- David's 50th
David's 50th Birthday
Recital and party


January 17, 2009

We had a house-full of Catletts and Fantes to celebrate this significant milestone over the weekend. At left are David, Charlie, and Ayrin.

Below right are some of the "next generation." From left to right: Gio (Ayrin and Dan's son), Jonathan (Charlie and Joanie's youngest son), and Victoria (David and Charlotte's youngest daughter)...and Lucy (David and Charlotte's middle daughter) plucking the bass fiddle.
We rented the Noble Room and adjoining conference room at the McKinney Musical Arts Center in McKinney, TX to have a little recital and eat cake. Along with the Texas Family von Catlett, we were joined by brother Charlie down from Chicago, and our friends that Franzens in playing for about an hour. Here are some clips from the evening. We had a lot of fun with this.

Festival Waltz

Jesus Loves Me

Ragtime Annie

Dona Nobis Pacem

The Lover's Waltz