This girl turned 90 years old last week. Our family was fortunate to be able to reunite, gathering from around the U. S. to celebrate her birthday. All 9 of her children and most of her grand children attended the party for this special lady.
My mom, Lillian, is the daughter of Hungarian immigrants. Her mother, Ethel, sewed the dress she is wearing in the photo. She also made dresses and coats for my sisters and me when we were growing up.
The party was hosted by my sister, Alane, in her beautiful home in Berwyn, in S. E. Pennsylvania.
Berwyn, is a stunning suburban community, nestled in a country setting outside Philadelphia.
Mom and I in the entryway – Doesn’t my mother look lovely, especially for 90! She’s so inspiring. She did her own makeup for the party, a beautiful woman in every way.
Lillian’s progeny – a family so big we couldn’t get everyone in a photo. So there’s three group photos and still we missed a couple of people.
Most of the teens and young adults were congregating in another room.
My brother John with my nephews David and Marco.
Mom and I with my sisters, June and Alisa – I helped Alisa prepare one of the cakes.
Mom and Alane in her kitchen – Alane is a superb cook and hostess. She put out an incredible spread! They are both the ‘glue’ that holds our family together.
“Blessed are the happiness makers.” – Henry Ward Beecher
We also had a private celebration at Enoteca Tredici just for mom’s children and their spouses. It’s a fabulous place in Bryn Mawr, with delicious food. first class service and a chic, trendy ambiance.
Later that week, some of us explored the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and went apple picking.
Highland Orchards was a lot of fun. There was a great store with delicious treats, fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts. Outside there were fabulous gourds, pumpkins, apples of many different varieties, food trucks and activities for children.
We did some sampling, my favorite apples were the Mutsu, juicy, sweet and delicious! The Mutsu apple (also known as Crispin) was introduced in 1948 and is a cross between the ‘Golden Delicious’ and the ‘Indo’ apple.
My niece, Juliet, liked the Fuji.
My youngest nephews, two cuties!
It was a beautiful fall day, we were able to experience the late October changing of the leaves. My nephew, Jamie, and I enjoyed the greatness of nature.
So gratefulI I could experience Pennsylvania and My mom’s 90th birthday with loved ones!
Wishing you all the best of the season,
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. – 2 Thessalonians 3:16