Monday, July 27, 2015

Fourscore and zero years ago...

...may sound like a very long time to you, but in the overall scheme of things it is practically yesterday.

Time flies when you’re having fun (and even when you aren’t).

All of which is to say, today is Mrs. RWP's 80th birthday!

We celebrated it yesterday (because it was easier for the family to get together on a Sunday afternoon than on a Monday evening) at our oldest son’s home. Here is the culinary proof:

All 14 members of our clan, plus Chester the dog and Gracie the cat, were in attendance. You’re going to have to take my word for it, as everyone was too busy enjoying one another’s company to take a photograph of the honoree.

But it can be reliably reported that a good time was had by all, especially in the consuming of the cake.


  1. And a very happy birthday to Mrs RWP.
    Did Chester and Gracie also get cake?

  2. EC, thank you very much! Chester and Gracie very graciously let us have their portions!

  3. Happiest of birthdays to Mrs. RWP! How wonderful that you have such a lovely family group who gathered to help celebrate! I hope Chester and Gracie were allowed a treat since you apparently ate their share!

    P.S. What kind of cake and was it made by a birthday party attendee? Looks tasty!

  4. Thank you, Hilltop, for your kind words ("lovely group"). Chester's and Gracie's humans were in charge of the treat department so I really can' say except that any must have occurred after the guests went home! The cake (white) was made at a local bakery and was delicious!

  5. Belated birthday greetings to Ellie! What a milestone! I hope you bought her a nice present. Maybe a pair of skis, a racing bike or a saxophone? I know you will have thought of something nice.

  6. Yorkshire Pudding, belated greetings are still very much appreciated! I wish I had received your input regarding nice birthday gifts before choosing on my own. I will have to wait until next year now.

    LightExpectations, it was! Very, very!

  7. How lovely, that cake looks heavenly! Belated best wishes to Ellie and many happy returns too.

  8. Kate, thank you very much for your warm wishes in the middle of your New Zealand winter. The cake tasted as heavenly as it looked!

  9. Please give her my belated best.