Sunday, July 26, 2015

Happy 70th birthday, Terry!

Terry hates being the center of attention and did not want a big shindig for his 70th birthday. Yet our tennis group perseveres in celebrating milestone birthdays. The best way to avoid this is to be in another state during your birthday, but even then, we might still try to celebrate (we're talking to you, Becks).

Colleen thought of everything: the invite, the balloons, the cupcakes. Dave and Patty did a trial run, arriving exactly one week early. A bunch of us (including Dave and Patty) arrived by 8:15 on Friday, eager to find out where Terry was going to make his entrance. 

A few things went awry. But the good news is, Doug mentioned the surprise only once, and Jim got help with retrieving the keys he locked in his car.

And a good time was had by all. The party had everything: fruity mojitos, chicken tenders, and Terry sporting a beaded necklace. He was gracious in his receipt of the gnome, which Jim had lovingly cared for for more than a year.

Terry, you look terrific, you are terrific, and we love you very much. Cheers to you!

No comments: