A total of about 17 people came to help me celebrate my 82nd year. Not all at once but the important thing is they took time to visit. I thank you all!
The flag welcomed everyone.
The first to arrive was Jimmy Murphy with a card and a very big bouquet.
It two vases to put it all in water. Sadly Jim couldn’t stay because his wife was ill and he didn’t want to infect any one here.
Our table was set.
With all the fixings for salad.
There was garlic bread on the side.
Then the lasagna was added and it was dig in time.
People gathered in the living room, some at a table.
Others on the sofas and chairs placed around the room.
Left to right. In the pink was Marilyn, Jay’s sister, Darlene and Michael, my friends, my grand daughter Courtney, and Shane, my old neighbor from Westlyn in Orion Township.
Also seated around were my son Wes, my other son.Les, his wife Anne, Jacki Jay’s sister, my daughter Cindy, Courtney’s mother Kim.
Of course there was the cake with two kinds of ice cream.
The corners were decorated with cream cheese cake truffles. Decadent but delightfully yummy!
Cindy had pity on me and gave me only one candle to blow out.
Truth be told I had trouble getting it to go out so you know 82 candles would have set the table cloth on fire. Les sat across from me saying nothing.
For flowers I had three bouquets. One from Jim, One from Darlene and Micheal, ( with yellow roses in it), and one from Shane.
This was from Darlene and Michael.
This one from Shane.
With cats in the house they ended up in my bedroom.
These on my vanity
This on my dresser
I will have time to enjoy them every morning when I wake up. Thank you every one for these things of beauty.
Darlene and Michael also brought these.
They fill the corner behind the sofa.
The Cox family came a little later and brought these.
This is a bird house (Sue and her daughter Denise work with busses.)
This is a feeder.
It will go on a post in the Spring. Sue’s brother Ron, her son D,J. and two grand sons were also visiting. They sure know how I enjoy the birds in the yard so Dennis also got two large bags of wild bird seed to go with every thing.
I also received a couple of gift cards, a Dvd, some body lotion, and of course the party from Cindy and David,
All in all it was a festive and friendly reminder of family and friends that made it a lovely birthday . Thank you every one. .