Sunday, April 9, 2017

A bit of a do......

Pa will be 90 in a few weeks.
My brother and his wife are coming over from California for a couple of weeks, and family members from Liverpool and Kent and Warwickshire will be joining us for
a celebration on the Saturday.
Pa and Ma are not up to dinner out in the evening anymore, and anything fancy would make them uncomfortable, so we have planned a very low key get together in the working men's club that Pa used to go to for many years. It is two minutes away from where they live, there is parking, and it is a familiar environment for him.
We have hired it privately and there will be an open bar, a buffet, a cake, a couple of snooker tables, and all of us...........I do hope it all goes well and that he enjoys himself.

8 comments:

Bea said...

That's a lot of candles on the cake. ;) May you, your Pa & family have a wonderful celebration!

Cro Magnon said...

Just make sure they have the 'Lambeth Walk' on the juke box, and he'll be dancing with the best of them. Very best wishes to your Pa in advance; 90 is a grand age. Cro x

Trish Burgess said...

Great decision - keeping it local and comfortable. Hope you all have a great time xx

libby said...

Bea, it certainly is...thank you.
Cro, No juke box, but his grand-daughters are putting together a playlist on their phones which they will be able to play via a speaker (or something IT and technical which is beyond me) and will include all his favourites - Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra. 90 isn't too shabby is it? thankyou x
Trish, thank you...I keep thinking it will be a little like a wake with Pa still here! is that weird? x

Nana Go-Go said...

So lucky to still have your Dad and 90 is indeed not too shabby at all. Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of my Dad's death and I marked it - as always- with a trip to the cemetery, armed with a bunch of his favourite Springtime flowers. I was especially heartened by the company of my eldest lad who had asked if he could chum me. He was only 5 when his Papa passed but what a joy that he still remembers his short time with him. The party for your Dad sounds really special and I bet you all have a great time.x

Pam said...

How lovely!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

An open bar? Please may I have a ticket? I'll bring your dad a card.

sensibilia said...

Hope it was a great success. 90 is a fantastic age, we celebrated my mother-in-law's 90th three years ago.