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Deana Redding gets a hug from daughter MiKayla Curtis during the Mother’s Day Tea at Eisenhower Elementary School.

Local youngsters offer special Mother's Day gift

Tables were filled with goodies and even the queen of England made an appearance at Eisenhower Elementary School, but the real royalty were the moms who showed up to see their youngsters offer a special Mother's Day gift.

The youngsters offered a musical gift and a poem before joining their mothers  and grandmothers, fathers and other relatives and friends  for a "high tea" suitably tailored to the local and the youngsters' tastes  cookies, animal crackers, pretzels, punch and ice tea.

 Teacher Sahona Littig-Albin, who led the full stage of children through the music, reappeared as Queen Victoria  in gown and tiara  after the presentation, welcoming the guests to the special event. Victoria knew a thing or two about motherhood, having had nine children, and she is associated with the tradition of "high tea" through a lady in waiting whom legend said helped popularize the practice of a small meal in the afternoon.

For guests, the foodstuffs were secondary to being able to see the children perform and to spending a little special time with the youngsters.

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