This surprise party was conceived by Dad almost 2 months before Mom’s birthday (October 25th). He commissioned Dori to plan and arrange the event so that it would remain a secret and therefore a surprise for Mom. Dori enlisted Marie’s help and together the two of them made all arrangements. My only part (Eugene) was to arrange for Tracy Christensen to provide entertainment and his big screen for the slide show and to create this slideshow. Marie arranged with Tim Andrea to also perform on guitar and for the Boise Fire Kittens, led by Karissa to do their fire spinning. Mr. and Mrs. Street arrived early to help with setup. I think we had about 50 guests or more and it looked like a good time was had by all.
Eugene Boyle (November 1st, 2008)