I wasn’t really happy with the Post for Uncle Walt’s birthday. I was trying to tell the story with pictures and was unable to upload the ones I wanted to use. So let me try again, here.
Walt’s daughter-in-law, Carol, organized the Covell clan in RI, Bolton, and East Haddam into party mode. From Janet’s cake, to Jan’s centerpieces, to Kim’s guest book, to Chris’s place cards, to Gram’s chocolate chip cookies and punch, and my balloon addition the entire event went smoothly. On Friday while Chris, Kim, Kate and I baked some tasty treats, the Covells set up the hall at the church so that Saturday morning it was ready for the dazzel to come.
Alex and Carol provided the food and refreshemnts and Carol was on top of the food presentation. Everything was lovely!
Alex and Carol put together a video history that spanned Walt’s life from Sowams Road to now. Christopher and Alex did the narration. It was very impressive and included a clip from a movie where Walt’s father [my Gramps] played his father. So my kids, and my neices and nephew were able to see their great grandfather! Alex and Carol also invited someone to play the piano and someone to sing several of the songs Walt sang as the male lead in the musicals put on by the Barrington Players in the 50’s and 60’s.
The guests were very enthusiastic in their appreciation of the entire event. They loved it!
Chanel 6 news arrived to gather some footage to air later in the week.
Walt’s grand children and his great grandson, Kyle were on hand for the fabulous event.