Aunty Bobbie’s Christmas Party

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Aunty Bobbie (my mother’s youngest sister) hosted her annual Christmas party at her retirement home in Kahala, a suburb of Honolulu, last night.  It was wonderful.

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A short family video, created by Aunty Bobbie, was shown.  This is an old photo of her sisters when they were young:  (Back row) Helen, Rose, and my mother Julia.  (Front row) Jennie, Marge, and Violet.  Of these sisters, only my mother and Marge are still alive (in addition to Bobbie and two brothers).

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Aunty Bobbie’s friend sang a Korean prayer before dinner.

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The buffet was excellent.  That’s my pretty daughter, Maria, on the far left.

These are views of the party:

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My former neighbors, June and Don, now live in Aunty Bobbie’s retirement facility.

Then, we all were entertained by the children:

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Aunty Marilyn’s youngest grandson, Donovan, sang “Silent Night.”

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He was accompanied on the piano by his brother, Ethan.

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Aunty Marilyn’s oldest grandson, Blake, also performed on the piano.  He is definitely talented and blessed with a beautiful touch.

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Aunty Marge’s great grandchildren sang two Christmas carols.

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My granddaughter, Julia, sang a carol also.  Absolutely no stage fright!  Yay, Julia!

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Finally, my nephew, Travis, recited two interesting poems, which he composed himself.  He will graduate from the University of Hawaii in May with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and hopes to be a high school history teacher.

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Do you recognize us?  David, me, Aunty Bobbie’s friend, Maria, Julia, Grant, and Rylan.

The above photos were taken by David, Pat, and me.

All in all, it was an unforgettable evening.  Thank you, Aunty Bobbie, for hosting this wonderful party.

12 Responses to “Aunty Bobbie’s Christmas Party”

  1. DJan Says:

    It looks like it was a wonderful party, filled with love and talent and happy people! Thank you for bringing it to me, Gigi. 🙂

  2. Joanne Says:

    What a lovely gift. May Aunt Bobbie reign for years and years.

  3. Olga Says:

    That looks like some party. Wonderful to have that family experience for Christmas time.

  4. Linda Reeder Says:

    All the love of friends and family, and no cooking! Wonderful!

  5. Christine Says:

    Looks like a wonderful, entertaining party! I see the family resemblance in the photo of all the sisters.

  6. LC Says:

    What a wonderful celebration. And what talent in your immediate and extended family!

  7. Cathy Says:

    It’s lovely when multiple generations have fun together – all those talented rellies as well. Looks like you’ll be set for evening recitals for years. Does Julia take drama and music at school or even as extra curriculum classes? She certainly shows an interest in the arts.

  8. Kay G. Says:

    Is your Aunt Marge called Aunty Bobbie also? Sorry, my brain is a little fuzzy this morning.
    Perhaps it is a nickname, my mother’s name was Ruth, but everyone called her “Bill”!
    Looks like a fun celebration, thanks for sharing!

  9. Jeanie Says:

    What a great party and wonderful to see the children perform.

  10. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Wow!! what a lovely family gathering. Glad you enjoyed it.

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