Philadelphia, PA – From Colorado Springs to just next door, family, friends and neighbors came in Spassos Restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Anastasia Bandy, celebrated her 90th year with all the love anyone could want during this holiday season.

One by one, they took the microphone from Lou Polson, a family member who introduced the families. With sister Mary and brother in law Peter at her side, she looked on and listened. “November 15, 1924, It was a cold-cold day”, said Polson. “It was snowing outside. That was the day Anastasia came into the world”. Sentimental applause and laughter followed as Anastasia smiled.

Throughout the night, cousins and generations shared greetings, special moments and inspiration of love for the woman that touched so many of them, Anastasia Bandy.