Warning - Geriatric Area Ahead
John Schulte, Linda Cathey, and Shaun Ward have September birthdays so that means Party Time! Teri Ward decided to host a party with family and friends and mix it with Monday Night Football! Life is indeed good! Please join the fun!
We did not ask the question but we are talking about 200 years between them...
Give or take a few
Celebrating 200 years if age
Let The Cavorting Begin!
This table was magic all night... Every time you looked at it there was
new items to select from
"I smells food!"
Sue found a friend...
"If I stand right here I can see everything...
Front door, back door, kitchen, living room, back yard...."
The contents of these three chests could power a battleship
The kids kept busy.... Watching the silly adults
"Psssst Sue.... What should I do with this present?"
"What does this nice lady have inside her purse?"
We brought our own "Chili Detector"
He found the chili
Linda reads her birthday cards... Love the shirt
Cindy O gets into the line AGAIN
We reminded her of the sign outside Teri's house...
"I know something is going to drop soon... Hope it is NOT the hot chili!"
Did You Know? - In September of 1814 when they were all born...
Sep 5th Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia
Sep 11th - Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
Sep 12th - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
Sep 14th - Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" words of which later become lyrics of "Star-Spangled Banner"
Sep 20th - "Star Spangled Banner" published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith
"James... I can't get this wrist band off... What should I do??"
"Stand very still"
"My age is showing.... Where did I put my beer"
"He is back!"
Slurp... Gurggle... Lick...
The proper way to dine on chili
The cards are stacking up... What could be inside the packages????
Ernie has a prime seat this evening.... Game On!
We spotted the birthday fairy
The table was a busy spot all night
Checking up on the patio lizards
Shaun checks up on the varmint
The Birthday Cake Arrives
Did You Know? - The birthday cake has been an integral part of the birthday celebrations in western European countries since the middle of the 19th century, which extended to Western culture.
Certain rituals and traditions, such as singing of birthday songs, associated with birthday cakes are common to many Western cultures. The Western tradition of adding lit candles to the top of a birthday cake originates in 18th-century Germany.
However, the intertwining of cakes and birthday celebrations stretch back to the Ancient Romans. The development of the birthday cake has followed the development of culinary and confectionery advancement.
While throughout most of Western history, these elaborate cakes in general were the privilege of the wealthy, birthday cakes are nowadays common to most Western birthday celebrations.
Around the world many variations on the birthday cake, or rather the birthday pastry or sweets, exist.
Bunny did a great job...
We have seen that dog on the driving range
The table refilled itself again....
Mac and Cheese! Yeah! The party is officially underway
Did You Know? - Pasta and cheese casseroles have been recorded in cookbooks as early as the 14th century's Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks. It is an Italian dish of parmesan and pasta and was brought to England in the 14th century.
A cheese and pasta casserole known as makerouns was recorded in the famous medieval English cookbook, the Forme of Cury, which was written in the 14th century.
It was made with fresh, hand-cut pasta which was sandwiched between a mixture of melted butter and cheese.
The recipe given (in Middle English) was "Take and make a thynne foyle of dowh. and kerve it on peces, and cast hem on boillyng water & see
"What do you mean they found out my age using algebra??"
We caught these two browsing the buffet... again!
Caught red handed with hot wings and a chili bowl
Did You Know? - In flagrante delicto (Latin: "in blazing offence") or sometimes simply in flagrante (Latin: "in blazing") is a legal term used to indicate that a criminal has been caught in the act of committing an offence (compare corpus delicti).
The colloquial "caught in the act" or "caught red-handed" are English equivalents.
Our favorite spot in the kitchen
Bunny is providing free dance lessons in the kitchen
"The right hip moves to the right first... Then the left hip to the left.... At the same time!"
Meanwhile Back On The Patio
Meanwhile on the patio the cavorting continues
The Million Dollar Smile
Giggles are about to occur
Dave O keeps the birthday girl from going dry
James and Terri enjoying the evening
We Return Inside
Mac and Cheese Bandit caught in the act
"What goes good with Mac and Cheese? Duh! Anything!"
Our hostess Teri provides suggestions
"Use a straw... Saves having to wash the glass!"
How is the game going?
Yes.... We also had soft drinks
The fourth time back but he is after the fruit salad this time
Our hostess (with the mostest) visits all of her guests
What is the magic number??? 47!
Ernie and John taking it easy
When do we cut the cake???
"I am the official game watcher... If anything important happens I notify the crowd"
Out hosts....Shaun and Teri... All smiles
We all had a wonderful time celebrating the birthdays and putting on five pounds
Got to get this down quickly... Heard they are about to cut the cake!
See... Paul was really here (In the mirror)
Circling the cake
"Run for your life... They lit the candles"
We are happy that John and Shaun did NOT wear their birthday suits
We are awaiting the flames
Linda is deciding whether to run or not
"Hey guys... I know that song!"
Which one is going to "try" to blow out the candles?
Everyone is singing
"Which one of you asked my age???"
Quotation To Remember: "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." ~Chili Davis
"It's OK... We are 200!"
"Gee Shaun... Didn't know you were turning 90!"
"Psssssst Bunnaford, I am ready only 38 for the 40th time!"
Quotation To Remember: "Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Shall we have cake now??"
Dillon is about to have an attack
The kids are helping
"Oh dear.... Just enough for the adults!"
Lounging around and watching the game
"It's my party and I'll cry if I want too"
Did You Know? - "It's My Party" is a song recorded by multiple artists since the 1960s. In 1963, American singer Lesley Gore's version hit #1 on the pop and rhythm and blues charts in the United States. It was the first hit single for producer Quincy Jones.
The song lyrically portrays the discomfiture of a teenage girl at her birthday party when her boyfriend Johnny disappears only to surface in the company of Judy, another girl, who is "wearing his ring" to indicate she's replaced the birthday girl as his love interest.
"What? Only two pieces for me??"
Dave O is eyeing the cake
The game-event-announcer is doing his job
Cake is half gone... What should we do??