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Monday, September 24

My Mother's 80th Birthday


For the last few weeks my brother, sister and I have been planning an 80th birthday party for my mother. It took some skill and we had never planned an entire event like this all by ourselves before. We kept Ma Bell busy phoning each other for updates. We wanted everything to be perfect.
Yesterday, was the big day. We had been to the hall the day before and had all the decorating done. This was the day all the food had to be taken to the hall and made ready for approximately 150 invited guests. We were all anxious.
Guests began arriving early and we were in a bit of a panic putting on the finishing touches. We expected about half of those invited to attend. Most everyone we asked showed up and Mom had a great time visiting with family, church friends, old neighbors she hadn't seen since moving out of the community in 1990.
Mom had a great time and it will be something that she remembers the rest of her life. We wanted to show our appreciation for all she has done for us over the years. Thanks, Mom, for being such a great mother.

5 comments:

  1. Mary,

    It must have been a wonderful event, indeed, your Mom's 80th Birthday Party! What a lucky lady to have such a loving family, who lets her know how much she is appreciated. I can imagine how happy she was at her special celebration.

    And a Happy Birthday, and God's blessings, to your Mom, from me.

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  2. Renie,

    I will be sure to give Mom your message. She will be delighted.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments and of thinking of my mother.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  3. Mary,

    It looks like you and your family did an excellent job pulling this party together. What a thoughtful idea to invite your Mom's friends and neighbors she hadn't seen in years. She must have had a great time. I bet you made her very happy. You are a great daughter!

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  4. Tina,

    We pulled the party together in short order, that's for sure. Mom loved it. She saw so many people she hadn't seen in years and that alone made her happy. She always says she is shy, but you should have seen her socializing with her guests. It was good to see.

    Thanks again for your visits. I always look forward to them.

    Mary

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  5. You have a really beautiful mom.

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