A couple hundred of Bonnie and Arnold Hano's nearest and dearest celebrated Arnold's 90th birthday Saturday at Tivoli Terrace.
The nonagenarian requested no gifts for himself, but gifts to the Laguna Beach Community Clinic or Village Laguna were acceptable. Verbal bouquets were presented in abundance, beginning with the invitation, which read: "Friendship, wine and Arnold Hano improve with time."
"I am honored just to be here," said Barbara Painter.
John Monahan said he was also honored to be selected as master of ceremonies.
"I was Bonnie's first choice, not Arnold's," Monahan said. "However, Jennifer Lopez was not available."
Accolades began with Hano's son, Stephen.
He said the first birthday he remembers was his father's 30th.
"I was 8, and Bonnie brought out this chocolate cake. I had never seen so many candles," Stephen said. "He blew them all out and commented. 'Gee, the 20s went by so fast. Do you think the 30s will go as fast?'