90th Birthday Motorcycle ride
Last Saturday, I attended a friend of mines 90th birthday party. I was supposed to play the piano for her but, the place where the party was held had no piano and I couldn't find amy portable pianos that had full keyboards so, I decided to ride my Harley to the party and offer her a motorcycle ride. I got there before she and her husband arrived you see, last year, I officiated the renewal of their wedding vows on their 70th wedding anniversary. She has 4 grown children and I shared with them what my intentions were and they thought it would be great if she would do it but, doubted that she would. When she came in, I asked her if she woukl go for a motorcycle ride with me and her reply was "I don't think so". I then asked her if she would set on my Harley with me, so her kids could get some pictures and she said "I'll do that". Now, the stage was set. A couple of friends had brought their guitars and they each played songs, sang for a while, we ate cake and other goodies and quite a crowd had gathered at the town house where we were. I then announced that we were going outside and that "Daisy" was going to set on my motorcycle with me, for some pictures. Everyone filed outside and her son helped her on my Harley. Cameras were everywhere and I told her I was going to start my Harley so those taking movies would have the sound, etc. When I fired it up, one lady told me that Daisy's eyes were as big as silver dollars. I leaned back and said to her, "Daisy, you know I am a preacher and you know that your kids want to put in the local paper that you took a motorcycle ride on your 90th birthday so, we have to take a ride otherwise, we wll all be liars." I put the Harley in gear and off we went across the parking lot and Daisy said "oh my". I circled and came back in front of the town house and Daisy leaned forward and said "don't you forget to stop!". Her son helped her off and the entire crowd was cheering and she had the biggest smile I have ever seen her have. She told me Sunday at my church, that was the happiest birthday party she had ever had. I imagine her photo will be in the locak paper, next week. She is such a sweet heart and I was glad I got to do this with her and for her.