Rick threw me a surprise party for my birthday. Wow! If he’d asked me do I want a birthday party I would definitely have said no. I’m glad he didn't ask. What a fun time!
I thought we were probably going into Hallowell to meet my sons for a nice birthday dinner . . . until he handed me a blindfold and said to put it on. It suddenly occurred to me that this probably wasn't dinner.
So I put on the blindfold and noticed we did a 180 degree turn and were headed back to Hallowell. He accused me of peaking when I knew we were headed back to Hallowell but come on, aren’t people who are being kidnapped able to tell you how many lefts or rights you've taken and approximately how long you drove in each direction? J
Anyway, I was pretty disoriented once we stopped and he took my arm and guided me to a step and an open door where someone else took my other arm. Then the happy birthday music started and when I removed my blindfold there were 50 of my favorite people in the whole world with great, sweet smiles. How wonderful is that?
Rick had hired two of my very favorite bands – not one but two!!! – and a photographer. I’ll post photos when I get them. My dear, wonderful, talented, and creative neighbor helped him pull everything together. Thank you Chris! Greta provided a drum head with her own beautiful creation on the back and space on the front for people to sign. I’ll post a photo.
Lots of wonderful music ensued, including a rendition of Old Flames by Rick, Woody, Richard, and Jane! I think Alfred was on drums for that one, too. Chris Rusnov and Deb Dunn and others danced away. I joined in a few myself with Rick, Rose, Betty, Liz, Susie, Jordy, and others. I had to laugh when Liz was amazed that I hadn't heard about the party because, she said, everyone in town knew about it! Good job Hallowellians – and Rick!