This next week, my dad (a.k.a. Piano Man) will be celebrating a big birthday. His 60th, in fact, on Tuesday, October 30th.
However, this weekend, my mom, brother, sister-in-law, and I are hosting an open house for him in our hometown of Canton, IL. It is being held at the church home of my uncle, aunt, and several cousins. Everyone is invited to attend, and this is one of the ads that ran in the local newspaper. Up until the ad ran in the paper about ten days ago, it was a complete surprise to Dad. Now, as we continue our preparations, he still doesn't know what to expect.
Since some of you blog friends live far away, you may want to send a note. Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have my parents' address. I know my Dad would appreciate a funny card or your best wishes. We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with friends and family, and we hope the day is filled with wonderful memories for Dad.