Jac o' lyn Murphy: The Big 50 Ghetto-together!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Big 50 Ghetto-together!

 It is always funny when family or close friends 
try to break the news that they are not getting their invitations and favors from me.  
They either apologize profusely or beat around the bush 
and are worried that I am going to be upset or offended!

So when my brother-in-law, Jim, called a few months ago to "let me down gently" 
that his business partner's wife (who is also in the party business) 
was doing the invitations for 
his joint 50th Birthday Party,
 I had to give him a hard time. 

Secretly, I love getting invitations in the mail 
and am always amazed at how talented people are.
I thought these were just perfect...

My husband grew up in what has been lovingly coined,
"The Catholic Ghetto" of Phoenix.
Every family in their two block radius had at least 6 kids.
They were constantly in and out of each other's houses 
and finding creative ways to have fun in the Arizona heat.
They tell hysterical stories about all their antics
 and the bonds that were formed in their childhood 
are still strong today.

Three of the Ghetto Alumnae
 turned 50 last week. 

A big bash to celebrate them and play homage to their roots was in order.
Fabulous food and beverages, your oldest friends and family 
and these great t-shirts to remember the night...what else do you need?

and I didn't have to do a thing!

Cheers to Linda, Jim, Tim
and the Catholic Ghetto!


  1. I just imagine that all of your family gatherings are SO MUCH FUN!! xoxo E

  2. Sounds like a fun group, a fun party and more great memories!
    xo Cathy


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