Wednesday, October 13, 2004
A surprise 40th birthday honored Suzanne Burbank Oct. 3 at the Pedee Evangelical Church.
It was a real surprise. Her birthday was Aug. 24. This was the first available Sunday afternoon to celebrate. Her husband, Dave, and sons, Brennan and Derek, kept the secret.
Her cousin, Sandra Ware of Newberg, hosted event with help from others.
Cousin Melissa McBeth of Dallas took pictures of Suzanne that were displayed in a photo album. She also helped with the guest book.
Among those attending Paul and Arlene Kovash and Lorraine, Doug, Victoria and Christina Odell.
Lorraine kept the gift list when her sister opened presents, icnluding a jeweled crown and a pretty miniature purse.
The birthday cake had trick candles Suzanne could not blow out.
The basement was decorated with clusters of large black balloons and black streamers overhead and through the the flower clusters on the ceiling.
A potluck is planned Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Pedee Evangelical Church following the 10 a.m. worship service.
Aaron and Nonie Burbank visited his sister, Laura Dyer of Monmouth, Oct. 3 at the Salem Hospital.
Laura had lower back surgery Sept. 29. Her sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Bill Clark of Vancouver, Wash., were here several days.
Her sister, Ruth VanDaam of Damascus, is staying here.
Gail Goetzinger said Junior Lyday called to say that Pat Lyday had emergency gall bladder surgery Oct. 2 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
She hopes to come home soon.
Worship leaders Aaron Burbank and Dan Hayes assisted the minister Oct. 3.
Patty Griffin was honored on her Oct. 3 birthday. Everyone sang "Happy Birthday."
The pastor's message, "Served by the Best," was based on John 13:1-5.
Sunday was World Wide Communion Sunday. The pastor observed it by holding Communion at the end of his message and the close of the worship service.