I received a lot of quite amusing cards yesterday for my birthday, one of which was an old tattooed lady saying, "Sixty is Sexy!" Well, I don't know if I'm still sexy, but I do know that I'm feeling better than I did 10 years ago. And I think I'm looking better, too! Last night a bunch of us (9, 1 got sick so couldn't make it) got together at Tramonto, a fine Italian restaurant at the River Rock Resort in Richmond. We dined in style in a private room with a waiter extraordinaire who catered to our every whim without being obsequious. The food was spectacular, the wine smooth to the palate (Colleen and I shared a half bottle of a very delicious Chianti), and the B52 coffees topped everything off beautifully. I received some lovely gifts which were truly unexpected, including the most stunning bouquet of yellow roses from my friend Wendy. Josie presented me with a hand-designed necklace that is in just the right colours for me. I also received some pumpkin fudge from a lifelong friend and a nice frame for the group shot we got of everyone. After almost 3 hours of fun and frivolity in our private room, we decided to hit the slots downstairs in the casino. I had decided I was only going to lose $20, but Wendy had given me a $20 bill specifically to play with so I ended up losing $40. lol Like...what a surprise! Then I wandered around watching the Black Jack, Roulette, and Baccarat players and thought that some day when I have at least $100 to squander, I'll go back and play Black Jack. My parents taught us to play this when we were quite little and we played with poker chips. At least I think I'd have a chance at that, knowing how to play it. So, I'm just waiting for the family to arrive soon for our Thanksgiving/Birthday party for me and my son-in-law with whom I share the day. He had a "crazy hat" party last night so I'm excited to hear all about his party. Here are a few shots from last night. Notice I got to meet Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy.
Oh, by the way, Josie didn't want her photo on here, so I had to cut her and two others out of the group shot. I thought she looked quite lovely. Oh well....
Back L to R: Wendy, Linda, Pat, Ineke
Front L to R: Colleen and Leslie
L to R: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Leslie
Leslie with Sammy Davis, Jr.