Monday, June 26, 2017

Donna Williams Celebrates 85th Birthday in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (Editor's note: This got trapped on the editing table so it is late being published.)

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.

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