Our big man turns 80-A A +A
Saturday, January 5, 2013
TWO celebrations- one to end the year and the other, to welcome the coming year, this is how we always remember December 31st and January 1st. It is family tradition that Dad’s luncheon party is an intimate gathering of family and friends. After of which, the home is preened immaculately to usher in the New Year.
The most recent celebration was special—Dad turned 80. It was dinner held at eldest son’s residence, a larger venue to accommodate a slightly bigger party but nothing fancier for Dad always wanted it casual, relaxed and nothing cheesy.
As much as we wanted all the siblings in attendance, one can’t make it back home, and filling in for mom’s absence (who never ceased looking over us) are the rest of her siblings with their families who flew in to join dad’s big day. This was just a glimpse of how this man is so loved by many.
With a bunch of the craziest grandchildren (who took clearly took after their dads) and a couple of the coolest aunts to match their madness, there was never a dull moment in the house, most especially when the clock struck midnight when everyone got into a more heightened celebratory mood.
It was special day for dad and the family, and we would like to thank everyone who made it so—mom’s sibs, cousins, Joji & Let who took the lead, the extended families, Dad and the rest of the Salvadors are loving you back.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 06, 2013.