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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 • Posted August 11, 2009 10:00 PM

Gentle Readers:

I must apologize for the lateness of this announcement. My wonderful reader, Ada Cooley, submitted it about her 90th birthday party and somehow it never got put in the Potpourri. Anyway, here it is - and I still wish I had been able to be there.

The Children and Grand-children of Ada Cooley in Blanco hosted a beautiful 90th Birthday celebration for her at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

Her son, Bill, and grand-sons Kevin and Jason all traveled from Huntsville, Arkansas for the celebration. A grand-daughter, Brenda Witten surprised Ada with her daughter Lisa, and great, great grand-daughter, Madison. (Madison is one of Ada’s 6 great, great, grand-children!)

Ada’s two brothers: Bill Franke and Alvin Franke and family also attended. Surprise guests included a classmate, Raymond Gass and wife Mary from Kendalia; and Pat Thompson, a dear friend that Ada hadn’t seen in over 40 years. In all, more than 100 people helped Ada celebrate her 90th birthday.

The hall was beautifully decorated with flowers, family pictures, and some of Ada’s hand work and quilts. Memorabilia from organizations where Ada was a member for many years were also displayed. Snack foods, punch, and coffee were prepared and served by Ada’s family: Betty Cooley, Pat and Angie Daniels, Mike and Faye Cooley, Mark & Paula Batey, Dave Cooley and Tami, and their families, all from Blanco. Later a large pineapple-chocolate cake baked by our own dear baker, Dorothy, was served.

All left wishing Ada more such happy occasions. Her families from Arkansas and Colorado spent the week with Ada and Ronnie before returning home.

I just realized that I don’t mention the Blanco Bowling Club nearly as much as Virginia used to, so today I am making amends. I was fortunate enough to have lunch there last week with two scions of the Howard Cox family - Sidney and Andy. Completing the party were my husband, Lyle, and Andrea Perez, the office manager. A good time was had by all (especially me, as I didn’t have to pick up the check)!

An anniversary some of you will care about and lots of you won’t - August 15-18 is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. I didn’t get to go, but know people who did. It was the beginning of an era for us baby boomers, and I, for one, am really waxing nostalgic about “the good old days.” Give me an F- and the rest of you can fill in the letters!

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