My Big 8-0

Suprise Birthday Party

March 4, 2017

The doors are open to the Sunshine House at Lemon Grove Baptist Church in Lemon Grove, CA!! Our Church had to buy this house for more parking, so they could open the Balcony of the Sanctuary. I had the responsibility at that time of building block walls to enlarge the area for more parking!! It is very large inside with a stage for shows etc. You can see how lovely, daughter Valerie and others decorated everything for my arrival with Marlene!!
Above on the left is a dear friend John King, from our years at Lemon Grove Baptist. Our son Tom is seated on the right. He has driven down from Orange Co. two weekends in a row to celebrate my Birthday!! The couple above are Shirley and Jake Phillips. They were the 1st couple to invite Marlene and I out to a picnic, after we joined Lemon Grove Baptist. Jake is almost 89 yrs old and runs and appliance repair business!!
The ladies above, Gloria Wilfong and Ivy King are also longtime friends from Church. Ivy is the wife of John King and was Church Secretary for a number of years!!
Well, how lucky can a fella be? The three ladies above I get to call daughter!! Valerie, Natalie and Cindy. Thank you girls for making my day special!!
Tracy Sales and friend Terese. Tracy was only a teenager when we lived next door to him in Lemon Grove. Later he developed as a bricklayer and was a trusted forman on projects for me! Now he is in business for himself and plays golf with me occasinally!!
Daughter Valerie above with son-in-law Dave Indseth. He is married to my daughter Cindy on the left!! Dave has a sporting goods shop. He and Cindy live very close to where Cindy grew up in El Cajon, CA
Above are two more of Joe Stevenson's children, Andrew and Lilly. Joe drove all the way down from Temecula, CA and gave me a wonderful gift. Thank you Joe!!
This is my golfing buddie from Ramona. He was kind enough to drive all the was down Wildcat Canyon Rd. and give me a dozen beautiful golf balls!! Now if he would let me win a game every now and then??
Son Tom above with his friend Joe Stevenson on the right and his son Joey in the center. They have been friends since their early childhood days as kids!! Jo-Jo {nick name} lived two doors away, next to Tracey above!!
Please Click on the Pictures for Enlargement or Click on the Flag for My Arrival!!
My buddy Justin hiding to suprize me? Or is he just being Justin?