More To Come........
Love the photos of you throughout the years! You still have that twinkle in your eyes!
I love the behind the scenes shot of all the people that make your parties such a wonderful success.
My favourite photo is the one of you with your hand to your face smiling.
I'm so pleased your day was so wonderful!
as always such fun to be able to feel like I am there watching everything going on.
love the "ages"! you are so clever!
I always enjoyed Carol Cook and glad to read her humor is still in tact, "if it isn't chocolate its a vegetable to me" LOL I rarely laugh at 6:20 am but she managed to drag it out of me lol
I am so glad you have all these photos to add to all your wonderful memories!
Hi Naomi: You are certainly making the most of your 80th bithday party... WOW, four posts!
It's fascinating to see a little bit more of your lovely house, all the art on the walls, and of course, the action going on in the kitchen.
And I can't get over the size of that golden "80" balloon.... as they say, size DOES matter!
What a marvellous time everyone had, I hope that I'll have as many friends when my turn comes to host my 80th birthday party!
I lovely photo retrospective. You've changed, but then again you haven't, if that makes sense. The "real" Naomi shines through each photo.
A nice way to wrap things up.
I don't think we can see how fast the years are going by until they've gone by. It's then, when we realize we can't get them back.
Enjoyed the pics through the years, especially the Coconut Grove photo and the 1935 photo. Is that a toy dog that you are holding when you were 4? Do you remember it?
I agree with R. Sherman. You've changed; but then again you haven't.
Have a terrific rest of the week.
Seemah - 87?! Oh my gosh, those are some good genes at work there. She really doesn't look her age, neither do you, avoiding going gray. I started seeing "angel hair" on my head before I even hit 40. My favorite picture is one of the later ones, with you tired but happy. It's such a beautiful shot. Glad you had such a wonderful birthday surrounded by so many people who love you.
Look at you at 16!! what a beauty (and still one today)
I love the top shot, forget the beard - the balloon looks like it's going to devour you both
I showed Hope the pics from the start, she's really only interested in the balloon and the cakes
and the flowers, she loves flowers
she also thinks - "Omi 8 now?"
I'm with Joey on my favorite shot of you. You have just been worn down by the busy day but are glowing with the tons of love and excitement shown to you. Your pleasure shows.
What a wonderful party Naomi and it was also nice to see the people who do work behind the scenes for all your marvelous parties.
That reverse of birthdays was a perfect ending. Eighty was a grand affair.
Naomi, it is terrific to see the photos of you in childhood, alongside the other pix. You look very good for your age and Seemah is a miracle!! I would never have believed she was tht age!!
Chocolate IS a vegetable. Thank you!
Another wonderful post about a very special party. What a great 'Team Naomi' you have to help you create such a lovely atmosphere - to say nothing of the scrumptious food.
It's a landmark - your first real party without your dear friend Betty. But I'll bet she was there.
Marvellous also to see you all in your younger days when you were all a work in progress. You all turned out smashing tell your Ma!!
What a glorious celebration! Lovely! Absolutely lovely, Naomi!
Looking good, Naomi! This is like a little movie that you don't want to end and with some nice special features in the old birthday photos. I loved all the angles and behind the scenes shots.
my dear lady - i simply could not resist another chance to visit such a magnificent party behind the scenes - what fantastic photos and story-telling! and like others, i especially loved seeing the yesteryear photos of you individually - all beautiful - thanks so much for allowing me to drop by unannounced! have a fantastic weekend!
So much I could say, but I'll just say thank you for sharing your 80th with me. Love seeing you as time flies past.
Why is it that the most random online searches lead me back to you?!?! I was reading a review of a book, which then led to an article about TV in the 60's, which mentioned one of my favorites when I was about 9,"Here Come the Brides", which leads me to Wiki to see where these people are, which leads me to...well, you know where I'm going....TOO FUNNY!!! Your most recent post even!!! Bridget H looks awesome! She certainly had my heart as a young lad.
Seriously, this is too funny that I found myself back on your blog tonight!
I hope that you are well and know that I am thinking of you.
I read your last three posts – we were away in Tennessee welcoming our newest grandson.
What a fun birthday party! I can see how happy you were surrounded by so many people dear to you. When you are very young you do not realize how quickly the years go by, but they do, so we might as well be happy. I can visualize all the festivities in your lovely home. The chocolate cake certainly looks like a super yummy affair. I really enjoyed looking at you and your party – it made me feel like I was there with y’all. Thank you for sharing this celebration with us.
Dear Naomi, what a wonderful Birthday Party!
I enjoyed all those photos!
Very beautiful your photos throughout the years. And my favourite picture is the one of you on the couch with a lovely smile on your face. You look great and very happy!
My congratulations also to Will Grover, to Mary and to Crystal!
Thanks for sharing those fantastic moments!
I loved reading this and learning more about your wonderful party! All the photos are wonderful and you telling it makes me feel like I was there, sort of on the sidelines watching!
Life does go fast. Even at my age, I feel like it has passed so quickly. Where do the years go? But in the Bible it says that life is like a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. Tis so true......
Hugs dear lady! Hope dear Sweetie is doing okay!
Enjoying your pictures. I will be home by the end of the week in order to see all your bday posts, thanks for sharing your fun day!
Beautiful photos! It's so nice to see the pictures of you growing up. It just shows that you've aged beautifully and gracefully :)
Naomi, just quick hello, and Happy Belated Birthday. Looked like you had a great time. Have not been reading to much on line. Life has been a bit crazy. I have a new grandson, he was born Memorial Day Rhys 5lbs. 7 oz. And an extra blessing was got to be with his mom and dad when he delivered. Born with his blue eyes wide open. What a rush. I was out c-sections for all of mine. So for now enjoy the rest of the summer.
Pat from NY
You haven't changed a bit.
A very Happy Birthday! - I'm in your town at the moment and maybe will see some of the sights you write about!
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