From dawn to past midnight, we are going to be rocking Bob's neighborhood, on WHATEVER day of August his birthday might be. I only know Bob's a Leo, so it's got to be before the 21st.
First, the Invigorating Wake-Up Call to Sleeping America.
A good old-fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch Breakfast, only with fluffy scrambled eggs.
Just the way Bob Likes Them.
We thought about clowns, but Bob's OVER clowns. He doesn't want clowns. I just know it.
The Dutch Chefs will also be offering breakfast when the Muscle Car Association Shows Up. We're having a parade! The South Kansas City Observer used a few contacts and found the perfect Motor Club, with the right cars, the right muscle, and the right location. They've already applied for the permits. No other traffic allowed. It's Official!!
Instead of throwing beads or go-cups at the parade, we procured paperback dictionaries and free copies of the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. We'll be handing them to gracious on-lookers. The ungracious ones get Nada. These items deserve respect.
Anybody who wants to know how life is supposed to be spelled, pronounced, used, and noted, will have a chance as long as Bob G. is drawing breath! Hurrah, Bob!
Not everything will be V-6 powered.
Because life isn't ALL serious. Good times happen!
So Does Lunch.
While the parade is underway, a Second Wave of Cooking commences, with aromas to bring Tears to the Eyes. In a good way, I mean. Especially for Mrs. G, since she may do As she pleases All Day Long. Just like Bob.
Barbecue brisket, chicken, ribs, and sausage. Potato salad, regular salad, fresh Indiana corn on the cob, green beans, cornbread, potato bread, shoofly pie, Apple pie a la mode, and various foaming drinks will be available to the Parade Participants. A little premium moonshine for those old enough and responsible enough to partake.
There will also be baby carrots for Mr. Bunny Rabbit, and bird seed for Bob's more melodious friends in the neighborhood.
Then rented hammocks and capacious umbrellas will be spread, so that everyone may take a snooze before the evening festivities. But if they're still revved--
--Bunkermeister from Bunker Talk is bringing exquisitely detailed Models to re-fight the Battle of the Bulge. We figure the effect of all the war talk on the neighbors will be awesome.
The Evening Events will be of a refined character. First, there will be speeches and chocolate cake, with a Very Few Discreet Candles. And, a big band will play swinging tunes and suave ones. I am still working out the details with Keith at The Coolness is Timeless blog. This is the kind of style we are aspiring to.
Cabs have already been hired. No drinking and then driving home from Bob's House! A rousing mariachi soundtrack will send guests off in style, say, about midnight or one a.m.
Then I think everybody in the neighborhood will think twice about crossing Bob, ever again.
Happy Birthday, Bob!
I know it's coming sometime in August. May you have many more celebrations to come!--
Photo Credits: Two from photobucket; Constitution, wwu.edu; Shoofly Pie, What's cooking America dot net; Mariachi, the hostess files at wordpress.com, a couple from Photobucket, and I'm sure I missed a few.