Daisey Sampley Talbert: A five-generation celebration

By Allen A. Buchanan, Staff Writer

St. Petersburg – What better way to celebrate 80 years of life on this earth than with five generations of family. Sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grands and great-great grands turned out to wish Daisey Sampley Talbert a happy birthday.

The celebration was held at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center where three of Talbert’s children, Gale, Brenda and Junior, were on hand to present her with a huge cake adorned with her picture displayed on it.

After everyone had dinner, they gathered for a family picture. Five generations of family shared in capturing the rare event. Although many families may consist of five generations, getting them all into one room for a photo op takes quite a bit of planning.

Gail Horseley met that challenge head on. And if you know Gail, you know that she loves to plan events for family and friends.

While antique lights, white tablecloths, pink napkins and small candles sat atop each table to add ambience to the occasion, Talbert’s heart was over filled with joy to have her family celebrating her.

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