Rick's wife, Yvonne, had arranged for the guests
to sign a framed copy of the invitation instead of
a guest book. Very nice.
Check out the slide show going on in the background
in the theater room. There were over a hundred
pictures put together of "Ricky" and his 40 years.
When the call came in that Rick and Yvonne were
only minutes away the excitement began to build.
Niece Angela (r) did a great job in helping to
organize the surprise even after injuring her knee
just days before the party.
I think there were more pictures taken before
Rick arrived than after!
....no caption necessary.
....and then the tears....
Once out of the car, there were hugs all around.
"The Hoister Bar" was cookin' all night.
Yvonne...workin' the room.
The boss behind the bar...Kristy Roblee.
"I'll have one of those, and one of those and...."
Rick and Yvonne....
Rick giving the girls a thank you hug.
Homer and the gang never miss a party.