It’s time to party!
Today we will gather to féte Phyllis on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Yes, it all started for her in 1922 and you can spend today boggling your mind with all she has seen and experienced to reach her centenarian status.
Of course, one party is not enough for so momentous an achievement. On Thursday, Gail orchestrated a lovely gathering of Phyllis’ nearest and dearest contemporaries. Hopefully I will have some of the group photos to share by next week.
I think the sash says it all: “100 and fabulous!”
Today the ENTIRE family will gather, something that may never have happened before or probably again, giving that fourteen of the twenty-two are trying to be gracious about sardine sleeping under our roof. Turns out five bedrooms is not enough!
At least we have a capable crew making breakfast this morning for the crowd:
I took a sunrise walk this morning and pondered what it must be like to reach a hundredth birthday, with all the accumulated experience and wisdom that entails. Wow!
My own family history suggests that I won’t ever see triple digits, but as I looked up at the morning sky it occurred to me that whether any of us live a hundred years, there are probably at least a hundred reasons to celebrate in each of the days we are given.
So let’s party!