Bob & Leon Have Birthdays.... And Little Flower

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

It's Birthday Day!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Flower would not stand still so she got some assistance... She turned EIGHTEEN on the 22nd
Her birthday presents you ask? Watermelons!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

At The Elks The People Birthdays Are Underway

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
A beautiful cake awaits the break!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Suspicious... Leon and Bob's cake next to a fire extinguisher.... Not a coincidence!

Did You Know? - The first fire extinguisher of which there is any record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey , a celebrated chemist at that time. It consisted of a cask of fire-extinguishing liquid containing a pewter chamber of gunpowder. This was connected with a system of fuses which were ignited, exploding the gunpowder and scattering the solution.

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Bess gets clued in and readies for the big announcement

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Bob is resting and getting ready to dance

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Their mission is complete

The Announcement And Song!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Donna has to hold on to Leon or he would run to the cake

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Leon supervises the candle lighting
The Fire Department would not allow the true number... and the cake would melt

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
The birthday boys ... They are 143 years old!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Almost done

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
"Donna! Hurry up I am hungry!!"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
"Happy birthday to me... Happy birthday to me!"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
"Who? Me?"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Time to blow the candles out....

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
A great wind swept over the room

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
"One more time.... Happy Birthday to......."

Did You Know? - The hottest part of the flame is just above the very dull blue part to one side of the flame, at the base. At this point, the flame is about 1,400 °C. However note that this part of the flame is very small and releases little heat energy.

The blue color is due to chemiluminescence , while the visible yellow color is due to radiative emission from hot soot particles. The soot is formed through a series of complex chemical reactions, leading from the fuel molecule through molecular growth, until multi-carbon ring compounds are formed.

The thermal structure of a flame is complex, hundreds of degrees over very short distances leading to extremely steep temperature gradients. On average, the flame temperature is about 1,000 °C.

According to the U.S. National Fire Protection Association, candles are one of the leading sources of residential fires in the U.S. with almost 10% of civilian injuries and 6% of civilian fatalities from fire attributed to candles.

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Leon is a professional cakeologist and be brought his famous
Ginzu Knife he just bought from the shopping channel!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Meanwhile back at the table the cards begin to get opened

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Must have been a good one!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
"Why yes Bob... I will assist you with the big words"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
"So.... You liked the cake?"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Remember Leon, an "a" is sounded like an "Ah"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
What happens to tickets when you do not win??

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Paul volunteered to go get some thumbtacks to help keep it on

Did You Know? - Edwin Moore invented thumb tacks with a small grip for use with maps in 1900 and founded the Moore Push-Pin Company. Later, in 1904, a German clockmaker Johann Kirsten invented flat-headed thumb tacks for use with drawings.

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Donna assists the boys

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Perfect... and it can also be used as dental floss

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Donna hears a samba..... She is on her way

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
They are off and running

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Sliding into the turn

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
This is the reason Paul is NOT allowed to samba... No one can hold on!

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
The birthday boy is keeping up

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Just like Brazil except different

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Courtesy of Bob... Paul & Sue were here this evening

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Notice the "Samba Shoes"

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays
Must be time to go home.... The dancing juice glasses are empty

Brander,Flower,Zaitz August 2013 Birthdays