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Flashback Friday — Many Happy Returns

Join me in wishing my mother-in-law, Dena, the happiest of birthdays today. Naturally, a lady never discloses her age, so I won’t share, either. This is the photo her brother, Bill, kept with him as he served in World War II.

Flashback Friday — Happy Birthday, Dad

Today is Dad’s birthday, so the weekly flashback is dedicated to him. Just a few glimpses of years past, like this one of him with me and my sister, Traci, in 1969 (I’m the one at right, age 3 here). And this one of him dancing with Mom at my wedding in 1993. And of … Continue reading

Laughing his way through 59 years

Happy birthday to my husband, Basil, 59 years young today, or as I’ve been reminding him, “pushing 60!” Those of you who know him will agree the world is a better place with him in it for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that he keeps us laughing. Below are … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Happy birthday, Mom!

In honor of my mother, Ginger’s, birthday, we’re flashing back today to, well … the exact date isn’t important. Isn’t it a fun picture? She may weigh in with a different view. I know, for example, that that snazzy bow has a less-than-thrilling back story. I don’t know what the occasion for this photo was, but … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — 18 Years of Awesome

Happy 18th birthday today to our daughter, Catherine. She’s on her way! * * * * * * * * * * * Happy, happy birthday Catherine; the stars are there — just within your grasp. All you have to do is reach for them. xo Love, Mom          

Birthday love

Happy birthday to my Mom, Ginger Salvatore! I will not tell you her age, but rather show you these photos, which will surely get me in hot water. I love this baby picture, even if the toy she’s sitting on looks more than a little dangerous. She is here in the front yard of her … Continue reading

Let me eat cake

So with this week’s flip of the calendar started the stream of email and snail-mail “birthday” marketing tools — you know those coupons and well-wishes from different stores and services you do business with. My birthday is in a couple of weeks and DSW  thinks I need a new pair of shoes, so they’ve sent me a … Continue reading

16 Candles in My Heart Will Glow

Oh, there’s just no way to skip the cliches, so I’ll just have at them: How time flies! Where do the years go and how do I now find myself here, the mother of a 16 (16!!!)-year-old daughter? For I know I haven’t aged THAT much. It was just yesterday that I was waking Basil … Continue reading

Midlife confessions

Before we get to know each other a little more — before you spend even one more minute reading this blog, it’s important that you know something about me: I am embarrassing. There. I said it. It apparently runs in the family. My mom tells a hysterical story (she always tells things better) about the … Continue reading