Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birth Day

September 6, 2009
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Mom, Happy Birthday to you!

If she were still alive, she'd be 83 today.

She was the MOM that brought us WOW (upside down). She was the famous cow-pitcher collector. She was the ancklung player at our family musical gatherings (click here to hear the sound). She made a mean martini.

She was the trickster who planted the dummy in the closet to scare the guests of her murder-mystery dinner party. She was the hostess who invited every friend, boyfriend, and friend of friend to our house to stay as long as they liked. She never met a crossword puzzle that she didn't finish. She won the liquor store naming contest that brought us the wallaby - and 15 minutes of fame on the evening news.

She was a storyteller extraordinaire and always hummed a tune under her breath.

Happy Birthday Mom! Thanks for chosing me to be one of yours!

Whose birthday do YOU celebrate in this moment?

1 comment:

  1. Vicki,
    I had not realized that your mother's birthday is the same as Lewis'!...and a teacher friend of mine...and Neil Zabriskie's (former rector and dean of All Souls)son, Alan! What grand company they are in! Neil and your mother can celebrate in Heaven, and Lewis and Alan here in Asheville!
    It sounds as though your mom would have been fun to have known!