I lifted these photos of Dwight's party from his granddaughter, Lori, on FB. I hope I have permission, if not I will ask for forgiveness. The blog definitely needed a pictorial record of this highly significant event. Remember when we thought that 80 was so old we could never reach it? Well, now two of the six of us are there and doing great.
I think that in spite of the noble comments of, "I certainly do not want any party....fuss...attention, or whatever", he does look quite pleased at the efforts of his family, especially Velna. Thank you, Velna!
Ann and Paul were the well-wishers representing the other Blood kids. They make great ambassadors because, look, Dwight has his best birthday smile.
This is pretty tramatic for all of us: for Dwight who is 80, for Louise who is already 80, for Velna who is married to an old man, for the rest of us who will someday follow. Lead on, Dwight, lead on.