Her family surprised Wanda McGlover, owner of Wandas Wondrous Works, as she celebrated a milestone birthday. "Oh no you didn't, oh no you didn't," she hollered as she entered the room at the Etiwanda Gardens and Conference Center.
"And so it was written, A Diva was Born," was the theme of the fun celebration. There was a "men only" birthday serenade to the diva; a Wanda wannabe contest where three women vied for the prize to be the best Wanda wannabe; a surprise visit from her only son, Anthony from Maryland, and her brother and sister-in-law Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Rock of Las Vegas. Dr. Rock is the first and only Black to chair Loma Linda University's Medical Center and Loma Linda University Board.
Friends and family that her children could find in her address book attended the very light-hearted brunch.
The room was decorated with flowers and items from her African International specialty shop.
Cheryl Brown of The Black Voice News was the mistress of ceremonies.
Friends and family gave accolades and stories about Wanda. Her mother, Mrs. Bradford-Rock, embarrassed her more than anyone else because she made a presentation of the youngest photos existing of her to the latest photo with stories to go with each.
The entire event was a side-splitter. Each person described her in one word and Dr. Rock took the words and made a toast to his sister.
In asking her mother Mrs. Rock how old her daughter was she said, "she's as old as her gums and younger than her teeth."
Five men and a boy from the audience volunteered to serenade McGlover with the happy birthday song, each did so in their own unique way. When all were finished her son came out from the back room and serenaded her. There was crying, laughing, and much fun at the birthday celebration.
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