Monday, August 17, 2009

95 and Still Frisky!


Today has been a whirlwind around here. It’s my mom’s 95th birthday, and even though she insisted on keeping it low-key, we didn’t pay no mind to that silly notion. Neighbors came by with flowers and candy just after breakfast. I took Nana to get her hair cut in the afternoon. More flowers kept arriving. And for dinner, her favorite Chinese food and a fabulous cake from our local dairy that makes their own sinfully rich ice cream. Not to mention she got lots of presents.

I am fortunate to come from a long line of strong willed, outspoken women. At 95, some of the parts are wearing out, but my mother still thinks that she can do what she could do 50 years ago. In fact, she still does more than a lot of people half her age. Opinionated, frisky and fearless. That’s my mom, and we love her.

PS - I also had the pleasure of eating breakfast with one of my West Coast blogger friends, M.C. Valada from Out of the Darkroom. It’s always fun to meet my buddies face-to-face after all these years of sharing our lives in the blogosphere. A great way to start this busy day!

9 comments:

the7msn said...

Party on, Nana!

detroit dog said...

Happy B'day to your mom. Sounds like she's had a wonderful day; certainly an interesting life!

Lori Skoog said...

Well Happy Birthday to your Mom. What a sweetheart. I am all for that frisky part! How neat that you could hook up with a blog friend...I would love to do that. Who plays the drums?

Ewa said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, Vic!

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your mom- 95 is quite an achievement!

Bill Evertson said...

Best wishes to your mom. It is wonderful that she has so many admirers (and their flowers!!!!)

deejbrown said...

Like mother, like daughter--congratulations to you both for sharing the wind beneath your wings!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom,, she's an amazing woman. 95 is quite a milestone, here's hoping she has many more feisty years.
Glad to hear you met M.C. from Out of the Darkroom, it's always fun to meet the person behind the blog.

Breathe said...

How wonderful - happy birthday to your mom...

Belated. :O