How can it be that I am 60 already?
I remember 5 years ago when my oldest brother turned 60.
My mother lamented to me that NOW she felt old, to have a child that is 60!
This is my first birthday without Mom here to celebrate with me.
It puts a little pit in my stomach to think of it.
Last year, Mom, Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty and I went to the Breadbasket
to celebrate Mom's and my birthday.
I'd be at Dauphin Island for our birhdays so we had a little party early.
And this year....
Claire decided for ice-cream instead of the German desserts.
Did you know that ice-cream originated in China as early as 3000 BC??
We were so full after dinner that we decided to take a little walk to the train park.
But Claire asked "Is there a baby in your tummy?"
"I have a baby in my tummy too!"
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On my actual birthday, the girls came to town and we celebrated with the traditional chocolate pie. Several years ago I told my family that I preferred chocolate pie to birthday cake so we've done pie ever since.
They put 6 candles on my birthday pie - one for each decade.
Thank you family, for helping me mark 6 decades!
And thankful to all my dear friends who sent cards or good wishes on Facebook! How blessed I feel!