The Easter table was set for dessert. Some cookies, candies and other treats were scattered about. An ice cream cake, cupcakes and a bunny cake were all lined up as well. We all gathered about the rooms trying to stay distanced at the same time.
The ice cream cake was labeled “16!” The cupcakes had “50!” The bunny cake had “Happy Birthday!” This was one of the first times we were all going to be able to celebrate together. And Aunt Judy had not messed around.
“No blowing out the candles,” Aunt Judy said, “but we ARE singing.”
And off-key we sang. Each person got their special moment. Each person got to use the special, gold candle snuffer. First it was Bria’s turn (April 5th), then Rick’s turn (April 2nd), then my turn (April 7th).
“Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear (name)
Happy Birthday to You.
May the Dear Lord Bless you
May the Dear Lord Bless You
May the Dear Lord Bless (name)
May the Dear Lord Bless you!”
3 separate times we went though this song. 3 times the snuffer was used. 3 cakes were cut. But MANY smiling faces being together!