And to wrap up the whole party theme... what do you give the man who has everything? My writing friends will be happy to hear that we decided on the gift of writing. I'd like to take credit for the idea but can't do so since my sister came up with the idea.
There were a lot of busy writers last Friday night and Saturday. Mark and his three kids were spread out at the table on the back patio with sheets of paper, pencils and crayons. Megan was 300 miles away at college working on the letter she would email in before the party. Michael was in his bedroom working on putting his thoughts together. Me? Mine was still in my head, but I knew it would come together before the deadline because that's how we writing procrastinators work the best.
At about 8:00 last night the family lined up, from youngest to oldest, in a sort of receiving line. One by one we wished my dad a happy birthday and handed him our gift of words.
Today he told me it was one of the best days of his life, so I guess we did okay on the present thing.
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