Elder Blain had his 75th birthday yesterday and some wonderful young women prepared a surprise party for him! Other than catching the table cloth on fire while trying to light the candles, everything was perfect for the best mission birthday you'd ever want. The flying match luckily missed Elder Blain's white shirt--a torched Elder would not have been a dignified birthday picture. We were touched deeply by the effort they made to mix up a delicious cake by hand (their electric mixer was even broken) from a great grandma's scratch recipe. It was a happy day! There are some very good people in the world and we are blessed to get to know them and teach them the gospel.
|Two of the lovely young women we told you about. They made the cake and put up the birthday sign for Elder Blain.|
|Good thing they didn't use 75 candles! It was a project just lighting the ones on the cake.|
|More help lighting the candles.|
|We are singing, "Happy Birthday to You." Look out or you'll catch on fire!|
|He blew them all out but you can't call him a blow hard.|
|YUM! He gets his wish.|
|Oops, caught me in the act of stuffing my face. Ladies must maintain their figure, you know.|
|It IS a bad hair day. How dare you capture me at my worst!|
Oh, well, the damage is done and documented, might as well go back to munching my life away. Bring those pounds on!