While digging through my archives I found these photos I took about two and a half years ago at my great uncle’s 90th birthday. I still like the series so I thought I’d put them up here. It was a lovely day with my extended family and some regional quirks.
My sister and her partner’s daughter having fun with the camera.
Yep, got caught.
My great uncle is very fond of music and helped founding the first music school in the area. He also always was very involved in the local brass band. I don’t know about your area, but where I come from every village has their own brass band. So the local brass band dropped by for a birthday serenade. My great uncle discussing the set with the bandmaster.
My sister being cheeky, my great uncle listening to the music. Still can’t get over the fact that he’s 90 years old, he looks so much younger.
Lots of shake hands.
And more music.
If you make it to 90 years, you get to conduct the brass band.
Even the local police commander dropped by and brought a gift.
Listening to the speech. Not easy to impress.
And some more music.
My great uncle believes in the importance of kids getting in contact with music, so he was very happy about all the kids in the brass band.
My dad discussing a piece of music with one of the brass band girls.
Having done their duty, time for food, drinks and party. Typical brass band.
I’m repeating myself – brass bands!
One last speech (it was a very short one), and then food.
Family time. My brother, my dad and my great uncle.
Lovely memories of meeting my extended family. And wishing my great uncle many more happy years to come.