Thursday, March 13, 2008


It was an affair to remember today in Sarasota as my Grandmother celebrated her 90th Birthday in High Style.  In my family, that means she's earned the right to wear a Highly-Coveted Propeller Beanie that says "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" out in public.  To add to the fun, I presented her with a Portable, Electronic Megaphone which spews out insults at the push of a button;  a Singing, Dancing Stuffed Dog;  and a special "Happy Birthday Fan" to help her blow out the candles on her cake.  I don't know who was more excited by the festivities, my Grandmother or Six-Month-Old Jackson.  Said my Grandmother, "As long as I'm on top of the grass, I'm happy."  Happy Birthday, Nana ... and Many, Happy Returns!     


deshelestraci said...

Your Nana is too cute!  Great day for her!  My grandma will be 91 in May.  Whew, she just admitted the other day she felt like she was slowing down!


princesssaurora said...

God bless your Nana!!!  Happy 90th!  How wonderful!!!  I love the gifts and the pictures!  Marty, you come from some good stock!!!  Nana looks like the belle of the ball!!!  

be well,

bvaneps834 said...

What a beautiful lady!! You are so lucky to have her still with you!we are the senior members of our families and I miss my parents and grandparents! So nice you could be there for that very important party. She looks like she had fun! Barb

gazker said...

That photo of Grand Ma and Baby Jackson started me off blubbering....That is the best photo I have seen in a while........ I think the Manopause is kicking in!

ab45yui said...

I had to laugh at your Grandma's saying, LOL.  That was too good.  Now I know where you get your quick wit from...she is a peach!  Happy Birthday to your Grandma Nana!

jeadie05 said...

A very Happy Birthday to your Gran ,what an amazing lady Jan xx

mpnaz58 said...

What a positiverly delightful entry!!  God bless your nana...gotta love their sense of humor!!  The pic of her and Jackson...priceless!
xoxo ~Myra

specialadyfink said...

Happy bithday Nana.
Will you adopt me??
You sound like my kind of gal..I wanna grow up to be just like you..
Many more dear gal..

cathyston said...

Happy Birthday to Marty's Nana,
It seems as if you are much loved and very special.
Cathy and Howard

lisamlake333 said...

I feel like I know her after hearing about her over the past few years.  Please send her the sincerest of birthday wishes...and let her know that she is an incredible inspiration to those of us that remain committed to always being young at heart.  And it's only because people like her have led the way!



beckiepainton said...

hAPPY BIRTHDAY NAN!!Sorry im late, i think your nan and mine would get on great, she has 2 resin penguins in her garden, one about 4 ft the other 2 ft as well as a collection of other wierd and wonderful garden ornaments, a  huge fluffy gorilla in her living room, 2 wolves on her sofa and an inflatable man in her bed, ooh err! Beckie x Ps I didnt go into starbucks, i looked crazy enough outside taking photos.I went to BHS instead.

gdireneoe said...

Awww...just precious Marty.  Great gift ideas!  Hoping I make the beanie stage...hehehe. ;)  C.