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70th BD photos



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Ms. Lillie with The Captain of The Ship,
Captain Rick Sullivan

Captain Rick Sullivan

Colleen, fabulous hula dancer; Ms. Lillie's dear friend from Hawaii

Ms. Lillie and girls - kicking up their heels

Lee Ezell, Author/Speaker

Lee Ezell, "Humor Therapist"

Ms. Lillie with her birthday cake from the Chef

Ms. Lillie with her birthday cake

Ms. Lillie with Lee and Mary


Ms. Lillie and her sister, Gladine,
with funny glasses

Ms. Lillie with her birthday cake

Ms. Lillie

Ms. Lillie with Kam

Photo of Ms. Lillie's Dove Award for 2007

Photos of Ms. Lillie over the years

April 28, 2008, one week from that memorable night of receiving the Dove Award, I was on my 70th Birthday Cruise celebrating with 101 friends.

Proverbs18:24: A man (Lillie) who has friends must herself be friendly.....

Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas

It was a wonderful experience and humbling to realize that friends wanted to help me celebrate that milestone. Sitting together for dinner each night was a great time of fellowship....and ALL THAT FOOD! Onboard a big deal was made about my birthday. Many waiters came to my table to sing Happy Birthday. Would you believe there is even a late-night chocolate feast onboard. It begins at 11:30pm for the chocoholics. They are in man-made heaven. I didn't even go, someone took my camera and took some pictures. Here's one. She informed me that you can have all of the chocolate cakes, pies, cheesecake, syrup-covered strawberries and eat all you want. Not me.... 

Chocolate Heaven

The cruise date was Monday, April 28th, first stop was Catalina Island, second day was San Diego, third day was Ensenada .... everyone seemed to love the shore excursions. On my birthday, Wednesday, April 30th, was the Party Night. AND WHAT A PARTY! To my surprise, the captain of the ship came to wish me a Happy Birthday. It was apparent that he is a born-again Christian. I was especially happy to have my sister, Gladine, and her husband come along. It was actually a difficult time as I had two sisters in hospice care; one in San Jose and one in Seattle. My only brother was traveling between the two to be with them and another sister would not come because SHE DOESN'T SWIM . I was so thankful for Gladine being with me.

Ms. Lillie and Sister, Gladine

Psalms 68:19: Blessed be The Lord, who daily loads us with benefits,
the God of our Salvation.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

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