Today was my sister-in-law Pat Canty’s birthday. She is the widow of my brother Tim, the oldest of my 3 younger brothers. She lives in the house I grew up in on Park Blvd in Oakland which my parents purchased in 1946. Tim and Pat bought the house from my mother in about 1966, so it has been in the family for 73 years.
Pat celebrated her birthday dinner tonight with her daughter Kathy Brown and family. Kathy and husband Lloyd live off of Grand Ave, near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Their children Lloyd, Joshua, and Rebecca helped with the celebration. Here is Pat with Kathy’s family:
“Big Lloyd”, “Little Lloyd”, Rebecca, the birthday girl Pat, Kathy, Joshua.
Joshua’s girl friend, Laura, took this great family photo. Thanks, Laura.
Older Lloyd got off of work in SF early today and then drove to Half Moon Bay to buy the fresh salmon to barbecue. Kathy made potato salad last night. She says it is always better the 2nd day.
Here is Pat surveying the spread:
The birthday girl Pat is ready for the bbq’d salmon dinner.
Pat is about to blow out the candles on her “birthday cake”.
Since Pat is very fond of cookies, for dessert, Kathy made a platter of homemade brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and coconut short bread cookies. Now that is my kind of birthday cake!