Early Birthday ~ Brundidge

Left-Right: Johnny, Loretta, Turner [behind], Steve & Carol [behind Steve, Jonell & Ted, Patrick & David,Rita with Reagan in front. [explanation for "gun" Loretta is holding. It's a pellet gun she had retrieved from Reagan] We tried to use the bridal wreath  as the backdrop; don't know quite why we ended up in front of it.
They said this was supposed to be a seventy-th birthday celebration..but surely they didn't mean ME..mine is not until the 29th.
[there were only 8 things wrong with this day..the 8 who are missing from this picture: Deanna, Tim, Dylan, Zack, Samantha, Ethan, Ryan & Sarah]


  1. You have the same birthday as my hubby. Nice looking family you have there-looks like you all were having a good time.

  2. Oh yes, lots of fun. They all showed up at the door at once [that was a miracle] brought EVERYTHING they needed. The only thing I provided was one scoop of brown sugar for the baked beans-They cooked fish OUTDOORS, thank you- brought cake ready to slice and cupcakes ready to frost..picture was taken just before we scattered and almost everyone was hot, tired and sweaty [ uh "perspiring" ]
    I hoope your husband has as nice a bday as I did!you are so sweet to stop by~


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