My Mother's Birthday
Last month my mother had her
birthday. My father decided to throw a surprise party for her. Two weeks,
before the event he booked a room in my mother's favourite cafe. And then my
father began to invite our relatives and friends.
Of course, that was a great
secret. It was sometimes difficult to keep mother from suspecting anything. It
was also difficult to make some people understand that it was to be a surprise.
For example, the only time he could ring mother's parents was when she happened
to be in the house. However, she didn't suspect anything and her parents didn't
said a word about the invitation.
Two weeks such secret planning
was more than father could stand. He was glad when that day arrived but nervous
in case something went wrong. He had told mother that they would just go
She agreed as she didn't often
make a big fuss of her birthday. My father had bought her a beautiful dress and
she wore it when they went out. They wandered along the river and then around
the shops. It was a lovely day and many people were out. Father was very
nervous, because if mother guesses his surprise will be ruined.
Eventually it was time for my
father to suggest having a meal at their favourite cafe. It would be his treat
as a kind of birthday present. Mother readily agreed. Great was my mother's
surprise when she saw her sister-in-law's car parked outside the cafe and
greater when in the foyer she saw ray brother and me, though we had to be at
What a crowd of people she
found inside ready to wish her a happy birthday. My mother was