We had a great Memorial Day weekend! Last week was my great-aunt’s 90th birthday, so we went and stayed at the West Norway Lake “Hilton” (my cousins’ place). Some family stayed Fri-Tues, but some of us were only able to be there over the extended weekend. Even so, we still had a great time!
281 years accumulated in this room. Wow! I guess good genes run my family!
Here’s the birthday girl with all of her family – all four generations.
This is the back of their house that overlooks the lake. All freshly mowed and trimmed for the party. Tables are set up and waiting for the guests to arrive.
As you can see, it was a beautiful day for the party. It was a comfortable 70° with plenty of sunshine and just a hint of a breeze from the lake. (Shh – don’t tell Dave I have a picture of him here! He hates having his picture taken!). The previous day saw some rain (and we heard rumors of frost just north-east of there); the following day was overcast and very windy – either type of conditions would have made it tougher for an outdoor party.
Tanta Margaret and Mom spent a lot of time helping out in the kitchen. With 100 party guests (including the 13 overnight guests), there was a lot of work to be done in just a few days! We all pitched in to help where ever we could – food prep, outdoor cleanup, or just moral support.
George was a big help in greeting everyone and making sure we were comfortable and well-relaxed.
I think this is one of my favorite pictures from the weekend. Paul and Evaline were married almost 35 years ago. She realized that all of her wedding party was present (except that one snuck out early), so we had our picture taken together. That cute little flower girl in the front has grown up a bit!!
Both nights that we stayed at the lake, we spent part of our evenings outside, roasting “mushrooms” (Greek marshmallows??). Some had to be taught the patience of sloooowly roasting them so they’re golden brown and squishy … not burnt to a crisp! (Oh, would you look at that. Another picture of my husband. LOL)
If you’d like to see more picture from the weekend, you can view, print, or download them here: