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November 19, 2011
My 65th Birthday Party

 

For my 65th birthday, Fred helped me plan a get-together for Saturday, November 19th. Most of our close friends were able to attend the gathering at my house.

The party followed the pattern of previous birthdays; I chose to fix some dinner entrees, guest contributed side dishes and Fred got a big cake. The biggest departure from that pattern was the fact that my niece from Atlanta happened to be staying with me while she was here visiting friends this week, and so I was pleased that she was able to be at the party and meet again many of my friends who haven't seen her since she moved from Dallas to Atlanta some seven years ago.

In attendance were:

My niece, Jeffie
Ron Mathis and Jay Enriquez
Lynne Richardson
Lou Acevedo
John Evans and Tom Harris
Justin Normand and Gary Cathey
Barbara Reynolds
Fred Nabors and myself

In the group picture below are (l-r):
Front: Myself and Tom
Back: Jeffie, Jay, Ron, Lynne, Lou, John, Justin, Gary, Barbara and Fred

We began the evening with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and Fred acted as photographer. Click on the thumbnails below to see some of his pictures:

Fred made a movie while folks were eating hors d'oeuvres and conversing, and you can watch it with the player below:

When everything was ready, I set up a buffet in the kitchen and everyone helped themselves. Fred took a break from photo duties, and everyone had a chance to sit and have some dinner.


As we usually do, Fred got a large sheet cake from Sam's Club, and when everyone was done with dinner, he brought it into the dining room for the traditional birthday song and "the cutting of the cake." (See picture at left)

Fred (and I, finally) took some pictures as I was cutting and serving the cake, and as people were enjoying it. You can click on the thumbnails below to see some of these pictures:

I received a few small gifts, which I opened, but most people, as requested, brought cards which it is our ritual to open and pass around.

The birthday party was a great success, I think, and was a very nice one to mark my personal milestone.

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