A Very, Very Special Holiday! Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Oh my gosh  -- today is so special.  Jimmy's Mom, Betty, is 90 today (Veteran's Day), born in 1924.  We didn't go to a parade, we went to a party!

When plans were made for a birthday "shindig" five months ago (or so), Jimmy and I debated about flying in to Mobile vs driving Tergel.  We knew we wanted to be in town for her birthday, but we'd about decided that we didn't want to drive big ol' Tergel to the southeast again (we did it in February).  Until, that is, we began thinking about logistics.  We like having all the comforts of home with us when we're Out and About, especially that comfy Sleep Number bed, so that made the decision.  We piled into Tergel and left NorCal on Oct 14th, touring lots of great country before arriving in the Mobile area Nov 3rd.  Having our home on wheels allows us to stick around longer to visit family and friends.  (Loved the lower gas prices this trip!)

As the birthday grew closer, it was decided to limit the party to close family and three good friends -- Ronnie and Edna, and Jean ... people who care about Betty very much.

Celebrate good times, c'mon! 

Betty (Mom) and her two kids:  Kathy and Jimmy!

Very pretty jacket matches the cake rosettes!

A pose with the lovely birthday lady!

 She's tiny, maybe 5' tall, and she doesn't weigh anything.  She'll tell you in a heartbeat, "I've always been cold-natured," so she's usually wrapped in a shawl or blanket while the rest of us are in shirtsleeves!  (Me and Edna in the mirror.)  Sweet picture of Mom and Jimmy.

 Cake time!

And time to eat a bit of cake, too!
Life is Good!
Happy birthday to the best mom and mom-in-law ever!
Let's do it again next year!


  1. Looks like the birthday girl enjoyed herself ... wish her happy returns from us.

  2. Awwww, sweet Betty! Wish we could have been there.....

  3. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Loved the pics of the party! So great you guys were all there together. Fran


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