Monday, April 30, 2012

BYE, BYE, APRIL 2012

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BIENVENIDOS APRIL LUNCHEON 2012

 After a surprise Springtime snowstorm, snow is still clinging to the blossoms as I embark to the April Bienvenidos Luncheon ...........

 Alice is in attendance.........

 As is Angie...............

 And all the other KIND HEARTS AND GENTLE PEOPLE who constitute our organization.....







 The folks from La Fonda gave us some very interesting history and some very generous gifts as well.......



















 "Wow! Wasn't that a GREAT luncheon!"
"Why yes it was! I loved it!"

 "Well, while all of you were out gallivanting and enjoying your fancy luncheon, I was left here at home--to do ALL THE WORK!"..........

Well, Winston, if you are willing to pay dues, volunteer for community activities, and work in the booth, you are welcome to join."  AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY--RACHEL............

Happy Earth Day and Happy Birthday Rachel--Here's hoping that both Rachel and the Earth have a very good year...........

Thursday, April 19, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY(S), UNCLE EDDIE!

 I'm all a'twitter because today I'm attending a very special function.....

 A 92nd Birthday party for Uncle Eddie..............

 Of course, two years ago, Dwight had the day off and we were a'twitter then to be attending......

 Uncle Eddie's Birthday party............

 Number 90!  And since I haven't yet posted the photos from 2010, I am going to totally confuse you, gentle readers, by posting pictures from both parties simultaneously.........

 It will be easy to differentiate the years however, because all the photos from Uncle Eddie's 90th Birthday party in 2010 will have pink borders and all the photos from this year's bash for his 92nd birthday will have green borders..........

 Like this picture of our "Hostess with the Mostest"--Cathy--who regularly opens up her lovely home to allow the Montoya Clan to converge for important events..........

 And our gracious host is her hubby--that soulful artiste--Ralph..............

 Of course, no party can start until the Movie Stars arrive.........

 Frannie with her second-cousin, Ann Rita..........


Two very comely cousins--Mary Lou and Roberta...........


 Edna is up from Albuquerque with her precocious little daughter.........

 "Hey everybody, the Guest-Of-Honor has arrived!......."

And everyone rushes to meet and greet the fabulous, Uncle Eddie.........

 Danny and Uncle Eddie have a very special relationship as they worked together on the family trust.......

 George came up from Albuquerue for this special occasion.....

 Our Host lends a helping hand to prepare the lavish spread for the Birthday Luncheon....

 Mother first met Mary Lou when she (Alice) was a newlywed and Mary Lou was a young girl visiting in Santa Fe from California with her Grandmother (my great-aunt)...
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 Sisi manages some prominent product placement for "Fresca"........

 I always thought that it was the Italians who talked with their hands......

 The Chavez-Capshaw-inlaw connection......

 The "Young Turk" first cousins..........

 Three generations of the Rickey Montoya family..........

 And, of course, everybody loves Clara! (Except maybe Roberta who seems to be saying "Don't crush the cashmere."..........

 Clara brings life to any party........

 Santa Fe-born cousins--and Art is now a part-time Santa Fesano again......

 Contempletive Dan..........

The patriarchs............
 The California contingent--Uncle Eddie's granddaughters being on Spring Break.....

 Mercedes, the PROFESSIONAL cook in the family presents the fabulous cake that she baked--and if you can believe it, she even topped this one in 2012!............

 That wonderful marriage agreement that only many, many years of marriage can create....

 The Bernalillo Contingent was well represented as well..........

 Sisi discusses Existential Phenomenology with her relatives........

 Except these girls who were talking "hemlines"...........

 Mr. Rico Suave!--my Dwightie...........

 An American Hero--then and now..........

 The menfolk talk shop......
 And, why yes, they ARE!..........

 The effervescent Miss Clara.............

 And, why yes, they ARE!..........

 A disturbance in the Harmonic Convergence?.........

Joe makes the perfect Poster Boy........

 Three Santa Fe cousins.........

 SERIOUS MAN.............

 DELIGHTFUL WOMAN........

 PUPPY LOVE...........

 HOMME PENSIVE.............

 Forever and ever--AMEN!.............

 The Brothers Montoya...........

 He wouldn't be Uncle Eddie if her didn't pray before a meal........

 I flipped this photo around so that you could "read" the age........

 Yup, he blew 'em all out!......

 "Please don't ask me what I wished for.........."

 Digging into a real feast...........

 Uncle Eddie checks out his Birthday cards..........

 "Hey, this one makes music.........."

 "Hey, I mean it!  It REALLY makes music!".................

 "What will all those little whipper-snappers think of next?".........

 Only for Uncle Eddie could so many folks get together to show so much love......

 A hug for little Natalie before we leave.  In 2012, she is taller than I am..........

 So, thank you Cathy and Ralph for all your generosity and thank you Uncle Eddie for coming down from Colorado................

So that we could share your Birthday and express our love and best wishes because--THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

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