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The Birthday Party

Penny woke up with a twitch. Today was her birthday! She was going to have a lot of fun today. First, she would dress up in a pair of dentures and a smartwatch. Then, she would run downstairs to see if the library was decorated and ready for the party. They had invited eighteen of her closest friends. When everyone arrived, they would spend seven hours playing fun games like chess and Clue. Her dad was planning to make plenty of fondue and sweet potatoes for everyone. Penny would try to blow out all three candles on the golden and olive drab cake. While the guests were eating their cake, Penny would be opening her gifts. Maybe the first package would contain a kite! She hoped it would be a leather kite. Her friend Kathy had said she would give her a computer, and her mother always gave her cool stuff like the piece of paper she gave her last year. Penny could hardly wait!

She glanced out the window and was surprised to see that a gale was on its way. Hopefully, that wouldn't deter anyone from coming. She looked in her closet for her pair of dentures. It wasn't there. Uh oh. It was still dirty from her day at the glen. She would have to wear a camisole instead. She didn't really care, as long as she could still wear her smartwatch.

She paraded downstairs and went into the kitchen. It smelled like jasmine. Her dad was standing there with a strainer in his hand. "Happy Birthday Honey!" he said with a flinch.

"Hi Daddy!" Penny replied mysteriously. "What are you doing?"

"I'm making the fondue," he replied. "I decided to make it with extra wine vinegar. Hope that's okay with you."

"I guess so," Penny replied brightly. "Do we have the sweet potatoes ready?"

"I'm going to wait until four o'clock to start that," her father replied sharply. "It only has to age for thirty-four minutes."

"Okay," Penny replied perkily. "I'm gonna go to the library."

"First, young lady, you need to have some breakfast. I've got some Hamburger Helper in the skillet for you."

"Can't I just take a peek at the library first?" she begged.

"It looks just like it always does," her father replied. "Remember, I'm depending on you to help with the decorating."

"Oh yeah," Penny responded, as she sat down to her Hamburger Helper. "Let's hang lots of periwinkle balloons and cover the bed and the washstand with purple crepe paper."

"That's fine," said her father defiantly. "The paper plates and napkins have pictures of your favorite Tv star, Nellie Whitlock. Set the table with them, and make sure everyone has an oven mitt."

"Help," Penny responded. "I'm done, can I get started with the decorating now?"

"I think you inhaled your food," said Father with a cheer. "Go on, I'll be there in a few minutes."