2008 Celebrating Bertha's 90th Birthday



GUEST OF HONOR



Mom's birthday is in November, but she'll be in Florida by then. So, we decided to celebrate her day while she's up North visiting her family and friends. By the way, what's the term for the opposite of Snow Birds?

THE DIRECTOR



Esther and Yale plan the party with orders from Mom - the Director.

EARLY BIRDS



The first wave of Schwartz's arrived before the party was scheduled to start so they'd be able to attend the Annual Brent Cookout.

NOT SO EARLY BIRDS



The second wave of Schwartz's encountered lots of traffic on I-95, but they finally made it.


GOTTA MAKE THE PIZZA



Yale prepared several varieties of pizza...

AND SET THEM OUT TO DRY



...and Maryann arranged them neatly...

THE STAMPEDE



...just in time as the crowd crowded in.

LET'S EAT



Then, everyone settled down... and chowed down.

FRESH AIR FANS



Inside and out.

SURPRISE GUESTS



Mom didn't know who all we invited.

SURPRISE GUESTS



So, she was pleasantly surprised.

COUSINS



Everyone found someone to hang with...

SPECIAL FRIENDS



And have private chats with...

DEEP THINKERS



Or, solve the world's problems with...

DROPPING A BOMB



Or, told jokes to...

WHICH END IS UP



They're going to blow out the candles. If you want to snap a photo...
HURRY UP! You've got to figure out how to work this thing.

OOPS!



Oh, damn. I took a picture of myself.

SAY CHEESE



PLEASE... take our picture already
I WANT TO EAT THE CAKE!

IS IT CHEESE YET?



Please take that picture already!
I WANT TO EAT THE CAKE NOW!

SHARING THE PRIZE



Excuse me, but I think your piece is bigger than mine.

LINE OF SIGHT



At last, the party's over.
That's what he's smiling about... right?

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