Donna Williams gave herself her 85th Birthday party and invited many Alamogordo friends. Family members came from Florida, Colorado, Kansas, Texas and California to take part in this milestone. Donna rented a hall from the local VFW for this event. She also hired a caterer to handle the food, cake and all the trimmings. The hall was beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. Seeing Donna with all five of her handsome sons was especially heartening. It had been years since everyone was together. There was also a wonderful band called "CRS" playing and singing "our kind of music" for entertainment and dancing.
Donna is Vice Queen of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society and asked that her Red Hat Sisters come and play Happy Birthday to her on their kazoos. This was well received.
|Donna with one of her sons|
|Carla Kerr presenting gifts to Donna|
|Guests in the food line|
|Donna's daughter-in-law and two of her sons|
|The Birthday Cake|
|The famous CRS band|
|Some of Donna's grandchildren|
|Red Hatters Margie, Alice and Carla|
|Doug Kerr, Carla's hubby|
|Donna with her five sons|
|Another of Donna's sons and daughter-in-law|
|More party attendees. That's Red Hatter Rosanna Heath in the purple top with her friend, Ken|
|Donna with her older sister, Nancy|
|L to R: Juri and Carmen Veenpere, Bobbie Tanner, Gail Swineford, Trudy Reese and Carla, all Red Hatters except Juri, of course!|
|Donna with friend|
|Friends of Donna's from the Senior Center|
|Alice and Donna|
|Donna conversing with her eldest son, Doug|
|Red Hatters playing Happy Birthday on their kazoos|
|L to R: Carla, Rosanna and Bobbie|
|Donna, looking very pleased with her BIG birthday party|
|The official party greeter|
|Donna, dancing with one of her sons|
|Family catching up on their lives|
|Donna with Alice|
|Doug Kerr with Donna. Her actual birthday is May 4 and his is May 8|
This party was a rousing success and Donna had a wonderful time with her sons and their families as well as her newly discovered family from Kansas. Ask her about this sometime. It is quite a story as Donna was adopted and they all found each other after 80 years.
Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photography for the great photos and Carla Kerr shot the ones of him.
This is all I have to say for now.