Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad (with me)

One of our Grandmother's famous 'unbirthday' parties.
One a year is easier than dozens!

Mom, are much loved and so very, very missed. We had a great big, fabulous Birthday Party for you this weekend...I know you were there in spirit. Dad, all your siblings were there, their children and grandchildren too! Amazing to see how everyone's changed and grown. We all have such a good time together! Stacy's cake was a work of art! It truly was a fabulous reunion.

Nothing like a game of "Apples To Apples" to break the ice and get to know long lost cousins! Great to hang out with all of the Arizona crew, being such a far flung family. Hadn't seen some of them since childhood. Great to see Uncle Bob's face watching all his kids together for the first time in so long. The party next year will be even bigger, with karaoke machine, a dance floor and who knows what else. We can't wait, and wish you both had really, really been there.

In Loving Memory:

August 3, 1934-June 18, 1973

August 3, 1937-November 16, 1992
(Our 'Raye Raye')

Mom, if I knew how to upload a song here for you, it would be Andy William's "Try To Remember".

(It's the thought that counts)
Love you Mom and Dad.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! What a lovely memory for everyone. And a perfect moment to commemorate those who aren't with us anymore. I should do that more often.

  2. This is beautifully written.
    What a wonderful time you all must have had celebrating life!

  3. Thanks so much! I see now that I forgot to post their photos with their dates...I'm always forgetting something!

  4. What a wonderful tribute, very touching! It makes me wish that my extended family got together more, we only see each other at funerals. I'm sure your parents enjoyed every minute as they watched you all. :-)


  5. What a beautiful tribute. A great way to turn a day of missing them and sadness into a celebration!