Sto lat!

1922

The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated by Former US President William Howard Taft

Creation of the USSR

The Tomb of Tutankhamen is discovered on November 4

King George V opens new concrete tennis stadium Center Court at Wimbledon

Under new additional Prohibition Laws, home brewing is proclaimed illegal

The BBC is formed on Oct. 18th

The Reader’s Digest Magazine is launched

Ralph Samuelson is the first person to ski on water and the sport of water skiing is born.

And the best of all?
Helen Ann Penzimas was born: July 22

This weekend we spent the time celebrating the most fabulous, Gramma Helen. While she didn’t want a party, and insisted on not making a big fuss over her birthday or her, I talked her out of it. Well, at least into the clearance for a small gathering – a brunch of sorts – with family.

Well, I took that bid of blessing and ran with it! Yet again, I’m faced with the reminder of just how big our family is. Seriously. 56 people for a small, family birthday brunch.

The lady of the hour was beyond belief. She spent most of her time in a chair in the kitchen amongst the action. Talking with everyone in sight. We insisted on no gifts; however, it seems as though persistence runs in the family – gifts and cards were brought! Rightfully, so. Fore, she is the first lady to turn 90 in the Penzimas family. And that, my darling, is worthy of all types, shapes, forms of celebration!

Ninety and fabulous. That you are Gramma. A feat to be proud of! A reason to celebrate! And, celebrate we will. Sto lat! A song often sung at birthdays and name days in Poland. Also, weddings. Behold, my future. A phrase used to wish someone longevity or good fortune; a toast.

Here’s to you, gramma! Sto lat! Na zdroxiw (pronounced: nah-strov-e-ah)

“We exist to make a big deal out of God. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s all about him.” Touche, gramma would agree. Thank you Lord for blessing us with 90 fabulous years of Helen Ann Penzimas + allowing us to celebrate in your glory.

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