Aunt Grace with her daughters, my cousins Maureen and Sharon, both glamorous, charismatic women whom I idolized in childhood when I was the chubby, awkward, younger cousin. In our family, we call these two The Generals, because they don't know how to not run the show—and they always do it brilliantly.
The party was under a tent set up on Maureen's front lawn.
Aunt Grace's granddaughter, Arianne, oohed at Aunt Mavis's stylish heels. Aunt Mavis, who is also 90 years old, is a close family friend and was the doctor who delivered me into this world. At my mom's 93rd birthday in January of last year, she told me the story of how my mom saved her marriage. She and her husband had argued, and she left him and came to my mother's house, vowing never to go back. She said my mother said to her, "Mavis, you are not welcome here. You need to go home and talk to your husband." She has always been grateful for that night, she told me.
All these friends of Aunt Grace have passed the 90-year mark. They still play bridge together.
Aunt Grace's grandchildren, Arrianne and Matthew, were teaching their beloved Gaga the basics of taking selfies.
The table centerpieces were beautiful orchids.
Aunt Grace at 90 years young. I love her so.
Once more your pictures of your beautiful family have given me such a huge smile. Thank you. Happiest of birthdays to Aunt Grace and may we be all smiling ten years from now when she turns 100!ReplyDelete
And I just realized what my family is lacking- GENERALS! Dammit. We need some.
I am completely amazed by these youthful-looking 90 year olds ... they have excellent genes and/or have taken good care of themselves. I often feel I will not make it close to 90. Looks like a lovely party. And, that cake!!ReplyDelete
P. S. All best birthday wishes to your auntie :)ReplyDelete
You family always have the gift of making me smileReplyDelete
Aunt Grace taking a selfie. I love it! What a cool ol' gal she is!ReplyDelete
What beauty and true style, in the deepest sense, she has! Brava!ReplyDelete
Your Aunt Grace is 90 years young and her name suits her to a "t".ReplyDelete
Wow! I can't believe all those ladies are past 90! You definitely have good genes!ReplyDelete
I think you really might have the most beautiful, vibrant family on the planet.ReplyDelete
I can't believe Aunt Mavis is wearing those heels at 90 years old!!!
Your family is lovely...inside and out. (And even the cake is beautiful!)ReplyDelete
Amazingly wonderful to be so vibrant at 90.ReplyDelete