by waterlily 26 Sep 2009

to my parents ansd how much they are loved and cared for. I spent most of yesterday at the hall preparing food for the big event. I was making cream of potato soup, and I have to blend the cooked potatoes to make them real smooth for the soup base. The bottom of the little pitcher literally fell out, dumping watery mashed potato mush all over the counter and floor. It was a slippery mess, so can ya guess what happened next??? YEP...I slipped in it and landed in a puddle of potato mush. I still had a lot of cooking to do, so I had to do it with potato mush drying on the seat of my pants. YEAH!! What a unique feeling!

Everyone, including my oldest brother (and that's a BIG deal!) complimented me on the table linens that I did for Mom and Dad's table. Everyone had a wonderful time. I'm so relieved that it is over. I darn near let the cat out of the bag on more than a few occasions!


by cinderoak 28 Sep 2009

Waterlily, first let me say you are a trooper! I can imagine that was quite the event and so happy that you weren't injured by the potato soup! Who would have thought a smashed spud would be so hazardous!!!

Congratulations for the anniversary to your parents! I am planning a 55th party for my parents, thank you for sharing all your ideas...will copy for mine! Well, I think I will leave out the potato soup episode!!! thanks for the LOL! Rest now, you deserve it dear one!!!

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waterlily by waterlily 28 Sep 2009

awww...c'mon..the potato soup debacle was the best part! LOL! Congratulations on the 55th anniversary for your parents! I hope that your party is a big success!

by marjialexa Moderator 27 Sep 2009

I'm really glad everything went great! That's a special thing, to be married 50 years. So glad so many people could celebrate with all of you, and your dear parents! Hugs, Marji

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

Thank You Marji! The whole day was really fun and very touching. My Mom called evderyu one of us lkids at least twice, today, just to thank us AGAIN! LOL!

by maryjo 27 Sep 2009

Congratulations to your parents. 50 years is a big deal in this day and age. We're creeping up on 38 in January. I'm so glad all went well and you didn't get seriously hurt in the potato mush. We must see pictures of the event and of course the happy couple.

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

Thank You! I found myself tearing up a few times just looking at how many people were there to celebrate with us. It was awesome!

by harmzen 27 Sep 2009

so glad everything went well. Sound as if you had a ball of a time.

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

Thanks so much! I think that Everyone had a wonderful time.

by castelyn 27 Sep 2009

Colleen, glad everything turned out well, and you did not hurt yourself when you slipped in the mess on the floor. Hope you took lots of pictures to share with us. Hugs Yvonne

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

I have a few pictures. I was so busy chatting with friends and family that I hadn't seen in ages, that I kind of forgot about pictures. BUT..I gave out my email address and I hope to get copies of the pictures that others had taken.

by pennifold 27 Sep 2009

What a wonderful occasion a 50th is. I gave my parent's a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary 7 years ago and the look on their faces - I'll never forget!

I am impressed that you did most of the food preparation - I had all ours done at the reception place we hired.

I hope you haven't got a sore bottom today - thank God you didn't hurt yourself too much.

I hope you got lots of pictures of the event, would love to see them.

Love and blessings Chris

waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

OH...I didn't do MOST of it...I am one of 5 kids and my brother in law likes to cook, too. Between the 6 of us, we did all the food preparation. I Didn't do a very good job of sticking to my diet, though!

marjialexa by marjialexa 27 Sep 2009

Maybe not, but I think your diet was sticking to YOU, hee hee hee. We laugh when we say food goes right to the hips and butt, you proved it does, heh hee hee, hugs, Marji

waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

LOL! YOu are too funny! I always did say that I might as well apply it directly to my hips. I hadn't thought of it so literally, though. Thanks so much for the laugh!

by shirlener88 27 Sep 2009

Colleen, I am so happy for you - did you get pictures of the table - after you had it all set up? GREAT JOB!

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

You know what....I was so busy setting up and cooking, that I completely forgot to get a picture of the table. Hopefully, someone there took a picture they can email me.

by manami 27 Sep 2009

I'm so happy you all had a wonderful time on yours parents anniversary. I think this is so unique! Love, Yoriko

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

Thank You! I must admit to tearing up several times. 50 years togehter is a big deal, and I know that it was not all easy for them. It takes special people to keep sticking it out the way they did!

by crafter2243 Moderator 27 Sep 2009

I am so glad that your parents 50th was a success. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Fortunatly you did not get hurt slipping in those mashed potatoes. I would have loved to see that backside of yours.Ha, ha

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waterlily by waterlily 27 Sep 2009

Well, I'm glad I was alone when I slipped in least that way, my PRIDE wasn't too badly hurt, either. LOL!