My mother’s 98th birthday

Seven of us gathered together to celebrate my mother’s 98th birthday.  She is thirty years older than I am and is in relatively good health. She still lives in her own house in Manoa, and her daughter Nedra is her primary caregiver.

Here we are:

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Front row:  Me, sister Nedra, Mom, sister Sylvia.  Back row:  My husband David, Aunty Bobbie, and Sylvia’s husband Pete.

Dinner was a wonderful buffet at Aunty Bobbie’s elegant retirement facility.

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This Red Velvet birthday cake was also provided by Aunty Bobbie.

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Nedra, Mom, and Sylvia prepared to blow out the candles.

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Aunty Bobbie (age 82) and Mom (age 98).

All in all, it was a splendid party celebrating the 98th birthday of a splendid woman.

19 Responses to “My mother’s 98th birthday”

  1. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    Looks like everyone had a wonderful time and wishing your mother a very happy belated birthday.

  2. Olga Says:

    I am sure your mom was pleased by the celebration.

  3. Denise Says:

    Happy Birthday to your Mother. I enjoyed all the photos. It is lovely to see you with your family.

  4. DJan Says:

    Happy birthday to your wonderful mom. She sure doesn’t look her age, nor does Auntie Bobbie! 🙂

  5. Christine Says:

    Happy birthday to your mom, she looks great and it is obvious she is well cared for

  6. Jeanie Says:

    What a special celebration. Happy birthday to your mom.

  7. Joanne Says:

    Beautiful hats, ladies. Happy birthday to an awesome mother.

  8. LC Says:

    Second try. Hope this doesn’t post twice.
    What a happy celebration. Happy birthday to your mom. You all look wonderful. You and your sisters must have some been swimming in the same gene pool as your mom and Aunty Bobbie.

  9. Linda Reeder Says:

    Congratulations to your beautiful mother!

  10. Cathy Says:

    It’s good to be able to clelebrate together – as the others have said, good genes must run in your family. Was your Mother able to acknowledge her celebration or was it just another day out for her?

    You do look good in a hat Gigi – I’ve seen you in others know they have complemented your dresses but can’t remember the colours. The blue on your Mother’s is a good match to her jacket and seems to suit her colouring,
    Take care
    Cathy

    • gigihawaii Says:

      Mom has moderate dementia, so she probably does not know how old she is. As for the colors of my hats — black, black and white, white, beige, blue, and tan.

  11. granny annie Says:

    You and your mother look exactly alike. Both beautiful women.

  12. anyone4curryandotherthings Says:

    Incredible!! But first of all Happy Birthday to your Mom and what a wonderful occasion for all of you sharing her day. But, looking at your photographs, I must say, you all look sooooo much younger then that number on your passport 🙂 🙂

  13. Linda Starr Says:

    98 amazing, if only I’ll live that long and look that good, red velvet my favorite, is it cream cheese frosting?

  14. Suzanne Says:

    Happy Birthday! She looks great and that cake looks delicious.

  15. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Awesome. You got good genes there. We will have to stay in touch as we age together!!

  16. Musings Says:

    Happy Birthday to your mom! She is looking a fabulous 98!

  17. dkzody Says:

    I just read this post. Your mother looks amazing. I know you are very thankful that she has such longevity, as does your aunt.

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