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2010:  So Many Choices
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Where I've Been...Where I'm Going
2013: The Party
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Being 73
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2019:  It wasn't horrible

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18 February 2021

It's a good sign when you wake up and are handed a bag of your favorite candy with a birthday card.  Ned and Marta had gotten a bag of See's California Brittle for me.

Walt gave me a Covid-related card.  It says, "Look at the bright side of a virtual birthday party!  No need to share your cake.  No need to wear pants."  So true!

My gift from Walt is going to be a new printer when we can find one that will use all of those cartridges I have.

And so the birthday has begun.  I had over 200 birthday wishes from people on Facebook including a few great videos (e.g., one the 3 Stooges and one a barbershop quartet).  Jeri sent a video of her playing her new toy/instrument.  I'd include it here but I can't download it.

Walt went out looking for crab (or, if he couldn't find it, lamb chops) and while he was gone, I got a Facebook message from our friend Jessica who said "open your front door."  I did and this was what I found:

(In the box is a chocolate cake with candles on it).  Jessica is such a sweet person!

Walt came home with crab!

I found out that 8 people donated to the Sheldrick Wildlife Foundation in my name -- over $200, which made me feel so special. 

At 2:30 there was a birthday Zoom.  Ned and Jeri invited the family and all the Pinata people, most of whom couldn't come because it was middle of the day, middle of the week, and they had to work, but there was a good selection of people, including Walt's cousin and his wife, in Maryland, his sister from an RV they were driving, Char and all her kids except for her oldest, Tom and his kids checked in from Hawaii, and there was Kevin, one of the other Pinata kids. 

Because clam dip is such a big deal with the Pinata group, I made clam dip for Walt and me and Ned made clam dip for him and Marta.

Toward the end of the Zoom, I brought in the cake from Jessica, lit the candles and everybody sang while I blew them out.

And then for dinner there was crab and sourdough bread.

Then a nice slice of birthday cake.  It was a perfect way to turn 78.



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