Monday, September 24, 2018


After a couple of months planning, it was time for the reception.  The previous two posts show some of the preparation.

But before people started to arrive at 2:00, we had some family pictures taken.
Back row L to R:  Son, Mike; daughter, Jenni and her husband, Gary.
Front row: Granddaughter, Caitlin; Sally and Bob; Grandson, Wyatt

As Caitlin calls us "Ohana".  If you are familiar with Disney's "Lilo and Stitch", that's us --- a bunch of adopted aliens.  I won't specify who is adopted and who is alien.  You can guess.  We are dysfunctional enough to be normal --- how's that for an oxymoran?

Welcome to the party!
This is my Wednesday morning coffee aka quilt group.  We have been getting together every Wednesday A.M. since 1982 -- faithful friends!
Our pastor offering prayer and blessing before we cut the cake.
Good cake, fruit, sandwiches, punch, etc.-----

Some of my 'Church Lady Friends' -- they worked all day in the kitchen to make our day special.

Bob with his sisters

A cousin of mine (with her daughter) -- She, Bob and I graduated from high school together.
She is now the matriarch of my mother's family and has a mission to keep us all in the loop.
Having no siblings myself, she's special to me!

More classmates --
still with lots to talk about after all of these years!

About 100 people came and went to celebrate with us on our special day.

To end this anniversary celebration/reception/hoopla, I had to show this candid picture of me.

  I didn't know the photographer was focused on me as I was visiting with friends and enjoying the day.  And ----- my husband of 60 years said it was worth paying a photographer for 200 pictures just to have this one!

Here's to many more 
years --- maybe we will even be blessed to enjoy our 70th anniversary. 

Thanks to Beel Photography for photographing our party.

I'm joining Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Sally, I think you have a wonderful family! Being normal is for the birds!! :) I'm glad that your anniversary went so well. And yes, that last photo of you is priceless! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just saw this! What a wonderful committee of friends and family you have! Great photos of such a happy occasion. Congratulations again!