“We have been planning a yard barbecue that is really greater than a yard barbecue,” Oprah revealed in a July 4 Instagram video. “It is for Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day as a result of my father is sick and so we needed to have the ability to have all of his buddies come and have fun him whereas he is in a position to obtain the enjoyment.”
The festivities had been an entire shock for Vernon. “He does not even know that that is for him,” Oprah, who had been at her dad’s aspect in Nashville all through his sickness, defined. “He thinks it is a Fourth of July factor.”
She then guided Gayle King, who filmed the video, on a tour of the backyard get together, which featured a number of tents and chairs all arrange as buddies chatted across the yard. And, as a result of no get together can be full with out it, she identified all of the scrumptious meals too, together with fried rooster, turkey, hamburgers and extra.
“Giving my father his ‘flowers’ whereas he is nonetheless properly sufficient to scent them,” she captioned the put up. “Comfortable 4th of July as you collect with your loved ones and buddies. Keep in mind to have fun one another.”
Vernon handed away greater than three years after Oprah’s mom, Vernita Lee, died in 2018 at the age of 83.