Claiming it was a vintage year, a group of Plumas County residents — all born in 1934 — will be celebrating their group’s 88th birthday at 2 pm on Sunday, August 21, at the Quincy home of Ernie and Lynn Eaton.
The 1934 Party was originated 28 years ago by Quincy’s Bob Melms. The concept was setup and developed by Melms to bring together all demographic and socio-economic elements of Plumas County having been born that year. Born in the Depression and raised during World War II, the individuals in the group closely identify with each other, regardless of where they were born in the U.S., as their generation encountered a common set of challenges that developed within each of them a drive, enthusiasm, and self-discipline that resulted in the development of a common set of core values.
Interestingly, the party has grown to become something of a tradition among married couples where one or both of the spouses were born in ’34 and among singles who also celebrate 1934 as the year of their nativity.
The 1934 Party is open to anyone born during that year and their spouse or friend. A special treat this year will be an All American Barbecue Dinner of tasty hamburgers and hot dogs, salads, and a variety of cold drinks. All you have to bring is yourself, as Ernie and Lynn will supply all the fixin’s and, of course, the birthday cake.
Please be sure to bring a birthday gift for the exchange if you wish to participate. This is always great fun!
We haven’t had a 1934 party for two years; however, the last one we had in 2019 was the best ever with participants from all over Northern California and Nevada, so don’t miss out on this year’s wonderful and rewarding event. If you were born in 1934, and have never come, we would love to have you join us! For information or directions contact Ernie or Lynn at their home: (530) 283-1330.