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.