Sunday was Bob’s birthday, so we held a little celebration. Last year’s party was a tough act to follow, but I think everyone agreed this year’s was even better… well, maybe not better, but just as good… okay, maybe not just as good, but pretty close. Here are some pictures Nan and Eve took:
The invitations said “casual attire,” but no one was surprised when Elvira showed up wearing a fancy sequined onesie. Elvira just doesn’t know the meaning of the word “casual.”
Ralph and Edna were the entertainment committee. They contacted a local talent agency and auditioned several acts, but Ralph kept falling asleep, so Edna had to make the final decision without his help.
That’s how we ended up with this clown doing tricks on a tricycle.
Wally was in charge of the food, and it was really good. Unfortunately, Wally hadn’t planned for such a large crowd, and there wasn’t enough to go around.
Things got a little contentious.
Otto had to make an emergency trip to the deli to get more sandwiches. He was pretty ticked off. He said Wally should have planned better. Wally said that he would have, if only certain birdbrains had had the decency to RSVP, as the invitations clearly indicated.
In an attempt to lighten the mood a little, Lavinia got up and warbled a few songs — “El Condor Pasa,” “Rockin’ Robin,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Bird on a Wire,” and the theme from “Bye Bye Birdie.”
The audience’s response was not uniformly positive. Fortunately, Otto got back with more sandwiches just in the nick of time.
After lunch, Maxine led everyone in singing “Happy Birthday” to Bob.
You can tell from Bob’s expression how thrilled he was.
But then we had the biggest surprise of the day! Look who just flew in! It’s Great Uncle Arthur! And look what he brought with him…
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quote of the day
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
—C. S. Lewis