October 25, 2009

A Great Birthday Party...

I promised a little post about my grandmother's
ninety seventh birthday on Saturday.

I was invited to the party by my sweet Aunt Eli who told me all her kids and grandkids were going to be there and that they were anxious to see me. How could I possibly refuse? I borrowed Mum's car and followed my brother's vehicle to central Wisconsin. Grandma hadn't been told that I would be there. It was a complete surprise for her.

I walked in behind my brother and saw Gram leaning to one side to try to see who came in with him. When she realized that her eldest grandchild had come all the way from Florida to celebrate, she was fairly over the moon. (I didn't tell her that I'd come north to help Mum prepare to sell her house.) I overheard her tell her daughter (my Auntie Jan) that now her birthday was complete. When my aunt asked what she meant, she said, "Donnie's here". (That's what she calls me.) I admit that I had to smile when I overheard her say that.

We managed to get a great photograph of four generations of my family, and also a picture of Grandma with her eldest grandchild (me) and her youngest great-grandchild (my two-month old cousin, Phinneas).

It was so wonderful to see all my aunts, cousins and their children, along with my brother, sister-in-law and godson. We had a great time getting caught up since our last visit. I'm sure I don't need to explain all that to you. Suffice it to say - good food, great conversation, much laughter and a celebration of ninety seven years for Grandma. We sure made her day special for her.

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Jane said...

Are you sure your grandmother is 97??? She looks great!! How wonderful to have four generations present for the party...sounds like a great day.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is such a sweet story. Your grandmother looks absolutely wonderful for her age. You are so blessed to still have your grandmother at 97! Have a nice week! Twyla

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Donna, what a wonderful celebration you are having. Your grandmother is beautiful. and still so vital. What a huge blessing. I'm so glad you were able to make the trip over to see all of them! I always love seeing family photos. Have a good productive time with your mom!
Hugs, Debra

Cheryl ~Zany-Mayd said...

How Wonderful ~ It is so great to see Families Celebrating.... Wow 97, She looks wonderful.... I'm sure it's a trip Your Happy to have made......

te_roti said...

There is nothing as much fun as a family get together and even better when you are celebrating with so many generations. Your Grandma looks fantastic for 97. Enjoy the rest of your stay.


blushing rose said...

Moments & memories to share forever. How lovely. Glad you had the chance to go.

Have a warm wonderful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Get out... she is not 97! What good genes!
Sounds like such a wonderful time. An important time that will never be forgotten. So glad you could go and enjoy my friend.
bunny hugs,

The French Bear said...

Oh Donna, how lovely for you to get to visit with everyone! And your Gramma, 97? wow!!!! You look so beautiful in all your pictures, so happy and content, what a gorgeous smile you have!!!
Good to see you having a wonderful time!
Margaret B

Christine Edwards said...

How fantastic! It's so wonderful that you could join everyone for the festivities. I'm sure you made your grandmother's year!

blushing rose said...

I am so glad you shared this wonderful time with all of us, Donna. But, are you ok in there? It's too quiet.

Also, I want to tell you how much I am enjoying the wonderful gifts I won from you. That little pincushion will be forever treasured on the dresser ... the scissors I haven't used yet, the lotion is FANTASTIC & the crochet towelette I won't let anyone use. You were so generous, THANK YOU.

Pop over & enter our GIVEAWAYS.

Hope you are ok.
Hugs, Marydon


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