Smith Celebrates Her 101st Birthday
|November 29th, 2013, was a very
special day at Piecemakers as we celebrated the 101st birthday of
Marie's cousin, Viola Smith. Vi hails from Wisconsin just like
Marie but has spent the majority of her adult life living in New York
City where she was a top tier drummer in well known big bands and
orchestras as well as part of the Kit Kat Band in the original Broadway
production of "Cabaret". For the last two years she has called Costa
Mesa home and it is a delight to have her as part of our family here at
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prepared for the celebration.
makes her entrance!
for lunch and music
enjoying a song dedicated to her.
Band playing big band songs.
chorus sings for Vi.
dancer - Vi's youngest relative, Oliver, 100 years younger than her.
comes the cake!
cake - with a photo of young Vi, left, a drum in the center and
Vi at 100 on the right.
with her nephew, Dennis Bartash.
generations - Viola, Shastin (Marie's granddaughter), and Oliver,