HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
(craig totally posed that feather)
I'm not even sure where in my parents' yard this was taken. Maybe the west fence...
Happy Birthday Mom! Nancy called me to declare that you loved your present (hooray!) and I hope you have a good time wherever you went today for "shop stuff".
Some random information about Mom:
- she can belch like Shrek and passed that trait on to my younger sisters. I had friends in high school who would brag about her.
- she's funny.
- and a good writer. but she doesn't like to write so the world will see her passing without ever knowing what it missed out on.
- she made many of my clothes until I was about 13. Then I started demanding blue jeans and only let her sew my dresses. She's really good at it.
- she's pretty outdoorsy, but she doesn't love camping. (she hates camping), and while she's been hunting several times Dad said once when they went together and she actually shot a deer, it didn't die right away. "oh my gosh allen, it's not dead! It's in pain! Oh my gosh, shoot it, SHOOT IT!" I think that was the last time she ever went. (she'll correct me if I'm wrong).
my sisters and I all have a bit of her in us. I love the outdoors with a vengeance and I picked up her sarcastic sense of humor and voracious love of books. All those things apply to Sharon too, who also got a hardcore dose of Mom's reserved side. Nancy is a quick student and tends to be of the same "i can do it better myself, please don't help me" school of thought. Jacquie totally got Mom's ADD. Girl can't sit still, and doesn't like to spend too long on one project. "bored now, what's next?"
Love You Mom!