Had lunch with a dear friend yesterday. We celebrated our joint birthdays - hers is the 6th - on the 7th. Aren't we clever for old folks? She gave me all these funny gifts; pink curlers for wearing in public, a terry lined shower cap for wearing in public, a razor to remove my eyebrows and a pencil to draw them back in, bright red lipstick with directions to overdraw my lips, a Rain Hat With Full Visor designed for bouffant hairstyles, a sleep mask, and a blue and gold thong for the cheerleader of 2010. She is so clever. I got her a card and a sleeve of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. So lame. In spite of my lameness, we had a great lunch laughing all afternoon and ending with dinner with our hubbys.
So what am I thinking on this day? I'd like to say something profound - but who are we kidding here - its me! I have been so blessed in this life. I've been a sister, wife (twice!), mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt.... and I am still so annoyingly ordered that I tried to put the "titles" in order of occurrence and realizing how silly it is, stopped!
My sons are happy, healthy husbands and fathers (one is a grandfather!). Any lasting and horrible mistakes Lew and I made raising them - they have been kind enough to keep to themselves - mostly. So I don't know what they are - except I never let Dann play football. Claims he was scarred by that :-). I have been fortunate enough to be a part of Bill's children's lives, too. They have included me in both their important life moments and their daily lives. For that I am also very grateful. Hmmmm, I wonder if there is any scarring there....... sure hope not.
So, that's it. On this auspicious day, I am happy. Life is good. This blog is ended and a different one has started. I was playing around with it about a month ago. "One Year Left Before 60" only works until today. Makes me think of the Plan Ahead sign where the e-a-d does not fit on the line. Should have thought of a better title! Then I wouldn't need a new one.
So this time it is "Life Happens After 60 Too" - who knows - I could live to 120!
|Linda and Pepper circa 1953|