Our First Centenarian!

Today, my aunt, Lucy (Scocchio) Colletti, turned 100!  On Saturday, April 28th, we had the rare privilege of being able to gather family and friends to help Aunt Lucy celebrate her 100th birthday.  It was such a wonderful day.  Aunt Lucy had a wonderful time.  I know she enjoyed having her immediate family around her, and she also enjoyed having her extended family and friends attend the party.  This was a special party, not only because Aunt Lucy was turning 100, but also because so many family and friends were able to gather together for a joyous occasion.

I can only speak for myself, but I loved most of all having the family all together.  I was able to talk with relatives I haven’t seen in years, and even meet the new additions to the family.  Aunt Lucy’s granddaughter’s, Jennifer and Julie, and their mom, Fran, did a fantastic job planning this party.  It was perfect.  They didn’t even try and make her blow out 100 candles!

Aunt Lucy Blowing Out Her Birthday Candles

Aunt Lucy Blowing Out Her Birthday Candles

Aunt Lucy had a great time talking with everyone, and watching her great-grandchildren run around and play.  This truly was a celebration of life.

One of the unplanned benefits of the party planning was having all of the out of town attendees stay at the same hotel.  With the exception of the time spent at the party, and time away from the hotel to eat, I spent just about all of my time in the lounge area of the hotel lobby talking with relatives.  It was a great way to get re-connected, and to get to know some of my relative that I barely knew.  Those of you who know me, and know how obsessed I am with the family tree, know how much I enjoy getting to know my relatives.

Aunt Lucy, you are amazing!  I am going to continue to call you when I have questions about the family tree, because I know you will always have the answer.  Your memory is amazing (while we were talking, Barbara asked Aunt Lucy what my birth date was.  Aunt Lucy told her, month, day, and year!)!  I am looking forward to your next birthday party!  I love you!

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