Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bob and the Bandits

Sharing my favorite pic of hubby Bob on his 78th Birthday.
Today is Bob's 78th Birthday, Happy Birthday Hubby.

Today is also the 30th anniversary of the first time he kissed me...

At 3:30 PM on his 48th birthday..before we even had a date.

PS... Bob has survived 78 years of dirty door knobs, so all you germaphobes stop fretting...

A few years ago, Bob was driving home from the flying club, on State Rd 64, a one way, East only,  with 3 lanes and much traffic.


As he approached the intersection at the hospital he saw a white Cadillac zooming through the hospital parking lot, and it raced on to the road THE WRONG WAY coming straight at him with 2 police cars in hot pursuit..

YES, there were cars in both lanes but further back and they missed all of them but Bob.

Re-creation...thank you Google earth and Images


THE WRONG WAY.... there was no where to go, so he stopped...

 the Cadillac stopped slid to a stop and tapped his hood, 4 doors burst open and 4 men ran in all directions, the cop cars stopped, their doors burst open, the police bailed out with guns in hand,  one yelled as he raced by , ARE YOU OK?

Bob thought he was caught up in the making of a Bruce Willis movie...




 Since his car was trapped by 3 cars he could not move and he had to wait until the cops came back and filled out a report.

The police officer asked Bob if he could describe them. He said NO, all I saw were knees ,elbows dread locks a flying

The Cadillac was car jacked from a little old lady and had been used to rob a bank. the chase scene was ON Until They Met My Hubby.... He stopped the race all by himself.

No damage to Bob, no one was shot, and the car had a small dent that he just left there. and MadSnapper had an exciting story to tell her blogger friends.



42 comments:

Jo said...

Your title sounds like a good name for a sixties band! Happy Birthday BOB! What an adventure you had and yes, now your favorite wife gets to tell it on blogger. I love it! Have a great day, both of you. Jo

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy Birthday to Bob. Wow...love the exciting story. That's a great pic of Bob, too.

DeniseinVA said...

Happy birthday Bob and good grief, what an exciting story. Glad he was none the worse for it.

Molly The Wally said...

Happy Birthday Bob. What a story. Anyway we hope he has an awesome special day. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

From the Kitchen said...

I'm a firm believer that dirty doorknobs boost the immune system! Whatever! Happy birthday to Bob! Let him eat cake with wild abandon and stay out of the way of bank robbers!!

Best,
Bonnie

Cranberry Morning said...

Had to laugh at Jo's comment. I totally agree. It's never too late. Lol. Bob should have gotten some reward for single handedly ending that car chase! Glad life has settled down since then. Wouldn't want a steady diet of that kind of excitement. ;-). Oh. I almost forgot: Happy Birthday Bob!!

EG CameraGirl said...

What an adventure!!

Happy birthday, Bob!

Rebecca said...

Oh my, that is an exciting story. So glad it ended well.

Gail said...

A hero! I knew he was.

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Greatfull Dazee said...

Happy birthday to Bob! My oh my, what a story you have! I probably would have wet my pants! Lol

John's Island said...

What an interesting story! Well done post!

TexWisGirl said...

happy, happy birthday, bob!!!

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD THIS IS BETTER THAN A BRUCE WILLIS MOVIE....WOW WE LOVED YOUR RE-ENACTMENT TOO...
HAPPY BDAY BOB HAPPY KISSY DAY TO YOU BOTH.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Betty Manousos said...

happy birthday bob! happy birthday to you!

terrific photo of bob, sandra, and what an exciting story you shared.

xoxo

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Have a great day together and maybe a bit of cake?
Your story tells the tale of a smart survivor , germs and bank robbers escape from him!

Ginny said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! WHY have you not posted about this before? It is like an action film! SO glad no one got hurt in this dangerous situation!!! HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to a fellow flyer, Bob! May the wind always be at your back and your planes never crash land. (Like Phil's did the other day, at least it missed the corn field)

carolann said...

Happy Birthday Bob.
Wow what a top notch story Sandra.

Bob enjoy your day !

DawnTreader said...

Happy Birthday to your Hero...!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy Birthday to Bob.Never a lack for adventure in your life.:)

SweetMarie said...

Happy Birthday to Bobby Appleseed!

What a wild adventure! So glad Bob was okay! You and google are so talented! Love Bruce's car! Hubby's dream car is a Porsche and son's dream car is a green (your green) GTR. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Holy Moosepoops...what a story...I mean that Bob is 78...LOL!!!!...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a story. I often wonder if I would make a good witness to crime and I would say no.. Wishing your hubby an happy birthday!

Ann said...

Wishing Bob a very happy birthday. That's some story. He sure has had some excitement in his life.

S. Etole said...

That's a terrific photo of your Bob. Hope he has many more happy birthdays and no more encounters with "bad guys."

Rose said...

Wow! What a birthday that must have been!

Happy birthday to Bob....

pattisjarrett said...

I imagine he's shared that story a time or two, also. Glad a small dent was all he had to show for it. That is a nice photo. Happy birthday, Bob!

SquirrelQueen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!
Wow, that is an exciting story worthy of a Bruce Willis movie for sure. I'm glad it turned out well with only a dent to show for it.

I'm still giggling over "Holy Moosepoops!"

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I started to write.."and he lived to tell the tale" but it's actually you that told the tale! :) That he was alright is a miracle because it could have been very different! He and I almost share a birthday. We were born just six days apart! :)
Wish him a Happy Birthday for me!
When I worry about my age, I am reminded that the world is getting older with me.
I loved first kiss memory! Made me smile!

Terri said...

That is an exciting story, and I am glad he was not hurt! Since I am late to the big day, I will just say Happy Belated Birthday Bob! And many, many, more!! Have a great day!

Montanagirl said...

Wow -that's pretty crazy, and scary! So glad it had a good outcome for your hubby.

Montanagirl said...

P.S. I got so caught up in the story you were telling, I forgot to wish Bob a Happy Birthday. And that's a great editing job on the photo of him you posted!

Inger said...

So Bob is almost exactly 10 years older than my husband, who just had a birthday. And you are not going to believe this, it may just be about 30 years since hubby and I had our first kiss too. By that time we had been good friends for five years.

Inger said...

Happy Birthday to Bob, have a wonderful day you two.

LindyLou Mac said...

Happy Birthday to Bob, wow what a story.

Grandma C said...

Happy Birthday to a man who knows how to live an exciting life!

Michaele said...

Great photo of the birthday boy! What a hero!

LC said...

That was some adventure and you told it well and illustrated it well. Bob is an inspiration at 78 for living well as the number of birthdays add up. Happy Birthday, Bob!

barbara l. hale said...

Happy birthday to Bob! Nice to hear an exciting story as long as it has a happy ending. Anytime, we get something to blog about is a happy ending, right?

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Bob...Happy Anniversary of your first kiss...wow...that is some adventure for Bob..

Ida said...

Happy Birthday Bob - You look might dapper in that photo.
Loved the story about the accident but I bet Bob must have been a bit confused and scared by the commotion. I know I would have been.

photowannabe said...

Wow, wow, wow!
What a story and it sounds like a movie it's self.
Glad the outcome was a good one for your Honey.
Happy belated birthday to Bob. Somehow Oct. 1st came and went without much computer time. Crazy, I know, but it does happen occasionally. (:0)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday Bob. Hope your birthday was a good one. Love the photo and wow that is some story about the case! Glad he wasn't hurt.