Usually, Rosette's birthday is an occasion for double family reunion: family golf tournament and birthday party. This year's is a special one in that another big event joined the wagon. On August 2, Jacques, the second Letendre child, and France marked the 50th anniversary of their happy life together, and 50 of us (siblings and spouses) were invited to dinner and had an unforgettable evening of first-class culinary experience and touching family solidarity (unanimous opinion of each invitee). Rosette was as radiant as ever and we enjoyed her presence. That she is bound to her chair does not diminish her magnetic charm and keen mental power. It is a wonder of nature that a 96-year-old woman still feels like a young girl full of enthusiasm. Two incidences in which she was brought to hospital between her 95th and 96th birthdays only proved that she is resilient against negative changes. So we are very optimistic that we will continue to be previleged with her presence among us for long years to come.