Sunday, December 9, 2018

Bates Celebrate Meema's 80th

Kelly Bates and Meema
Kelly Bates and Meema
 
This weekend, the Bates gathered with family and friends to celebrate Meema's 80th birthday. Meema is Kelly's mother and has been featured on Bringing Up Bates multiple times, including for her wedding in 2017.

Kelly Callaham Bates grew up with three older siblings (Kim and Kay, who have arranged flowers and baked cakes for the Bates weddings, and Chip, who passed away at age 53). Kelly's parents divorced when she was in third grade, and when she grew up, her mom became lonely and adopted two additional daughters, Beth and Beka. Meema's birthday party was hosted by Gwen, a woman who has been on the show and is like a sister to Kelly, Kim, and Kay. 

Meema and Isaiah Bates
Meema and Isaiah Bates

John Webster, Alyssa Webster, Trace Bates
John Webster, Alyssa Webster, Trace Bates

Photos courtesy of thebatesfamily.com, Trace Bates

17 comments:

  1. Happy happy birthday! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ

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  2. Happy Birthday Blessings to you

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  3. πŸŽ‚Hope she has a HAPPY AND BLESSED 20TH BIRTHDAY🎈FROM Norfolk Va.

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  4. Happy Birthday Meema! And many more God bless you.

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  5. Meema wears pants, I notice.

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  6. Happy birthday,doesnt she look great for her age,she looks like she could be Kelly sister,not that Kelly looks old for her age,their both beautiful

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  7. Happy birthday 🎈 Meema, I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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  8. Love this family. Happy birthday and hope you're blessed with many more.

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  9. Happy Birthday Meema!May God bless you and Keep you. You are such a joy, glad you found love again!!Hugs and Prayers

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  10. Finally figured out where the blonde girls get their looks.

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  11. Is Kelly’s dad still living; is she close to him?

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    1. Kelly's Dad died years ago. She was close to her Dad if I remember rightly.

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  12. What did her brother die of so young?

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  13. Wishing you a year of happiness and blessings. God Bless.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  14. Hope you had a wonderful birthday meema!!!! Love this show its so awesome keep these episodes up

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