On the occasion of Ace’s 95th birthday back on September 20, 2013, neighbors Al and Sharon Weger and their daughter Ashley threw a birthday party for the honorary superintendent of the neighborhood. It was a beautiful affair with luncheon and all the neighbors in the cul-de-sac were invited.
A delicious birthday cake that came with a photo of Ace emblazoned on it was a special treat.
At the end of the day when the three of us were home alone, Ace said nostalgically that it was the first time in his life that anyone had thrown a birthday party like that in his honor. He was very touched.
We in the family were surprised. We’d of course had family parties, a regular tradition, but this event struck a very special chord for Ace and coincidentally was a previously unknown item that could be removed from his bucket list.