26 May 2014


Nicole and I decided to go for a walk into a park I had never been before. I will write about it in another post.

The sun was shining and it was just so relaxing to walk around the little lake and then had a drink in the restaurant.

Mr. G. had asked his friend on the Waterloo market for a big bone for Charlie. We ended the afternoon on Nicole's terrace with a happy Charlie ! He had smelled immediately what I had in my hands and took the whole package with the paper so quickly that I had no time to unwrap it.

On Sunday was a big birthday party for Ilona's mother who celebrated her 90th birthday !

Her daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughter had prepared a buffet with all kind of salads and the great grandsons did a wonderful barbecue. In Ilona's garden 6 big tables were dressed, we all had a lot of fun. Ilona's family is quite big there were about 40 people !

Here are the 5 generations, Ilona's mother, and from left to right, her  great granddaughter, her granddaughter with the great great grandaughter and Ilona. I think it becomes very rare that you can take a picture of 5 generations ! My grandson is only a year older then Ilona's great granddaughter !

She went from table to table to speak with everybody and then sat down and ate her barbecue with appetite and had several glasses of Champagne and red wine ! She really doesn't look her age, and is feeling fit and young, she still lives alone in her apartment, does her shopping and cooks and when travels are organized by the city for seniors she is always with us ! 3 years ago she went on a tour with her friend through Israel, Jordan, and Egypt ! It is nice to age like her ! 


Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful reason for a party! Five generations. That's "great"!

Jo said...

You and Charlie look great in the greens! And he looks like he enjoyed his bone. Good on Mr G for thinking of Charlie! I simply LOVE the photos of Ilona's mother's party. Wow, I would love to age like that and have five generations of women around me on my big "nine-oh" ! xxx

Linens and Royals said...

A photo to treasure, five generations of females-wonderful.
Charlie must have thought it was his birthday too with such a large bone.

EastCoastLife said...

A happy 90th birthday to Ilona's mother!!

Fantastic to have 5 generations in the family.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Five generations is amazing. We were happy to get a photo of four generations of women the last time my mother visited. (We went for a portrait to a studio ... my grand-daughter was about 16.) When we finished the session, my mother was very tired and she took her cane and tried to hit me with it. ;>)! Sigh. Well, the picture looks good and I try to forget that part of it.

We all want to age like Ilona's mother. I am working on it!

Anonymous said...

Dogs do quite well unwrapping their own presents. Five generations together is a bit of a rarity, what a lovely family. I hope I am able to do and go as I wish, should I make it to 90.