Thursday, September 20, 2007

The 88th Hat Party

This is my grandpa - Melvin K.M. Matthews, born September 10th 1919We celebrated his EIGHTY-EIGHTH (88TH!) birthday recently, with a theme party.

The theme? HATS!
This is granny and grandpa - they've been married for nearly 60 years! can-you-beat-that.really sorry about the quality - I only have these right now, taken straight from 2 dvd videos. didn't even have a cam in my hands that day =(=(
But I'm sure you wanna see the hats some of them arrived in..Deborah 15, Tammy 13, Andrea 8, Sheila 24(i think), Jordan 10.

No seriously, he's 10.

Here are the Matthews siblings - minus Un.Kim, who couldn't make it.
Un. Kenny, Un. Julian, An. Diana, granny, granpa, Valerene (mom), An.Irene
This is my granny - my grandfather calls her "JANE! Jane ar!"
It's your take as to what race she is - we have no idea. She was adopted by an Indian family.
Any suggestions? It would determine the "chin" in my "chindian"..=DShe's 15 years younger than grandpa. 73, I believe.Pet you see Sheila's Cat In The Hat hat...sial...i WANT oso!

The children got BACK!
Haha..we sang some songs that my mom and her siblings knew to be grandpa's favorite songs - the ones he played over and over again, driving them mad when they were younger.LOL

This was "Puppet On A String" - Sandie Shaw
(as you can see, Un.Julian is voluntarily being the puppet)There were also some rather PG15-rated(in my opinion) lyrics sung that day..
such as..

"If I were an only boy, if I were to marry
I’d rather marry a dentist, than any other lassie

I can drill, and she can drill,
And we can drill together
We’ll be up in the middle of the night
Drilling one another!" goes on to different occupations, eg. teacher,etc..

uh huh.

The Grandchildren aka. The Cousins. (minus Un.Kim's 2 kids).
Jordan, Darren, Priscilla, Deborah, GrannyGranpa, Andrea, Tammy, Joni, Sheila, Darlene
"Joni!!, aiyoh who is this wan ar..VAL! your daughters arr.. dunno who is who now..."

Hardee. Har. Har.For the spoilsports who came with no hats, we made them wear cardboard bands on their head with stuff like "Kill Joy", "Wet Blanket", or "Fat Excuse" on it. as well as anything else we could find in the house.....including these disposable underwears!hehThis is the crazy An.Melanie who turned her "Wet Blanket" band inside-out and changed it to.......Sex Goddess! LOL..then she put it on this cutie's head for a camera shot..tsk tsk..corrupting innocent minds...Anyhoo, Most Creative family of hats goes to the Julian Matthews' family!
They were all decked out in their homemade hats that consisted of..
Un.Julian: HiddenMickey88 hat
Jordan Jay: Beer Mug with foam flowing down and it says "Got Beer?"
Andrea Kay: FlowerFairy Hat with live flowers.
An. Anita: i think it was a parrot hat. lol

A slightly closer look at the Most Creative Hats.Andrea's flowers had semi-wilted by the time she got there, so she walked around with a picture of it in the camera, "THIS is how it looked like! THIS is how it looked like!"But you can't beat Grandpa's HAT! Mom made this cake hat for him, heheheGrandpa and his younger brother, Un. CyrilThis is the eldest sibling, An. Irene who put together most of the party..(I'll have more to mention in another post about her..heh)And with that, may my grandpa be healthy and wealthy for a long long time more..
Darlene, hurry up get married, we need a greatgrandchild SOON ahem. (eldest cousin,heh)



PEtriNa said...

So funny la your family! hahaha...

And thanks for the idea of the white ribbon on my green hat. i also will do that someday. hehehe...

Where did she get the Cat in The Hat hat?

joni lynne said...

ya la, quite nonsense.
i didn't mention the song they sang that goes

"We're here because we're here,
because we're here because
we're HEREEEeeee
We're here because we're here because we're here because we're HEreeeee"
(sung to Auld Lang Syne tune)


we left the ribbon on the hat for u=)
she MIGHT have gotten the hat from PartyShop hartamas..but im not sure.

PEtriNa said...

I found the SEX GODDESS story to be damn funny. hahha...

Mel said...

Jonniiiii... no need for the "auntie" title lah, sex goddess is sufficient...!
Luv the pics!

tree-shades said...

whoa!!! this is a super post to keep for memories! how come you never showed it to me, eh??!! sheesh.