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Parties Extra! ---October 21, 2008---DeGiusti and Abbott celebrate their birthdays!

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: October 21, 2008

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Maria Abbott, Lisa Campbell, Elaine DeGiusti and their parents, Barbara and Ralph Thompson celebrate Maria and Elaine’s 40th birthday with a party in Norman. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

Dr. Craig Abbott, Lisa Campbell and Judge Tim DeGiusti (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

Twins Elaine DeGiusti and Maria Abbott were honorees at a surprise 40th birthday party at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. Husbands Dr.  Craig Abbott and Judge  Tim DeGiusti, Sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Frank Campbell and Parents Barbara and Ralph Thompson were hosts and surprised the women as they arrived. They thought they were attending a Museum function. Tables were set up throughout the Museum. The  dinner was served buffet style and included a Chocolate cake and a Lemon Cake, the twins’ favorites.A slide show of  Ralph Thompson’s photos of family members through the years played during the evening.  Guests were invited to tour the Museum following dinner. The party invitation, labeled “Top Secret,”  featured pictures of the twins as babies (wearing precious baby bonnets) and current photos.

Amy Dean, Maria Abbott, Mary Jane Lauderdale, Joy Kelly, Kara Locke (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).
Barbara and Judge Ralph Thompson (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).
Elaine DeGiusti and Margaret Jantzen. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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