Since we're on the subject of birthdays lately we'll continue the birthday extravaganza with last weekend's birthday parties. One was held at my house on Saturday for my mother in law who turned 86 that day. We had a wonderful time with many family members. It was so nice to have a big family room from our recent construction project to put people in. We've had two parties in there already and the room is great. Here is the birthday cake that a friend of my sister in law made. He is an artist with frosting.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Then on Sunday my husband, my daughter, my son in law and I flew to Phildelphia, (thankyou Southwest Airline for the free tickets), to visit my husband's great aunt who had turned 104 a few days before. Yes, I said 104! She is an amazing woman. She worked all her adult life for the YWCA and has such a good memory. Just hearing about what life was like when she was a girl is incredible. She remembers going to Fenway Park with her brothers and sitting on the wooden benches they had in those days. Her mind is as sharp as a 20 year old's so it's so interesting spending the day with her and hearing her stories. She is very healthy so I imagine she'll be around for more of her birthdays which is amazing.And by the way, speaking of flying, this is the first time I have flown since I got an artificial knee fifteen months ago. Well, of course it sets off the metal detector. My surgeon gave me a card explaining why I set off the detector but TSA is not interested in my card or seeing my 8 inch scar on my knee. Instead I have to be just about strip searched every time I go on a plane! My daughter thought this was hysterical and threatened to take pictures of me with the legs spread and arms out being patted down. What fun traveling will be from now on!