Terry's Retirement Party
October 20, 2007
Terry's Mom Bernice poses with his Daughters Laura, Jean and Becky
Bill waves from Byron....Jeff
Alex, Erin, Daphne, Grandma Kathy, Owen, Grandpa Terry, Brendan and Hannah
Hannah made a special poster for Grandpa Terry
Erin....Daphne....Brendan....Owen and Hannah
Daphne...Alex, Grandma Kathy, Brendan and Hannah....Grandma Kathy and Erin....Owen
The Grandchildren colored and played quietly in a special room set up for them
For about 10 minutes! Then they ran wild for the entire evening!
Carrie and Cherie....Eileen....Bridget holding Owen while Kyle gives him bunny ears
Sue, Kyle and Bridget....Sue, Laura and Jean....Jim, Carrie, Cherie and Mike....Mike
Kelly and Jim....Lindsey and Jeremy....Phil
Georgette and Mark Wicker....Becky, Terry and Brian Anderson ....Jeff Augustine and Terry
Tony Jadrnak, Debbie Popagan, Dennis Nemeth, Pete Yurkovic and Brian Anderson
Mary Ann and Jeff Augustine and the phone cookies they brought
Laura and Becky dressed alike....Hannah and Grandma Kathy wore black and white....Bridget matched Terry
Jean gave the first speech....Jim told a funny story....Kathy gave a nice speech
Becky also presented the bobble head and Laura presented Kathy with a plaque
The girls got this bobble head for Terry. Becky sent his picture to a bobble head making company and they made this. He liked it so much he displayed it in the living room (instead of his garage where all his other toys are). I'm actually starting to get creeped out by it so it may not be there very long.
Terry holds his keg of beer while Kathy holds Owen....The favors were chocolate phone suckers
The phone from the cake....Terry listens to it....Kathy eats it
Somehow Erin lost one of her shoes. Laura looked everywhere and couldn't find it. Later she thought it might be in the Men's bathroom because, at one point, the grandchildren were running wild in there.
Some of the cards Terry received (He actually wrote his own thank-you notes for all the gifts!)
When we got home, Terry watched TV for a while and went to bed. The grand kids finally fell asleep. Becky, Jean, Laura and I got into comfy clothes and chatted until 2 a.m. Most of the chatting was done on the deck, wrapped in blankets. One of the many things we chatted about was Eileen's Contest:
Over 20 years ago, Eileen gave Becky, Jean, Laura, Carrie, Cherie and Jake each a small plastic animal. She told them that if they kept it for 10 years they would get a reward. Jean and Cherie were able to produce theirs at Eileen's deadline (about a week ago). They were thrilled to receive a gift bag and a card with $50.00. Note: It's not just the Ward Family that is crazy!
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