Saturday, December 6, 2008

SURPRISE

The wife and I both turn 65 in the middle of December so this surprise birthday party was without a doubt a BIG SURPRISE. I had told you earlier that my daughter had come from Mexico for Thanksgiving but that wasn't the main reason. The four children had decided that a surprise party was in order. This holiday season made it a great time to spring the surprise. I had not felt well that day but since we were going to a steak house I forced myself to go. Three blocks away from my daughters house I started to get a migraine. I popped some aspirin to try to stop it. There were a lot of cars at my daughters house but we still didn't get it. Two weeks to go and still clueless. We walked into a surprise party that was so neat. Sixty Five is a milestone, I now have a Medicare card. There were individual cupcakes for each person.
We were very happy that the kids had gone through all the effort to surprise us. We had family and friends at the party, what more could you ask.
This was the big blow with a lot of wind flying around. The wife won the race easily.
Here is my brother-in law and son. My son went to New Castle, Pa where we grew up and got Coney Island chili sauce for the hot dogs, Augustine's Thick crust pizza, Tabouli, Grape Leaves and Kibbie. All food from New Castle that we grew up eating.
The photos were taken by my granddaughter Princess and she was the only girl grandchild at the party. She probably took more photos then I would have been allowed. The four grandsons played together all night.
These are friends of 30 years that came to the party.
The two oldest daughters were the having a good time.
This is my wife's sister who came from Florida to be with us. She is where we visit last summer and I was able to get some neat photos of the Florida area.
This is my younger brother who came from PA for the evening. He is also a fisherman and golfer. We will get to get out more together after I retire.
This is one of my wives good friends who we enjoy spending time with.
This is my sister and hubby from PA, I was the only one to move away from home and after college. She was a nurse for the all her career and is retired. Her husband has his own railroad.
This is my wife's good friend from work that came to celebrate.
It was a good time with 50's music, dancing, singing, card games and eating. A perfect celebration and the kids did a great job. The grand kids didn't spill the beans over Thanksgiving even though Princess really wanted to tell.

30 comments:

Ulrika K said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Gorgeous Skywatch photos here too! :-)

And happy birthday to you both!!

Lawstude said...

wow double celebration. happy happy happy happy birthday FG and FW (Fishing Wife). December is really full of celebration for you. All the best sir.

Salty said...

Congratulations to both of you! Happy Birthday!

That is quite a milestone. Now if the economy wasn’t so screwed up you could be retiring.

Warren Baker said...

Happy birthday to you both!!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Happy Birthdays ........thanks for visiting my blog the Birthday celebrations look good and Princess took some good pictures I am glad you had a good time. looks almost as good as fishing LOL

Darla said...

that was fantastic! Thanks for introducing me to your family and friends. Happy Birthday to you and your wife. Princess did a wonderful job with the photos. My Birthday is the 28th!!

The Birdlady said...

What fun! It looks like a lovely party....(I had that birthday this year, and just stared at the medicare card - "Who could this be for?")
The caption about half way down had be wondering for a moment "This is one of my wives...." lol

George said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the double celebration and welcome to the ranks of senior citizens!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Happy birthday a couple of weeks early, FG. Medicare, eh? I'm not there yet, but getting close!

Leedra said...

Happy Birthday!!!! to you and your wife!

Great post, such memories relived and such new memories created.

Tina said...

Congrats FG and also to your wife! What a great surprise, and now you know why your daughter didn't want snow...too many plans to be messed up by snow!! Sounded like you all had a nice time! Many happy returns! 65 so young!!

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, and Fishing Guy's Wife,

Happy, Happy Birthday Folks.

I will soon follow you down the #65
route next June and Jack will do it in 2010. Yeah, I'm older than Jack. I robbed the cradle to get him. By the way, your wife is a looker! You picked well, Fishing Guy.

P.S. I'm just about ready to return to blogging and I'll tell you my latest adventures.

Sara G said...

What a wonderful surprise for you and your wife!!
Happy Birthday to both of you!!!
Great photo's!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

FG, Congrats on turning 65!!!! (George and I are 66!!!) Looks like a fabulous birthday--with family and friends coming from near and far.. Great pictures also. You and your wife look much younger than 65... Congrats on the good health!!!! JOY to you both!!

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Happy Birthday! - and what a wonderful celebration! Hope you forgot about your migraine when the festivities began in earnest!! It's wonderful when people remember and celebrate us (although I personally would prefer to ANTICIPATE the celebration rather than be surprised by it!)

dave said...

Happy Birthday to both of you from Michigan

dot said...

Happy Birthday to a handsome couple! Looks like your kids pulled off a really good surprise party for ya'll. I enjoyed seeing those pictures.

tipper said...

I'm so glad they surprised you both!! What fun and love you all shared. So neat-they thought to go back and get the food from your old stopping ground.

Jo Castillo said...

Well, happy birthday all around. What a great surprise. Great photos! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for sharing those party pics with us!!
Happy birthday, Mr & Mrs. Fishing Guy!!!

Jama said...

Happy birthday to both of you!
at 65 you both are still good looking, may this special day bring you more happiness and in good health always.

Tom said...

Hi Tom-

Looks like you had a great birthday. Congrats again.

Tom

The Tile Lady said...

Those sweet kids of yours! Wow! What a sweet surprise! Love the photos! Hope your headache went away and you were able to enjoy EVERY minute!

Marie

Lilli & Nevada said...

Congrats on your surprise birthdays, it was nice of the kids to do that for you.Hey now you can get medicare
Happy Birthday to you both.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a fun surprise. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of you!

Ms. Hays said...

Congratulations Mr Fishing Guy!!! So very cool that you guys have been together that long!!!

Stacey Huston said...

BEAUTIFUL. Happy birthday to you both. today (8th) was my dad's 64th.. I am surprised after raising me that he still has hair left on his head.. lol.. Your granddaughter did a beautiful job, and it is WONDERFUL that your children did this for you both, from someone who has experienced migranes, I am so glad it held back so you could enjoy the party.. Best wishes to you both..

tikno said...

Beautiful and cheerful moment. Happy birthday.

Raven said...

Happy Birthday-ish to you and your wife. Looks like it was a grand party. Nice to be surprised with such wamrth and love. I enjoyed your other posts/photos of geese and birds and bridges and flowers... not so much the bugs.

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