The play Cakewalk opens with Lillian Hellman telling Dashiell Hammett that she wants a big jazz funeral. I always liked that opening so much because I admired her sentiments-- a celebration of her life and a splashy one at that as a fitting farewell. Now, though, I found something even better because it doesn't involve death and it happened in real life, so I could show my kids and say THAT! DO THAT FOR ME!
A 90th birthday party with all of my kids and most of my grandkids and all of my great grandkids and cousins and nieces and nephews and lifelong girlfriends and even next door neighbors.
That's what Ben's grandma had on Sunday, and it was lovely.
One of many kids' tables. LOOK AT HARRY AND JACK'S HAIR!