THE WEEK IN REVIEW: Mathilda Turns 90! / by Love You Back Productions

This week, Julia and Weenta complete a 90th Birthday retrospective video for Mrs. Mathilda White Claiborne, grandmother of Lynnette White Colin, our past business mentor and advisor. 

Lynnette called the film a "familumentary." It featured the commentary of 7 of Mathilda's 10 children. The gathering was full of grandchildren and great grandchildren. There must have been at least 150 people at the party--and to think -- everyone in the room was literally came from Grandma Mathilda. Wow!

Mathilda walks in to a huge surprise 90th birthday party, greeted by three of 5 sons, gifting her a bouquet of roses. 

Mathilda walks in to a huge surprise 90th birthday party, greeted by three of 5 sons, gifting her a bouquet of roses. 

Lynnette with two of Mathilda's grandsons. 

Lynnette with two of Mathilda's grandsons. 

The party was a full Sunday brunch featuring all the traditional New Orleans cuisine, shrimp and grits, dirty rice, baked tilapia, gumbo file and more. 

The party was a full Sunday brunch featuring all the traditional New Orleans cuisine, shrimp and grits, dirty rice, baked tilapia, gumbo file and more. 

Lynnette getting down.

Lynnette getting down.

Mathilda with one of her oldest friends, Mrs. Julia. They've known each other since 1948. Wow. She also had 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls, just like Mrs. Mathilda. What are the odds?!?!

Mathilda with one of her oldest friends, Mrs. Julia. They've known each other since 1948. Wow. She also had 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls, just like Mrs. Mathilda. What are the odds?!?!

We're counting down the days till our summer hiatus - I take off for the summer June 15th. Things are moving fast before the 15th, so we'll have tons more updates to share for next week's blog.

Till then,

-Weenta