My 70th Birthday Marathon ~ Birthday Cards & Clues Of Something To Come

I never had – and will probably never have another birthday like this one!

1By Sunday evening, February 16, I had sixty cards and e-cards, plus about twice that many wishes on my blog and Facebook.

Thank You! I feel honored and blessed by your love.

After everyone left the drop-in party I began finding envelopes in interesting places around the house with clues (words I had to unscramble) concerning what would be happening on Monday.

I didn’t find them in order, but they were in cupboards and drawers, and on countertops.

I previously posted the first note – the one that came in the mail – “Keep Monday Open” – and the first scrambled word clue which was in our church mailbox earlier in the day: ladies.

#2 – AEDCILTE delicate

#3 – EGNRFIS – fingers

#4 – HSULAG – laughs

#5 – AMRAO – aroma

#6 – OEVL – love

Whoever was giving me the clues left me alone for awhile to think over the variety of possibilities these clues could mean – until bedtime when “the clue person” sent a text to Diane telling her that the final clue was on my pillow. This clue told me where to be and what time to be there.

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Tuesday Morning, February 17

Diane and I did some laundry and worked at organizing the garage and house before she, Elizabeth, Hannah, Lydia, and Mary Ellen, and I left for our date with the “mysterious ladies” – picking up Abby along the way.

1aWe left early enough for a fifteen minute visit to Wilbur Chocolate because a friend in Maine wanted some Pennsylvania chocolate.

DSC_5781Lititz had their Fire and Ice Festival a few days earlier, so it was fun to see a few ice sculptures around town.

DSC_5782We live only a few miles away, but I don’t remember ever being in their candy store and museum.

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DSC_5786It appears that the ladies were making chocolate-covered pretzels.

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DSC_5791While watching them make handmade candy, we could hear the machinery where candy was being made in bulk in another area of the building.

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DSC_5801Then we were on our way.

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DSC_5890There was another sculpture at Tomato Pie Restaurant – not our final destination.

More tomorrow night.

8 thoughts on “My 70th Birthday Marathon ~ Birthday Cards & Clues Of Something To Come

  1. What a birthday! I have a funny story about the Wilbur Chocolate Co. — several years ago when I was driving school bus I drove a group of students to the Lancaster area for a conference and we visited the factory. I bought some special chocolate treats for my children, placed the package with my luggage in the back of the bus only to discover when I got home that I had a melted mass of chocolate with no specific design as I had placed my purchase to close to the heater.

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