My daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and myself took "Top" to Nashville last night.
No wild buck dancing at the Wild Horse Saloon, instead a nice family dinner at his favorite restaurant The Cracker Barrel.
Just as we were finishing our meal, the waitress came by, and announced to the whole restaurant, it was my husband's birthday, and that he had just retired from the military after serving thirty eight years. There was a deadly silence, everyone stopped eating, and at the request of the waitress, a loud chorus of "Happy Birthday to You" echoed throughout the dining hall.
I can't remember the last time I witnessed my husband so red in the face, embarrassing, but worth it !
It reminded me of the Mastercard commercial :
Rounding up the family ~ impossible
Dinner at your favorite restaurant ~ 50 bucks.
Co-ordinating a hundred strangers to stop eating dinner, and sing "Happy Birthday to You" ~Priceless.