Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Nana!

(pictured - Ligibel Family 8/30/14 Clark Lake Community Center)
 
Happy 90th Birthday Nana!!  To the greatest Nana on the planet - you are young at heart and inspiring to us all.  We wonder if Clark Lake is actually the fountain of youth, because you sure  have seemed to have found it.  Thank you for all you do -  your homemade cards, your phone calls, your dinners at the lake, your support of ALL of us grand kids and our activities and events.  All of our friends know NANA - and that means you are THERE for us in so many ways.  We love you Nana.  Happy Birthday (9/3/14).

Here is the song we wrote for you and had the privilege to sing to to and WITH you on Saturday. 

Presented at Nana's Party by Jamie, Sal and Een:
No celebration for Nana is complete without the songs and sayings of Nana.  Please feel free to sing along!
Nana can be heard sighing and yelling at Christmas time when Nat King Cole's voice comes over the radio - everybody knows....THIS is Nana's favorite...
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Chestnuts Roasting on an open Fire/The Christmas Song
Moving onto another holiday, Nana always likes to decorate and have fun, but this egg-cellent holiday is never complete without announcing what time it is.....
{sing}
The Easta Time is the time FO eggs and the time FO eggs is tha Easta TIME!
Nana always taught us to mind our manners and be little ladies when we were children.  We should always keep gum and saliva in our mouths at all times.
Best to tell us in a song version-
{Sing}
Oh theoradoa, don't spit on the floora, use the cuspidor-a, that's what it's for-a!
Nana is well traveled and even went with Jamie on a trip to Germany.  There a great lesson was learned to go while you can or hold it.
{sing}
Passengers will please refrain
From flushing toilets while the train
Is standing in the station. I love you.
We encourage constipation
While the train is in the station.
Moonlight always makes me think of you.

Nana always makes the best of every situation.
She has a natural zest for life and has more fun than most people can ever hope to have.
She live life to the fullest and show us how to
{sing}
Acc-CENTUATE the positive and ELIM-inate the NEGATIVE!  And nothing in between!
Speaking of living life to the fullest, Nana is not afraid to have a G&T in the summer or a scotch in the winter.
Perhaps a cold beer or two, or three.  What's that you say?
{poem}
Mardon me padam
I'm not under the affluence alcohol like most thinkle peep I am
I've just had tee martoonies
And the drunker I stand here the longer I get
If you think I'm drunk look at me


Now, after this fun tribute to Nana, we hope you are all IN THE MOOD - to PARTY!
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"In the mood" Glen Miller Orchestra

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the post Weeno! What a fabulous celebration to the best Nana on the block!

Ky | TwoPretzels said...

AH! I wish I could hug every single person in that picture and that we could have celebrated Nana, too.

In all honesty, that sweet Nana of yours hugs us as if we were her grandchildren EACH time we see her. Love, love, love.