Sunday, January 20, 2008

Three Score and Ten

Caption: Celebrating the birth of Poppy (See video, below) are Natalie, Madeline, Theodore and Margie.

Congratulations to Ken Clark of Pennsylvania, a.k.a. Poppy, alias, The Goose; for turning 70 in such bright style. Wearing the grandfather mantle, he’s the man largely responsible for the Clarks of New Jersey, the Clarks of Metro Denver and the Davidians (Sons of David) of Sycamore Lane, Skillman.

Let’s do the math – that’s three children and six grandchildren – a total of nine offspring direct or indirect. Fans of this blog and relatives are openly cheering for one more kid, so that Poppy can attain double digits of new humanity creation!

The East Coast wing of the family met at the Black Forest Inn for a celebration that included gifts, announcements, surprises and general merriment. One highlight: Poppy received a surprise Florida vacation, to begin Feb. 2. Bon Voyage Poppy, give our regards to Naples, Fla.-based Aunt Joan.

A word about The Black Forest Inn, the venue of Poppy’s 70th birthday celebration: You can’t go wrong with the three-sauce veal medley – delicious.