My Aunt Grace celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. Her children planned a lovely get together at the community center. My Uncle George ( My Dad’s brother died in 1997 so she has been a widow a number of years.)
Aunt Grace is a quilter. She has made many quilts for her family. Some were on display yesterday, it caused much discussion ..remember this one? Look at this one..well loved!
I first learned to quilt at her house years ago. Making those tiny little stiches so they looked like all the other ladies in the “bee” was a challenge for me. I am not sure why they invited me, but I was welcomed and I learned to quilt one stitch at a time. Those “bee” days had the best lunches ever with everyone bringing something along with stories and laughter.
One of my cousins is the best cake baker ever, there were cakes galore. All with different flavors. Who knew…my cousin Wilma should have opened a bakery!
I had blueberry, Far Guy had chocolate…after we had a lunch of ham, roast beef, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, potato salad, every kind of fruit salad imaginable, trays of vegetables and the obligatory pickles and herring. Pure Minnesota comfort food. We skipped supper after that lunch!
Aunt Grace received some beautiful flowers.
The best gift of all was to have all her children and most of her grandchildren and great grandchildren all together( about 100 of them) for her special day. Here are my cousins in birth order giving each other a bad time.