1.15.2015

Grandpa's 100th Birthday Celebration

In celebration of my grandpa's 100th birthday, we held a gathering at the Logan Country Club: 


As everyone walked in, they stood in line to greet Grandpa:


I had thought it was a no kids event, but everyone else brought their children and it turned out to be a really fun event for all of the cousins:


There was lots of good food:


Lots of good visiting:


Lots of fun activities for the kids, including making cards:


And games . . . where Lucy won a jar of Spam!


The highlight of the party was when they brought out the birthday cake: 


I happened to be in the right place at the right time to snag this photo. It ended up on the front page of the Herald Journal with a great article summarizing my grandpa's life.


Grandpa needed some help blowing out all of those candles:


All of the grandchildren in attendance posed for a picture. Anna (Colorado), Sam (Millville), Rebecca (Idaho), Emily (Ogden), Daniel (Idaho), Carissa (Vernal), Jake (Alaska), Michael (Hawaii), Aneesa (Idaho), Maggie (Alaska), David (Michigan), and Matthew (Alaska):


All three of Ray and Sharyl's children were there:


Five of James and Dona's eight children were there:


More pictures:


My dad and his three siblings: Carole, Ray, Ron, James. 


Ray, the son: 


Dona and James (otherwise known as my favorite uncle): 


My favorite dad: 


More visiting:


(Lots of people wore green because it's my grandpa's favorite color): 


Everyone bid farewell to Grandpa: 


Fred gave Grandpa a hat with a mustache on it: 


And then he was all partied out!

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