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Mom was born 94 years ago today. On her last birthday this side of Heaven we had a birthday party for her, and the following year, I shared some of the pictures with you. I’ve been thinking about her a lot lately, so I thought I’d share them again.

My sister-in-law Jo Lynn used her Creative Memory talents to create a nostalgic invitation.

We bought Mom a new pantsuit and a corsage of red roses for the occasion. She had no idea what was going on, but the smile never left her face. She was the belle of the ball.

Southridge Village where Mom lived furnished cake, punch and decorations.

In spite of a “No Gifts” note on the invitation, there were a few packages to open.

Mom’s favorite gift was a stuffed cat from her great-granddaughter EmmaLeigh.

There were lots of cameras, and picture time was hilarious.


Aunt Grace also has Alzheimer’s, but she’s still a live wire.


Aunt Fay, the youngest and only sound mind in the group, moved to the middle and tried to corral the other two.

The results were endearing if not of portrait quality.


Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you, and I miss you!



Comments on: "Photo Memories of Mom’s 90th Birthday | by Linda Brendle" (13)

  1. What beautiful sisters! They are, and were, so very different and wonderful.

  2. Lovely sweet tribute!

  3. Sue Allen Brown said:

    Especially love the picture with EmmaLeigh… both so sweet. And I can see the sister-humor, too! Great way to honor her on her first birthday in the presence of her Lord.

  4. Beautiful Linda.I love those photos of your mom and sisters.They looked soooo cute. Blessings Liz

  5. Lovely photos! They definitely look like sisters, and what a fun trio shot series there. 🙂

  6. Fabulous photos! I look forward to reading more of your blog. Jane

  7. […] NOTE: If you would like to see the photo blog of Mom’s birthday party, CLICK HERE. […]

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