27 June 2012

Happy Birthday Mom! (part 2)

Mom didn't want a party for her birthday but we still wanted her family and friends to be able to shower her with their love.   She has made so many friends over the years and is so good about keeping in touch with friends she met 60+ years ago along with new friends she's made recently.    Pam & I hatched a plan to get all her family and friends to send a birthday message that we could put together for her.  Putting together this birthday book just emphasized what a wonderful person and friend she is to others.   The notes and pictures we/she received were so beautifully overwhelming.

We sent everyone this card.

Then we started putting this book together with all the birthday messages and pictures.   This is the final product.

I loved that we got pictures from 100 years ago and also recent pictures.  Messages were in all shapes and sizes which made the book just that much more unique and special.

On the right is Mom's local BFF.  How lucky they were to live across the street from each other for 30 years.  They still volunteer together once a week and are constantly making trouble together ;-)

The page on the right is from mom's best friend of 60 years.  They met in nursing school and travelled the world together.  From Florida to Alaska to Guam these two world travelers sought out adventure where ever they went. They still travel the world together but now in the form of elder trips.

Mom always loved my dad's family in Canada and is still close to them today.  These pages are messages and pictures from my dad's cousins.   So many laughs and good times!

On the right is mom's newest group of friends "The Merry Widows".  It looks like they are out for Happy Hour, again.


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