Daddy Steve: It's time to reveal the big surprise. Have you guessed it yet? If not, then Meghan and Robin will be happy to share it with you.
Meghan: It's Sasha Morganthaler's 125th birthday!
Robin: Technically, it's the 125th anniversary of her birth.
Meghan: Whatever. It's time to party!
Sasha M was born 125 years ago on November 30th, so we had a party to mark the special occasion. And what a party it was! We made lots of delicious food including cheese fondue, a traditional dish of Sasha's homeland of Switzerland.
Anthony: Frank, why don't you go mingle a little?
Frank: I am mingling--with these macarons.
Holly Belle: Oh, dear me, my bread came off of my fork! According to tradition, I must kiss the man next to me. >Tee-hee!<
John Martin: Uh, why don't we just shake hands instead?
Party decorations included the Swiss flag and, of course, the Sasha logo.
Luke: All this time I thought it was a Red Cross benefit.
Kaveh: >sigh< The Red Cross is red on white; the Swiss flag is white on red.
Luke: You learn something new every day!
Sasha: It all looks so pretty!
Holly Belle organized a fashion show featuring original Frido clothes that reflected Sasha M's fashion aesthetic.
L to R: Miss Pink Party Dress, Misses Blond & Brunette Gingham, Miss Brown Cord,
and Miss Dungarees.
Daphne: It was actually kind of a hoot to dress up in these old-timey outfits.
Even Rhoda got talked into participating -- with some concessions, of course.
Frederick: Hey! Those are my clothes!
Sasha Morganthaler had a great love and interest in all of the world's cultures, so Ravi and Harriet dressed in traditional garb of India.
And although she loved traditional designs, Sasha M could also be right on trend; interpreting the fashions of the 1960s. Here, Emile wears a Mondrian-inspired outfit popularized by Yves Saint Laurent.
Emile: But of course, Le French are zee experts on le haute couture.
What would a party be without music? Entertainment was provided by a band comprised of Gavin, Valerie, Bowie, Rolf, and Sebastian. They were quite the swinging quintet!
Giancarlo took front & center with the band to sing a moving love ballad as only an Italian can.
Angelo: Bravo! He's like a young Pavarotti!
Much of the party's conversation centered on Sasha's life and work, including some personal reminiscences...
Gino: Daisy, you actually had your photo taken with Sasha M! What was it like?
Daisy: Well, I don't remember too much, though I recall that her furry coat tickled!
Everyone in Gregoropolis had a wonderful time; even some of the more reclusive residents made an appearance.
The evening ended with a toast to Sasha M.
All: Happy Birthday to the mother of us all!