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birthday and Woodstock 2016

First class over – U of T,  a fabulous group. Now I can go to bed. I actually bought a thermometer on the way there and took my temperature. Normal. The druggist was coughing and said she’d had the same thing. So no, I am not dying of tuberculosis, nothing romantic like that.

Two joys: 1. It’s my daughter’s 35th birthday today. 35 years ago I became a mother. Thank you, powers that be, for that greatest of joys. This is what her brother posted on FB, of the two of them with Eli at a family wedding:

And then he wrote this: My ( Much) Older sister Anna turns one year older today. I don’t know a stronger woman or better friend. I love you Anna I don’t care what Lana says about you, you’re great.

And here’s Anna’s birthday party, at the playground – where else? – with Lana, her best friend, beside her, and a child or two, some of whom might be hers: 

Lani wrote: Lani Ashenhurst Lookit your team! Thanks for making this world more wonderful for 33 years (there were a couple of years there when you were driving your mother nuts so we have to subtract them from your age). I love and admire you.

Yes it’s true, and more than a couple. But let’s not go there, days long gone. Happy Birthday, my beloved daughter. Sorry I couldn’t be there.

And 2. – oh my. It’s called Desert Trip. Too bad I’m too old for this and it’s on the other side of the continent and in the fall when I’m working. Can you IMAGINE? What a gathering! Historic.




One response to “birthday and Woodstock 2016”

  1. Wenni Donna says:

    Looks like a fantastic outing! Thanks a lot for these photos. I am going to take my family to explore Atlanta on my birthday. Will host a family dinner party at popular venues in Atlanta. Really want to have a memorable trip with them.

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