Thursday, January 21, 2010

Before the Party

John and Bill visited Reta Kimber at her home before going to her 90th Birthday Party. Reta opened gifts from her friend, Anna, and from Bill and John before heading to the bash.

Curious about Anna's mystery gift, Reta began by unpacking a beautiful bouquet of  artificial flowers which she immediately put in her front window.

Then she squealed as she opened Anna's "mystery gift", a pair of Dorothy's Ruby slippers.

In no time Reta was trying them on.

A bit high of heel for the lady but picture perfect and a wonderful momento.

Then before dressing for her Birthday Bash, the Birthday-girl opened Bill and John's gift of a pearl bracelet and gave it her full supermodel treatment.

Soon, after putting on her party dress, we three were picked up by Len and Merla Kimber and whisked off to the big event.


  1. Beautifully written, Bill. Lovely. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

  2. Glad you enjoyed my telling of the tale, John.

    Bill (aka, Uncle Lynx)

  3. HA! I love the ruby red shoes. What a character she must be.

    90 years old -- that's amazing. Good for her!

    Miss grandma :(

  4. Hi Lisa!
    Yes, Reta is a very special lady. I'm hoping I've got some of her genes. She was really up for celebrating 90. I miss your grandparents too and my Mom really enjoyed meeting Kay and had hoped to become her friend.