Category: birthdays

My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant

Her first question to me after we met was, “Is everything dead?”  I was taken back, unsure of what she meant.  When she explained that she saw no leaves on trees, or flowers growing, I was relieved to tell her that in Georgia, where… Continue Reading “My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant”

the Big Eight Oh!

January 26 Something gets lost in birthday celebrations between 8-80.  Anticipation can turn to dread.  Excitement can fade. Parties can seem self-indulgent and contrived. My husband turns 80 tomorrow.  To say that he’s not happy about it is an understatement. If our family had… Continue Reading “the Big Eight Oh!”

But I do Love Birthday Cake!

My birthday is tomorrow.  My birthday is tomorrow.  My birthday is tomorrow. Part of me experiences the childlike excitement that phrase elicits.  Part of me says this is no time for self congratulation or celebration if you’re living in Santa Barbara.  Too much has… Continue Reading “But I do Love Birthday Cake!”

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