Hopefully, you enjoyed reading about my birthday celebrations and surprises in recent Life with Lynnie (LwL) entries! Believe it or not, I still have more to write about, regarding birthday celebrations!
On Friday, November 25th, the day after my birthday, I did my usual routine, getting up early and doing my pool exercise at the YMCA/YWCA (Y), before exercising at my friend's basement gym. Once again, I was tuckered out by the time I arrived home!
Even so, I knew I didn't have much time to waste, so I got on the computer and did some work I needed to do. Then, it was time to get cleaned up and appropriately dressed to go meet my friend A, for lunch.
We had pre-arranged to meet at East Side Mario's for lunch that day.
I arrived first, with a birthday present for A. Her birthday isn't until mid-December, but since it is a traditionally busy time and since the anniversary of her husband's death is the day before A's birthday, we decided to meet early instead, in between our special days, to celebrate both our birthdays. Just as I had done, A arrived, gift and card in hand.
With two (2) birthday gifts and cards on the table, our server sort of guessed we were celebrating a birthday. We explained we were celebrating birthdays for both of us! lol
We enjoyed our time together, talking and reminiscing about long ago things. We've known each other since I began selling real estate, in 1988! Of course, we enjoyed our meals, also!
Afterwards, we kind of expected East Side Mario's staff to bring the wheel of fortune, they have. When celebrating at their restaurant, the birthday person gets to spin the wheel to find out if they win a variety of items, including possibly a free lunch, as a complimentary gift for their next visit. At least, that's how they always did it, in the past.
Well, to our surprise, all the wait staff congregated around where we were seated and sang their company's birthday song and presented us with a sinfully delicious chocolate dessert, with a sparkler in each one!
We laughed! They didn't used to do this, but they did, that day!
Afterwards, we parted ways, knowing we would return there once again to enjoy lunch together. Next time, it will be a complimentary lunch! Thank you, East Side Mario's! We appreciate your generosity! May God bless the owner, who is related to a friend of mine. May God prosper this restaurant business, as the owner trusts Him for everything in his life.
Until next time...
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