After we had unloaded all the plants, he invited us to join the festivities, explaining why he was giving the party. He said that during a recent operation, he had died on the operating table. He left his body, going through a tunnel, etc., as we usually hear about NDEs. He walked out on a beautiful meadow. A strange man appeared, telling him that he had been extracted from his body before his alloted time. The stranger told him that he could either choose to stay in the other world or go back home. The host requested permission to return to his body. He said that he wanted to finish raising his last child until he reached age 21. Then he would be willing to die again. Permission was granted.
That was the reason for the celebration party.