Randy Steele of Cason's Old Field, North Carolina celebrated his 59th
birthday on January 12, 2013 at the La Fagota Mexican Restaurant in
Wadesboro, NC with family and friends. Randy was not aware of the
surprise birthday party headed up by his Lady Friend Jane Livingston of
Wadesboro, NC. since Randy's birthday was on the 10th of which I am
sure added to his total surprise..
The lighting was a little on the dim
side in the restaurant and the dark color scheme of the walls and decor
absorbed the output from the built in flash of my pocket size antiquated
digital camera and further augmented by the bright TVs and neon beer
advertising signs. I have a larger DSLR Canon camera
in the sling aka inoperative, hopefully soon to be factory repaired if
I counted 18 that attended and will post most of the pixs that I took and
give a brief narrative for a few of the pixs.
Randy was grinning like a possum eating persimmons as he and Jane
entered the back room that was reserved for his party. My bad on the
quality of the pix but there was too much distance for the little camera
flash. After everyone had a chance to order from the menu, Jane
presented Randy with several gifts.
Jane had one of
Randy's favorite pixs that he took back on November 17, 2012 while hunting,
enlarged and framed. There was a heavy frost on the ground that
morning and it looks like a light snow in the picture. I have a copy
of the digital image on my Hunting 2012 page. Click on above picture
for a hyperlink that will open the pix up.
Randy getting his
cake and the La Fagota staff fitted him with a sombrero and sang their
rendition of Happy Birthday of which I had to grin a little myself!
Good thinking ahead by Jane on the number of candles on the cake since 59
might have set off the fire alarm!
Randy has a big grin on
his face for sure. Over several decades of knowing Randy Steele, he is
usually quiet and well reserved but he does grin once in a while, seemingly
more so of late........grin if you must Randy!
I believe I got 16
of the 18 that were present in this picture...my bride is sitting in a booth
and yours truly behind the camera.
Randy opening another
present and not quiet sure what he is about to open!
Randy is about to dig
into what looks like a plate of sizzling Fajitas. I believe I
need to spend a few evenings at La Fagota and show them what a Gringo can do
making authentic Tijuana style Enchiladas.
Yeap, we have been to Tijuana and got far from the border and experienced
some fantastic Mexican cuisine and music!
Click on the below thumbnail candid pixs taken for a larger screen view:
The birthday party was great and a total surprise to Randy. As always,
"Two of the Greatest Ships that ever sailed,
Friendship and Fellowship!"
Wishing Randy many more birthdays to come!
Web posted by Bill aka Mickey Porter 01-13-13.