Look who's 40!

We enjoyed a steak dinner and cake the night before Marand’s 40th birthday (to help throw him off the ‘surprise party’ on the 9th)

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We surprised him on Wednesday with a genuine ‘Old Folks Home’ meal with friends and family. It was a hoot.

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He was escorted in wearing slippers, and suspenders, riding in a wheel chair. The tables were decorated with balloons and toy wind-up chompers (dentures) on feet. I instructed all the adult guests to remain seated during the entire meal, while they were served by the kids. I read Psalm 37:25 out loud “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread”.

After they took their ‘pills/vitamins’ (tic-tacks and peanut M&M’s), they were served prune juice and helped to have a napkin ‘bib’ folded into the collar of their shirts. The 53 guests were served pre-loaded trays of Salsbury Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and jello. All chased down with tums and water.

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We wrapped up the evening with two rousing rounds of BINGO. The winners were serenaded with "For he’s a jolly good fellow”. What a good sport Marand was, and what Sillyness abounds to keep spirit laughing. Praise God.