Jean Renoir said, “The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.” I think the opposite is true as well; at eighty years old, my Grammy has many people who love her.
Two weekends ago, my parents threw a huge joint birthday party/family reunion for my 80-year-old Grandma. My mom’s entire immediate family and many members of her extended family came in from all over the country to celebrate. It was a 2 day event, which included an evening of appetizers and playing pool, a golf outing (in the rain), a luncheon hosted by the birthday girl herself, and culminated in a full-on birthday bash.
My mom had the entire house decked out for the occasion, and she completely transformed the basement for the main event.
There was lots of love – everyone appreciated the chance to catch up with each other. After dinner, we had an open-mic time and people shared their favorite memories of Grammy. There were a few teary eyes and lots of laughs. What’s a good party without a roast?