ON THE BACK BURNER

August 12

I don't know why it took me so long to figure this out. I don't like my birth date. December 31. People around the world are pretending to have a good time. people stand in the frigid weather to watch a ball drop at midnight. Firecrackers go off, dogs bark and run away. I never had a birthday party. Ever. Never as a child. My mother( again with Mother's) was busy making party sandwiches or getting dressed up for a party. The sandwiches were those soft pieces of bread, rolled thin, smeared with cream cheese and a pimiento olive down the center , roll, put in fridge and then cut into circles. Party time at our house.  I always threatened to change my birth day so it was only my day. I just couldn't decide which day to give myself. Now I have . I have chosen to make my birthday the day before Rosh Hashanah. It is the start of a new year, just like December 31. Only a very small number of people would be interested in my special day, since the Jewish population is not that great. It is a time for sweet eats to ensure a sweet new year. What better time to celebrate a birth day. So this year I will celebrate on September 29. I will be 85. It will be a sweet and good year.

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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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