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Today is one of the several celebration days for the family over the next two weeks.
My wife just celebrated her birthday... can't reveal her age.
Mother is 90 today.
Every year she complains about how difficult the trip here is. This year she didn't complain as much because she got bumped to "business class" by Air Tran. That was a very nice thing for them to do.My brother and sister-in-law are celebrating their 25th anniversary today as well. He is considerably younger than me. It's easy to remember his anniversary, as you can imagine.
Once she is here, she has a great time and then flies off to spend some time with my sister. That's another flight, but it's pretty short so she doesn't doesn't complain as much. Then she flies back here to spend some more time with us before she flies back home.
During the entire trip, she is entertained like a queen and revels in the attention. Then she complains about the flight home, but she tells us that it's good to get in her own bed again.
We'll gather at the lake in the evening and have a huge barbeque and an enormous cake in honor of the three of them.
Birthdays and anniversaries are nice traditions. We don't need them that much in our family because we are so close and get together for all sorts of occasions. But 90 and 25 are kind of special occasions, so we'll treat them that way.
And having my oldest son in from San Francisco makes it even better. Unfortunately, his wife couldn't make it so we'll have to figure out something else for the annual family picture that goes on the Christmas card. We've been doing that for 30 years and are not quite ready to give up that tradition.In a few more days, we'll celebrate our 40th and one of our sons 1st. Finally, when everyone is pretty much partied out, we have the 4th of July celebration followed by my birthday.
We really enjoy the beginning of summer.
I wish you similar good fortune.