It’s hard to fool a 90-year-old, but residents at Gulfshore of Longboat Key managed to do it.
Charlotte Barsalow celebrated her 90th birthday March 27, but she didn’t expect to be joined by so many friends.
Called from her unit right across from the clubhouse to discuss a problem, Barsalow was greeted by 50 residents singing “Happy Birthday.” She admitted she was fooled, but she was suspicious as to why she was needed for “the problem.”
Elaine Buckley, a friend who has known Barsalow during her 25 years at the park, spoke briefly. Jean Hanna presented Barsalow with a photo album of the residents. And there was a festive birthday cake shared by all.
Joining the celebration were her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jane Baraslow, from Vermont.
But the real surprise came later when another of Barsalow’s sons, Charlie, arrived with her three grandchildren. Due to be on hand when Barsalow walked into the clubhouse, they were delayed by heavy beach traffic.
Fellow park resident Emmalene McConnell organized the surprise party.
Contact Dora Walters at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?