Thanks, Susanna! Happy day to you!
thanks Ellen, I'm feeling happy lately & I wish the same for you & Robert! love, sp
Yes, Gene and Teri have one daughter, Jennifer; Ann and June each had two daughters (Virginia, Lois, Allison and Julia). Now I know why my Aunt Molly likes being an aunt so much! And my hubby has three nieces. Unlike you, we have no nephews. Although his nieces have children none of my nieces have kids yet.I found after Mom died that I stopped taking pictures, found this puzzling until I realized that I would immediately share them her via email & couldn't do that anymore.I am really enjoying all the photos you put in your blog, very nice. Do you realize Paul Simon is going to be 70 this year??!! I remember when you met him. You had been trying to get me to sing with you the duet part of his Scarborough Fair/Canticle....you were great but I will stick to hand bell ringing.....
Hi Molly, [for anyone else reading these comments, this relates to a thread started in the comments to the last post]. Ringo Starr is already 70. I think the rate people age has changed, the changes are pushed to higher numbers. Inside, I guess you could say perceptually and spiritually, I am the same as when you knew me, but mentally I am more mature, less fearful, and more at peace. I remember your mother fondly, but don't remember your sisters well at all. Thanks for answering about Gene. At the age of 18, I was very lonely when I moved away to college at Tampa. That was before the electronic social media so I wrote paper postal letters to people, and I had written one to him. Honestly, he probably didn't even remember which one of us I was. But he sent a letter back to me with a ball-point hand drawn logo at the top, I'm thinking NMcN or something like that (Norton). Things like that get people through to better times ahead. thanks for commenting, it's fun to hear from you. sp
June and Ann both younger, not surprising you don't rememeber them, I don't recall our group ever hanging around with them. I think Gene is Sally's age (class of '68 CP). He did go by "Norton" back then! I had completely forgotten! Even tho' only 2 years apart he and I moved in significantly different spheres. The only girl I ever remember him "dating" was Teri that he met at Miami Dade Jr., she '68 SW. This year they will celebrate 40 years together. Does not seems possible that it could be 40. Robt and I drove down from college when they got married at the courthouse, we were the only family present. He was going to get married on his lunch hour but his boss told him he could take the whole afternoon off, we laugh about that now.I am stunned that you remember my Mom, if you would have asked me I would have said you two had not met. Thanks for the comment, means a lot to me.
P.S. I am DEFINITELY not more mature now. Fortunately Robt is unbelievably patient.You show such insight in your photo essays, I recall you being very musically talented but had not recalled your ability to capture images and make such appropriate comments - I call this creativity. Nice.
Thank you for the beautiful photosand thoughts. I am so glad that youare happy now.Love, sally
Hi Sally, So glad to hear from you while it's still Mothers' Day! And I know you miss our Mamacita, we were so lucky to be "hers". One time when I visited her in Florida City, she said, "I can't believe you're Mine!!" Have a happy week yourself, love, sis
and to Molly, thanks for the nice things you said about me. I'm usually in a good mood on the weekend, so I described myself favorably! by Tuesday I'm tired and looking forward to the next weekend. but one day at a time... take care, sp
Thanks, Susanna, for the kind wishes. I had a most excellent day. I hope you are having a good Monday, Maren
Dear Maren, Hi! glad to hear from you, and glad that you had a good mothers' day. You deserve it! hope to see you in june, love, sp
Awww, thanks! I saw it a day late, but all that did was extend my happy Mother's Day! I hope today was another happy day for you, too.
Dear Amber, I'm glad you looked in! I've noticed that holidays rarely last one day any more, as you say, we see no reason to stop celebrating! you are a wonderful mom and niece. love, sp