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Bill and Lil Ross. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
Bill and Lil Ross. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Editor’s Note: Here is a birthday celebration from last week, as well as a creative home project, and an outdoor get-together. Let’s keep telling our stories. Send pictures of what you are doing to hwallace@oklahoman.com. Thanks and stay safe — Helen Ford Wallace.

Celebrating Bill

Bill Ross celebrated his 90th birthday last weekend on the driveway of his home. He and his wife, Lil, sat at a table and waved as close friends in cars decorated with signs and balloons drove by and honked and waved. Family members decorated the front yard with birthday signs and enjoyed snacks and drinks. Grandchildren, wearing face masks and gloves, gave the drive-by friends a gift sack with a celebratory Bundt cake inside. Family members are Becky and Alan Roten and children William and Caroline, Bob and Heather Ross and children Lilly and Frank, Molly and Chris Fuhrman and children Austin and Charlie, and Heather’s parents, Phyllis and Roger Strong.

Building a Legos project

Gerry Pinkston’s friends encouraged her to submit this project to us. It is Boone Pickens Stadium built in Legos. “I had never done Legos before, “ she said. “So, I saw this on the internet and decided it would be my coronavirus project. It took 3 hours a day for 4 weeks. Very tedious, but fun,” she added. She also did a smaller project building Pistol Pete.

Socializing, distantly

Several friends got together in Alison Taylor’s backyard. They brought their own beverages, and Alison packed individual snack bags for everyone. Grenda Moss brought puzzles as party favors for the women to take home. Pam Troup made the masks.

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<strong>Bob, Lilly and Heather Ross. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Bob, Lilly and Heather Ross. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›

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