Thursday, May 25, 2006

Happy Birthday To Me..

I suppose when one reaches 65 years of age it is a milestone worth celebrating. And celebrating I did. My Sweetie and number one fan arranged for a few of us to meet at our favorite restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday, May 6th. Actually, I share birthdays (May 8th) with my sister-in-law Joyce Schuyler (10 yrs younger) from Metairie, Louisiana, so Lafayette was a good half way point for us to get together. An added incentive is that the restaurant is operated by a friend of ours who wanted in on the action, Chef Wil Menard. He made sure that everything was perfect and that it would be a memorable experience. That it was.

Invitations were only sent to family members and two special friends I've known all my life: Emmilee Green and Carol Caprito. Emmilee and husband Joe live in Harrisonburg where we grew up. Carol and husband JT live just south of Lafayette in Franklin, Louisiana. Our friends and neighbors Pam & Tom Morris joined us and Tom did the driving when I tapped into the rum barrel. I'm pretty sure all had a good time.

Joyce and her husband Allen, asked their friends Liz and "Rat" to come help us celebrate. They came and from what I could tell, thoroughly enjoyed themselves too.

It was a good time, good food, good drink, good companions and good memories. Here are some favorite photos...


Allen and Joyce...

All smiles











Emmilee, Me and Carol

Just like old times












Tom, Pam, Rat and Liz

Thoughts of balloons...












Emmilee, Carol, Joe and JT

The start of a wave...











Leroy & Wil

We'll fatten you up some more Leroy...











Chef John Folse autograph

The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine











Leroy holding official Chitlin Party Shirt

Chitlin eater next year...










My Sweetie and Me

Making life worthwhile every single day...

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

Great pictures, looks like a wonderful celebration. Congrats on joyful living and loving!

Anonymous said...

Jr. What a beautiful wife you have. ejg

Leslye said...

Happy Birthday, Leroy! Love your blogspot. Give my best to your "Sweetie."