I knew my family was planning something special for my birthday. They usually talk about my birthday for two or three months before the date. This year, no one mentioned a word. When my birthday was a week or two away, I started to grill my mom and dad with questions. They were tight-lipped and very good at keeping the secret. I had no idea the plan was so large, until the morning of my birthday. My parents planned an outdoor celebration. Even though it was 40° outside, my parents threw together a grande party. They rented a large party tent and four gas furnaces. Each one of the gas furnaces was set up in a corner of the party tent. The gas furnaces provided plenty of heat to the area. My parents planned a few games, and they even hired a band to play the event. I should have known they would plan something special for my 21st birthday. My mom and dad invited all of my friends and family, and we ate cake and drank beer until the wee hours of the morning. My parents purchased all of my favorite beers, and they even bought a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. When we exited the tent, everyone was surprised to see an inch of snow on the ground. The wonderful gas furnaces provided so much warmth that we never realized the temperatures were below freezing. It was one of the best birthday celebrations of my whole life, and I don’t know how I will ever top those festivities.
August 5, 2020
August 5, 2020