Joan planned and planned to have a surprise birthday luncheon for Carilyn. She was successful. Carilyn thought she was going to lunch with Joan and her hubby, Wayne, but instead, Wayne dropped Joan and Carilyn off at Victoria’s Tea room and instead of parking the car, headed off to Denny’s for lunch with the “boys.” Carilyn was surprised…. when she walked in and saw the table surrounded by her friends.
I ordered the stuffed tomato (with chicken salad) and a cup of Lemon Chicken Soup (wonderful).I should have taken a picture of my plate when I finished. All of the crackers, potato chips and orange peels remained; everything else was consumed. Dessert was a choice of chocolate dipped strawberries, carrot cake or cappuccino cake. I declined dessert.
Carilyn’s surprise birthday party was a hit and enjoyed by all.
Later today, I found myself at the laundry on this beautiful Saturday, when I spotted Birthday Girl cleaning the recently empty site. I’m rather proud of myself for being a candid photographer, as the next three pictures were all taken from inside the laundry building across the street.
Sure hope your birthday was special, Carilyn. I’m thrilled that I got to enjoy part of it with you. In the few months we have been friends, you have already enriched my life. I’m looking forward to “and many more” years as your friend.