I imagine that many of you have heard about the serious flooding that occurred last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. My parents live near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Sunday, May 2, was my mother’s 90th birthday. My sister and I had arranged for the altar flowers to honor both Mom and my parents’ 70th anniversary, which was on Wednesday, May 5. Because of the high water my parents couldn’t get to church, and a party that had been planned for them Sunday evening also had to be cancelled.
But it takes more than a flood to keep good people down. On Tuesday our friend Judy and a Sunday School class of young adults who have adopted Mom and Dad prepared a surprise anniversary party for my folks. About 50 people managed to get to the church at noon on Tuesday for the celebration.
My parents are in the lower left-hand corner of the picture above. Judy, who helped arrange the party, is the woman in green at the extreme right. The young adults (with their children) belong to the Sunday School class that ‘adopted’ Mom and Dad. Judy’s husband Charlie took the pictures.
One of the high points of the party was when Dad sang a song he made up for Mom many years ago. I really don’t know when he ‘wrote’ it — I first heard it on their 50th anniversary. Charlie said there wasn’t a dry female eye in the place after Dad sang. Not bad for a singer who is almost 98!