After a 1972 birthday brunch in Michigan the 1973 celebration was held in Atlanta. HH, Jean, John and Mary Va. were joined by Cris from North Carolina and Roberta from Florida for an excess of food at Pittypat's Porch for supper, followed by dessert at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour. There is a note written at the top of the Pittypat's Porch menu with the date and a mention of the new Mercury, which was now in use for the road trip.
Farrells's Ice Cream Parlours numbered 120 nationwide in 1975 but most were sold off in the 1980s. Today there are less than half a dozen, all in California except one in Hawaii.