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October 11, 2018

A Milestone Birthday Celebration

My father in law turned 90 late last month and my sister in law threw a party for him at her house.  I was asked to assemble a photo board of pics that I've taken and ones I found in Russell's stuff. 

It was a BEAUTIFUL day.  We couldn't have asked for better weather.

This is my sister in law's dog, Harriet.  She's a redbone hound.

My SIL Grace wielding a cauldron of kale soup!

I was 'official event photographer' and tried to get candids as well as group pics.

My FIL, Jimmy and his friend Herbie.  They've known each other since kindergarten.

Our great niece Abbie.

My mother in law chatting with Nick & Karmyn

Grace compiled a list of trivia questions and prizes which was so much fun!!!!  Russell & I won quite a few things!  

Katie and her dog Izzie.

Another old friend of my FIL's, Norman.  He brought his famous clam chowder which I can't have thanks to my shellfish allergy.  

Russell is Amie's fave uncle.

I love this pic of Mike, Jana and Carrie.

The first time all 5 Earle siblings and their parents in the same place at the same time!  Timmy, Jimmy, Grace, Russell & Hazel.

The birthday boy!

Ma & Jimmy with their grandkids Nick, Carrie and Amie, and great grands Addie (Amie's daughter), Katie & Abbie (Carrie's daughters).

Rogues gallery.  Russell, Amie, his brother Jimmy, Carrie, Jana & her father Jimmy Gibbs. 

Amie took this one.

Great food! Great people! Great fun!!!!


  1. How fun. Happy Birthday to your father in law - he looks darn sharp at 90. Good for him. I'm sure it was a happy day surrounded by family and of course, friend Herbie. Nice photos and family smiles

    1. My FIL still drives too! We had a great time! Thanks!

  2. It's impossible to not feel good about this post - he made it to 90, is smiling, is with his buddy of 85 years, and is about to eat a cupcake. Wonderful things, all of it.
    Keep a smile, JoJo.

    1. Thanks Robyn! It was a great afternoon. And the cupcakes were so good!

  3. Great photos happy 90 th birthday to your FIL.