Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another Fun Party!

Two weeks ago, we celebrated my Great - Grandma Bernyce’s 90th birthday! There were about 80 people there - very close friends from her childhood, and extended family. It was very neat meeting family I had never met - or maybe I had met, but don’t remember meeting!
The party was mostly organized by a hotel who set up the tables, and cooked and served the food and beverages. The place was beautiful and the food was delicious! My Auntie Dianne brought the flowers, cakes and pictures of Grandma when she was younger for each table, and my family brought a “Happy Birthday” banner.

Wow! I will never forget that party! I could tell my Grandma felt so touched and happy! She was so excited about it, and even more excited about seeing her friends and family. Some people travelled for hours through a blizzard to make it. It was a blast!

My family and I created a family scrapbook for her. We all decorated a page, and glued in pictures of each of us with her. We had a lot of fun making it, and she absolutely loves it! My brother Ashton, my Grammy, my Mom and I, wrote poems for my Grandma. We recited them at her party, and posted them in her scrapbook. We all wrote about special memories we had with her, and mine was about candle holders she gave me for a birthday present last year. They belonged to my Great - Great Grandma Campbell (Grandma Bernyce’s mom).
I was thrilled and touched that she gave me something that was so special to her!

This is the poem that I wrote and recited :)

What a Treasure!

To surprise me before my 13th birthday,
My thoughtful Grandma came by one day,
And presented me with a beautiful gift
Which I unwrapped, curious and swift.

I cut open the box, which was wrapped tightly with tape,
So of course, nothing could fall out, break, or escape.
And there I saw, as I untied the packaging,
Two precious candle holders which looked absolutely enthralling!

With a gasp and then glee, joy, and enthusiasm,
I smiled and said “I absolutely love them”!

Grandma looked pleased, as she gave me pink candles
“These were your great, great Grandma Campbell’s”

Amazed, I proclaimed with much thrill and pleasure,
“Thank you Grandma, so much...What a treasure!”

For generation to generation, this treasure of glass,
One day to my children I surely will pass!

And with them stories of you and the love that we share,
Thank you, Dear Grandma, for all your love and care.

Also, here are some pictures from the party :)

Beautiful pic of my Grandma

My Papa Rox! (The Master of Ceremonies :)

My brother Ashton

My mom

My brother Caiden

My Grammy

My hilarious Grandpa Reg!

Family scrapbook

We gave her a shirt that said:
"This is what a really fabulous 90 year old looks like!"

Lindsay (my uncle's girlfriend) with Grandma

My family

My exceptionally cute brothers with Grandpa :)

I love you so much, Grandma! I pray that you will have such a wonderful 9th decade!

P.S Thanks Lindsay for taking the pictures!


  1. What a special celebration your family had Sharaya! Your Great-Grandma looks like a special lady, and she looks much younger than 90!

  2. Hullo Sharaya. I met your great-grandpa Reg and great-grandma Bernyce when I visited Vancouver a few years ago. They are wonderful fun-loving people. It looks like they enjoyed the wonderful party that their family organised.

  3. Another great blog, Sharaya. I'm so glad you liked the candlesticks. I have an heirloom that was my great-aunt's. It's a locket that my Grandma wore (for "something borrowed" I guess) in her wedding picture in 1909. I'll try to remember to wear it next time I see you. Love, Pat

  4. Sharaya!! What a wonderful blog of your great grandma's birthday. She is such an amazing woman and it looks like she has an equally amazing birthday. She is very lucky to have such a caring, thoughtful family. Your poem was excellent and I bet she was very proud of you for writing it! Keep up the writing, you are very talented!!

    Jennifer (Friend of your cousin Dave)

  5. Sharaya, a beautiful and heartfelt post honoring your Great Grandma. Thankyou for posting it, I loved having a 'glimse' into such a special day!

  6. Sharaya! You Rock :)

    Just read your poem
    And loved it lots
    I'd go so far
    To say it rocks

    G-G- Bernyce
    Must have been proud
    When you read her
    Your poem out loud

    It was so great
    I read it twice
    And thought indeed
    It's veeery nice

    It's from the heart
    That's plain to see
    So your poem dear
    Rates "A" with me

    Such talent :)
    Grandpa Bill & Grandma Gail
    ( I love you more )