Yesterday was my mom’s 95th birthday, and she celebrated in her favorite way, with cake, good food, and a warm circle of friends. Three couples, the K’s, the S’s and the B’s threw quite a bash for her at the K’s house.
Ever since my dad passed the day before her 90th birthday, birthdays have been a bittersweet occasion for my mom. This one was no exception. Sunday was the fifth anniversary of his passing.
My mom was delighted and flattered that the S’s, K’s and B’s would host a party for her, but a little trepidacious too. The other two times that the K’s had hosted birthday parties for her at their house — her 80th and her 90th, we had had good ol’ West Texas gullywashers. Monday dawned bright and clear, and we hoped that “third time was charmed” and we would have good weather. Wouldn’t you know it, about two hours before the party, it rained, but then it quit. Then once the party got started, this happened:
CK had a table set up just inside the door with a guest book for everyone to sign, a basket for any cards, and a framed invitation. My mom had asked that there be no gifts. (She got a couple anyway!)I thought it was a nice touch to have guests add their own personal anecdotes as to how my mom had touched their lives. My mom is one of those lucky people who never meets a stranger and she has been such an integral part of her church and those organizations she belongs to. Not surprisingly, her circle of friends is large and warm.
The S’s, the K’s and the B’s, the party’s hosts before the festive spread. — And of course there was cake!
It was lucious — I should be that rich!
We all sang “Happy Birthday” to the birthday girl. That’s CK at her side.
The party was well attended despite the contrary weather and a good time was had by all!
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Happy Birthday to your Mom, 95 is such an impressive age! Your Mom looks great. I hope she enjoyed her celebration 🙂
So glad you and your mom had a nice celebration of her 95th birthday. My mom made it 90 and the small gathering of family is one of the good memories I have.
I look forward to your Mom’s birthday celebrations every year. She’s so clearly beloved, and so fully engaged in life it’s just wonderful. As for that cake — I haven’t met a cake like that in some time. Maybe ever. I don’t know if I could bring myself to cut into it. (Who am I kidding? Frosting flowers? I’m there!)