I cannot tell you enough how much I enjoy these posts. I love seeing your friends and hearing all about your/their past and present lives in the theatre. I SO miss it.
The magic wands are fabulous!
A beautiful party with your beautiful friends. I wish many more for you.
you ladies just have way too much fun! What great pictures! I love the teddy bears and magic wands! Ohhh if they would only work!
I am sorry Lee missed your party but glad she is on the east coast! She will be doing an autograph show here in NJ July 12th and I hope to go see her! If I get there I will surely tell her that she missed a really good party!! hehe
Happy Happy Birthday Naomi!!
I loved your birthday post - and Eggs Benedict are my favourite!!!
What amazing friends you have - truly, you are so blessed to have these people who obviously care so much about you.
Love the party favours - and Holly has one of those wands, aren't they so supercool!!!
Naomi, all of you look well and happy - which is all one needs, right? I love the menu choice; eggs benedict has been my favorite thing to eat for years, although I don't have it much nowadays. I love the fun things in the goody bags. I know you all had fun and enjoyed each other's company. Another great birthday party - and I hope you have many, many more together.
Great party, lovely decorations, good friends -- sounds like the perfect day. I'm glad you had fun.
Oh the pictures were worth waiting for, but alas, no pictures of YOU, the birthday girl! Couldn't one of the girls get a shot of you? LOL
Great gift bags too, love the bears and the wands!
Looking forward to part 2, with hopefully pictures of YOU!
I'm so glad you had a great day,
Naomi, may your happiness amidst your friends continue to know no bounds. You are very rich, indeed!
What beautiful photos of a group of lovely women and a celebration of a life and friendship. You are rich indeed to have that many women in your life with such a shared history.
Sounds like a lovely birthday celebration! Isn't it great having such friends?! Those bears are too cute!
What a great party! Eggs Benedict! Now that's good food!
the little bears are adorable...glad you had a great day...looking forward to hearing more!
What a great bunch of friends you have. To be friends for so many years, that is just wonderful!
I only have one very long-time friend like that, but it is such a special relationship, when you know someone for such a long time, isn't it? More like sisters.
ooh, the Ladies Wot Lunch!! [big grin]
Sounds like a good time was had by all - how good that JVP made it :-) And, of course, dear Betty and Kim, Seemah and all the other Ladies :-)
I love seeing you with your 'gang' having fun - and it really does look fun!
Excellent teddy bearss - how cute!
If you're still recovering from Lunching, then you might enjoy the video on my blog - don't laugh too hard though :-)
Wow, Naomi! This looks like the perfect birthday celebration! I think it's sweet of you to make your pals souvenir gift bags! Look at the big smiles on their faces when they find adorable pastel teddy bears inside!
I love these photos, the colors, the flowers, the friendship. I'm so glad you had your Eggs Benedict! They're my favorite, too!
Oh you are all so lucky to be able to share in each others lives, just wonderful!! And how good of you to surprise each of your guests with those little bags with v. v. cute bears in them?
Looking forward to reading Part II.
I so admire this group of ladies whose friendships span decades of precious moments shared together. How much sweeter than this Birthday gathering can lifes blessings be?
These posts are amongst my all time favourites ( yeah for NZ spelling lol)
Now I KNOW we are related, Eggs Benedict is what Mark makes for me nearly every Mothers Day and on my birthday !!
It has become almost a tradition now. I also had them at the Renaissance one morning for breakfast just before we came to see you !
Joyce looks great, I was learning lists the other day and I totally forgot she used to be George Clooneys MIL ! I was learning a list of his movies and it was on his imdb page haha.
Looking forward to part 2 after.
Off to my big adventure for the day soon !
So much fun!
I like how you told a bit about each lady, and I could just feel the spirit of reunion that must have been there.
Even grownups like goody bags!!!!
I suppose you'll show your cake next post.
I hope it was chocolate!!
I wish you a very happy holiday weekend.
I bet you will be able to see a lot of fireworks from your back porch and out your gorgeous picture windows.
You set quite a table! Gifts and friends and whatnot....What treasures!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAOMI!!!! Oh, thank you so much for posting all these beautiful pictures. It's such a joy to peak into your life, see all your wonderful friends who have been with you for so many years. You brought such a brightness to my day. My birthday is tomorrow, but I don't think I'll find the time to blog. Too busy lately. *sigh* It looks like you had a wonderful day, and I'm so glad. You're such a dear lady and deserve all the happiness you can get.
So. Much. FUN!
I love reading about your parties, Naomi, and I love seeing the pictures of your friends. How blessed you are to have had such lovely friends for so long!!
Love the wands and the teddy bears too.
I was out of blogging for quite a while... looks like I'm back at just the right time to wish you a somewhat belated happy birthday.
It seems like an excellent time was had by all, and I imagine your photos barely captured half the good times had by all.
I loved and enjoyed seeing your Birthday post, Naomi! What a lovely friends you have! I loved those gift bags with cutest little bears... and the pretty magic wands with a star! Loved all photos, too! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic party!
Many hugs my dear!
It looks like you had the best of times, probably had a lot of talking, laughing and catching up to do! So beautiful, all of you!
What better gift than friends? May all you gals share many more. You certainly haved gifted us unknowns, many times over with your craft.
You are truly blessed hon to have such a great bunch of friends & moreso, that your friendship has stood the 'great' test of time. Bless you & may you have many more happy days :-)
The wands and teddy bears were fantastic ideas...I love them. I am so glad you had so many friends to celebrate your special day with you!
Have a fabulous 4th- I'll probably be off line for a bit!
I wish you could celebrate my birthday with Naomi, all your birthday celebrations seemed so much fun and filled with joy and laughter and the effort put into celebrating and appreciating each other, this is wonderful :D
Thank you once again for sharing Naomi
You all look so happy and lovely! I'm glad that a good time was had. You deserve it!
Happy Birthday! from me also....I have to say , your posts are a gift to all of us...I love reading about your life ..the fact that its intermingled with celebrities that we all know and love, gives it some piquant..but I think what really makes them special is seeing how down to earth you are. It is what I appreciate the most. I just loved all the photos of your friends and adore the silly gift bags!! The wands totally rock lol!
All of you are such lovely woman...to be a fly on the wall when u all get together lol....the things u must talk about lol...like any group of woman...the things we say would make toes curl lol...
I look forward to seeing part 2...and many more yrs to come.
What a great party!!
What a wonderful birthday, Naomi! I'm so glad. And so happy for you that Joyce could be there. :)
Looking forward to part 2.
I love Eggs Benedict. :)
Dear Naomi - again Happy Birthday on your 27th of June.
Being a blog friend for some years now, I so much remember your BD post and this was a great one too. To me it is so great to see how lovely you are celebrated with all this lovely people and your so worth it!
I'm glad you had such a wonderful day and wanna thank you so much for sharing with all the details and lovely pictures with us!
What a beautiful bunch of women! Go girl power!
You know, I'm thinking that the next soiree I organize I'm going to make up some goodie bags.
Wonderful pictures Naomi. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself.
People always say, "Oh, how I'd love to be a fly on the wall!" But I really, really, would have loved to have been a fly on the wall that day!
A belated but very sincere "Happy Birthday" wish to you. What a joy to be surrounded by so many close personal friends. I can see the caring affection for one another shining in everyone's eyes and especially for you, I'm sure.
Naomi- what a special day! I feel like I was right there with you, enjoying the bithday lunch with you all. (JVP looks wonderful by the way). You really know how to host a teriffic party!
Hi Naomi thank you so much for sharing the special moments in your life with the rest of us. Gota tell you, I love the blue crystal goblets on your table setting. The royal blue is one of my favorites. A few years ago, my mom sent to me, a very expensive bowl. I used it for chips at a party, and told her she gave me heck, because I did not realize what exactually it was she had given me. My thoughts are what's the point if you can not use it or share its beauty, with others.:)Looks very similar to pattern, that I have. Friends and Family is what life is about. Seems that you have been blessed. Have a Great 4th. I will be mowing the yard, maybe in the evening see fireworks. They are calling for rain here. Have a nice weekend. Pat from NY.
Naomi, isn't it great that all of you can get together and just have a good time. You are very lucky to have such good friends. I love magic wands. I also love Eggs Benedict.....yummmm.
Well, once again, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful, quiet, fourth.
It's a great credit to you all and especially you - who I suspect is the catalyst - that you all are still friends and can enjoy each other's company. It looked like it lived up to what we expect now of Naomi's parties - good fun, good cheer and mutual affection. I'm sure they leave feeling at least a decade younger. May you have many more.xoxoxo
What a special Birthday lunch! There must be no better way to celebrate than with such close friends and you are so fortunate to have so many special friends in your life. As ever I get such a feeling of warm comaraderie from your narrative and I love the pictures, especially the first one of you all. You all look so happy and jouyful. I am so glad you had a wonderful time :)
Happy Birthday! It looks as if you had a great celebration! Eggs Benedict too! Yum.
I JUST had this conversation with a co-worker on Friday:
Me: I never really cared for THE NANNY, but the woman who played the grandmother was really funny.
Her: She was on Dick Van Dyke. She played Mrs. Halper.
Me: I think that was Helper.
(Debate over what the name was until I looked it up.)
Her: Helper is such as weird last name.
Me: As opposed to what, PETRIE?
Anyway, happy birthday again.
Oh, this was SO much fun.....being there (virtually) with you on your birthday.
You do have a magnificent circle of female friends. I've always marveled at that and after so many events now (and your sharing) I almost feel like I know them. What a special birthday lunch for you, Naomi and you are so deserving of it. Loved the menu and those gift bags were so nice.
And YOU! My goodness, you're truly ageless! You look SUPER, Naomi! Are you sure you're not fibbing to us about turning 77? (smile)
And I'm so glad you're continuing to enjoy the flowers I sent from Van.
All the best to you,
Hi, apparently you knew my grandfather, Oscar Schisgall. I never got to meet him, but if it's possible, can we find a time to talk? Thank you.
Hi, in case you didn't get my comments, please feel free sending me an e-mail. I'm Oscar Schisgall's grandson, and I'd love to speak with you about him.
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