Maxine's 80th Birthday Party
(Saturday August 4th, 2012)
We celebrated Maxine's
80th birthday with her, and got to meet her children who put together this
wonderful party for their mother. What they did was marvelous. It was like
taking a trip back into time to look at all the things she's accomplished
during her lifetime. Not only that, but the wonderful luncheon, with with
background music....and a couple of wonderful songs by the kids. A
beautiful Beatle's song solo "Imagine," a funny rendition of
"Ragtime Cowboy Joe" by Micah and Carrie that hits the spot, so
I've used it for background music here.
Maxine and daughter Carrie. When you look at the
table below you see what a wonderful painter, family historian and
writer she is. These are the things you can see, but there's much more
than meets the eye. A lifetime of doing whatever was needed for others.
Good to share this special day with Joanee and
Daughter Marian read a wonderful poem she wrote for
her mother, whom we toasted.
And now it's time to perform the perfect birthday
tradition...Happy birthday to you....
Denny and Joann getting ready to leave....and I have
to get a shot of Norman's lights.
George and Githa are two very special people we
always share wonderful memories with.
Maxine's birthday party was a real delight bringing
back so many memories of our good ol' days. Growing up in Nevada City was
precious....and some of us are still here. Maxine calls us the "Stick
in the muds." There's an old saying that once you've tasted life here,
and move away...someday you'll be back. It's that kind of place.
Meanwhile, we wish the birthday girl (and everybody) the best there is of
what we all have left to live.