I had serious doubts that the secret could be kept by over 50 people and there were some moments when blowing the surprise seemed very close. Somehow everyone pulled it off. Angela was so overcome seeing the crowd at her 90th birthday party, it took two stiff shots of slivovitz to set her right.
The birthday announcement in the Windsor Star could make no mention of party plans.
Composure quickly regained, Andja accepted the adulation with characteristic grace and style. Great party. Family from toddlers to contemporaries and many, many friends … all now outed as capable liars.