the 60th.


Attending Mass on their special day! Opa: "Where's my medal..." Oma:"It's not your medal, and they already awarded it to me."



After the service, they were picked up by this limousine...



Then away to the reception! "Where's the food, I've got a hole in my stomach, right here..." That's Dad's best friend, the guy that didn't immigrate with Dad originally.



The seven brothers with a former teacher! The sign, roughly translated: "I had all your boys in my class" ! The sign was for Oma, who is deaf...



The guests mingled... Ome Jan and his boyhood friends.



Even the "Blooming Girl" put in an appearance! Actually, the guy on the right is making this look like he's "Hugh van Hefner", visiting with one of his "models"...



The guest tables. This looks like 2 of dad's brothers at this table.



Another table, another brother. "Hi cousin!" ...waves back...



Lots of cousins here, and even my sister!



And the head table, with the stars of the evening. That videographer's film must exist somewhere... That's Mom on the end in the green dress.



Opa, and Oma with the 5 grand-daughters named after her: L-R: Marina, Mary, Marion, Marian, & Mary (seated, also the first grand-child). ...Opa is eyeing the exit, but back then you didn't have to go outside to smoke.



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