Monday, October 10, 2016

90

My Dad was ninety yesterday.  We celebrated with a open house gathering in the afternoon at church.  Cake, ice cream, cookies, nuts, mints, lemonade and coffee.  I will guess that just about 200 + people came to the celebration.

Cake

We had eight huge cakes.  Spice, lemon, white with lemon curd, strawberry, chocolate of several kinds.  We served gluten free cake and cookies also…my Mom baked a gluten free cake and Aunt Anna made the gluten free cookies.

My grandaughter Paige took photos with my camera.

Dad on his birthday

We sang happy birthday!

Dad and Mom Oct ober 9 2106

My Dad and Mom

My Mom will celebrate her 87th birthday in four days.  My parents celebrate for a whole week in October between their birthdays and anniverary.

Guests came from all directions and from all sides of the family.  Trica, Richard, Madison, Paige, Andy, Jen, Noah and Adam were all there. ( Savannah had to work.) They all helped in the kitchen along with my brother and she who see Robins first and my sister. It was a great kitchen crew.

It was a good afternoon, my Dad said “I can’t believe that so many people showed up for my birthday!”

My Dad is the oldest living person in his family.  His sister Anna is younger than him…they are the remnant.

Dad says there was a snowstorm and it was 20 below zero back in 1926 and he weighed in a whopping twelve pounds.

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25 comments:

  1. I am amazed at how young your parents appear....another one of your wonderful posts to share with us....

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  2. Congratulations to your Dad for being in such good shape and having such a long life! Both your parents looking well and strong.

    Shirley H.

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  3. A very Happy Birthday to your Dad (a day late) and an early Happy Birthday to your Mom!

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  4. I love when families gather for happy occasions. Happy Birthday to your Dad, and thanks to all who made the day special for him!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Dad, he looks great.

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  6. Happy birthday to your Dad. Your Dad looks in great health. His birthday celebration sound exactly the same as my Dad's 90 th birthday celebration.

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  7. Your parents look incredible! Happy birthday to both of them.

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  8. Happy Birthday to your Dad - wow that is a great turnout!

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  9. OMG! 12 pounds!! Whew! They look great and a very happy birthday to your dad. :)

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  10. Gosh! Wonderful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Linda

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  11. Happy birthday to your dad! That is a huge milestone!

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  12. Congratulations! You come from fine stock, Far side. Your parents are awesome!

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  13. How wonderful you were able to celebrate with him. He looks wonderful. As does your mom. I'll take a slice of white cake with lemon curd. That sounds delicious!

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  14. Those two are the cutest EVER!!! Love their smiles!

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  15. That was so great for him to have that many people show for his birthday. It sounds like a lot of variety in the food and the cake your shared looked great.

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  16. Happiest Birthday to your DAD!!!!!

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  17. He weighed twelve pounds? She must have thought she was going to have twins. Happy birthday! Ninety years old and looking really spiffy! :-)

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  18. You're so lucky to have your parents.
    Happy Birthday to both...

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  19. I've never even heard of a Birthday Party with 8 cakes! He must be a pretty special person!

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  20. Wow! October is a big month for your folks. Best wishes to your dad on his birthday. Your folks are cute together.

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  21. And I thought my family had a lot of birthdays/anniversaries in October!! What's with this October thing anyway?
    Seriously though, I wish your parents happy birthday and many more to come!

    Thanks for the tip about the lemon curd as a filling for a white cake. I'll try that next time because this first effort isn't thick enough.

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  22. Your parents look wonderful and your Father does not look 90 at all. Maybe because he weighed 12 pounds, he must have been a healthy baby!

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  23. Young looking parents. How great you live close to them and still have them. The cakes sound so good. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  24. Good thing there wasn't a snowstorm on his 90th! Congratulations to him and your parents look very healthy too and such a great looking couple. I wish I could have been there with all that homemade goodness! Yummo! So glad everyone showed up for his birthday. I'm sure it really meant a lot to him.

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  25. Your mom looks 65 at most! Glad for a nice celebration of it all :-).

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