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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Double Birthday Time

This past weekend we went on a quick road trip to our native NJ for two belated birthday celebrations. On Friday night, we took this lovely lady, Margaret, out to celebrate her (are you ready) 90th birthday, which was in early June. She is amazing in looks and spirit!




Margaret joined us on Saturday at a birthday party for my "baby" (no longer) brother, Tony. His party at an a favorite area restaurant was attended by some 35 family and friends. 
As I am the older sibling, he's "still" my younger brother. This was how he celebrated as a toddler. That's my (slightly) older cousin, Mary Ann, on the left and myself on the right. That's a cowboy and horse decorating the cake fitting for the mid-1950s boyhood.
At Saturday's celebration, the table decorations were cardboard cars representing "Vettes" and other sports cars. My brother is a Corvette fan and owner. The table cars were filled with "vintage" candies; remember Chuckles, Turkish Taffy, Zagnut, and Babe Ruth?


What's a birthday without a hat and my brother had his own special one! As shown by the balloons, this was a milestone birthday, #65. Tony is really older now as his birthday was in early April. His wife who was recovering from surgery then, planned this belated party. She figured he would really be surprised with a June party — and he was too!
His two daughters, Julie (l) and Jamie (r) with their dad. (They are not biological sisters and were adopted as infants; Julie was born in Columbia and Jamie in Guatemala.) 
These young ladies are engaged and both will be married in 2018; coincidentally, their fiances are both named Michael. Their weddings are in June and October, double NJ celebrations next year.
Happy belated birthday to my "baby" brother!

We're Adults! 
When did that happen? ... How can we make it stop! 

13 comments:

Sandra said...

My baby brother is 4 years young than me and when he turned 68 last August I did not believe it. we don't even KNOW 35 people to invite to a party. love the favors and table and all the happy faces and wow on her being 90. we should all be so lucky to look that good

Blogoratti said...

So lovely and heartwarming. In the end time and memories spent together is everything, and family is love, love is family. Happy Birthday wishes to your brother, looks like he had loads of fun. Cheers!

Emma Springfield said...

That cute little guy is now a nice looking adult. I enjoyed learning about his family. They will be busy next year. This was a good feel-good post.

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like wonderful Birthday celebrations, with lots of memories made to treasure.

gigihawaii said...

What a nice family you have. Happy birthday to your brother. Aloha from Hawaii.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful reasons to celebrate!

Red said...

Well, happy birthday to "Baby brother". I also have a baby brother but he is 15 years younger.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

90 years old is wonderful! She looks so cheerful and full of life! Loved your photo of when you were small! It all looked to be such a fun time!

Anvilcloud said...

Congrats to all, and I am impressed by Margaret's age. She doesn't look close to 90 IMO.

Valerie said...

Margaret looks really well .. and younger than her age. Wonderful. I am glad your brother had a happy birthday.

Lynn said...

Good family time! And Margaret certainly doesn't look 90! Lovely lady.

Connie said...

Happy birthday times two! Looks like you had fun celebrations. I like the candy in the cars decorations. Those are cute.

Nadya said...

What fun celebrations, and Margaret looks awesome! I have a weekly massage client who will be 94 next month, also ageless!!
How did we get all grown up, anyway??

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