My mother, Julia, celebrated her 97th birthday at the Olive Tree Café in Manoa. More than 20 guests attended, and David snapped 63 photos. I am posting just 10 of them.
Mom with her 2 surviving younger sisters, Marge (left) and Bobbie (right). My mother was the eldest of 10 children. Five of them are now deceased.
This is one of her 2 surviving brothers, Harold, and his wife, Marilyn. The other brother lives in Ohio.
My younger sister, Sylvia, kisses Mom. Sylvia owns Greens & Vines, a popular vegan restaurant in Honolulu.
My younger sister, Nedra, is Mom’s primary caregiver.
My older daughter, Maria, sits with her children, Rylan and Julia.
The birthday cake.
Julia (named after my mother) and Rylan blow out Mom’s candles for her.
Note the delicious chocolate cake that was also served.
To me, this was the cutest guest in the room: My 3 year old grandson, Rylan.