Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Evvie!

I am catching up on last week and posting about Mom's 85th birthday party.Yes, 85. And, after the situation we had in December (which seemed decidedly bleak for a short while), that feels particularly great to say. The invitation I made is one of my favorite motifs - Warhol, of course. "Miss Evvie" is a throwback to the eighties...when "Dallas" was all the rage and Barbara Bel Geddes' character, matriarch of the Ewing clan, was called Miss Ellie. We adapted it for our own and my sister and I have used it on and off ever since. I'm not sure anyone else in the family realizes it but no one questioned us either! The party, on the Saturday after her actual birthday (February 9th), was a lot of fun. Gina made her usual array of delicious and interesting dishes - this time with a cozy winter's eve theme. Everyone who was invited came and it was the first time in a long time both sides of the family were together. Mom had her hair done and wore a flattering all-black suit so she looked wonderful - healthier and happy. People came and went, everyone had fun and we ended up talking with the cousins until 1 in the morning. Thanks to all who attended and helped to make Mom's day a special one.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful day! Love the ode to Warhol with the personal story attached.