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My Father's 100th Birthday Party

Photographs by J R Compton & Anna Palmer

Mom & Dad - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Dad & Mom After the Party — with Lauren and Russ
 

My father celebrated his 100th Birthday last month, so my sister, Mary Ann, and my mother, Mary, organized the big party for him that Mom's been excited about for a long time, and they invited a room full of friends and family. 

There's 115 photographs in pretty close to chronological order down this page, which may finally be finished.

As usual, family members who are pictured here may use these images any way they wish, except to sell anything, anywhere, ever — or to make fun of anyone pictured, but if you put them online, or email them off, please include this page's web address. Anybody else, should contact J R Compton.

I call the Birthday Boy Dad, Daddy, John T, and maybe even Jack. Mom is Mom or Mary. We've tried to keep everybody to first names. You know who you are.

If you notice that someone there, is missing from this page — or I've misspelled or messed-up something, please let me know. So far, I've found decent pix of everyone reported missing.


Daddy tells one of his best stories ever — about flying into Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7, 1941 — in a Vimeo video that I still find fascinating.

J R

 

Mom in Her Chair - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Mom in her chair
 

Mary, Clare and Anna - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Mary, Clare and Anna
 

Carol Sue, Dad and Dale - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Carol Sue, Dale and Dad
 

Dale & Clare - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Dale & Clare

 

Dad, Mom, Clare, etc Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Dad, Mom, Clare, Jim, Dale and Carol Sue

 

Dad in the Elevator - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Dad in the Elevator with Dale

 

 Daddy Listening - by Anna

Daddy Listening

 

 

Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Ann - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Ann — Mom makes them.


 

Mom and John Hugging - with Dale - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Mom Hugging John and Dale

 

 Jackson on the floor - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jackson

 

Wine Tasting - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Wine Tasting with Julie and Anna

 

Pouring Wine - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Pouring Wine

 

Anna Shares a Photo with John - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Anna shares a photo with John

 

 

wrapped_10th_M-n-Ms   Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Box of Wrapped 10th Anniversary Glasses of M&Ms

 

 

On the Porch of Their Hotel - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Julie & Jackson, Anna, Carol Sue and Jim

 

Dale & Clare taking their own picture - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Dale & Clare taking their Picture

 

River at Night - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The River at Night

 

John and Menu - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

John and Menu

 

Dale & Margarita - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Dale and Margarita

 

Jackson and Margarita - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jackson helps with the end of a Margarita

 

 

Daddy Studying His Speech - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Daddy Studies His Speech

 

J R photoing in the mirror -

J R in the Mirror

 

 

John T. Bomber Pilot - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

John T, Bomber Pilot
 
 

Margie Big Smile - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Marge Big Smile

 

Tom & Patsy in the lobby - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Tom & Patsy

 

MaryAnn without Her Makeup - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Anna with her Camera and Mary Ann Without Her Makeup

 

MaryAnn and Patsy and the Xero in 100 - copyright 2013 by Anna Palmer - All Rights Reserved

Mary Ann and Patsy with the Two Wall Zeros in 100

 

 

100th M&Ms Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Dad's 100th M&Ms

 

 

Audra & Sarah Ann

 

Birthday Cake Table - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Birthday Cake Table

 

MaryAnn beaming in the party room - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Mary Ann beaming
 

Jennifer Straightening the 100 - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jennifer Straightening the 100

 

Maya & Maizy - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Maizy & Maya

 

Chaz & Blaze watching the world - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Chaz & Blaze Watching the World

 

Kate Aglow - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Kate Aglow

 

The Podium, Mic and Cowboys Hat - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Podium, Microphone, Speech and Hat

 

Kyle Signing In - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kyle Signing In

 

Cooper,

Cooper and Spencer

 

Cigar Hug - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jennifer and Todd

 

Kelsey Name Tagging - Photograph Copyright 2014 by Anna Palmer.. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kelsey Name Tagging

 

signing in - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Russ, Marisa, Michael and Nathan signing in

 

Karen in the hall with child - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kate and Karen
 

Mom, ____, Chris and John - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Mom, Theresa, Chris & John

 

That Guy - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Bryan

 

Kristin & Roman - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kristin & Roman with Nate and Joyce
 

Roman & Nathan
 

Teresa & Chris - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Theresa & Chris

 

Jay, Spencer, Cooper and Jared - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jay & Spencer & Cooper and Jared
 

MaryAnn and - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Mary Ann and  Charlotte
 

Russ and Libby - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Russ and Livvy

 

Maizy Telling Mom something funny - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Maizy Telling Something Funny

 

Dale & Clare in Performance - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Dale & Clare in Performance

 

Dad & MayAnn

Dad & Mary Ann and Charlotte

 

Daddy Accepts the Obama Award - Copyright 2014 Anna PalmerP1100656

Daddy Reluctantly Accepts the Obama One-Hundredth Birthday Award from Mom

 

John M. Compton - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

John M.

 

Daddy Speaking - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Daddy Speaking

 

Patsy & Jennifer Halleluja  -  Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Patsy & Jennifer Applaud in ASL
  

John T & John - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

John T and John C

 

Mom, Dad and Pat - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Mom, Dad in his Dallas Cowboys Hat with Pat

 

Chris adding to 100 Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Chris Adding to A Hundred

 

Livvy Vidding - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Livvy Vidding

 

Sean Startled - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Sean

 

Kristen & Nate - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kristin & Nate
 

The People Behind Daddy- Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The People Behind Daddy: Cathy, Bev, Nathan, Haley, Audra, Marisa and Jay 


Carol Sue Sneezing - copyright 2013 by Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Carol Sue, Marisa, Joyce, Patsy & Tom and Julie

 

Todd and Doctor Peters - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Todd and Doctor Peters
 

John & Julie at Table - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Julie & John

 

Chaz and Blaze - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Blaze & Chaz
 

___ and Kelsey - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Chloe and Kelsey

 

The Sibs Up Front - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Sibs: J R, Tom, John, Dale and Mary Ann

 

John M. Reading Daddy's Letter to His Sister - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Tom, John M. Reading Daddy's Letter to His Sister During The War, Dale & Mary Ann

 

Charlotte In A Hurry - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Charlotte in a Hurry

 

Nate, John and Matt Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Nate, John and Michael

 

and Haley - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Dan and Haley

 

The Ruttens with Mom & Dad - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Ross, Bev, Marissa and Michael with Mom & Dad and Maya

 

Tom, Patsy, Joyce and Them, and Dale - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Left to right: Joyce, Tom, Bryan, Patsy, Tom & Patsy and Jared, Jay, Jennifer, Dale
Cooper, John, Spencer, Maya, Mary, Maizy and Lauren

 

Tom, Patsy & Etc. - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Joyce & Jay, Tom & Patsy, Jared & Jennifer,
Cooper, John and Spencer; Maya, Mary and Maizy

 

Who Are These People? - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

 Joyce, Livvy, Nathan, Sean, Jennifer, Haley, Chris, Audra, Mom, Jackson and either Blaze or Chaz
with Dad

Daddy Directing - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Daddy with Joyce, Livvy, Nathan, Sean, Jennifer and Haley

 

Okay. Smile, everybody! - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Okay. Everybody, smile!  Back row: Birthday Boy John, Kristin, Charlotte, Roman and Nate;
Middle row: Blaze, Chloe and Kelsey;
Front row: Maizy & Maya, Chaz, Kyle, Sarah Jane, Cooper, Mary and Spencer

 

The Ruttens - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

John T, Russ, Lauren, Michael & Marisa, Mary and Bev
with John & Cathy behind

 

my family - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Mary Ann, John, J R, Tom, Dale, Dad & Mom

Apparently, after a while of these official portraits, both the subjects and the photographers just got bored with the concept, started talking instead of posing, and began enjoying the party.
 

Sean & ____ - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Sean & Charlotte

 

Cathy & Bev - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Cathy & Bev and Kate

 

Jim, John and Carol Sue - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jim, John and Carol Sue

 

Sisters Karen & Diane - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Diane & Karen

 

Marge and Jack - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer. All Rights Reserved.

Marge and Jack

 

Four Boys & a Piano - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Cooper, Chaz & Blaze and Spencer

 

Jerry Lee Lewis Soundalikes - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Chaz & Blaze with Cooper

 

Marisa and Kate - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Marisa, Kate and Jennifer Photobombing

 

ribbons - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Decorations & Party

 

Icing on the Cupcake - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Cup Cakes

 

Mouth Full 2 - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Chaz and the Cupcake

 

Mouthfull Three - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

 

Daddy Eating Birthday Cupcake - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Daddy Eating Birthday Cupcake

 

Cooper's Margarita - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Cooper's Margarita

 

Jack and child - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jack and Kate
 

Mary and Pat - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Mom and Pat

 

Daddy Thanking MaryAnn for a Great Party - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Daddy Thanking Mary Ann for Organizing a Great Party

 

Color Smears - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Margie and Balloons

Blurry like this, Margie reminds J R  of both Grandma C and Lois, so I knew it had to be Margie. Plus, Margie was in charge of the balloons.

 

 

Dad's Dad and Mom - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

See my parent's stories, Indiana and The Fire, for more info about Harry & Myrtle.

 

 

Joyce & The Twins in Mom's Chair - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Joyce & Spencer & Cooper
 

Prone to Compute - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Spencer and Maizy

 

Screen Child & Cubby - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Maizy


Screen, Child, Jennifer, Cookie - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jennifer and Cookie

  

Kelsey Wan - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kelsey Wan

  

Blue Jello on a Bun - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Maizy's Chopped Blue Jello on a Bun

 

 

Daddy on a Ladder on the Roof - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Daddy on a Ladder on the Roof at Maravilla

Original photo probably by my mother.

 

The Skylounge Four - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Sky Lounge Four — Margie, Dad, & Mom, Anna

 

 Mom & Dad Giggling in the Elevator - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Mom & Dad giggling in the elevator with Tom

 

Hand, X and Diane - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Hand, Kate and Diane

 

Anna & X - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Anna and Kate

 

Puzzle Toy - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Maya with the Perplexus Maze Game I gave Tom & Patsy

 

Karen - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Karen

 

Kate and J R - Copyright 2014 Anna Palmer

Kate and J R

 

 

 

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