Anne, Madeline and Rebecca Muhlenbruck surprised their mother and grandma Jackie Robinson Birdsell of Hampton on her 75th birthday with friends and relatives at their home in Ankeny. Thirty-five guests had lunch and spent the afternoon visiting and catching up with each other.
Reinbeck area guests included Jan and Paul Ehrig, Harold and Margaret Storjohann, Geri Weeks, and Sheridan and Mary Lou Downey. Family members besides the Muhlenbrucks included Pat Birdsell from Mesa, Arizona; Chris Birdsell from San Francisco, California; and Harry and Mike Birdsell from Hampton.
Pictured above are Jackie Robinson Birdsell, Jan Owen Ehrig, Margaret Lohse Storjohann, and Geri Paton Weeks. The four have been lifelong friends since elementary school.