Carolyn’s Tenth Decade

When Carolyn was nearly 90, granddaughter Faith announced that she and her fiancé Tim were holding a Steampunk wedding. Costumes were encouraged. Of course, Carolyn was more than game.

Carolyn dancing up a storm at the wedding reception
Carolyn dancing up a storm at the wedding reception
In a classic Victorian “sourpuss” pose, here’s the gang: (left to right)  Leif, Jasmine, Holly, Alex, Ben, Carolyn, Wahhab, Kay, Faith, Tim,  Rahima, Agaf, Maureen, Seth, Barbara, Christina (missing are Carl and  Chris, and Lee and Lucille, who couldn’t make it)
In a classic Victorian “sourpuss” pose, here’s the gang: (left to right)
Leif, Jasmine, Holly, Alex, Ben, Carolyn, Wahhab, Kay, Faith, Tim,
Rahima, Agaf, Maureen, Seth, Barbara, Christina (missing are Carl and
Chris, and Lee and Lucille, who couldn’t make it)
Fascinating Stereoscope
Fascinating Stereoscope

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Carolyn with Holly
Carolyn with Holly
Carolyn with Ben
Carolyn with Ben

She’s Ninety! Carolyn celebrated her 90th birthday in grand style. Close to 80 friends and family traveled to Mariposa from near and far.

Singing Happy Birthday with birthday candles blazing on two cakes
Singing Happy Birthday with birthday candles blazing on two cakes
"Joyfully Celebrating Carolyn as She Dances into Her Tenth Decade"
“Joyfully Celebrating Carolyn as She Dances into Her Tenth Decade”
Good friends, good food, good time being had by all
Good friends, good food, good time being had by all
Carolyn with her friend Inky of Inky's Basement Band
Carolyn with her friend Inky of Inky’s Basement Band
The “play within a play” from Midsummer Night's Dream,  with Holly as the Moon and Seth as Thisbe.
The “play within a play” from Midsummer Night’s Dream,
with Holly as the Moon and Seth as Thisbe.
The gift of a serenade by close friends
The gift of a serenade by close friends

 

Jasmine performing acrobatics
Jasmine performing acrobatics
Holly with party parasol
Holly with party parasol
Faith, still in her Pyramus costume, post-play with husband Tim
Faith, still in her Pyramus costume, post-play with husband Tim

And life is continuing to continue. A few more photos to enjoy

Carolyn the morning after her party, at Spiritual Discussion Group
Carolyn the morning after her party, at Spiritual Discussion Group
The Spiritual Discussion Group in an earlier photo
The Spiritual Discussion Group in an earlier photo
Kale from Wahhab and Kay’s garden
Kale from Wahhab and Kay’s garden
A few decades back
A few decades back
A wonderful Yosemite Falls day hike to  celebrate a bunch of birthdays (alphabetically by first name): Carolyn Brent,  Holly Baldwin, Penelope Henderson, Phyllis Becker,  Shirley Wingo,  and Tiffany Newberry
A wonderful Yosemite Falls day hike to celebrate a bunch of birthdays (alphabetically by first name): Carolyn Brent, Holly Baldwin, Penelope Henderson, Phyllis Becker,
Shirley Wingo, and Tiffany Newberry
And her shirt says “Born to Dance!”
And her shirt says “Born to Dance!”

 

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