Will Get's Older...  So He Says At Old Ranch!

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Time To Dance And Celebrate At Old Ranch 11/8/2015

What are we celebrating you ask? it's Will's birthday but alas, we can't determine his age. When they lit off the candles, they all fell over into one gooey flaming mess of candle wax so the mystery will continue for another year!

When Will Was Born:  October 26, 1947 was the 299th day of the year 1947 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
We arrived a little early to assure all was going well!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
The sun was getting low on the horizon

First Guests Arrive

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
We talk a little Polish! A good thing!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
The official giggling gets underway!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
We bypassed dinner and went VFR to the cake!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
The cake is being circled!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Arturo and his trusty sidekick, Geoff, do the honors!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
They have done this before!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Time to visit and catch up on the latest!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
"OK... What's going on here?"

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
When these two are together it's got to be good!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Our "resident cakeologists" are hard at work!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
"Marcia, perhaps we had better try a second piece just to MAKE SURE"

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Notice Leon keeps and eye on Arturo's every move!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
"Vicky! I can't believe I drank all of this!"

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Ed and Kathy enjoy Vicky teasing Del!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Iris makes sure her cake does not get "cake napped" ...
Our birthday boy looks so relaxed!

On Will's Birthday Though The Years:

1959 : The first photographs are seen on earth of the far side of the moon when the Lunik III, a Soviet satellite which are sent back to earth via radio signals.

1933 : The giant passenger carrying Dirigible Graf Zeppelin stopped off today for a brief visit at Chicago so the commander Dr Hugo Heckner could attend the World Fair . A large ground crew consisting of 250 regular soldiers took the giant 776 ft airliner in tow prior to it taking off again on it's trip to Milwaukee and back to Akron. Trips like this are nothing to this giant of the air which has now circled the world.

1956 : The Hungarian October Revolution is now in it's third day with demonstrators fighting in the streets of Budapest with Soviet Troops. Estimates range from 3,000 to 5,000 dead and many lying in the streets where they have fallen. They are protesting for economic reforms and the withdrawal of Soviet troops and tanks. The new Prime Minister is appealing for calm.

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Always a beautiful smile!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
OK... Who was teasing Neal this time..... Oh, that would be Paul!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
"M-m-m-m-m Decision! Water or Wine?"

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Kerstin and Hans... sharing a fork!
Seriously... Hans grew up in a bakery and does MAGNIFICENT Black Forest cakes
using a simple recipe! One part whatever ingredients is called for and four parts rum!

Did You Know? - Typically, Black Forest gateau consists of several layers of chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with whipped cream and cherries. It is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. In some European traditions, sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.

Traditionally, kirschwasser, a clear spirit made from sour cherries, is added to the cake. Other spirits are sometimes used, such as rum, which is common in Austrian recipes. In India, Black Forest cake is generally prepared without alcohol. German law mandates that kirschwasser must be present in the cake for it to be labelled a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. True Black Forest cakes are decorated with black cherries

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Tonight's birthday cake, courtesy of Will, was non-flammable and beautiful!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
They are both eyeing the cake... Who will make the first move?

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Our gang dresses appropriately for the Ten Step Polka

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Lining up....

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Ladies... Hang on... Del is in rare form this evening!

Did You Know? - Average Cost of new house $7,450.00 Average wages per year $2,950.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas 17 cents Average Cost of a new car $1,420.00 Minimum Hourly Wage Rate 70 cents per hour Bacon per pound 50 cents Dobbs Hat $8.50 Kitchen Table and Chairs $100.00. Average House Price 1,911

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
They are off and running!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Around and around they go...
Where they will stop no body knows!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Faster faster!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Paul joins in...

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
They needed a large caboose!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
"They tossed me out!  Just because I can't count to ten!"

Did You Know When Will Was Born:

October 1 – First recorded use of the word computer in its modern sense, referring to an electronic digital machine.[13]

October 5 – President Harry S. Truman delivers the first televised White House address speaking on the world food crises.

October 14 – The United States Air Force test pilot, Captain Chuck Yeager, flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, the first time it has been accomplished

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Serious dance lessons get underway!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Poetry in motion

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Poetry and NO motion!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Winding down after a great evening!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
The last dance is underway!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Saying goodbye is difficult!

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Saddling up...

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance
Ninja Mike get set to do battle on the freeway

Celebrating Will's birthday at the November 2015 Old Ranch Dinner Dance