Celebrating 90 Years!! - Saturday, September 23, 2012

The main reason for this trip to Pennsylvania was to celebrate Mom's 90th birthday. Today, we got the Northern branch of the Watson family together at my brother Barry's home.  It has been a long time since all my siblings and I have been in the same place at the same time.  Couldn't think of a better reason to get together!!!
Mom - Elsie McKendry
Born October 4, 1922
Mom and Dad - Elsie and Russell (Bud) Watson 
Married June 26, 1942
My Siblings - Photo taken about 1956
Barry, Ricky, Nancy, Sandy
The Watson Kids Today 
Ricky, Nancy, Sandy, Barry
It was so great to see everyone and be able to get caught up.
We also were able to get some long overdue photos!!
We'll go in birth order ;o))
Sandy's Family - The Larkins 
Sean, Sandy, Mom, Deke, Shannon
Nancy's Family - The Mills
Had to go to the archives since I forgot to get our photo!
Mills Family Photo - South Carolina Birthday Party!!
Back row: Bill, Nancy, Brian, Andrew, Steve, Julie
Front row: Samantha, Mom, Daniel, Emily, Chris
Barry's Family
Gail, Mom, Barry
Ricky's Family 
Rick, Mom, Carrie
We missed Marielle, Rick's daughter!! 
Final count.........
 4 children, 2 son-in-laws, 2 daughter-in-laws,
5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren!!
After the photo session and Pizza Party,
it was time for Cake and Presents!!
Mom opening the card from Aunt Marge...
Wedding Photo from Rick and Carrie 
Tomorrow is their First Anniversary

Months before we got together, everyone sent me photos from the past.  I stole photos from my mother's collection and we managed to get them all digitized.  The group bought her a digital photo frame and now all her memories are there for her to enjoy all the time!!

Happy Birthday, MOM!!!


  1. Awesome family photos! So glad you were all able to help your mom celebrate such a milestone. She looks so happy.

  2. Your mom is so adorable! Great photos and love seeing your family.

    Bruce and Laura

  3. Your mother is lovely. What a beautiful wedding gown! She looks especially radiant in all the family photos. The digital photo frame was such a thoughtful gift.

  4. What a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday!

  5. Great photos. It looks like mom had a great time.