I was lucky enough to be in Prague for my Great-Aunt's (my grandma's sister) 91st Birthday.
On her birthday she made a huge feast for about 15 of her children, grandchildren + boyfriends +me.
At 91 she made my favorite Czech foods of Smazeny Rizek(breaded chicken), brombary(potatoes) and polevka (soup)
and five (yes 5) different desserts.
She also takes public transportation everyday to the supermarket and carries 10lbs of groceries home.
She says the rolling carts are for young people, so she carries her groceries home in a bag.
To be honest I was trying to keep it together a lot of the day,
because she reminds me so much of my Babi.
And I was missing my Babi and my family a lot,
but was very happy to be surrounded by extended family.
They also have a really nice tradition
(it may be a Czech tradition or just a family tradition and I think it's mainly for older family members)
where everyone gets in a line and one by one shakes the birthday persons hand, gives them kisses, wishes them a happy birthday and gives them their gift.
It was really sweet and a tradition I'd like to start in my family.
I'm hoping I still have that much energy, spunk and good looks when I'm 91.