August Is A Busy Month In Terms Of Birthdays!
August had the most births each year from 1990 to 2006 except for six years (1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2004) when it was edged out by July, according to National Center for Health Statistics. Historically, the sweltering, late-summer months are when obstetricians witness an increase in the arrival of newborns.
Birthdays have been shown to have remarkable health benefits. A recent Mori survey (4th March 2005) revealed that statistically speaking the more birthdays a person has the longer they live.
Brenda and Bob celebrate their birthdays!
In days gone bye...
Cyndy joined the celebration!
The birthday kids are overwhelmed by cards and well wishers!
Speaking of smiles
"It's a bird... It's a plane...Dang... They are both correct!"
As the "Little Big Band" plays in the background
"Hang on Brenda..."
"Oops! Hang on Bob"
A wonderful collection of cards each reminding Bob of how elderly he is!
The cards are all lined up....
Two fisted drinker... Must be one of us!
He is keeping an eye on the wine!
Just Bob.... Brenda is still a child (relatively speaking)
...and through the woods!
Watch out... we are all outnumbered!
Ed checks for color.... "Yep... it's red"
Excellent wine for an early 2016
Vicky tells a story!
"How many glasses of wine have I had?"
Bob with Raeanne
"I would not miss this birthday... Bob enters a new decade!"
"Bob is still just a kid!"
What... Only one candle?"
Perhaps it is a miniaturized Roman Candle?
Did You Know? - A Roman candle is a traditional type of firework that ejects one or more stars or exploding shells. Roman candles come in a variety of sizes, from small 6 mm (1/4") diameter for consumers, and up to 8 cm (3") diameter in professional fireworks displays.
Roman candles originated in China, but first became popular during Italian Renaissance. They are banned in some countries, including the Netherlands and Finland, as they have a tendency to cause accidents due to users of the firework not knowing how to use them properly. Roman candles are illegal to possess and set off in the U.S. states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Delaware.
Much safer way to have candles indicate his age!
"Whoa there hoss.... I am not seventy!"
Did You Know? - When Brenda was born...
"AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
"Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
- Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for US-Soviet link-up in space
US GDP (1998 dollars): $1,630.60 billion
- Federal spending: $332.33 billion
- Federal debt: $541.9 billion
- Median Household Income (current dollars): $11,800
- Consumer Price Index: 53.8
- Unemployment: 8.5%
- Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.10 ($0.13 as of 12/31/75)
- Home videotape systems (VCRs) are developed in Japan by Sony (Betamax) and Matsushita (VHS).
- The Altair home computer kit allows consumers to build and program their own personal computers.
Listed for the "Whooooosh"
WARNING: Do not stand in front of the cake!
Severe turbulence reported in the area!
Did You Know? - When Bob Was Born:
- In February of 1946, the first programmable, general-purpose electronic digital computer was introduced at the University of Pennsylvania. It was called ENIAC, which stood for "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer" and was built by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchley for the U.S. Government during World War II.
League of Nations dissolved (April).
Italy abolishes monarchy (June).
The Philippines gains independence from the United States (July 4).
12 Nazi leaders (including 1 tried in absentia) are sentenced to hang, 7 imprisoned, and 3 acquitted in the Nuremberg trials (Oct. 1). Background: Defining Genocide
Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech warns of Soviet expansion. Background: The Cold War
- Juan Perón becomes president of Argentina.
- Federal spending: $55.23 billion
- Federal debt: $271.0 billion
- Dow Jones High/Low: 212/165
- Consumer Price Index: 19.5
- Unemployment: 3.9%
- Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03
- Dinosaur steak: $1.25/pound
- Godzilla was born
We are all here!
Greg made it to say Happy Birthday all!
A birthday quote perhaps?
Not a drop spilled!
"My Dad has this down to a science!"
"...and now Cyndy, you ring out the bottle to make sure you have it all!"
Anybody remember the "ringer washers"?
(Old washing machine in Bunratty, Ireland - Circa 1800)
"What can we do with these nice bags of candy?"
Irene captures the moment!
What is she thinking?
Watch out for loose parts!
They are singing Bob's Song
Sing along at your table!
Great sounds from the Little Big Band!
Greg and Irene tear up the floor!
It's a new dance.... She just found out how old Bob really was!
Movin' Movin' Movin'
Gail provides us a new point!
What are they doing?
"Contrary to popular thought... I DO NOT collect wrinkles....
These are all mine!"
Nancy enjoys a good party!
Mike is mastering the sport of photo bombing!
(Thank you Mike for arranging for the balloons!!)
"Over the hill and through the woods...."
Dang... Time to go home!
Yes... We are Party Animals
We were really there... We had to take a selfie on the cell phone to prove it!