Life of the Party

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in New | 2 comments

MP and I were happy to host a birthday party for Agnes Thiers Saturday honoring her 100thbirthday.

As a five-year-old child in Wales, Agnes was boarding a boat for America with her mother and sister. Her father had immigrated earlier; and now it was possible for the whole family to join him.  Turned away by  officials when they discovered a “mysterious blister” on her hand, Agnes remained in Wales with her grandmother. She would have to come later.  World War I delayed her voyage and she arrived on Ellis Island as a nine year old with her grandmother. She recalls hearing confusing languages spoken by large strange men at long tables where they ate communal meals.  After three weeks on Ellis Island, her father arrived to take her to their new life and home.


Cheers Agnes!

Photo cred--Karen Thiers 

Agnes Theirs Surprise 100th Birthday


Homemade Hummus and Veggies

Classic Caesar Salad

Corn, Rice, and Bean Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette

Pinwheel Pork Loin

with Genoa Salami, Pepper Jack, Scallion and Cilantro Stuffing

Pork Gravy

Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Seasonal Selection of Fresh Fruit

Mac N Cheese

Corn Pudding

Home Made Pies







  1. 9-29-2014

    What a wonderful party for your friend’s 100th birthday! I remember meeting her at your house before! What a sweet lady!

  2. 9-29-2014

    what a wonderful surprise indeed, you and Bob were a gracious host and hostess. The menu was devine and had lots to choose from. Everything flowed nicely and it was truly was a FAMILY gathering which is exactly what Agnes likes. Thank you again sweet and thoughtful Peggy and Bob Lunde

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