A Birthday Evening At Old Ranch

Celebrating birthdays is always fun!  

Marcia And Marianne Celebrate Their Birthdays!

It turns out we can celebrate two birthday's at this month's Old Ranch Dinner Dance!  We call this a toofer (two for). Dance, dine, share... It's what life is about!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
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September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

Excellent Day To Celebrate... Heat Wave Is About Gone And Blue Skies

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
It was a beautiful afternoon!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Geoff gets the party started before anyone gets here!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
With this group, it is a happy place!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Jan and Brian return to civilization!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Vicky ordered a "Wild Berry Margarita"... Del looks worried!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Let the party begin!!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"I have no idea where he is!"

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Will explains to Marianne about birthdays!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
We made the mistake about asking Kerstin about school!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Iris comes to visit

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Chocolate chocolate cake! Oozing calories!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Come on over birthday girls!

Did You Know The Month Marcia Was Born All Heck Broke Loose!

Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease

CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB

Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)

Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

Did You Know The Month Marianne Was Born We Were Returning To Normal

Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV

KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

"My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights

Candles Are Lit... Time To Blow Them Out

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
All lit up and ready to go.... So is the cake!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
You first.... No, you first!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
They can do it!

Did You Know? - About 200 years ago, cutting a cake during a birthday party began in Germany. As Germans were skilled at candle-making, they started putting tiny candles around the cake and a big candle, representing the light of life, in the centre.

The tradition of blowing them out also began around then, partly out of superstition and partly for fun. The birthday person is supposed to make a wish, and if blown out in a single puff, the smoke would carry the wish heavenwards, and the gods would grant the wish.

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
We are ready! On the count of three....

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September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Whooooosh - Stand back! Wind danger warning

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Marianne "Windy" Hanlon blows hers out!

Did You Know? - This recipe is also known as "Death by Chocolate", as it contains a considerable amount of chocolate, if topped with chocolate ice cream and lashings of whipped cream."

In addition to Death By Chocolate, the many variations include pudding fudge cake, made with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips.

Alternatively, "fudge cake" is a term in the American South to refer to a dense, single-layer chocolate cake served with or without icing. It is similar to a brownie, although moister with more chocolate.

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Little does Marcia know....

Did You Know? - The difference between a normal candle and a trick candle is what happens just after you blow it out. When you blow out a normal candle, you will see a thin ribbon of smoke rise up from the wick. This is vaporized paraffin (candle wax).

The wick ember you get when you blow out the candle is hot enough to vaporize the paraffin of the candle, but it isn't hot enough to re-ignite it. If you blow across the wick of a normal candle right after you blow it out, you might be able to get it to glow red-hot, but the candle won't burst into flame.

Trick candles have a material added to the wick that is capable of being ignited by the relatively low temperature of the hot wick ember. When a trick candle is blown out, the wick ember ignites this material, which burns hot enough to ignite the paraffin vapor of the candle. The flame you see in a candle is burning paraffin vapor.

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"I'm going to Huff and Puff and blow this derned cake off the table!"
Marcia enlisted Donna to assist... It didn't work!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
The candles had everyone cracking up!
Donna to the rescue

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Arturo and Geoff knew the secret!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
The candle finally went out Monday morning about 3am
We found the guilty party - Arturo The Great!

Did You Know? - We can't figure it out!  We brought the green candles (they were normal) and Arturo added the blue striped candles (they were blow-out proof)... Marianne was able to blow-out the candle that can't blow out AND Marcia kept both of hers lit.... Perhaps, we experienced a miracle?

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

The Audience To The Cake Performance Were Having A Great Giggle

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Kerstin and Hans enjoyed the show

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Mike and Irene are ready for cake

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
The show goes on!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
So nice to have Brian and Jan back

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Wally was cracking up watching all the antics

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Awaiting the cake

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Linda with the Million-Dollar-Smile!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Nita and Neal enjoying the goings-on

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"Paul... Did you see what just happened??"

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"I am sure Donna had something to do with it!"

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Paul got one of the birthday girls!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"Would you like a piece of candy little girl?"

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Just ten steps... So they say!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Lisa joins in... and does just fine

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Steve is blowing out the great notes!

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Rounding the corner...

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Old friends sharing the latest stories

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Birthday stories?

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Fresh off the dance floor

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"OK... I am ready to dance again!"

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Wally is out visiting

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
"They could NOT be blown out? Really?"

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Planning the getaway

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
It's 8:30 here...What time is it in London?

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne
Irene says it's getting to be bewitching hour

September 2015 birthday celebrations for Marcia and Marianne