Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten -- My Uncle Bobby's 80th Birthday

My uncle Bobby* celebrated his 80th birthday on April 11, 2007 with a little unexpected help from his family. My cousin Laurie wrote,

80 Years Old ... what a hoot!

Uncle Bobby's Birthday Party
(Bridge is his passion)

"The get together was great, we managed to surprise him. Martha and Jeff flew Barbara Marie home from Germany and they showed up on his doorstep Thursday morning for breakfast. Thought he was gonna plotz! Then Barb and Trish show up Thursday night, same thing. Paul and I get there Friday morning while they are at breakfast at IHOP… almost fell in his hash browns! Then Stephanie shows up on Saturday morning. It was pretty funny. We played Balderdash Friday night—you want to laugh till your sides ache? Play Balderdash with that group!"

"Bob (brother) did a Cajun dinner at his and Chris’s house Saturday and then we all vacated NM on Sunday. He was very touched, happy and looking excellent for someone 80… the Van’s are a hearty bunch."

Laurie Vander Putten Loken
February 14, 2007

Dad with gift I made

"I did this for Dad. It is a selection of photos of Grandma Anna King VanderPutten. I do have copies I will mail out to those wishing for them."

Robert is my dad's youngest brother. Click here. for more on how we came to call him uncle Robbie.