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CELEBRATING A FRIEND'S 99TH BIRTHDAY!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Here is a picture of my friend's mom, her daughter and me. Miss Velma will be 99 years young tomorrow. Her daughter, Artiste, is our music director at church and we are also very close friends. We had lunch at Ruby Tuesday's. I did really well. I chose the grilled salmon salad and it was huge. The salmon was a 6 oz. serving, which is what my WW book lists for 7 points. I ate the salmon only and that was plenty. I had one little garlic biscuit/roll, whatever you want to call it, and I have no idea how to count that. I had one glass of unsweetened raspberry iced tea. However, since I only had a banana for breakfast I have plenty of points left for today.

It was a fun lunch and birthday celebration. Miss Velma lives with Artiste and is able to still pretty much care for herself except for cooking and such. I hope I'm half as good as she is if I ever make it to 99.

I need to comment on Miss Velma's beautiful hair. It is down to her shoulders when no in the up-do. She was also a very accomplished pianist in her day. I believe she played in New York at some point. At age 17 she was pianist for her church. Her daughter, Artiste, taught music in elementary school until she retired about 5 years ago. She is a very good flutist. We met 10 years ago when I started going to my church where she was the choir director. I joined the alto section. We became very close friends through the years.

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BECKYLIZ 9/14/2013 8:48AM

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FAITHGIRL91 9/4/2013 7:23PM

    That's wonderful! You are all beautiful!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/3/2013 2:05PM

    Bless her on her b-day.....what a mile stone to reach!!!!!!!!

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JUDITH316 9/3/2013 2:26AM

    Wow, "Miss Velma" does not look 99 years young, she looks fabulous...Please wish her a emoticon from me, my Dad is turning 91 this October, I travelled back to Toronto last October to celebrate his 90th, it's awesome to see these precious ones celebrate these birthdays, it inspires us to keep pushing... emoticon

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 9/2/2013 10:12AM

    Sounds like a fun time.

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RURAL3 9/2/2013 9:45AM

    Glad you had such a wonderful time. It is great to celebrate those years when people are doing so well. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 9/2/2013 1:45AM

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BELTONWALKER67 9/1/2013 10:01AM

    That is a great picture and Miss Velma does not look 99. So great that you were able to be with her on that special occasion. Friends are what makes the world go around. emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 9/1/2013 8:05AM

    Wow - 99th birthday! And I thought I was old at 60! She looks awesome! You all look awesome!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 9/1/2013 3:09AM

    How wonderful all of you look.

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/1/2013 12:48AM

    Wow, she looks amazing! Lovely photo of all of you.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/1/2013 12:46AM

    You are all beautiful!!! Happy birthday to Miss Velma...WOW 99 years young!!! AWESOME!!!
Sounds like you had a great time and still stayed on track. WAY TO GO!!!
They sounds like lovely ladies and I can see why you enjoy spending time with them.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and enjoy everything that comes your way.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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DJ4HEALTH 8/31/2013 11:11PM

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WILLOW49 8/31/2013 9:46PM

    What a great picture! Sounds like you had a good celebration :)

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AVANELL 8/31/2013 8:20PM

    Wow! What a great accomplishment! All three of you are beautiful ladies!

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MILLISMA 8/31/2013 8:15PM

    What a beautiful lady. You all look fantastic!

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TWEETYKC00 8/31/2013 5:54PM

    Wow, happy birthday to your friend!

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JOYINKY 8/31/2013 5:04PM

    Everyone looks great! So glad you had a good time.

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JANETELIZABETH1 8/31/2013 4:55PM

    emoticon Miss Velma! What a wonderful looking lady!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/31/2013 3:59PM

    She is such a pretty lady and such beautiful hair!! Wow! I don't know if I will live that long let alone look that good. When you see her, tell her she looks gorgeous. emoticon emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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