Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy 95th Birthday Mom!

Dear Mom,

Happy Birthday! You would have been 95! That seems crazy.

One thing I can’t recall is celebrating any of your birthdays. Either I have a terrible memory or you let your birthday’s go unnoticed. It makes me feel a little sad, like did I even wish you a happy birthday? Did I make you a silly card? I’d like to think that I did, but I have no recollection. I don’t remember having cake or singing to you. Did you just blow off your birthday as if it was just another day, and didn’t want to make a fuss? I can see you doing that, but I wonder whether deep down you wished for some kind of tah-do. Don’t we all like to be recognized, even if it’s just a card?

Well I’m here to tell you, if you were alive, I’d craft you a home-made card. Maybe even try my hand at writing you a poem. I would tell you how much I love you and how grateful I am for all the things you’ve done for me. I’d get a little party hat and put it on your head and maybe even give you one of those little blower whistler things. I’d bake you your favorite cake—egads, I don’t even know what kind is your favorite. I’d probably try and find the latest style for someone your age as I remember your sister Electa telling me that when you were younger, you always wanted to be the first one wearing the latest fashion. I find that funny because I’m totally the opposite. I’d sing in my off key voice wishing you the happiest of birthdays.

No doubt, I’d do a lot of things if you were alive.

So here’s hoping, wherever you are, you’re celebrating like no other.

With much love.


  1. What a lovely salute to your mom, Lynn.

  2. Ahhh, Lynn, you made me tear up. You are so kind hearted and sweet.

  3. Lynn, this is so moving. She didn't need a card. She got this blog and so many wonderful letters! No question she is smiling at you.

  4. Thanks Sioux, Linda, and Tammy - you all are way too sweet.

  5. A lovely tribute to your mom and, as you know, one I relate to, especially this week. Your mom probably wouldn't care about the cake, but she's somewhere smiling at all the love in your heart.

  6. Lynn, I am sure that your Mom is just beaming at this birthday post! You are the best daughter.



  7. Lynn - what every one else has said, and more. Love your letters and tributes to your family. They certainly cause me to re-evaluate my relationships with some of my family members.

  8. Lisa, Kathy and Jess - you too are all way so sweet. Thank you.

  9. I'm quite sure your mom is watching over you and no doubt has heard your birthday wishes for her.

    Critter Alley


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