Race Car Dave Celebrates His 75th Birthday

Round and round they go....

Surprise Dave!

Sue and Paul with a lot of help from Vicky and Del and Jan and Jim set up a little surprise for Dave.  We took him to dinner early at the Lorelei Restaurant at the Phoenix Club and then we went to the big band dance where Dave's daughters, grand daughter and many friends were waiting in the wings! Please enjoy! See Dave's 75th Surprise Birthday Vicky's Camera also

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
They are awaiting Dave's arrival!

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Dave walked right by them and is about to sit next to Vicky

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Dave is sad because we said, he would have to sit at the table behind us because there were too many at our table!

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
"Dave, you can sit with these nice people"...  He does not see them yet!

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
"Dave, its really OK, we will be right next to you"

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
He is still not sure about sitting with strangers

The Trap Is Sprung After Cathy Says "Hi Dad!"

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Sue is getting a kick out of the response!  Dave is in shock!

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Cathy, Dave, and Debbie

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Add a grand daughter

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
And a son in law...

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Loraine and Ramon from our neighborhood checks in

Down To Serious Business

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Mr. Confidence dances with Jan

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
All dance

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
It's a mixer... Irene and Herb, Loraine and Vince, Nancy and ????

Did you know? - A mixer dance, dance mixer or simply mixer is a kind of participation dance for people who have some skills in social dancing. Mixers allow dancers to meet new partners, the beginners have a chance to dance with more advanced dancers, and people may quickly assess dance skills of other persons without fear of being stuck with a poor match for the whole tune.

The basic rule of dance etiquette "thou shalt never say 'no'" is partially waived during certain procedures of the mixer: if you have already danced with the person, you may smile to each other and skip the choice. The reasoning is that the basic purpose of the mixer — to make people dance with many new partners — has the precedence.

In some mixing procedures dancers may get confused and miss a match, therefore often a "lost and found" place is designated (e.g., the centre of the dance circle), where unmatched dancers may find each other

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Vicky cavorts with the Birthday Boy

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Barney's 86th birthday was last week!

The Cake Makes an Entrance

Did you know? - Black Forest Cake (American English) and Black Forest gateau (British English) are the English names for the southern German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (literally "Black Forest cherry torte").  Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. Then the cake 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 is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used (rum is common in Austrian recipes). In the USA Black Forest cake is most often prepared without alcohol.

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Robin delivers the cake

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Look carefully... The cake had a race car on it!  Thanks to the chef

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Time for the cake

Did you know? - The birthday cake is traditionally highly decorated, and typically covered with lit candles when presented, the number of candles signifying the age of the celebrant. The person whose birthday it is may make a silent wish and then blow out the candles. After that, the person can open their presents. It is also common for the person celebrating their birthday to cut the initial piece of the cake as a newlywed couple might with a wedding cake.

Birthday cakes date back as far as the Middle Ages when the English would conceal symbolic items such as gold coins, rings and thimbles inside their cakes.[citation needed] Each item was associated with a prediction. For example, a person finding a gold coin in a birthday cake would supposedly become wealthy; a person discovering a thimble would never marry.

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
He was as happy as a little kid!

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
"My cake... wow!" 

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
He is going to blow out the candle

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Family and friends  (Jim and Jan are running the dance so they are MIA)

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Family

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Sue, Barney, and Margo enjoying the festivities

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Robin poses for a picture before she cuts and delivers the cake

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Gladys and Vance

The Birthday Boy Dances

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Up and moving, this is a special occasion

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
The family left as there is school tomorrow morning

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Dave likes his new hat

The Jessners

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise

Loraine and Ramon
Loraine and Ramon swinging away!

The Band
The band makes beautiful music

Jan arranged for the band to play Dave's favorite... Cab Driver!

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Go Jan!  She is teaching a new line dance

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Eldon and Cathy

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Hey Vance

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Vcky and Donna

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
The group takes a short rest between dances

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
The band comes to visit Dave

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Margo and Barney

Dave's 75th Birthday Surprise
Departing is always difficult... Nancy, Vince, Ron and Sharon bid a fond adeau

Happy Birthday