Saturday, August 08, 2015
FLIRTING WITH MY BIRTHDAY
In my day I wasn't much of a flirt, straight forward, direct and said it the way it was! Times they are a changing!
Back in July my son Steve told me that we would start celebrating my "big 90th" birthday early "so be prepared mom."
That day he and my daughter-in-law Carol came with some wonderful goodies. That's the way July went - one good thing after another!
The following week Steve invited me to join them to attend the grand opening of the Lord Hobo Brewing Co. I've given up beer drinking but if you get an invitation from your kids, you go! I do know many of Steve's friends, have meet them in person and know them via the computer so I figured it would be fun.
Little did I know what he had up his sleeve!!!
At one point in the day he escorted me to a certain area at the brewery and what do you know - I knew lots of people that were gathered there.
Next thing I knew I saw a couple of frosted cookies with candles on them and the crowd sang a jolly happy birthday to me!!!
Mind you it's still July.
One day they came for a visit carrying a very large box - what could it be?
I guessed - a book?
Yes, it turned out to be two copies of my "My Moms Blog" self published book that Steve made for me years ago!
I recently told him that one of my friends has her self published book in the Brooskby library, SO he made me a copy to contribute to the library!
I'm not through yet.
The Yiddish group that I conduct meets the first Thursday of every month. Part of every meeting is "Show and Tell" so I thought "what a great thing to bring to the meeting" - I brought the book and told my story. They loved it!
We meet for dinner and share our stories.
After the entree the wait staff takes our dessert orders, and last night it was strawberry cheese cake.
Before they served that delicious dessert the waitress walked in with a fabulous decorated cake with candles. It was a birthday cake for me!
Image: Cake with inscription "A freilekhn geburtstog Matel" / "Happy Birthday Millie" in Yiddish
The entire wait staff and my Yiddish friends sang a roaring Happy Birthday to me!!
And you know the rest of the story. Steve had contacted Brookby's catering service and ordered that special cake for me!
Boy - I never knew "flirting could be so much fun."