Happy birthday to your dear friend!! She looks terrific in every picture.
Wishing you a great time with your "Ladies Who Lunch" ( I am sure you will) and can't wait to hear who is the lucky gentleman!
Thanks so much for sharing these absolutely WONDERFUL photos Naomi!! I can't wait to find out who your special gentleman guest will be!
And please wish Betty a FABULOUS birthday - what a woman she is - such an inspiration to me, and to many, many others too.
Happy Birthday Betty, we love you!!!
Happy Birthday Betty!!! How wonderful!!
The photo's are fabulous Naomi! I am so glad you are going to be with Betty for her special day!! I can't wait to see the pictures you take!
What wonderful pictures! She sure looks beautiful in all of them. I wish her a very happy 89th and that you all have a fantastic time celebrating it together!
BTW...WHO is that gentleman friend you're letting into the group?? Hmmm, WHO could it be??
A Very Happy Birthday to Betty! Great post with wonderful photos! I remember well that post you did at New Years, 2006-2007. As always, Naomi, you did a lovely post and a nice homage to your dear friend Betty!
She is still a beautiful woman. Please give her my regards and wish he the happiest of birthdays from me!
Have fun, and not too many fizzy drinks, eh?
Have lots of fun, Naomi, and wish Betty a happy birthday for me, with many more to come!
I love reading about your Ladies lunches! I love the sense of comaraderie and fun I get from your posts and photos.
Such a gathering is bound to lift your spirits and I can detect that even the prospect of it has bought a certain joyfulness back to the tone of your writing which I am glad about.
I hope you have the very best of times and wishing Betty a very happy birthday. I only I hope I look so good when I reach her age. She seems to be truly a youthful spirit.
Hi Naomi, What terrific photo's. I espically liked the photo of Betty and Mandy. In the years to come, Mandy will also be overjoyed that photo was taken with her grandma. Hope you have a great day sharing with Betty and all the other birthday guests. 89 years, she looks so young, and happy in all the pictures. Have a great time.
Happy Birthday Betty! With many more to come.
Naomi, I hope today's festivities lift your spirits a bit after Hanna's passing. I know she will be missed.
And woo-woo, a mystery gentleman! I can't wait to read your next post.
Naomi- how wonderful, I am sure it will be another fantabulous time! Give my regards to Betty~
oh and PS- Patti LuPone is fab!
A heartfelt tribute to a gorgeous Birthday Girl. I am sure that your celebratory lunch will be perfect and your dear friend will have a memorable time with you, and all her friends, and of course, the Mystery Gentleman!
Happy Days to her and of course to you, Naomi!
Great photos of so many great times. Glad to see you have something fun to look forward to.
Please give Betty my warmest wishes for a marvelous birthday!!!
And, you go have a great time!!!
Happy Birthday to Betty! I've long admired Ms. Garrett's work. I am absolutely fascinated with the stories you tell of your friends. You never cease to entertain and amaze!
Maddy sure does look alot like her grandmother in that picture!
Have a grand time!
happy birthday to Betty! you have some wonderful snapshots as always... i especially liked the one of her onstage, you always have such nice tributes to your friends... i look forward to seeing whom the mystery guest is.
Sounds like a fun celebration. :)
89 is a wonderful milestone and accomplishment!
Wishing a wonderful birthday to Betty, I know your lunch will be fantastic as always! I was lucky enough to be at Betty's 80th bash (your video was extraordinary, I'd love to see it again!) and can't believe that was 9 years ago already. Betty is a national treasure, as are you. I hope we can get together soon--it's been way too long. What a great photo of Betty and Jeff Bridges. He looks very handsome there--have you seen him in "Iron Man"? He is VERY scary!
Happy Birthday Betty!!! I hope you & your ladies that lunch have a nice time, Naomi. Oh, I remember the cake from last year, I hope you'll take pictures of the cake this year so that I can drool, LOL.
I LOVE Betty's 75th birthday picture, the one with the balloons.
and... is her son's name really Garrett Garrett?
Yo..my name is Betty too so from one Betty to another Betty - Happy 89th Birthday BETTY :D
I wanna be just like you and Betty when I reach my 80s - unbelievable beauty & radiance Naomi :D
Happy birthday to Betty!
What a blessing for her to live that long and be surrounded by so many people who love her. What a treasure that you've been able to have such a long life with so many dear friends. I'm anxiously awaiting her birthday celebration. Tell her all her fans out here in blog land wish her all the best.
Hope you had a great time! Can't wait to hear about it! :)
Happy Birthday to Betty!
Bravissima to you for setting up the party and the surprise!
I'm looking forward to reading your next post! Betty seems like one of your bestest buddies so enjoy her day as much as she does... (And how great did she look at her 80th?)
Betty must be as lovable off-screen as she always was on-screen. How lucky to have such a long friendship.
Happy Birthday to Betty! :) She certainly didn't look her age in those photos and I'm sure she still doesn't look her age! I hope you all have a wonderful time :)
I would love to have been a butterfly on the wall for the celebrations. My best wishes to your dear friend Betty......may there be many more celebrations. Life's celebrations are the memories we cherish.
Gosh I can't believe it has come around again! I hope you have a wonderful wonderful afternoon with your ladies and the one surprise gentleman.
Many happy birthday wishes to dear Betty !!
I'm sure the luncheon party did lift your spirits.
Betty always has such a bright smile. I know your friendship with her is very very deep. I hope her health is strong now because I know she was having some troubles. I wish her many more years of happiness and time with loving family and friends.
I look forward to your luncheon post!! I hope you share lots of photos along with your wonderful narration to go with them.
I can't wait to see who the mystery male guest was!
I hope Betty loved her special surprise.
Oh, and the video you made for her big 80th celebration just shows how much you love her.
You are a truly great friend, and I know Betty cherishes you.
Happy 89th, Betty!!!!
I do hope her birthday was a wonderful one!! Her birthday and mine are so close, since mine was on the 21st.
I just loved all these pictures!! Can't wait to read all about the luncheon for her birthday!!
I've always had such a big crush on Jeff Bridges.
Betty is beautiful and we are kindred in our love of kaleidoscopes.
I just saw Jeff Bridges in the movie Iron Man this past Friday...he made a fantastic bad guy!
Betty looks amazing for 89, she really does.
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