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Sunday, January 10, 2010

O'ma's 95th birthday

My O'ma turned 95 on January 2, 2010! We had a BIG party to celebrate! Lots of family and friends came out to help wish her a happy birthday. The party was held in a building on the Schlitterbahn property. It was lit up with strings of white lights and Christmas trees.
The meal was catered by Schilitterbahn and Schlitterbahn staff worked the event. The menu included brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad, fruit salad and all the BBQ extras one would expect. It was very tasty.

Cousin Joe said the blessing.

The buffet line.
The guests enoying their meal.

After the meal, we played the slide show I put together with pictures spanning over O'ma's life. It was very moving, even a tear jerker, with powerful music and memories from days gone by. By the end, O'ma and I were both crying!

Next was the entertainment. My talented boys had worked up 2 songs for the event. Together they all performed "Louie, Louie" and "Happy Birthday." I was sooooo proud of them! They remembered everything they had rehearsed and acted like they perform in front of 100 people all the time. Especially Dane on the tambourine. He kept a steady beat, acted cool and not nervous, and had no sillies!!

Wayne and his group "Two Frogs" performed 3 songs. The guests were invited to sing along. One lady took that invitation to mean "sing louder than the performers." It was a bit weird!! Nonetheless, O'ma enjoyed the music.

Next was the cake. I made a patchwork quilt that was the same colors as a quilt O'ma quilted for herself and declares to be her favorite.

Cousin Kathy, O'ma, and Aunt Jim
Mason lights the candle as we sing the birthday song!

I took 95 candles but in the end decided not to use them all for fear of
burning Schlitterbahn to the ground! Ha!

O'ma blows out the candle!

Lally and Ed were the cake servers.

The cake was lemon.
The fillings were lemon, on the top and bottom layers,
and strawberry in the middle.
It was very moist and delicious!
The cake was 19x12x5. It was HUGE- made to feed 100 people!
The carnage!
Group Shots!!!

O'ma and her great grandkids plus Katrina, Phillip's girlfriend.
O'ma's Clifton friends.
O'ma's New Braunfels friends.
Wayne and Aunt Jim with their friends from
Trinity Church in San Angleo, Texas.
Wayne, Clarice, Martin, Jimmy Ann, and Elaine
O'ma with her two brothers Bob and Herman.
O'ma with her brothers and their wives, Marsha and Dorothy.
O'ma with her children and her nieces and nephews-
right to left- Charles, Wayne, Jimmie Ann, Gary, Sue, Joe, Brooks.
Now add in their spouses.......
Lally, Joyce, Linda, Susie, and Connie.
O'ma with her #4 granddaughter and family.
The whole family!!!
Anyone who knows O'ma knows that she loves to dance. If there is music and a dance floor, you will find O'ma out there cutting a rug. Let the dancing begin!

O'ma and Cousin Brooks
O'ma and Cousin Joe
O'ma and Ed

Some parting shots..... as the party came to an end.

Cousin Ryan and his precious girl Lexie
say good bye to Aunt Marsha.

Helen Ruth tells Wayne to be quiet!

O'ma says goodbye to a friend.
Happy Birthday, O'ma!
We love you and wish you a great year!!


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