I specifically pleaded with Cherie not to surprise me with a party and she didn't.  No party was needed as this was one of the best birthdays I have ever celebrated.  I received calls from friends and family in Germany, from all of my kids and from my extra sweet granddaughter Summer who took off time from studying for her finals to call.  I also had lots of comments from my social media friends and family.
Cherie did manage to keep one surprise a secret. My daughter-in-law Rebecca fixed us a very special birthday meal. She came to our door with a fresh baked lasagna, salad and a wonderful cherry/blueberry dessert.  Excellent!

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