Well, the big 80 finally happened, and it was just amazing. I decided to have a party, and friends offered me their beautiful home. I was just delighted.
You can throw a party here for about 10 percent of what it would cost in Canada.
I hired a father-and-son group called Black Strings. They are quite famous here. I have heard them many times and they play all types of music: rock, classical, etc. They deserve to be famous.
The invited guests included friends from Namaste, my friends in the Ajijic community, and—the icing on the cake—friends and family that flew in for the party. I was so surprised and thrilled!!! Guests included my grandaughter, her mother Rochelle (I call Rochelle my daughter), Michael (a friend of 40 years from Fresno, California), Ottarr and Svandborg from (believe it or not) Iceland, Barbara (who lives in San Miguel, Mexico), and Sr Anabelli (a BK from Courvecia, Mexico…the BK’s have been part of my life for so many years).
It was an absolutely amazing birthday. The chefs from Namaste, Jett and Luis, went to Costco in Guadalajara, brought all the food, and arranged drinks and everything for the party 🥳. I couldn’t have managed without them. My friend Pam hosted a cocktail party for the guests from out of town. And my out of town guests took me for a special dinner on my actual birthday. All in all, it was a birthday to remember forever!!
My friend Suzanne, a beautiful singer, sang MY WAY, which brought me to tears . We will see what is next in my life!
See many images of the party! And blow out the birthday candles with me here…
Happy Birthday, Betty! Merri & I loved the pictures and hearing about your special day. How fun! You inspire us!
Looks like you had a wonderful birthday party! Your travelling had kept you young, you look amazing! Richard and I wish you many more happy, healthy years. 😘
Betty, it looks like a blast. Congratulations!
The garlands make you look like the Queen of Spring. What fun!
Betty, what a wonderful party to such a deserving person. Glad you had such a good time; so did we.
Joyeux Anniversaire Betty.
Enjoy your nomadic life !!!
I’d like to see your driver’s license, please. Eighty? No way. Raising my glass to you from NY. I hope to make the next one. Cheers!
A wonderful celebration for a wonderful lady. May you be blessed with good health and happiness in the coming year. Con carino, Mary Lou
You are amazing! Happy 80th and keep on rocking!
Wow looks wonderful Betty â you are glowing in the pictures.
You certainly donât look 80 â that is for sure!
I wish I had known â I would have come as well!
Belated happy birthday.
To many more years of good health, great friends, laughter and joy!
My very best.
Upkar Arora, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
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