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!