Dad in 2018 wearing his W-L HS Cadet Corp hat.

Hi everyone,

Dad is turning 90 so we are throwing him a SURPRISE party at one of his favorite eateries: Clare and Don’s Beach Shack in Falls Church, VA. Clare and Don’s is located at 130 North Washington St., right next to the State Theater. There is a large parking lot in the back that is free. It is most easily accessed through the parking lot for Applebees off East Broad St. (Rt. 7), or turning onto Park Pl off Washington Street if headed north. Enter through the back. The room is in the far left corner of the building if you are entering through the back.

The event is officially from 3-5 in a private room. Please arrive no later than 2:45 if you want to be there to surprise him! Otherwise, please arrive after 3:15. There will be finger food/heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cake, as well as drinks. Please, no gifts… bring good cheer and stories to share!

Please RSVP as soon as you are able… we realize we are behind in getting this together, but we know it’s going to be a good time. Email is easiest for me (, but you can also Facebook message me, or my phone is 703-582-6554. If you have questions, let me know. We look forward to seeing you soon!

PS- just to note: dad’s actual birthday is 8th, so we are celebrating early.