Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Surprise Celebration in Ste. Genevieve


On Saturday, September 29, we took my parents around Ste. Genevieve to see all of the childhood homes of my mom and dad and their parents. During the ride around town, Mom was telling me how Tommy was helping to prepare the treats for what HE thought was someone else's retirement party. Little did my parents know that we were celebrating their 60th anniversary that night and that Tommy was in on the secret all along. It was tough to keep a straight face as I realized that my mom was preparing the treats for their own party, while thinking that she was preparing it for Tommy's retirement party!




At 5:30 p.m., Tommy and Marilyn and my parents arrived at the Knights of Columbus hall. As they all walked in, it was hilarious to watch my mom keep her eyes on Tommy, waiting for him to react in surprise. She had a puzzled look on her face and couldn't figure out why Tommy wasn't acting out in surprise. When my parents realized that they stepped into a celebration for them, they couldn't believe that we fooled them yet again ten years later!


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

KAREN,,,that was sweeeeeeet,,,we did that on my moms 80 th birthday..she got a phone call from my brother ( was lives in Fla) he was wishing her a happy birthday ( he was in a motel room with me and my partner we were giggling and my bro giving us evil looks)he was saying how much he wished he could be there to celebrate her big day etc,, so my sister and nieces took my mom to her church basement and told her there was a big airconditioned rummage sale she had to see,, mom walks in her face was PRICELESS, seeing not only me and Kim but my brother too,, I love it when we can do things for our parents.. U go girl...
Jodi

Kirk M said...

So you've been able to fool them each time? That takes talent indeed. Your folks are very lucky to have you around you know.

Sorry I haven't been around lately. Every time I think I'll get some time...it runs out. :)

Jennifer Jordan (JCal) and Joanna Asia (JoJo) said...

This was one of the best days ever. I miss you guys-- but I'll be home for Xmas.