Sip and See party: A Sip and See was held in honor of Samuel Louis Kalil IV of Fort Worth, Texas, in the home of local residents Saundra and Jim Farha, his maternal grandparents. The gathering was to celebrate Samuel's entrance into the church at St. Elijah Orthodox Christian Church. There were five generations present, including paternal grandparents, Pam and Sam Kalil Jr. of Fort Worth, and maternal great-grandparents, Nadia and Sam Shadid, and great-great grandmother, Adeeba Samara. There were also four generations named Sam.
Serving table: A traditional Lebanese cinnamon tea, called Meghli, was served, along with an assortment of sweet treats. A motorcycle diaper cake with a teddy bear rider was the centerpiece.
Guests: Among the guests were Katherine Shadid, Samara Cohlmia, Yevonne Homsey, Lillian Badeen, Leslie and Scott Samara, Andrea and Johnny Jones, Karla and George Cohlmia, Jennifer and Paul Shadid, Lydia and David Shadid, Cassie Kalil, Christopher Farha, Andrew Farha, Betty Kay Karim, Marilyn Meade, Betsy Hyde and Bonnie Naifeh, Sydney and Mickey Homsey, Cindy Homsey, Stephanie Shanbour, Vicki and Frank Shadid, Debbie Homsey, Dana Karim, Lana Cohlmia, Nick, Terri, and Anna Kakish, Juliana Samara and Rod Badeen.
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Birthday party: Sam Flippo and Jack Flippo, identical twin brothers, were honored at 94th birthday party given by son Sam Flippo and Janell Davis in their home. Ice cream and birthday cake, along with hors d'oeuvres, was served to the 30 guests, which included Linda and Bill Schmitz and Sibyl Flippo.
A little history: The Guinness Book of World Records has acknowledged to the Flippos thatthe twins are the oldest living male twins on record, and the family is awaiting official documention. They were in World War II together and landed at Normandy Beach in the same landing craft. They were both wounded in France and sent to England for treatment. They both were aircraft airframe technicians for Boeing, Piper and Beech in Wichita, Kan., and began working at Tinker Air Force Base in 1962. They have seven children between them and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sam and his wife, Sibyl (they were married in 1945), live in Midwest City. Jack lives in Harrah. His late wife Kathleen (they were married in 1945) died in 2011. The brothers were born in Arkansas and had six siblings. Both brothers are healthy and have lunch together twice a week. Both still plant gardens every year.
Occasion: The annual Daughters of the American Revolution state workshop was held in Norman with the theme “DAR University,” and there were forums for the members to attend. At the luncheon, members donated clothing for children from kindergarten to fifth grade attending the Positive Tomorrows elementary school.
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