Today Grama DeRoest had a surprise 50th Birthday party for Mary. She really wanted all the DeRoest children to be together for this event, however with such a short notice the California group were unable to make it, and the few here even had a hard time getting together due to work. Those of us that were able to attend had a fun time making the best of it, which included dressing up to set the right tone,, fifties style. I think Mary enjoyed the efforts. Mom made a great dinner and we all ate too much.
No, it isn't Halloween yet. Rodney and Lauren had planned to join in on the celebration dinner, however last minute the dinner plans got pushed back, so they missed it, and went back to Kalama Washington after making a quick appearance.
I appreciated the family's participation.