Monday, January 10, 2011

Reta at 91

Bill's mother Reta invited us to lunch before her 91st birthday dinner. We surprised her with a tiny bottle of Moët et Chandon Champagne which, she claimed, went straight to her head. Then Bill set up the DVD of "Babies" -- which we all loved.
Reta showed us how the poinsettia we brought for Christmas was still healthy and happy.
Her daughter Kathy and her husband Brian dropped in soon after, then her son Len and his wife Merla. They posed for me in the parking lot in front of the Mandarin Restaurant in St Catharines.
While we were waiting to be seated, Reta cracked up while I Kinneared her.
Such a happy, healthy 91 year old ham!
Reta and Kathy survey the wine list, before heading off to sample the extensive buffet of both Chinese and American cuisine.
Look Reta, here's my first Mandarin plate! Lots of little tastes: clockwise from one o'clock: roast chicken, lemon chicken, grilled shrimp on skewers, baked salmon, green beans sauteed with red pepper, an egg roll with plum sauce, noodles,  black pepper steak and french fries.

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