Sunday, June 07, 2009

Laura's 90th Birthday

Faithful Reader, surely you recollect my having mentioned the other day that we would be at the nursing home last night to celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of Susan's grandma Laura. There's a large "social room" across the hall from Laura's room that we use when members of the extended family want to celebrate a birthday with Laura or Elmer (Susan's grandpa) or just gather when Susan's aunt Candy is in town from AZ. So we enjoyed pizza and soda followed by cake and ice cream . . . and, of course, visiting throughout the evening. Here are some highlights:

The birthday song!

Laura and Elmer had 10 children, 3 of whom have passed away (Bruce, Bonnie, and Ginger). Of the 7 remaining, 5 were at the party (from left to right in the back row): Candy, Judy, Roger (Susan's dad), Patty, and Jackie.

Laura and Elmer have 29 grandchildren, 2 of whom were at the party: Kathy (Patty and Buddy's daughter) and Susan (Roger and Sue's daughter).

According to Susan's not-quite-certain calculations, Laura and Elmer have 56 great-grandchildren (and 5 great-great-grandchildren), 3 of whom were at the party: Hillary, Suzanna, and Abigail.

A nice closeup of the birthday girl. Happy 90th birthday on June 12th, Laura!


  1. It is nice that we are close enough now to be on hand for special celebrations like this! Grandma & Grandpa have been married for 70 years, too -- isn't THAT amazing?

  2. Special day indeed! A very long life...and looks as though she is very healthy as well.