Anyone who has been the victim of a Surprise Party knows that feeling when you look around and realize something is going on that wasn't expected.
My friend Sheryle experience that feeling yesterday when she walked into a restaurant to have lunch with a young friend and as she idly looked around, was met with the shouts (maybe that should be shrieks, it was an all girl affair) of her family and friends informing her it was all about Her.
Sheryle's birthday is on Christmas Day and her two daughters decided Mum misses out because of that, this year she will have a party, just for her.
Oh darn, you can't see the tears on her cheeks when she realized her three sisters were there.
I'm sure the fourth of December has something to do with Thomas Edison and the radio....
Mind you, my memory is far from reliable. Not that I was around back then but that date and Thomas Edison is embedded in my memory for some reason.
And it was the date of the last broadcast of Dad and Dave in Australia in 1960. So how come I can remember it? No idea. Only Australians of around my age or older will have the faintest idea what I'm talking about.
But from henceforth it will be the day we surprised Sheryle!
She came up to my daughter-in-law Heather and me and said, "What are you two doing here?"
I asked, "Have you finished crying yet".
To which she answered, "No, I don't think I have." and more tears streamed down her cheeks.
I will do a post about Sheryle soon, I think. She is a very special lady.