My mom turned 60 in September! My siblings and I planned a special surprise party for her at Bunky's, her favorite restaurant, with her 22 closest friends. Elsworth even flew in from DC for the festivities! It was very fun to see my mom so happy and surprised. Here she is at her home the next day, opening gifts from the family. Note the leaf crown, made by Elsworth. He makes her one every year. There are no materials in the crown except leaves. Amazing, huh? My mom claims that she saves every crown, and that she's got at least 15 of them stashed around the house from past birthdays. I have to say I'm a little skeptical... leaves just don't last that long.