So, did I mention that yesterday was my parents’ 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY? Well, it was. And we didn’t just take them out to lunch, we threw them a big party! I couldn’t mention that here ’cause it was a surprise. And Mom reads my blog.
How could we not have a party? Fifty years of marriage is quite an accomplishment these days, as evidenced by the rarity of 50th anniversary party decorations.
As far as the surprise goes, Dad was clueless to the very end. Mom knew there was going to be a party, she just didn’t know when. To throw her off, I told her I procrastinated so long, I couldn’t find a place to have it. So we were just going to have a little party at my house (how boring and anticlimactic!) on August 22.
She didn’t know what was going on either until she saw a friend of hers in the restaurant parking lot. But that was okay. The party was still a smashing success.
I was pretty busy running around playing hostess and trying to take pictures at the same time. I didn’t get any great candids. Maybe my sister-in-law, Sharen, who was also taking pics, got some better images.
People get a bit weirded out when folks like me are walking around indiscriminately shooting pics. Sometimes, when they see me coming, I get looks like this…
All in all, I think it was a 50th anniversary party they’ll remember for a long time.