Our Disco Queen Celebrates being a Young 98!

What a night. Even the fearful ones sang. We boogied down to everything from Frank Sinatra to Doobie Brothers to Michael Jackson, and even a little ABBA.

When the other side of the family wasn’t looking, my kids gave their grandmother a little present she adored. She didn’t wear the hat for any longer than this photo because we promised not to talk politics. But you can see how happy she is.


We had a hell of a time getting to this part of Brooklyn, Gowanus pretty much, and parking was no easy feat other, but the Korean BBQ was decent enough that most people felt sated. Most people. Not all.

Caveat: The lighting in the restaurant and the karaoke room made it impossible to take photos, even with a flash so most are blurry....but hey, you are used to my lousy photos, so nothing new!


Ingredients for lettuce wraps – eggplant, brussel sprouts, turnips, kimchi….

And some actual BBQ  – this was either the brisket or the short ribs, I can’t remember. Orders were placed for the table but one end of the very large table got their food quickly and we had to wait and wait, to the point that when one order came, we sent it back as everyone else was done.

After dinner, and a few martinis, we went into our own karaoke room for singing and birthday cake.


The karaoke itself was meh. I don’t mean OUR singing, but the actual digital platform. I am sure because of copyright laws, the song lyrics weren’t exactly  as the original, not the tune either, or the actual rhythm. It made singing a bit tougher than usual.

Mom sang three or four Frank Sinatra tunes…

Even this totally out of focus shot gives you a sense of how she was in to singing and dancing with the songs. It was pure joy!

The hit of the evening was when our gang, all wearing SOME red, sang Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Oh man, it was a riot.

‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

A fitting tribute to a woman who loves life, never misses a beat, never passes up a chance to ham it up, never says no, always tries new things.


The drive home was uneventful and easy and today we were a little slow getting up. But a happy tired.

Happy Monday all!

11 thoughts on “Our Disco Queen Celebrates being a Young 98!

  1. I want to join your family. Mr. EOS sang after all his threats that he wouldn’t?

    Agree with Jane – it’s all about the hat.

  2. With a mother like that, it’s no wonder you’re the fabulous person you are! What glorious memories and stories to pass down through the generations! Bibi

    1. The “sans auto” is a problem. Even though she’s hired a service, she hates the nuisance of having to plan ahead to do the simplest thing. She also hates to pay for someone to take her to get her hair done or to run for some groceries. She grumbles but knows she has no choice.

  3. You Mom is so cute and look at her in tights and a skirt at 98!!
    That’s AMAZING.
    What’s that TMZ segment –“Good Docs or Good Genes?” Let’s get her on that show!!

  4. What a GREAT celebration!!!!! So nice to see your happy family enjoying one another’s company like that. Bully for you all! Oh, BTW, She looks MAH-VE-LOUS!!!!!

  5. What a handsome LADY! Will call her Queen Mum from here on … congrats to you all for such a fun celebration! (Love the hat!)

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