I don’t hope to live to age 90, unless I can be like Mom Edna. She’s enough to inspire anyone to stay active and engaged in life…for as long as life lasts. Today her family gathered around a long table at Yamhill Grill to celebrate her 90 years of life. Before leaving for the restaurant I donned a brilliant (read garish) purple (thrift-store-purchased) blouse and painted my nails to match.

While the nails dried, I let all my Facebook friends know where we were headed. The guests agreed in advance that we would wear purple as a surprise for Mom, who wears purple nearly every day of the year.

Julene (mother of Edna’s grandchildren Laura Jane and Derin) beautified the table with her creative touch. She made these flowers with paper!

And the birthday girl arrives—the only one not wearing purple!

She brought a photo album to share.

We shared stories about Mom/Grandma/Edna and let her tell a few. 

And of course we had a cake.

I think she liked it!

Here we are in all our purple glory.

What else would Macys (et al) do in a parking lot on a sunny day? You guessed it.

PS: I know I got carried away with the picture thing, but if you’ll indulge me just two more.

Mauri likes to take “table shots,” and these both captured so well the joy of the day. I couldn’t resist including them.

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6 Responses to 90

  1. Ridge says:

    What a delightful party, great table decorations…I’m stealing these ideas and tucking them away for future use! WOW, 90…good gene pool with a big deep end!

  2. Julene says:

    Very nice to see the pics of the celebration birthday! It will be a treasured memory for years to come! Thanks for making it special!

  3. andra says:

    Wow, fantastic photo journal! What a great party, you could really tell that Grandma felt so special and loved. I still can’t get over how impressed she was that there was actually her baby photo on the cake:-) Thanks for all of your hard work in planning and for documenting it all so well!

  4. rachel says:

    Oh, I so wish we could have been there to celebrate Gma with you…We love you Grandma!

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