Running a little late today posting my weekly blog entry. Traveling. With too much to do before I left. In fact, I hear I left the chicken house door open by mistake, and now my last two chickens have been killed by a beastie. Or maybe a pair of beasties. I am sorry because they were such remarkable layers. Every day for years. I will try to find some like them before the grandchildren show up this summer, since they are all really into gathering eggs. I give thanks for those wonderful hens, as I told them every night except two nights ago.
For today I have had a request to post additional photos from the 80th birthday party, so I am going to try to do just that. This was the party I arrived at late because of getting a flat tire on the way over. Four generations of the neighbors-who-treat-me-like-family. I wasn't there specifically to take photos, but I can never resist taking a few. I am including a couple which are not perfect technically speaking, but give a flavor of things nonetheless. Actually, many of my photos are not technically perfect, and I rarely use Photoshop. I think it is just an obsession of mine to show what I see and share what I can, especially in a situation like this where the lighting was tricky and the place was crowded, etc. and I am simply enjoying the occasion.
|This is an overall view from when I first arrived. People standing up are filling a plate! The birthday girl, June, is front and center.|
|the birthday cake, made by June's niece, Vivian|
|This is the best I could do for Sandy that afternoon, but I wanted to include it because June is her mother,|
|and Diana, who lives in Michigan, is Sandy's older sister.|
|blowing out the candles on the cake|
|I like this photo of Gayle with the hanging balloon.|
|June and Vernie, let's see, they are sisters-in-law. Vernie has since passed away, and we were all at the visitation and/or the funeral last week. It is always so hard to lose a close family member.|
|June's son, Billy|
|Vernie's daughter, Darlene, and her husband, Eddie|
I hope this does give a flavor of the party, which was lovely and delicious and generous. If anyone should want a photo removed from this photo story, please just let me know. I am always clear that I have privacy concerns, so I don't ever want anyone to be uncomfortable about a photo of him or her that is out there. Thank you all, and my apologies for not getting more decent photos of the youngest generation!