S: HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNY 10-01-2011 (Nanny's Copy)
BC: WE LOVE YOU NANNY!!!!
FC: "Happy Birthday Nanny"
1: 10-01-2011 Nanny, Today, family and friends came together from near and far to share in your birthday celebration. They laughed with you and reminisced with you, and each and every one enjoyed being a part of your celebration as much as they have enjoyed being a part of your life. It was apparent that each person shared memories with you that were special to them; from former neighbors on Thompson Street to co-workers at Yale New Haven Hospital, from family members to current friends at Cedar Woods; you have touched them all! Hopefully you will enjoy this picture book memento of your 95th birthday celebration that will show you how special you are to so many people. The messages in this book are from family and friends who wanted to take one more opportunity to tell you how much you have meant to them and how much they have enjoyed sharing their lives with you!
2: "Mom, Seeing your happiness and beauty as we celebrated your 95th was such a great joy and blessing, not only for me, but for everyone who joined us in this momentous celebration!" Your Favorite Daughter, Antoinette
3: Minha Família: Scott Antoinette and Estela Tryna, Nanny, and Victoria
4: "Nanny, I love you so very much! You are the best grandmother ever. I thank God for giving you to us! I will always remember the times at Thompson Street "Making banana cake" or "Cutting string beans". You would take the time to tell us us how we should be respectful, considerate, thankful and caring to others; and to be nice to our mom because she loves us." Thank you for loving us so much to care! YOUR GRANDSON | NANNY'S FAVORITE GRAND SON
5: NANNY'S FAVORITE GRAND DAUGHTER | "You looked so beautiful at your party. I was so happy that so many family and friends helped us celebrate your 95th birthday. You are the best grandmother ever. I was glad we could all be there for you. I remember you often saying..."Vida de caranguejo" (life of the crab). I hope you always live the relaxed life. Do you remember when we went to see "Ain't Misbehavin"..."your feet's too big"??? Thanks for all the good times!" YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER"
6: Estela, Scott and Victoria
7: "Dear Nanny, We are so happy that we had the chance to celebrate your 95th birthday with you. You looked beautiful and elegant like the first time we met you. You have such a sweet personality that people are drawn to you and like your company. You have set a great example for the way people should live. Thank you for loving us. We love you very much and may GOD ALWAYS BLESS YOU!" Love, Estela and Vicky
8: Uncle Johnny has always been such a wonderful brother to Nanny. He was so happy to be a part of Nanny's birthday party. He wanted to know if we had started planning his 95th party yet?
9: Auntie Mae, Uncle Johnny and Nanny all seemed to be having such a wonderful time together.
10: "Happy Birthday my Dear Mary, God was so good to put us together in our Golden Years. Your Celebration was as beautiful as any could be. Your smile and eyes just glowed with joy. It is a tribute and a blessing to be your friend. God Bless you Mary O!! Love you, Dorothy Lowe"
11: "Thank you Mary for allowing me to be a part of your special celebration with your supportive family as you begin your 96th year. I am blessed to call you a true friend one who has a sweet disposition at a times. May god bless you in always. Love and peace, Valerie Harris"
12: Joan and Pete, Faithy and Guy, and Theresa and Lillian came by to share in "Our" Nanny's Birthday Celebration!
13: PAT, the Cedar Woods Manager, did a great job setting up the whole party and made sure everything ran smooth! KUDOS to her! | Mrs Oliveira, "The almighty one has done great things for you and we give praise to him as we honor you and your many blessed years." Father Elko
14: Midgie, Kevin, Rita,Antoinette and Valerie were there and were so happy to share in Nanny's 05th Birthday celebration!.
15: "ALL THE FELLAS" Sam Cannady, Uncle Johnny, Scott, Pete, Graydon, Guy, and Kevin all came to help celebrate Nanny's birthday.
16: Sharon was all smiles and Graydon was just "Too Cool" | Nanny visiting with her neighbor from Thompson Street, Thelma Cannady
17: Midgie and Rita came to the celebration looking Pretty WIld! | Kenneth, Barbara, and Shakira came all the way from New Bedford to say "Happy Birthday".
18: WOW! So many people all came to see "Our" Nanny and to be a part of her "95th Birthday Celebration" SHE MUST BE SPECIAL!
19: Uncle Johnny, Tryna and Antoinette were so proud to show off Nanny and her "Birthday Celebration Congratulations Certificate" presented to Nanny by Cedar Woods staff!