Every once in awhile, a family has occasion to celebrate a significant milestone. Joe's Mom was 100 years old on November 3, 2008. If that's not significant, not sure what would be...
The sibs held a party on September 6 and another on November 1 to celebrate the big day. Joe's sister Elaine was visiting from Denver in September and, as she wasn't sure if she would be able to return in November, it was decided to have an "unofficial" advanced family party in September. It happened that Craig was also visiting from New Zealand, so he was able to attend the September affair. As it turned out, Elaine did make it back for the "official" November party, which was expanded to friends and other relatives.
We attended both, but most pictures were taken in September. Except for the cake, food and flower pix, which I took before the crowd was assembled on November 1, the pix below are all from the September event. In November, it just seemed too crowded and I had too many distractions to take pix. So here are the pix - food from November, people in September.
Irene, Joe's sister, made the cake. Cake decorating seems to be a family tradition, as Joe's Mom also used to do cakes, but of course has not for many years. Irene has carried the torch and has been doing cakes for quite a long time - she did our wedding cake and that was 32 years ago!
Poppycock is another family tradition - I know one of the sisters made this, but not sure which one. The important point here is that it was just as good as it looks!