Sunday, August 11, 2013

Carla Kerr Reaches 3/4 of a Century Milestone

August 10, 2013

What a fabulous Saturday, August 10, 2013 turned out to be. Between Facebook and regular emails, I received over 250 greetings and cards as well as many by snail mail. One only turns 75 once in a lifetime so it was a wonderful way to celebrate with everyone else. All of my children checked in which made me deliriously happy. Also received a call from a dear friend in Germany, Ingrid.

My darling husband, Doug, drove us up the mountain to Cloudcroft to dine in The Lodge on the golf course and it was marvelous. I had rack of lamb and Doug had a New York steak. After dinner we had table-side Cherries Jubilee which was scrumptious. People even hung around to watch the creation of the dessert after they had dined. The ambiance of the beautiful Rebecca Restaurant in The Lodge is superb and they add to it with a pianist playing just the right tone of background music creating the perfect scene. Incidentally, the Rebecca Restaurant has a ghost and her name is "Rebecca." The employees claim that lights get turned off at odd times, items are moved around, doors open and close for no apparent reason and sudden wafts of air occur where there is no air conditioning. We were not privileged by a visit from Rebecca, but we hope to return soon and perhaps she will favor us.

On the way to our table, we spotted our lovely Mayor Susie Galea and her handsome husband, Jay. They were celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary. We greeted each other and discussed our mutual celebrations.

Jay and Mayor Susie Galea at Rebecca's on their 13th wedding anniversary

Doug and Carla Kerr at Rebecca's on her 75th birthday
The Lodge in Cloudcroft high up in the Sacramento Mountains
Another view of The Lodge
Michelle demonstrating her culinary expertise in creating Cherries Jubilee
Here we have the flaming of the Cherries Jubilee
Michelle is dishing up her successful creation
I must tell you we ate every tasty bite of this dessert and I do believe I could have eaten even more.

Thanks to everyone for making this special birthday even more so with all the greetings, cards, calls and gifts.

This is all I have to say for now.

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