia, where they were to pick up the isolated German troops.
  • 19-30: The Bermuda Conference takes place in Hamilton, Bermuda. U.K. and U.S. leaders discuss the plight of the European Jews.
  • 20: The Warsaw Ghetto uprising: On the Eve of Passover, Jews resist German attempts to deport the Jewish community.
  • 19: In occupied Belgium, partisans attack the a railway convoy transporting Belgian Jews to Auschwitz. It is the largest attack on a Holocaust train of the war and 236 Jews escape.
  • 28: Allies attempt to close the mid-Atlantic gap in the war against the U-boats with long-range bombers.

 

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Three pictures - They change every five seconds

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Brian is enjoying this!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
The ladies sing Brian one more chorus....

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Donna is coming over to visit!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Would you buy a used car from these two dudes?

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Donna breaks the news!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Jan is in shock!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Jan feels better now once she found that Bob, Hans, and Paul
are about the same age as Brian!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"Who? Me?

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Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Voila! The German Chocolate Black Forrest Cake..... Substitute!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
White cake and chocolate cake!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Jan double checks everything!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"All mine!"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Decisions decisions... White or chocolate?

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Just a few calories

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"I better get back to the table before it is all gone"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Serious discussions underway

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"Where is my cake"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Like that shirt Ed!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Conrad and Nita take to the floor

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Nancy and Vince kick up the dust!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
The table was full this evening!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"We'll drink to that... Heck, we'll drink to anything!"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Vicky makes the rounds!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
"What's all the noise out here?"

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
The band was excellent tonight!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Kathy explains!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Our birthday boy!

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club
Kathy explains...

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club

Celebrating Brian's Birthday at the Phoenix Club