Happy 75th Brian

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Turning 75! 1942 Was A Good Year!

Brian turns seventy-five. We looked it up and that's older than dirt! We celebrated anyway! The Skeggs are wonderful hosts providing a great meal and live entertainment... We rocked out all night!

Brian's birthday happens to occur on Guy Hawkes" Day which is a "holiday" in the UK and the holiday has been morphing for the past 500 years!

Let's Get Started!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Brian's birthday is easy to remember... Look to the skies!

Did You Know? - Guy Fawkes (/??a? ?f??ks/; 13 April 1570 ? 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers in the Low Countries. He traveled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England without success. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.

Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters leased an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured and eventually confessed. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes fell from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed.

Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in Britain since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a fireworks display.

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017 Guido met us at the entrance...
We dropped a penny in the cup out of fear!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Someone was busy with photographs!!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Click to read the newspaper in larger size

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The man of the hour! Actually 657,000 hours!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The party really gets underway!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Meeting and greeting is the first order of business!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
So powerful, he can turn off the Sun!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Really... They haven't seen each other in days!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
We thought everybody was looking at the sunset!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Lot's of work went into the decorations!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Guy really gets around!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Did You Know? - In 1604 Fawkes became involved with a small group of English Catholics, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate the Protestant King James and replace him with his daughter, third in the line of succession, Princess Elizabeth.

Fawkes was described by the Jesuit priest and former school friend Oswald Tesimond as "pleasant of approach and cheerful of manner, opposed to quarrels and strife ... loyal to his friends". Tesimond also claimed Fawkes was "a man highly skilled in matters of war", and that it was this mixture of piety and professionalism that endeared him to his fellow conspirators.

The author Antonia Fraser describes Fawkes as "a tall, powerfully built man, with thick reddish-brown hair, a flowing moustache in the tradition of the time, and a bushy reddish-brown beard", and that he was "a man of action ... capable of intelligent argument as well as physical endurance, somewhat to the surprise of his enemies."

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Mad rush to the buffet!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Some of us watched the sun set into the west!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
It got quiet for a little bit...

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
A delightful meal it was!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
look... No food fight!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
"Over the teeth and through the gums,
lookout tonsils, here it comes!"

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
A beautiful couple indeed!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
What is Jennifer up too?

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Neal and Nita getting ready to dance

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Looking good!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The prime rib was outstanding

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Seconds (or thirds) anyone?

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Too busy eating!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Is Jennifer giving us the secret signal?

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
We will keep an eye on her!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Who are the first to take to the floor? Duh!

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Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Beware of falling parts om the floor

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
All dance...

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
No encouragement needed with this group!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Adult supervision provided for free

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Irene spots the cameraman and....

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The secret sign to "Stop The Photos Already!"

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Kathy does the "Beach Boys Twirl"

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Dance lessons provided for free...
Only one requirement, DO NOT LAUGH!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
It's a family thing!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Kick those heals... Life those bales!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
"What did he say?" Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The crowd watches with amazement as Brian rises...

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
...and he is back in the game!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Checkout those shoes... Right out of the 50's!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
...and read 6...7...8...

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
...and in the corner position!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The birthday boy is moving with the music...

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Our Fearless Leader

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
Fearless Leader admires his feet!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017
The hands are helpful in keeping his balance!

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

Brian celebrates his 75th birthday 11/5/2017

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