All great chefs know that the best ingredients
create the best things...
as in a party...
and as in the celebration of a life....
Only using the best ingredients...
we started with the pretties...
and a fun table,
just waiting for the festivities to begin.
Stir in a few flowers
and a gorgeous evening
a splash or two of liquid .....
we must add our vintage ingredients...like
great wine.... great family
A dash of food for spice
and good conversation...
One serving of "Old Fart"
a little help from a local Sous Chef
A pair of well worn but ever so useful hands.
and a pinch of laughter for good measure.
Don't forget the balance....
with salt you need a little sugar
and a whole lot of LOVE
we mixed up those ingredients and helped
create a very special birthday party
for a very special
So many hats, so many years...
and Jim, the best is yet to come.
Happy "80th" Birthday!!!
(and many more)