Monday, September 07, 2015
birthday - part 3

And then......it was almost time for the cake!
I always get the same dark chocolate cake from "Sweet Lady Jane's".
It is rich and dense and incredibly
delicious!
I love the way it is decorated, too!
Below, a closer look at this scrumptious cake!
What makes this cake so tasty is a tiny bit of coffee flavor----just a touch, not too much......
I love "Sweet Lady Jane's"!
Below, a photo of the Dining Room with those sitting at the table waiting for their cake and coffee which was just about to be served.......
The Beautiful flowers sitting on my Little White Baby Baby Grand, were sent to me by The O'Donnell Family who live in North Carolina. Such sweet dear people. Their son John is a dear old friend and though we haven't seen one another for many years now, we talk on the phone all the time.

No surface in my house is without all sorts of treasures.....Some more personal than others, of course.....

Like that very dear Hippo.
 I love my Happy Hippo.....I found him in London back in 1993, in a Gallery that was across the street from the Old Vic Theatre----He is  very touchable-petable.....
You almost cannot NOT touch him......A closer look at my Beautiful Hippo, below......


And below---doesn't he look like he is smiling in this picture?
Above, a different shot of the table taken by my dear friend Glenn......
My great thanks to Dianne and Katy for bringing their cameras and to Glenn, too, for taking pictures with my camera....without them, there wouldn't have been any pictures, like the one below......

Betty G.'s two daughter-in-laws. (Or is it daughters-in-law?) That's Katy on the left and Karen on the right---Andy and Garrett's wives
respectively!
Betty always said she gained two daughters with both of these very special women---
(I'm happy to say, I just had a wonderful visit with Katy a few days ago)----I love both these terrific girls, more than I can say.....
Here, below, a closer look at Katy and Karen......
And what's wonderful is they are both very close to each other, too, as are Betty's sons.....I was lucky enough to be the 'Officiant' at both Karen and Garrett's wedding (November 9th, 1991)  and Katy and Andy's wedding, (September 28th, 2002), as well.
Above, Will and his fabulous crew, working in the kitchen.....that yellow box sitting on the corner of their table is, the cake, which you have already seen.......
And the above photo was taken after we had our Birthday Cake and our coffee.....you can see that there is still a coffee cup sitting on the table, way over to the right....And, way over to the left, is Craig's lap, still holding his napkin, and then Dianne and Garrett, Karen, and Andy......
Above, Annie Guilbert's daughter arrived to pick up her Mom and Seemah.....She had driven them from the West Side----Pacific Palisades, to be exact, and now, she had come back to pick them up and take them home.....And someone pointed out that I hadn't opened my presents yet.....And even though I had said 'no presents, please', some people brought them anyway.....
Darling Bridget never comes empty-handed.  She brought me a bottle of wine and two--count them---TWO boxes of Chocolates....lol!
She knows me too well.....!
Two people brought me Orchids, but I don't have any pictures of them, I'm sorry to say.....Above, I'm looking at the card Seemah gave me......And below.....
I am about to open Annie's present, which was the Leonard Maltan Guide to thousands of films....a wonderful reference paperback for anyone who loves movies!
I had these little soft bears for everyone to take home as a remembrance of the evening, and some July 4th Hats.....incredible that THAT is how long ago my birthday celebration was.....
And now, here it is, labor Day Weekend.

And, I am thrilled to say that June 27th was a wonderful wonderful evening!


More To Come........


NOTE:  I'm sorry it has taken me so long to finish these Birthday Posts.  So much going on, Health-wise and otherwise......It was Emmy voting time, once again, with many many things to watch----quite time consuming, but very enjoyable, too......Thanks for hanging in there with me, my dears....I'll try to post more often, if I can....And, visit you all when I can, too...... 



 


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