Friday, December 07, 2007
happy birthday, Mom!
Yes, we have two Sagittariuses (Sagittarii?) in the family. My beautiful young mother celebrated her birthday yesterday. Here she is with the gift she got from her sister Jan, my godmother. (That's my beautiful baby sister Katy to her right.)
When I was little, Mom's birthday always signalled the time when the holiday season began in earnest. I recall one night walking over to my grandparents' house (my father's parents lived next door to us) for a special birthday dessert for Mom. The first snow crunched under my shoes and sparkled like diamonds under the lamppost. I think we had custard pie.