Mary Reed celebrates 92nd birthday with tea party

  • Attending Mary Reed's tea party on Feb. 19 were, front row from left, Almar Scott, Anne Cook and Mary Reed; and middle from left, Marge Lowe and Alfreda Phillips; and back row from left, Wanda Miller, Darlene Reed, Linda Day and Judy Isom.
Attending Mary Reed's tea party on Feb. 19 were, front…
March 21, 2012

A tea party was held at Mary Reed's home in Bel Air Sunday, Feb. 19, hosted by Reed's niece, Alfreda "Freda" Phillips. The reason for the gathering was to visit with the remaining family members of the older generation to reminisce about days gone by. It was also Reed's 92nd birthday. The family is getting smaller and it is harder to get everyone together to visit especially the older ones. Some don't drive anymore, some don't drive at night, and many have aliments that restrict them from doing the things they used to do. Tea and finger sandwiches, small cakes and cookies were made and served by Debbie and Amber Lassen, Phillips' daughter and granddaughter. All of the women older than 80 received a fleece throw with a pattern of teapots, cups and saucers made by Amber Lassen. A fleece throw also was given as a door prize, won by Darlene Reed. Every guest received a teacup and saucer with goodies as a party favor. Other guests included Marge Lowe, Wanda Miller, Almar Scott, Anne Cook, Linda Day and Judy Isom. Rick Phillips and Alicia Smith came toward the end of "Freda's Tea Party" and Rick sang and played his guitar.

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