Friday, March 31, 2006

Ninety Birthday Candles for Dutch


This weekend we are celebrating the 90th birthday of El Jefe's father, "Dutch". It has turned into a big family reunion as folks come from all over Texas and even Florida for the big bash.

Everyone's been asking, "Is it a surprise party?" Well, probably! Dutch doesn't have much short term memory left these days, so although he's been told about it many times--the party is likely to be a surprise!

Dutch lives with El Jefe's sister and her husband nearby. He has slowed down and needs assistance but we are blessed to have two wonderful women as his practical nurses and companions. Dutch has always enjoyed being with people, so he should have a good time.

Saturday afternoon the big event is Chez Grace--with barbeque and all the fixin's and, of course, the famous Texas Chocolate Sheetcake and birthday cake from Moeller's bakery in Houston. Festivities commence at 5 pm so we won't wear out the birthday boy.

My guests will be leaving Sunday--so I'll check back in after the weekend.

5 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Happy B-day Dutch!

It sounds like ya'll will all have a great time!!

SpookyRach said...

Wow! Congrats to Dutch!

(You're making me reallyyyy hungryyyy...)

Anonymous said...

The Texas Chocolate Sheet cake. Called in my family the Chocolate Sheath Cake. In my husband's Texas Fudge Cake (no counseling will help us find middle ground on this one). I get very uncomfortable if I don't have one in the freezer ready to be pulled out on a moment's notice....

Have a great time!

cats said...

well, happy b-day to dutch. is it the 31st? that means we share a b-day...

have a wonderful time!

Quotidian Grace said...

Thanks, Cats. His birthday is April 4, so this is the weekend closest to the day! Happy birthday to you as well!