We just returned from a friend's birthday party. He will turn 80 towards the end of this coming week. The amazing thing is that he is part of two families that gather for occasions at the drop of a hat. For this birthday celebration they assembled about 40 friends and relatives from all over the state. I counted at least five distant towns represented by family members. And the party included people of all ages from 7 years old to 80+. Some family members drove from 200 to 400 miles to be here. The birthday party was held this weekend because of the three-day holiday that allowed people to gather for a Sunday afternoon party.
On the right is a picture of the Birthday Boy with his cousin, Jane, the organizer of this family gathering. She is an amazing woman who contacted and gathered the relatives and friends, and orchestrated the delicious assortment of food, drinks and desserts that were served during the afternoon and evening--something for everyone!
On the left is a picture of the party in full swing with balloons, good food and lots of visiting going on. There were tables honoring several state football teams represented by the families. The birthday boy is a dyed-in-the wool UT fan, but some apparently support A&M and also OU. One family from Tech lamented that their school was not represented. Maybe next time!
Thanks for letting us be a part of your party and your wonderful family, Birthday Boy!
P.S. You can double click on each picture to make it bigger for better viewing.
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