Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my mom's birthday ... She is 88 years old. I can remember when she would say, "I hope I live to see the year 2000!" ...she turned 80 that year. We had a big party for her in the community room of her highrise. That was before we had a digital camera, and I can't find those pics, so here are some from more recent birthdays...her 86th and 87th. I just called her about an hour ago. She received our cards and packages, so said she feels like she's had a birthday now. But, (and I predicted this) said the dishcloths and notecards we sent were too pretty to use. She is having dinner tonight at the RSVP Banquet. I believe that stands for Retired Senior Volunteer Program. They recognize all the folks for their hours of volunteer work. My mom is going because she spends time visiting the elderly. (ok, mom is 88...what is elderly? that's people in their 90's)
She said she got a card from her baby brother, Milford (he's 79) and he reminded her that their mom died at 87, so my mom is the longest living female in the family...I hope I inherited those genes...

15 comments:

kim* said...

wow congrats to your mom!yay! this is such a heart warming post.

kris said...

That is totally awesome!! Happy birthday to your mom!!!
Kris :)

SnazzyJazzie said...

happy birthday to your mom. she still looked very healthy!

Kari said...

I hope she had a wonderful birthday! She looks so sweet!

GinGin said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! What a healthy looking 88. She looks much younger than that. My mom is 75 and it amazes me how much she looks like her mother, my mimmie, more and more each day. Isn't it amazing how young our parents seem, as we get older.

Renna said...

Your mother is a very beautiful woman, and she definitely does not look her age! You come from great genes!

Aroma Fields said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! WOW! She looks terrific!

jodi said...

Happy birthday to your mom!!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Wishing your Mom a Happy Birthday!

Debra said...

I hope your Mom had a great birthday....she looks great!! Very pretty lade.

MSM said...

Happy Birthday to Mom! Love all the pictures.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

What a wonderful age to be. Can't imagine all the changes she has seen the world go through.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful lady! I hope she has a wonderful birthday. I chuckled at the "elderly are in their 90's"! Wish she lived close to my mom - they sound like kindred spirits!

Jo-Anne said...

WOW! What a fun post. The picture of you and your mom is priceless!! Happy birthday to her. May she have many more!

Back in the Day said...

Happy birthday to your mom! And many more!