The Ridge/Glenelg Hall
Saturday, Oct. 1st was THE day and I was ready for a good day and a good time. Bill was also ready around 7:30 to go flying so Gibbs and I sat at the window and watched him go. 😊 I told him he could come home anytime since nothing was happening here at the Ridge. He wanted to see his flying friends, their time is limited, so just planned accordingly, leaving on time to get cleaned up, dressed and have a wee nap before 1 o’clock.
|See the red arrow to see what he's viewing|
Gibbs, my little helper, and I left the Ridge with Ptooties’ hatch loaded to the hilt and drove to the hall. It’s about 5 minutes down Baptist Church Road. It was cool in there, as expected for an old building, but after the heat was turned on for 15 minutes, it was perfect for working in. I decorated for 2 hours and planned things out in my head. Gibbs ran back and forth as I moved and eventually settled on the front entrance mat for a snooze. ♥
|All ready for guests|
View from the stage
|View from the front door|
I made one more trip, this time with the cold foods and left my helper at home this time. Devilled eggs, meat and cheese bunwiches, pickles, bottles of water and creamer, all that went into the fridge. This time it took me an hour and just before noon, I made one more trip into Foodland for more potato chips. Something everyone seems to like and I wanted to have enough. Back home at 12:30 and we both drove to the hall for 1 pm.
|Unexpectedly, Bill got a picture of me opening the|
cracker boxes 😀
As guests arrived, the place warmed up considerably so the heat was shut off completely. It was a gorgeous day for a party! I won’t go into detail about but instead let the pictures speak. It was a wonderful day, Bill thoroughly enjoyed himself and was delighted that he had 37 guests between ages 81 and 13 months. 😊
|The 4 Roth boys, Dad in the back left,|
Matt and Cory on the right
|The girls on Bill's side|
Chelsea, Krystal, Jess, Yvonne, Charlotte, Olivia in front
|Brothers-in-law on my side|
and Mike, Bill's boss
|Good friends, Rob and Pat|
3 grandsons were unable to attend but all of ‘our’ children came which pleased both of us to no end. Bill’s 2 siblings and 3 of mine were also able to attend with their hubbies and they were a great help with providing and setting up food when needed as well as the cleanup. Their assistance at the end was very much appreciated. Here’s the party!
|Bill's sisters and brothers-in-law |
Brian, Carol -- Bruce, Liz and their granddaughter, Kennedy
|The birthday boy making the rounds ♥|
|My children, Bridgette (and Chris), and Patrick|
|My 3 sisters and our good friends|
Donna, Cathy, Gayle -- Kim and Ken
|Good friend, Suzie|
|Bill's co-worker, Billy, Stacy and|
adorable little River
|A special picture of Bill and his sister, Carol ♥|
I wish he'd got one with Liz as well
|Bill and his girls ♥|
Bridgette, Chris, Patrick, Donna and Gerry were the last to leave after helping Bill stack the tables and chairs and at 5:45, Bill and I finished up. We were home and unloaded by 6. I was exhausted, yet so pleased with the way the whole day went. I was in bed by 9:30 and asleep soon after. 😉
|The 1/2 slab cake I ordered was only a 1/4 slab |
but surprisingly, it was just enough
|Blowing out his 2 candles ♥|
|Opening cards and gifts|
|A very touching thank you to everyone|
Had a few of us in tears, including himself ♥♥
Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
Thank you for stopping around today!