Walt's 80th birthday, Miles and I rented a penthouse suite at
Bellagio on Sept. 17, 2005, and gathered about 40 of his friends
from near (the neighbors!) and far (Tacoma!) for a wonderful
Then, after the party, Walt and Terry got to stay in the suite
As you can see, the party got a little wild...
The Grand Entry: Walt is brought
to the room by Miles, Terry
and out-of-town friends Neena Pellegrini and her mom, Pat (not
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Walt reacts as he enters
(above and below)
this decorated jockstrap
which the esteemed
retired physician opted to don! Yikes!
Frank Herman is digging deeper.
For what, though?
Dr. Perry talks to Bill Shettler.
Here we are managing the bar.
Terry and Walt with me and Miles.
Terry and Walt with Neena and Pat
from Tacoma, Washington.
Miles and I greet guests.
Sam Noto hugs Walt.
Fred Jackson and Bill Shettler
Bob Moser (above) brought this beautiful cake (below left)
We offered a buffet of pies
from Marie Callender's!
Right: Walt blows, as usual.
Walt entertains Denise Duarte
and Pat Pellegrini.
Sam with jockstrap knitter
Here we are in a quiet moment
this busy, busy weekend.
Neighor Caro Vernon (left)
and her friend.
Walt's piano teacher, Mallie
Reichen, and her husband Chris.
Trevor was such a great
help setting up
and keeping us sane.
Silly Aunt Susan takes my
picture. And I
take hers. You get the idea.
This was the view of the
from the penthouse!
This is the view east.
Our house is out there somewhere!