Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Anna 3x20 - Part 2: - Welcome to the Dinner

The Vordrink or Aperitif had to come to an End. At some point.
So here is the Dinner Table and some actions around it. 3-4 hours or something, or was it more? (Excuse my English at this time and blog-post - I miss my Dictionary)
Here is presented only some highlights from the Dinner. Several hundreds of photos taken. Our dear Guests my ask for a CD with all the Photos)

35 Hungry Bodies were hunting for their Chairs. Only 5 persons had fixed places around the Table (Ingelin as Toastmaster and Anna's and my best woman/man + Anna and Papa of course). The rest of the places were numbered. And all our guests had to pick up a number to find out were to sit before seated.

By a coincidence Mr and Mrs Lifecruiser happened to be placed together. Did you know they both have Royale Blood? Here is the proof.

We started with Scallops and Sancerre (White Wine).

Ingelin soon took over as the born Toastmaster.

Lot's of Telegrams she picked up from her Hair, Ears and yeah from here and there. And the Guests enjoyed, and laughted and applauded. She did a fabulous performance. Very professional.

Tore, the Sailor, was very eager to say something to Anna. Sidsel to the left. Who is she?
Well she met Anna years before I did. She is married to my Cousin, who "lives" next door during the Summer. Besides we, Trygve and I had also our childhood as neighbours. Small World.

When the one and only Anna celebs her 3x20, Lot's of people had to say something, sing a greeting or perform a show. Here you see Jorun, Wenche, Anne Kari and Tone, that wrote the jubilee song. In the foreground Lina and Frode.

Here is Wim and Marjolein with one of their Gifts to Anna.They came all the way from Hollnad to celebrate Anna's 3x20. See how happy Anna was.

Frode, my childhood friend, of course had so some nice and creative and funny words to Anna.

Here you see Ingvild,Anna's collegue speaking. From left to right are Jorun, Ingelin and Toril

Ooops, did we have Royal Guests as well? Of course they came all the way from Stockholm, Sweden to give this Event a very special flavour. Mr and Mrs Lifecruiser. They gave an unique performance. Applaudes.

Mrs Lifecruiser and Anna - they are simply beautiful women and persons.

And, what else can you expect from Sweden, but this gift to a lady 3x20. LOL. Boobs?

Mari Anne (born in Brooklyn) and Gro had traveled for 2 1/2 hours just to do and say something - more than that - they performed their adress to Anna very well. See their engagement and passion?

One person was deeply missed on this occassion: Ruben, who died on May 18 this year.
Niklas - his brother so well and deseant reminded us all. Very touching and so couragously he did stand up and SAID IT. In between when honouring Anna. A marvellouse tribute to our loss forever.


Here you see Gro, Diane and Jorun. They happened to sit besides each other during one of the courses. At the West End of the Table. Wonderful persons and women. If you ask papa of his humble opinion.
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If you remember, or if you have really read the text above, all our Guest got their Seats by a "Lottery". At least to the Appertizer. Then before the maine course were served all with equal numbers had to move 3 places to the left. So also after the main dish. Thus everyone could meet and talk to someone else. So suddenly, from left: Mari Anne, Renny, Nils, Anne-Kari and Marjolein. Anne Kari has her Birthday on Sept 21. The Day after Anna.

Even Papa had to say something - about 3x20.
Do you know what 3x20 means for lot's of Norwegians? Of course not. That means the highest score from the Ski-Jump Judges. For Style, General Performance and Elegance. And that is what Anna is for me.

Even a splendid celeb dinner comes to an end. Papa's best Man, Svein, who is 6 Days younger than me, gave the "Thanks for the Dinner Speech". And Anna gave him a very Heartly hug for his performance.

After an excellent Dinner (go to RennyBA's Terella for details), we had a rest outside to watch the Village of Holmsbu and Harbour by Night.

What happened after the Dinner? Did we have more to Eat and Drink? Did the Oldies Dance?
What about a Celebration Cigar? What about the 10 who had to go to the other Hotel - did they walk for 40 minutes during the Night? Or was it some Champagne? Who knows? More to come....

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Maribeth said...

What a wonderful celebration. Anna looks so happy and everyone looks to be having a fine time!!!

September 25, 2008 2:58 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

What a day and I can see that all the Guests are so sporting and spontaneous there Toraa.

Excellent host, excellent guest and I wish Anna everlasting happiness :D

September 25, 2008 3:45 am  
Blogger EastCoastLife said...

Happy birthday Anna!

Wow! That was a spectacular party! Capt Lifecruiser and Mr Lifecruiser are so sporty! They are so fun at parties. :)

What a party! it will be remembered for years to come.

September 25, 2008 5:52 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

What a fest !! For once I am speachless, lol ! I don't even remember where and if we celebrated my 60th, lol !

September 25, 2008 8:40 am  
Blogger lime said...

how wonderful, so many people to come celebrate anna's day. and i learned something, i had no idea what 3x20 meant to a norwegian. what a sweet thing.

September 25, 2008 2:59 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Thanks @eastcoastlife for your nice comment about us :-)

Yeah, I can only say: it was a helluva party! Sooo many nice guests to the wonderful hostess and host. Oh my. We'll remember this party for a long time.

I'm gonna write something about it too, not ready yet though....

September 25, 2008 11:35 pm  
Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

The most beautiful celebration for Anna...and so many wonderful pictures Tor. Everyone having such a great time. Anna must have been overwhelmeed with joy and love. It couldn't have been a better birthday for her. Thanks for sharing it all with us Tor....

September 26, 2008 12:17 am  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

You get top marks for organizing such a great event! That speaks highly of your love for Anna! She is a lucky gal!

September 26, 2008 2:08 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, this looks like it was a Fine Fine FINE, Celebration! It is wonderful that so many good and old friends could be with Anna and you on her 3X20...! Lovely pictures, Tot...And having been over at Renny's, I saw The Dinner!
But I am going bsck, because maybe he has posted more pictures!

September 26, 2008 5:55 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

What a great celebration with so many photos! IT's so wonderful you had so many to photograph!

September 26, 2008 5:39 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Thanks Tor to share all the party with us! It looks as if i was there!
Je pense que ces moments seront inoubliables pour vous tous! Tor et Anna vous êtes très beaux tous les deux et votre amour est magnifique!

September 27, 2008 1:04 am  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

A great summary Tor and we really had a good time.

At the table Ingelin did a great job - you've all the reasons to be proud of your daughter.

The party is over but the memories will last forever!

September 27, 2008 10:16 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I am just loving this, Tor...one post at a time!!! :) I feel like I was there.

September 28, 2008 2:44 am  
Blogger Veronita said...

Que maravillosa fiesta! Me ha encantado! Felicidades!

September 30, 2008 6:48 am  

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