Monday, October 01, 2007

Celebrating Life


My friend from Forysth made this cake for my dad. She knew he had been in construction most of his life and made the cake accordingly. I am usually a fairly adept party planner, but I was confused as to who was going to bring the ice cream, so had to place a last minute call to my cousins to pick it up on their way.

Unfortunately they were late, so the guests had to wait for awhile for their treats. I was running out of (bad) jokes to tell and about to start juggling when they arrived!


Several of dad's lifelong friends came to the party, which really thrilled us all.

All of the surviving cousins came to the party. Dad was so glad to see them all.

In all about 45 people attended...including a lot of the residents.

My cousin guilted me into letting her take this picture. "Don't you think Wolf will WANT to see a family picture since he couldn't be here?"

33 comments:

moos said...

Glad that you had a good turnout.

Great photos, too!

Ur-spo said...

what a fortunate man to have so many at a birthday bash.
i hope i fare as well some day.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

What a neat celebration! All the more so because it was held in a nursing home. Laurie, you and your family are blessed and are blessings for others.

Cooth said...

Any cake left? That looks good!! :o)

Looks like you had a great party!

butterfly girl said...

45 people? Whew-Wee!! How you had enough cake!

I sent his card yesterday, sorry it is late!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Itr looks like a good time was had by all. What a good daughter you are!

Squirl said...

How nice, it looks like he had a wonderful time. You'll be glad you got your own picture in there. We sometimes look back and ask if we were even around. We shouldn't be so worried about the camera pointing at us.
:-)

Wolf said...

Woot! Thanks for the update and thanks to your friend for taking the pictures. Thank you very much for the update.

seventh sister said...

Looksk like a good time was had by all.

Ginnie said...

I love the cake and I'll bet your dad was thrilled. Looks like a good time was had by all !

NatureWoman said...

I love the photo of you and your Dad!! Happy Birthday to your Dad, and many more! Looks like a fun party. (((Hugs)))

Mary said...

Laurie,

He is a fortunate man to be surrounded by family and friends. Don't you enjoy the folks in the nursing homes? When they are sitting in the activity rooms enjoying the view, I usually make conversation with them. They love it. I'm sure you have made some friends there.

I wish him many more birthdays and celebrations.

Hugs,
Mary

KGMom said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. May he have many more.

Menchie said...

Happy birthday to your dad Laurie! And I'm glad your cousin was able to guilt you into having a picture taken. It's nice to see YOU.

Pam said...

First, happy birthday to your dad! Secondly, I love the family picture, I think it's great and you look wonderful and happy.

Sorry I didn't get a card out, lots of adjustments going on here, but I have been thinking of you and your dad and have checked your blog everyday.

Awesome cake, great bash.

MsLittlePea said...

Yummy looking cake. And you look happy.

Pink said...

What a wonderful party. I'm glad the other residents also got to go to it too. How wonderful. You really bring a lot of vitality wherever you go, my dear.
xx
pinks

steve'swhirlyworld said...

Is your cousin Catholic? Jeez...I haven't heard that kind of guilt since I was with my mom last...

Dave said...

How nice. I know your dad must have thrilled to know that so many people met to honor him. May I add Happy Birthday.

threecollie said...

Wow, that is just wonderful, having a party like that and having so many friends and family attend. Your dad must have been delighted...and that is a lovely picture of you.
Happy birthday to your dad.

Q said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!
Happy day to you too.
He looks happy and so do you.
Blessings,
Sherry

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