S: THE BOOK OF FIFTY
BC: at its best! | Made with lots of love for "My Old Man"
FC: The Book of Fifty
1: Fabulous | Fifty!
2: WHAT IS FIFTY?
4: Mom realized how old you were and passed out!
5: I came prepared. With all those candles, it might get out of control! | Is there life after fifty? I'll never know! I'm still 29! | Geez, Uncle Rick, You're OLD!
6: YO HO HO & A GLASS OF ICED TEA, ME MATEYS & ME SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THEE! GOD BLESS YOU RICK! LOVE JOAN
7: Ahoy Captain Rick, Me and my crew will always be younger than you!
8: June 2 Events in History 2010 -Foreign ministers of the Arab League meet in Cairo and agree to ask the U.N. Security Council to force Israel to end its blockade of Gaza 1997 -Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168 1991 -Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin 1989 -"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams, premieres 1989 -10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing 1986 -Regular TV coverage of U.S. Senate sessions begins 1984 -"Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr. Demento airs on NBC-TV 1979 -John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland) 1977 -New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City 1964 -Rolling Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts 1962 -Richard Thomas Knouff joins the world! 1957 -U.S. TV interviews Khrushchev 1953 -Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey 1952 -650,000 metal workers go on strike in U.S. 1943 -99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission, over Italy 1943 -German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins 1940 -Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach 1935 -Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player 1933 -Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House 1928 -Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft 1924 -Snyder Act: U.S. citizenship granted to all American Indians 1916 -German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux 1913 -1st strike settlement mediated by U.S. Department of Labor-RR clerks 1910 -1st roundtrip flight over English Channel, C S Rolls, England 1910 -Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea 1903 -Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers 1896 -Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio 1886 -Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency, Frances Folsom 1883 -Chicago's "El" opens to traffic 1875 -James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US 1863 -Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves 1862 -General Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of E Virginia & NC 1857 -James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine 1851 -1st U.S. alcohol prohibition law enacted, Maine 1835 -P. T. Barnum and his circus begin 1st tour of US 1774 -England passed Quartering Act, mandating Colonists must board English troops in their homes 657 -St. Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 575 -Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
11: Happy 50th Rick!
12: HAPPY 50TH RICK!! FROM YOUR CAMPING BUDDIES!! MIKE, DARCI, GLEN & JOHNNIE
13: Still Fabulous at 50!
16: Happy Birthday, you old Coot! Hope you don't lose your dancing shoes! lol
17: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BROTHER! | The Youth of Rick Knouff
19: "HOW'D" you get so old? HAPPY BIRTHDAY
20: You never can get enough Knouff Bucks!
23: 50! | I Love You this much!
25: HEY DAD! I WAS ASKED BY MOM TO COME UP WITH A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAY TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU WHILE ON MY BAND TRIP TO DISNEY IN JANUARY. AT A FOOD STOP IN GEORGIA, WE GOT DONE BEFORE THE BUS DRIVERS, WHO HAD LOCKED THE BUS DOORS. WHILE WAITING AROUND FOR THEM TO GET BACK, ONE OF MY FRIENDS NOTICED A PILE OF NUMBERS IN A HEAP THAT THEY WOULD USE FOR THE PRICE BILBOARDS. SOME WERE BROKEN, BUT I FOUND A FIVE AND A ZERO AND HAD MY FRIEND HIDE THEM AWAY FOR ME IN HIS BACK PACK SO I COULD GET THEM ON THE BUS. I CARRIED THEM INTO THE PARK IN MY BACK PACK, AND WAS QUESTIONED BY THE SECURITY GUARD. LUCKILY, HE LET ME IN WITH THEM WHEN I TOLD HIM WHAT MY PLANS WERE. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT, WE WERE WAITING FOR THE CHAPERONES AT THE PARK GATES, AND MY FRIENDS AND I NOTICED PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOS AS THEY LEFT. WE ALL LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, AND, AS I HAD TOLD THEM ABOUT MY PLAN, WE ALL WERE GETTING THE SAME THOUGHT. BRIAN HAD AGREED TO BE MY PHOTOGRAPHER, AND AS HE READIED THE CAMERA HE SAID, "RICH, THE BATTERY IS DEAD!" I THOUGHT HE WAS JOKING UNTIL I SAW HIS FACE. SO, LOGICALLY, I PINNED HIM TO A TREE AND STARTED CHOKING HIM. HOWEVER, LOGAN SAVED THE DAY WITH HIS AMAZING QUALITY DROID PHONE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!