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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

CELEBRATING THE SIXTIES


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.

3 comments:

Josie said...

Leslie, it was fun. Happy Birthday. I'm glad you had a good time. I certainly did. (Wasn't that tiramisu just heavenly?)

In that photo of you and Frank, it looks as if he's "feeling you up." Heh, heh. Trust Frank.

Sienna said...

You look gorgeous! looks like a lot of fun, (I thought the same about Frank's wandering hand :) )

What a great evening...hope you had the happiest birthday; blackjack is fun, although I've never bet in a Casino, walked around and watched...but never had a bet on anything...The figurines are cute, I so have a crush on Dean Martin...he has the sexiest voice and I love to watch his old movies...I have all his music, bit partial to Frank and Sammy too for that matter.

You look absolutely beautiful Leslie-60 be damned, feel the fun and laughs from here..

Pam

HeiressChild said...

hi leslie, i'm so glad you enjoyed your birthday with friends. what a good idea to have your special dinner in a private room.