Tuesday, June 29, 2010

90th birthday celebration

Last weekend I attended the 90th birthday party of my aunt.  She is one of two  still living of the six children my dad's parents had.  What a wonderful celebration!  My cousin Mary is an excellent party giver and hostess.  I have not had  frequent contact with these people in many years but I am planning on making up for that in the future.  Wonderful people all.  I am so blessed to have a family that loves me and loves each other.  My aunt is such an upbeat person.  Her most used phrase is:  "I can do that" and  refusing most help.  I love the "I can do that" attitude.  When I grow up I want to be just like her. 
For the life of me I can't figure out the new setup on the blog.  I will just show you a few pictures and give up trying to set it up the way I want it to be.  At any rate, it was all lovely.  The celebration was held in an old and beautiful Victorian  house which is located on the grounds where my aunt and cousin live in Redlands, CA.  The weather never got much above 90 degrees.  We had to go into the house one evening because it was getting too chilly to sit outside.  A very nice break from my desert weather. 


Brenda said...

I didn't see Connie in any of those pictures!
How fun! Hope she has several more years to share with you.
Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

Not seeing Connie is the same thing that happened when my late husband was taking all the pictures.

Charlotte said...

Good pictures. My Dad had two brothers and three sisters. His youngest sister is the last one alive in his family. She's 90 and her husband is 92. They are both still very active. Amazing. He (my uncle Tom) got a new Ford pickup for his 90th birthday. They farmed in Oklahoma until they retired a few years ago and moved to town in Purcell.

Down on the Farm said...

Yeah for Uncle Tom. He plans on using that new pickup.