Did you remember 1950? -
- First Modern Credit Card Introduced
- First Organ Transplant
- First "Peanuts" Cartoon Strip
- Korean War Begins
- Senator Joseph McCarthy Begins Communist Witch Hunt
- U.S. President Truman Orders Construction of Hydrogen Bomb
Who was this man???
Setting Up For The Party Was A Hoot!
The announcement was in the Elks Marquee
Did you know? - A marquee is most commonly a structure placed over the entrance to a hotel or theatre. It has signage stating either the name of the establishment or, in the case of theatres, the play or movie and the artist(s) appearing at that venue. The marquee is often identifiable by a surrounding cache of light bulbs, usually yellow or white, that flash intermittently or as chasing lights.
The current usage of the modern English word marquee that refers specifically to a canopy projecting over the main entrance of a theater, which displays details of the entertainment or performers, was documented in the academic journal American Speech in 1926: "Marquee, the front door or main entrance of the big top." The English word marquee is derived from the Middle French word marquise (the final /z/ probably being mistaken as -s plural), the feminine form corresponding to marquis ('nobleman').
Candle decorations courtesy of Vicky Kuhn!
Did you know? - A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may also be used for signaling, to guide your path somewhere or as general light sources for camping. In the older days it would have been used like a torch. Dim varieties are often used for decoration. The term "lantern" is also used more generically to mean a 'light source' or the enclosure for a light source, i.e., the housing for the lamp and lens ? that is the top section ? of a lighthouse.
Ready to go
Remember: Another birthday? Why it seems only yesterday that you were a whole year younger. Happy Birthday!
"Look, it's me!!"
Did you know? - A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually. Virtually all American, Australian and Canadian high schools, most colleges and many elementary and middle schools publish yearbooks. The term may also refer to a book of statistics or facts published annually.i
People Begin To Arrive
Right on time!
The band has arrived... Street Corner Symphony
Bob gets his libation
"Take a look at this.... You will not believe it!"
"Happy birthday Donna!"
Dinner is served...... No! Just kidding
Burning off energy
Donna Brought Some Memories!
Did you know? - A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and convey information. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork. Another type of poster is the educational poster, which may be about a particular subject for educational purposes.
Many people also collect posters, and some famous posters have themselves become quite valuable. Collectors' posters and vintage posters are usually framed and matted.
"Wow! I remember that!!
"I can't look at those... Ewe... I'm a teenager!"
Did you remember 1976? -
Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot becomes prime minister (and virtual dictator) of Cambodia after Prince Sihanouk steps down (April 2).
Israeli airborne commandos attack Uganda's Entebbe Airport and free 103 hostages held by pro-Palestinian hijackers of Air France plane; one Israeli and several Ugandan soldiers killed in raid (July 4).
19-month civil war ends in Lebanon after threatening to escalate to global level (Nov.).
Nation celebrates Bicentennial (July 4)
US GDP (1998 dollars): $1,819.00 billion
Federal spending: $371.79 billion
Federal debt: $629.0 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $12,686
Consumer Price Index: 56.9
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.13
Did you know? - A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, cheeks, neck, and the upper lip, typically of men. Usually, only males going through puberty or post-pubescent males are able to grow beards. However, women with hirsutism may develop a beard. When differentiating between upper and lower facial hair, a beard specifically refers to the facial hair on the lower part of a man's chin (excluding the moustache, which refers to hair above the upper lip and around it). The study of beards is called pogonology.
In the course of history, men with facial hair have been ascribed various attributes such as wisdom and knowledge, sexual virility, masculinity, or high social status; and, conversely, filthiness, crudeness, or an eccentric disposition. In many cultures, beards are associated with nature and outdoorsmen.
Did you know? - Bodybuilding is a form of body modification involving intensive muscle hypertrophy; an individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive bodybuilding, bodybuilders display their physiques to a panel of judges, who assign points based on their appearance. The muscles are revealed through a process known as the "cutting phase" - a combination of fat loss, oils, and tanning (or tanning lotions) which combined with lighting make the definition of the muscle group more distinct.
"Na, that can't be Bob!"
The first guests arrive
Marcia and Leon
Brian and Jan
Music is on its way!