19 November 2008

Auntie Lil - 80 years young

Or as we pointed out last night when we visited she is now only 8!

Lil is my Dad's oldest sister, and all her family live quite a distance away so when Dad was alive he always dropped in for a cup of coffee once a week, to check up on her and make sure she was alright and after he died I carried on. Not that Lil needs anyone to check up on her, she is fiercly independent and though walking any distance is difficult for her she still manages to get down to the Post Officed to get her pension and to the shops for her groceries.

All of her family are visiting her in the next few days to celebrate her birthday, and she admitted last night that she was already tired but welcomed them anyway. We had a slice of her birthday cake, which one of my cousins had decorated beautifully in glittering style with lilac and purple silk flowers.

Happy Birthday Auntie Lil

Lots of Love

Sage & SOH


Elaine said...

Happy birthday from me too.. I had an Aunt Lily (never Auntie Lil) too.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to Auntie Lil!

sally-ann said...

Happy 80th Birthday to your Auntie Lil. When Mike's mum was 80 (two years ago) we surprised her with a boat trip up the Fal and had filled the boat with all her friends and family. A work of art to organise but she thoroughly enjoyed her day.

Rae!xx said...

Happy birthday to a grand old lady, Auntie Lil..xx

The W.O.W. factor said...

I love visiting with the older generation, that is such a nice thing for you to do so regularly! I'm sure she anticipates your visits. Her cake sounded beautiful!
Happy Birthday Auntie Lil!
(my nephews nic-named me Auntie Rhubarb!!...my love of Rhubarb~you think??)