Monday, April 20, 2009

sweetest things


It was the most beautiful April day,
warm and sunny and full of happiness,
a gorgeous and festive setting.
Four generations gathered together
with friends old and new (one is silver, the other gold).
There were flowers on dresses, shoes, jacket lapels,
and pink and orange Gerber daisies everywhere.
There was fruit punch in little glass cups,
chicken salad in pineapple boats,
luscious tomato soup, princess sandwiches,
a two-tier cake with pink icing flowers.
Sweet boys serenaded happy birthday 
in four-part harmony, and everyone 
went home with a song in the heart.

2 comments:

lit prof said...

The sweetest thing of all was being with Italia at her 16th birthday luncheon. What a beautiful sixteen year old...inside and outside. A joy to all of us. Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl.

neen said...

LOTS of smiles, laughter, hugs and kisses....BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE-BEAUTIFUL DAY- BEAUTIFUL 16 YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!ITALIA, YOU TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY!!!!!xoxoxo