The danger of celebrating being 100 years old – Uncle John

September 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm 2 comments

My lovely Uncle John managed to make it to 100 years old…..

however it was the cake that nearly “off’d “ them all, as his son Terry wrote to my mum :

I thought I would you some photos of Dad’s birthday , together with a piece of the cake.

ED Note the government wouldn’t allow them to send a piece of the cake as it is illegal- probably thought it was an incendiary device 😉

You’re lucky to get anything at all, when we set it on fire it went up like a dry bonfire. Quite a surprise, set off all the fire alarms and the heat was terrific. The candles melted all over the cake as did the roof of the model car. We had to put it out quickly and remove some of the burnt candles , that’s why some of the candles are missing in the closeup of the cake.

Dad thought the whole thing was hilarious, which it was. Despite the heat Dad managed to blow out most of the candles. Andy, Nicol and I managed to put the rest of the fire out. Only slight damage to the cake itself. However that model car will never look right again .

Glad you had a Happy Birthday Uncle John – sounds like you had a “flaming good time”/

Entry filed under: Fathers, Love, men of substance. Tags: .

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dennis Lamont  |  September 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    The children insisted and at a mere 50 we set off the smoke alarms and really stunk up the kitchen!

  • 2. Tony  |  September 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Great picture of a true gentelman well done John

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