ON THE BACK BURNER

December 29

I just had the nicest four day early, birthday present. My 12 year old visiting Grandson made ...from scratch.. a birthday cake. And it was good! No one, to the best of my memory, has made me a birthday cake. Now , maybe , I will like my birth date more. There are two dates that people shouldn't have birthdays. One is December 25th and the other December 31st. I always felt that I was cheated out of getting two presents. One on my birthdate and the second on ,for me Chanukah, which is usually near December 25. For years, I heard,"Happy Birthday and Happy Chanukah. Here is your present". And I would get one present. I guess some people don't mind, but I love getting presents, so I feel that I am due two not one. In fact, I was asked by an astute family member, what I miss most about Bob having a stroke, and I am sad to say, I replied"getting presents". Did I ever mention that as a little girl, my Daddy brought me home what I consider a present, every night.? It was sometimes a pair of shoe laces and sometimes a pencil, but he remembered me every night, with something. I guess this is why I love presents. I was born for them.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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