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Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
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~April 10, 2010~
Submitted By edith on 10/04/11
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Bob's 13th birthday party - he was so patient with the hat;)
 
 
County 4-H Horse Show - 2003 or 2004?  can't remember exactly what year.
 
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Clinic
 
2007
 
2008
 
Trail ridin' with Kellie 2009.
 
I know you can't read this but, Happy Birthday, Bob!  I couldn't have asked for a better horse - you were and still are an answered prayer and a gift from God.
 
 

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Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/12 - 16:30 GMT
I just had a grand idea. You must create an event were all the Merry Men get together and have a longbow compotition at your party. I believe we'll be able to scrape three or four bows together (if I do some looking around) and that should be enough. Oh, happy birthday Bob.
                                                                                                                  ~Tterbo~
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/12 - 16:52 GMT
Hello Tterbo!
 
...at least, I'm assuming it's really you this time since you signed it;)
 
An excellent suggestion!  I know that Alex has two bows and my dad has one too...I think Mandy has one, and the Fs have a few as well, so they can bring their own. 
 
Would you like to be in charge of the archery competition part of the party?  We could set up targets in the horse pasture maybe.
 
I need to get busy and send out invitations so everyone has time to make their costumes...
 
Thanks for visiting my blog, and thank you for the grand idea! 
 
~Tasha~
 
P.S. Bob says thank you for the birthday wishes, but what he'd really like is a carrot;)
 
 
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
2 weeks - 22,159v
Posted 2010/04/12 - 17:00 GMT
Happy Birthday, Bob!  I'm so glad you have been such a joy to your mistress.  That's a very important job you have - you know that, don't you?  You have the power to inspire immeasurable bliss or deep anguish in the heart of the one who loves you so dearly.  But I have a feeling you know that already, too.  
Horses really have a scurvy advantage over us, do they not, Tasha?
Bob, just don't press your advantage too hard or too often.  A clever horse can get himself into trouble. . . ;)
 
Oh, yes!  We absolutely must have an archery tourney - perhaps we could come up with a "golden arrow" for the coveted prize.=)
 
HTSYS!
 
~Kellie~
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/13 - 18:06 GMT
They certainly do, and they will press that advantage to the limit at times!  
Bob seems to have it down to a science - act up every once in a while just to liven things up a bit, but not enough to make me really mad, and then be good as gold.  For the most part, he's a good boy, but if you try to ride him right before dinner time...watch out!=)  He takes his food quite seriously.
 
I think we can arrange to have a golden arrow for the prize:)
Now I just need to have Alex show me how to shoot a bow so I won't completely disgrace myself;)
 
Mom and I are going to the fabric store today to get the fabric for my dress=)  I'm planning on hand embroidering a design in gold thread around the hem, the neckline, and the long tapered sleeves, so I need to get going on it.  But, that's all I'm going to tell you about my dress - you'll have to wait until the party to see it=)
 
HTSYS2!
 
Love,
~Tasha~
 
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/14 - 0:12 GMT
I was kind of figuring it to be for the Merry Men, but if you peeps want join too that would add to the fun. If your going to learn to shoot, make sure you have an arm guard and finger tabs, or else you'll soon find your are deficient in skin molecules. Anyhow, I think the golden arrow will be a neat prize. And I think it should be traditional bows only, no compounds.
    I can relate to Bob in that we both take food seriously. So don't ride me either before I have dinner:)
 
~Tterbo~
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
2 weeks - 22,159v
Posted 2010/04/14 - 2:00 GMT
Hey, Brett, you're going to get yourself into trouble with that kind of figuring=)  I always thought Mr. Henty was rather shortsighted in addressing his prefaces, too. . . "My dear lads" is "figuring" to a cliché degree. ;)
 
It would be absolutely wonderful if we could find enough traditional bows to go around - are you thinking longbows only, or would recurve do?  I think we have two compound and one recurve. . . I'm not positive, though.
 
Hehe=) You sound like Aubrey.  Only I can't see him relating himself to a horse, even in that way. . .
 
~Kellie~
 
P.S. Tasha, we must have the ladies drop a handkerchief to signal the start of each round:)  
Oh!  I wonder if we could scare up a trumpet from somewhere?;D
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
2 days - 3,135v
Posted 2010/04/14 - 2:33 GMT
Hey I bet Peppy has one (a trumpet I mean). Maybe we could persuade him to play it for us.
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/14 - 5:18 GMT
Tterbo:  Ahem.  Let me get this straight - we're welcome to "join in"?  You're giving us permission?!?!  Aww, how nice!  (sarcasm? yes:)
I do believe you've figured yourself right into a hole.  Maid Marian was as good a shot with the long bow as Robin himself!  Now, I don't promise that I'll live up to that, but I'll sure try=)
 
Thanks for the advice - and I do prefer to keep my skin molecules intact=D 
I agree - traditional bows only.  By traditional, I would assume you mean a recurve?
 
Mental note to self: do not ride Brett before dinner.  I think I can safely promise never to do so:)
 
Kellie:  I couldn't agree more! 
 
I think recurves should suffice - it might be a bit difficult to procure enough longbows to go
around.
 
lol.  I can't imagine Aubrey relating to a horse in any way either;)
 
A handkerchief would be perfect!
 
Michelle:  Somehow, the idea of Matthew playing his trumpet at my party makes me nervous;D
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/14 - 19:07 GMT
Nay, nay. It was just a poor selection of words. It was truly just an observation. But, in sooth, I don't remember reading anywhere that Maid Marion ever shot a bow let alone be as true a marksman as Robinhood himself.
Anyhow, I think recurves should be allowed aswell for the same reason. 
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/15 - 5:17 GMT
Ah, well, in that case, methinks I can forgive ye...this time;)
Mayhap because thou hast not read all the books there are to read pertaining to Robin and Marian. (not that I have, but I'm working on it:)  Maid Marian, by Thomas Love Peacock, would perhaps enlighten you a bit on that subject.  She is also depicted as being quite accomplished in the art of sword fighting in a circa 17th century balled entitled Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
 
Recurve bows should work just fine.
 
I can hardly wait for the party!  I need to get those invitations finished...
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/15 - 14:55 GMT
I read The Adventures of Robin Hood by Creswick. Twas an elequent novel indeed :)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/15 - 20:30 GMT
I've read that one, too.  I liked it:)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/15 - 23:43 GMT
How about having two catagories: one for accuracy and one for speed shooting. Whoever shoots 3-5 arrows the fastest wins, and they only count if you hit the hay bale.
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 1:55 GMT
I was thinking more along the lines of everyone takes turns shooting, whoever hits the target moves on to the next round, and so on until it's narrowed down to the winner. 
But, that was just what was in my head, so I'll think about the speed shooting idea:)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 15:04 GMT
One thing I am positive about: neither Robin Hood, nor Maid Marion, nor the Merry Men ever did the virginia reel.
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
2 weeks - 22,159v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 16:31 GMT
Uh oh, Master Brett. . . now you've really done it. . . 
 
Thankfully, we can look forward to the pleasure of properly chastising you for your heretical observation in the very near future - I do solemnly adjure thee to watch thine pert and careless tongue henceforward.
 
Hope to see y'all tonight!
 
~Maid Margery~
 
P.S. If you would rather try your hand at the Farandole, which is the manner in which the merrygoers of Sherwood Forest more likely, perhaps, experienced the felicities of rapid motion, I'm sure we would be happy to oblige your laudable concern for historical accuracy. . . 
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 19:15 GMT
Now you had no reason to do that. I was just stating absolute, undeniable fact. And if you want to chastise me for observing the truth, the wrong shall not be on my side.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to be at the Grassers this time, so your unjust chastisement will be postponed.
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 20:41 GMT
Brett, she's just teasing you:)
 
I'm sure they didn't do the Virginia Reel, but we'll probably do it anyway because it's fun and I have been unable to find any authentic medieval dances as of yet.  Don't worry, you don't have to take part in the dancing - it will be completely optional...well, for you it will be optional, for certain others it's mandatory;)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 21:08 GMT
This I know. I was teasing too. I guess our teasing needs refining if we have to tell each other:)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/16 - 21:16 GMT
Well, yours could use a bit o' work;)
 
Tip: A smiley face goes a long way=)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
1 day - 1,524v
Posted 2010/04/17 - 0:37 GMT
Oh sure! It all my fault. :) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :):) :) :) :)
Re: Happy 18th Birthday, Bob!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/04/17 - 7:38 GMT
Well, since you said it, yes, it's all your fault.
 
I said a smiley face, as in 1, not 50!=)  
And no, I didn't count them - just guesstimated:p

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