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Saturday, May 16, 2015

60

On Thursday my dear friends had a 60th birthday lunch for me at Deborah's beautiful house in the country.  I do not turn 60 until tomorrow but I am celebrating all week!! One of my friends asked if turning 60 bothered me. I told her that I was HAPPY to reach 60 as I have some sweet friends and much loved cousins who did not make it to see their 60th birthday.  I do not understand people who are coy about their age and do not want anyone to know how old they are. Sorry ladies but there comes a time when we all know you are not 16 any more no matter how much you cling to youth!! I have no time for such silliness.

Deborah made this cute birthday banner.

Susan was in charge of ordering the cake....a classic Dooney and Bourke purse! ( You can see me and  my phone in the shiny foil!!) It was hard to cut into it at dessert time but it was yummy.

Note my 60 tiara and necklace! The necklace states I am a classic.

Love my friends...a few were missing due to work and travel but the four of us partied like it was the 70s!!

Susan gave me a cute card of three old ladies just chillin! I also received a beautiful scarf from Terry, a lovely pear from Susan(who knows my love of pears!) and Deborah gave me a pretty piece of pottery and an all cotton dish towel which is another love of mine. Susan also got me a Little Audrey comic book from 1956...she bid on one from 1955 but did not get it.  The comic book is going into my Audrey's special memory box that I make for each of my grands to keep mementos for them.  I got tickled as under the comic book title, Little Audrey, it said Everybody Loves Her! That would be true of our Audrey as well!!

Today I am picking up another birthday cake to take to Sunday School tomorrow. I am also making some cheese straws so it will be a real birthday party to celebrate 60 with my church friends.  I am blessed beyond measure with friends and family!

11 comments:

Mildred said...

What a fun party with your friends. I wish you a lovely day tomorrow too. Your cake was very clever!
I will turn 58 in Aug. and I never hesitate to share my age when asked. It pays, because many times they think I am older than I am!!! lol

Linda said...

You are a very BEAUTIFUL 60 year old!! Still a spring chicken!!! I am 66 - will be 67 in September and I am proud of it!!!
Your cake is so unique! What good friends you have!!!
Happy Birthday!!!!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday. You are looking good. I am 64 and can't remember how I got that old, but I am thankful for that. Love the cake and the gifts.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to you! I think 60 is young now that I'm next door to 70. :) I don't know how I got this old so fast, but like you, I am thankful. Looks like you had a fun celebration with the pretty cake and sweet gifts. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Arlene said...

Thank you ladies for the birthday greetings!! They say 60 is the new 40 however my sis in law, Lanier, tells me that I can think that if I want to!!lol

Karen said...

60?? You're just a BABY! Congratulations. Looks like a wonderful party!

Arlene said...

Karen you are too kind!!

Gina said...

What an awesome cake! What flavor was it? So sweet that your friends threw you a birthday party!

Terri D said...

I threw myself a 60th birthday party. I agree that it is totally worth celebrating! My two first cousins both died at age 59 (cancer), to hitting 60 was a good thing. I'll be 64 this year. Happy birthday and I'm sorry I missed your blog last week while we were gone!

Arlene said...

Thanks Terri!! Hope you had a good trip. We are leaving for a trip soon so I am busy planning and packing.

Arlene said...

Thanks Terri!! Hope you had a good trip. We are leaving for a trip soon so I am busy planning and packing.