Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Birthday Pictures

Here are some pictures of the "surprise" birthday party that my niece, Rachel gave to me this Saturday.
I wanted to make this post to thank all of you, my friends who sent me such nice birthday greetings!

This picture of Mom and Dad is so cute!
Dad Golden made my birthday very special because, besides one or two summer family picnics that he attends, the only other time of the year that he comes to a family gathering is on Christmas Eve at Betty and John's.
So I felt so privileged!
Dad Golden goes to bed at 7:00 every night.

Now this cake is nameless and candle less but I think that Betty brought it over for me!
There is a sad story behind this cake though.
As I told my friends on the Pilgrim Pal blog, I had to take Dad Golden home a couple of hours after we had been there, as he tires quite easily.
When I returned I heard the sad tale that one of Rachel's dogs had attacked that cake when no one was looking.

He got caught in the act right in time!
Apparently Rachel cut the piece off that he had been licking and decided that she may as well cut and serve the cake.
Well, much to my astonishment, when I returned from dropping Dad Golden off, I saw that everyone was chomping down the birthday girl's cake.
No Happy Birthday Terry song, no candles and NO ice cream!!
This was surely a low blow!!
And there lay that sneaky black dog in the corner licking his chops!

Rachel always spreads a bountiful table although as you must surely notice, there are the scalloped potatoes that I had to make for my "surprise" birthday party

This is Bernie and my bother, Gary.
They have been friends for almost 36 years
This is Jacob, Gary's youngest son[14] and I was glad to see him at my birthday party.

This little guy is Jordan and he is Gracey's grandchild.
He loves his auntie's scalloped potatoes!

Dad and Mom Golden with three of their children..Betty, Terry and Gary.

Mom Golden is wandering around with her camera to see who she can "snap"!

This Saturday Gracey will be mother of the groom, to her son, Eric.
Eric's girl, Marie has learned just how crazy the Golden family is and she doesn't seem to mind at all!
She fits right in!

Amy, Betty's daughter is hugging that black dog who stole the cake!!

Now these next few picture's are "flannelette nightie" pictures.
Mom Golden gave me two big nighties for my 58th birthday and I tried one over my dress but I made her try the other one on and so here we are, two models!!
This is what I mean about that Marie.
She may as well know by now that she has landed into one fun loving and crazy family!!

Good night all and thanks again for all of your greetings.
I am going to thank you each on your blog site.
God bless you!...Love Terry


dRaGoNfLy WiNgS said...

Awww... sorry to hear about your cake. But the food sure looks yummy.

Wonderful photos... and an equally wonderful family you have there. :D

God Bless You, my dear friend! *hugs*

passing-thru said...



LORD BLESS U my friend Terry

Pat said...

Oh, I loved all these pictures, and that food looks SO good! What a wonderful loving family you have, you are blessed.
Pretty snazzy flannel nighty there girlfriend!!

hebrews 11:1 said...

I love the photos! I'll await your comment on my blog ;) Just give me a hard time about having one, you know :)


hebrews 11:1 said...

...I mean NOT having one...sorry,I missed a word there!


Jim said...

Now, Terry, you could leave a comment on my blog. Or, even look at it! Right now the activity, what little there is, is over at my alternate blog,

You had a wonderful birthday celebration, minus the cake. Adi would do that too. She ate eleven tamales in their husks one time, from the table.
Another dog we had ate a whole box of donuts.

Also, though, at first you were a little camera shy. Or were you busy doing 'Martha work' where the camera wasn't?

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
looks like you had a great party with lots of nice guests and good food.(Shame about the cake though)
I liked your shell-secure night gowns too, soft and warm.
Rembering the pics from your parents flat as well, I wonder who is making those lovely crochet worked carpets? Colours beutifully matched, and the size! Lots of hours spent there.
Your Felisol

Mrs. Mac said...

Another family food gathering and not an invite? Please send me your potato recipe ... seems to be a popular one. Thanks for sharing the pics. Just maybe someone will photo shop you there in that flannel night gown (hee, hee).

Pilot Mom said...

What a GREAT party! Me thinks there was a grand time had by all--including that ol' dog! ;)

Terry, did you receive my e-card I sent from Dayspring? Just checking...I was never notified that you had picked it up.

hebrews 11:1 said...

Well, I see Mr. Jim wants to talk about dog's ours:

My dad loves Black Forest Cake, and my sister decided to make it for his 50th. It was her first time, and she made a great cake to go with the suprise party. As the party went late, my mom assured her she'd get a piece in the morning, and set it out our enclosed deck. Well, in the morning, someone let the dog out, and forgot to lock the door behind her, sooo...she just pulled on the easy-open handle, walked in, and ate the cake that was left-- about 3/5 of it!!!! And my poor sister never got to taste her own cake! She has made it a few times since, and it is gaining a reputation as the best Black Forest Cake around...

Just thought you might like our dog-eating-cake story!


Anonymous said...

Happy happy belated birthday, Terry! I don't check in for a few days, and look what I miss! Hope it was a good one! It looks (by the pictures) that you had a fun day! :)


Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

Miss Terry, I am so sorry that I missed your birthday, so happy belated now. I wasn't feeling so good for a little while now. I loved the pics of your family. How awesome to have so many loved ones. Our family is much smaller.

I, too, have a dog eating food story. When Barry & I first got married we got this dog. My Mom and Dad had come up for the summer from Florida to stay with us. Barry asked her to fix him some potato patties, which she hastily did. Bear was a few minutes late coming home from work and when we went to set down to dinner, that plate was licked slick. I thought Bear might just kill that dog...but of course he didn't. We were all disappointed though cause Mom could make some mean potato patties. Dog gone that dog!