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70th Birthday Parties &Family &Friends joydeanlee | 07 Aug 2009

Turning 70 ain’t too bad…if you have three birthday parties/Party #2-Batesville, Indiana

My daughters chose Wine-All-You-Want Cafe in Batesville, Indiana, as the location for my second birthday party. I expected only family and a few freinds.

Surprise! My daughters had invited friends and former students from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, as well as friends from Indianapolis, one I’ve known for 52 years, some for 37 years and the others for 17 years. Many family members were also able to join us for food and fun.

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Joy Dean and friend Debbie

Long-time friend Debbie (one of the two dear Debbies) hugs Joy Dean at her 70th birthday party.

I was REALLY surprised and spent the next four-five hours trying to visit with everyone there. I am a very fortunate person!

70th Birthday Parties &Family &Friends &Indianapolis joydeanlee | 07 Aug 2009

Turning 70 ain’t too bad…if you have three birthday parties/Party #1-Indianapolis

A milestone birthday: 70. However, I am so fortunate to have wonderful daughters and friends who arranged and celebrated the occasion with me in both Indiana and Houston

Party #1 was a dinner party in Indianapolis at A2Z Italian Cafe (http://www.a2zcafe.com) on East 96th Street. My friend Leandra had introduced me to Ash and the A2Z and every meal there had been a delight. When I asked Ash if he could accommodate our group for a drinks and dinner, he readily assured me that he and his staff would love to have us dine there.

Long-time friend Sharon had brought several of her photo albums (works of art) which contained photos of many of the guests. Those photos ranged from the late 1960s to the present, including pics of my daughters Helena and Wendy (who along with their husbands were the evening’s hosts).

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Leandra, Terry, and Karen

Perusing Sharon’s albums are Leandra, Terry, and Karen.

Toasts and lively conversation filled the evening. Bringing together people who have known each other for 16—50 years means the stories shared were both hilarious and touching. Friends. Food. Fun. I’m such a fortunate person.

Leandra, Joy Dean, and Sharon

Joy Dean displays her present, a watch, from Leandra and Sharon.

70th Birthday Parties &Friends &Houston joydeanlee | 25 Jul 2009

Turning 70 ain’t too bad…if you have three birthday parties/Party #3-Houston

A milestone birthday: 70. However, I am so fortunate to have wonderful daughters and friends who arranged and celebrated the occasion with me in both Indiana and Houston.

Sheila and Bill, my long-time friends and adopted children, saved gift certificates to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar so we could celebrate my birthday in style on June 10. Because of a previous commitment, the Alexanders weren’t able to attend the BIG birthday party at Wine All You Want Cafe in Batesville, Indiana, on March 14 which was planned and executed by my daughters, Helena and Wendy.

So celebrate we did! To view a slideshow of the party, click on the photo below. Return here by clicking the JoyOnTheRoad tab or your browser’s Back button.

70thB-DayParty#3-Houston - 09

Shelley, Joy Dean, Sheila, Rebecca, Rene, and Bill enjoy the hospitality of Fleming‘s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in The Woodlands, Texas.