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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Better With Age

Some things get better with age; cheese, wine, (or so I've been told) paintings, and my Mom, Cleo.



We celebrated my Mother's 90th birthday, and what a celebration we had!  Even though I was accused of thinking this party was a wedding reception, we decorated the cultural hall in the church and filled it with people.


These people came with hugs, 


well wishes,


memories,


smiles,


songs,


and love, to honor this beautiful, gracious lady.

Mother and her younger sisters. 
Some people were OK having their picture taken.




 Others were not.


(I wonder what my Dad was trying to tell me.)



Happy Birthday, Mom!  We love you!

This was taken at the end of the day.  Half of my kids were gone. 





17 comments:

Natalie A said...

Congratulations to your beautiful Mom. What a wonderful party. I'm so glad you were able to get together with family and friends to celebrate her special day.

peggy said...

Your Mom is beautiful!

Sue said...

Happy birthday to your lovely mom. Looks like you gave her a great celebration!

=)

" Hit It......." said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely mom. Boy, your dad is animated...I love it!

Joanie said...

What a special celebration. Your mom looks great, and loved seeing pics of the rest of your family.

Grandma Honey said...

You got to grow up with lots of Aunts! How fun that must have been. And so what if it looked like a wedding reception....90 years she deserved the best! :) I'm sure this day with all her family around her meant everything to her.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Such a beautiful Mom and day. So glad you gave her such a special party
She certainly does not look 90. Glad you shared these great pic's with us
I have missed you and now while I am here I have to catch up with you
Love
Maggie

Camille said...

oh I so wish I could have gone!! :( Not only did I miss out on a party, but celebrating an amazing woman who deserves the attention! You did a great job with the party (or so I was told) :)

Lesa said...

It looks like lots of fun!

Jenny Lynn said...

Your mom is beautiful and looks great for turning 90. She looks 80! It looks like it was a wonderful party.

Garden of Egan said...

What a great surprise! She is a beautiful woman and I love the picture with her siblings.

Looks like you really don't know how to relax! Goodness lady.

You are a wonderful daughter and mom.
Just love you.

Yvonne said...

What a GREAT celebration. Happy, Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom.

Love the picture of the ladies who didn't enjoy having their picture taken )

mCat said...

You're mom looks so good! And I love your Dad's "fist of fury" ;)

Mom of 12 said...

She sure doesn't look old enough to be 90! I lost my mom to diabetes when she was 68. Way too young. She would have celebrated her 75th this year.
Sandy

Mimi Sue said...

Gee Connie, your mom looks so great! I never would have guessed she's 90. Happy Birthday! Glad to see you're back. Mimi

gigi said...

I see where you get your good looks, Connie. You have a beautiful mother and family! This looks as if you had a great time. For Fun!

Nancy Face said...

Such a lovely lady! We just celebrated my mama's 86th birthday. I hope she will still be with us at age 90!

The pictures of the people who didn't want them taken are hilarious!