My mother’s birthday was yesterday. I got an e-mail from my dad about what the family did to celebrate.
Today we celebrated mom’s birthday by having Pizza with uncle Gerhard. Jackie, Patrick, mom and I were in attendance. Uncle Gerhard was quite surprised with our visit but appreciated it greatly.¹
He said thanks for constantly checking on him either by calling and even occasionally visiting him. Wish I know his email address, I dont think he’s on facebook, doubt he even knows what it is.
Any way I’m just letting you know we had a good time but especially mom. She started the day by going to church then a short shopping trip to BJ’s where she got a ‘third’² present. All told her hoard consisted of 2 necklaces and a Turquoise ring. Not bad for a gap-toothed, half-blind, 61 year old, who still bitches about having to do a pile of dishes whenever she came home to College Point.
How was your day? Hope you had an equally exciting day.³
- Uncle Gerhard is my great uncle. He was married to my late great aunt Ched. He was a photographer for the Associated Press. He was born in the Bronx after his parents emigrated to the States from Germany. He is awesome.
- I have no why Dad enclosed the word “third” in apostrophes.
- I’m pretty sure this is here because I, um, forgot to call my mother on her birthday. Or it could be a perfectly innocent question.