No Blog posted yesterday.
Folks, I got a little rushed and did not get a blog posted yesterday. Today is our bowling day, so I’m getting a short blog out before we leave.
Floyd Pritchard (59) Celebrated his 70th Birthday
Posted by Pamela Pritchard Smith: Bottineau, ND

Afternoon Gary! Hey, my dad is turning 70 here in a couple of weeks. We are going to have a birthday party for him at the Birchwood to celebrate.

We have a general public announcement going into the Bottineau Courant (below) along with the attached photo. I thought it would be a nice thing to also put into your blog. This picture is just too funny not to share! I would love to hear any stories that come back about memories of my Dad. If you receive any, can you please forward them and I will make sure my sisters and Dad see them.
Thanks so much Gary and let me know if you need anything! Hope to see you there at the Birchwood too!
You are invited to join in on the celebration of Floyd Pritchard’s 70th Birthday!!
Birchwood Steakhouse and Lounge
Saturday, January 15th, 8:00PM – 1:00AM

From Keith Pladson (66): Stafford, VA
A friend sent this to me. I’m forwarding it to you and you can decide if you want to include it in your blog. All I can say is WOW!
Keith Pladson (66)
Dwight Lang, This should bring back some memories for you. Gary

You might have seen or heard this before but it is worth
another listen….

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu fromHolland. The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end.
Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety, for all of the men & women that have died for you to have the freedom you have inAmerica. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss and I guarantee you’ll never forget.

Amazingly beautiful .. Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.
Here is Taps played in its entirety. The Original version of Taps was calledLast Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle.
watch on the attachment or at this site.