Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A celebration of 100 years well lived

My Great Teta Dorothy celebrated with family and friends a few weekends ago.
It was a terrific party.

She looked so beautiful! It was a day filled with wonderful Croations from near and far..
Here she is when she was in the service. Yes, she was one of those girls.Rolled up her sleeves and got right down to it. Shes got the stories to prove it. Here she is after her toast, talking about her life..her lovely grandaughter sitting next to her, totally cracking up. My Teta Dorothy has a mind amazing for 100 years.  They had a big wingback chair set up at the fireplace so everyone could go and greet her, it was like your turn to talk with the Queen Mum herself. So sweet!
My Clan..Teta Dorothy is in the top row in the white shirt.

My Grandma Mary is sitting to the right of my Great Grandpa. Isnt she BeAuTiFuL? They all are!
The first known photo of my Donovick clan. My Grandma is sitting on my Great Grandpas lap. For some reason, maybe its just hope, but I think that my girl looks somewhat like her? Do you see it?

It was a wonderful celebration, and I havent seen my extended family in much too long.
We had a blast!
Heres to you Teta Dorothy!


WSU Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! Congrats and Happy Birthday to your Great Teta Dorothy. I see that strength and beauty run in the family.

simpledaisy said...

Lovely photos!
Happy Birthdya to Teta Dorothy!! It is my goal to live to 100!!! What an amazing accomplishment:)

Sarah said...

Beautiful family and post Lisa! Happy 100 Teta Dorothy~

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is a privilege to wish this beautiful lady, Your Great Teta Dorothy, a very happy birthday! I enjoyed all of these pictures, and hearing a bit of your history. Your daughter is adorable.

Linda Lou said...

Lovely-that must be the Croation side of the family....I dont know if I will make it to 100 but she looks wondferful...my husband's two grandmothers lived well into their 90s! Happy Mother's Day Lisa!!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

How lovely! What a beautiful family you have.

Have a beachy weekend!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea