Village Hall birthday celebrations are not something that I get invited to every day, and when the birthday in question is for a 75 year old patriarch of a wonderful family my job becomes that much easier and more fun.
What they primarily wanted was family portraits, every family member had to be in a photo with Dave and his wife, which made for some lovely moments including four generations in one photo! However, the details are what made the day into a story for me. The little things made the day quite special for me - the teacups had a wonderful wartime slogan on them; the photos laid out next to a cake with a wartime photo of Dave as an army medic; newborns and pensioners playing together; the presentation of the flowers and the tearful speech by the daughter declaring her father as her hero. These are the instances that told the story of the day: an inspirational man truly loved by his family.