Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy 80th Birthday, Mom!

Two weeks ago on July 13, an impressive crowd gathered at Benvenuto's in Boynton Beach to celebrate Joan Lee Feuerstein's 80th birthday. My mom was delighted to be surrounded by so many friends and family members, especially all the grandchildren (sadly, her great-granddaughter, Loey, couldn't make it). Everything went very well; the food was great, my sisters turned the standard banquet room into a delightful space filled with plants and photos and balloons, grandson Ben arranged the music, granddaughter Liana hand-made nameplates for everyone, and there were lots of wonderful speeches.

We are so very grateful to all those who traveled far and wide to join us: the Schuckman branch of the family (Jeffrey, Barbara, Stan, Dean, Ilyse), the Markus side of the family (Sid - Mom's brother, Lois, Renee, Peninah, Leonard and Pat Norry, Suzanne, Mark and Steven Plastrik) and our dear friend, Marlisa, daughter of Stu and Ann Brown, two of my parents' oldest friends (Stu introduced my mother and father at a dance, as he so often reminded us!). And of course the same to friends and family from Florida.

Before and after the party, we enjoyed the beach and pool, made sure that all the grandkids spent lots of time together, strengthening those bonds of the next generation. It was a wonderful weekend, all around. Thanks for giving us an excuse to gather, Mom!

Here are some of the photos from our celebration:

So....once again, Happy Birthday, Mom! And we wish you many more years of healthy, happy life, shared with friends and family.

No comments: