Marge Turns 80
It's my Mom's birthday today! Uh oh, the cats out of the bag. Happy 80th Mom!!!! Not that we all didn't say that on Sunday at the surprise party we had for her. It does seem that it was indeed a surprise party, or she's a good actress.
My nephew Joe went to pick up my parents under the pretense that my sister was having a cook out. Plausible, yes?
The guest of honor arrived a yard full of people.
"What are all these people doing standing in the yard," says Marge.
Friends and family galore, all there to celebrate the 'original' Marge.
There was lots of merriment, mingling, and a ton of food which the birthday girl missed in the other room. I think she was too busy enjoying it all.
Old Marines stories, the short and tall of it, my Father serenading my mother, and pictures.........lots and lots of pictures.
Oh yeah. And drinks.
Some were even spilled, right Kel Roy? It was a tragedy of Cosmo proportions.
She's put up with 5 kids who were not always easy to put up with and she has 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. And many pets including Inky, Rascal, Dynamite, Skipper, Brandy and Max.
There's been many good times over the years including many cruises that my parents took to wonderful places including Bermuda, Aruba and the Panama Canal. They've also visited New Orleans and used to have a yearly date in Beantown on Patriots Day to watch the Marathoners go by their hotel.
I'm obviously missing a lot, but my mother has just about 'done and seen it all'. She's beyond thoughtful and I have no hope of keeping up with her thank you note schedule.
So here's to you Mom. They certainly broke the mold when they made you.
Happy 80th Mom.........you deserve the best!
Love you lots. xxoo
Hope you're having a great day. I imagine there will be a cocktail on the porch at 10 Tobey Street to celebrate Mom's birthday later. What's happening in your corner of the world?
Ciao for now,