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Friday was my birthday.  A big one.  With a zero.  And a large number
before the zero.  Beverly knows.  I'm blazing a trail.

I got a call from my older son, said he was on his lunch break but
wanted to call to wish me a happy birthday because he would be out later
that day.  I thanked him, and told him to go get his lunch while he
could.  He mentioned that my younger son would probably call in the evening.

I had no sooner hung up the phone than there was a knock on the front
door.  I went to see who it was, and it was my two boys!!!!

They had flown in from Seattle, and called from the cab on their way
from the airport.

I have never been so surprised in my fairly long life.  What a treat!

We visited and went out to dinner together and had a great time.

Of course, they got together with friends Saturday, each going his own
way to see different people.  But they reported to me that at some time
Saturday evening, they wound up in the same bar.  That has never
happened to them in Seattle, and it isn't like there aren't a lot of
nightspots in Reno.

Today I took them to the airport to go home, thanking them for the best
birthday present ever.  Plus, they'll be back in two weeks when the
older one is helping the younger one move back to Reno.
Whooooopeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Joanne
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Worth getting old for :-)

Belated greetings!

Go on, tell us the first figure ... my next one will be 7 :-)

Mary



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I will hit the double 7 in a few months, meaning the 8 will arrive sooner
than desired.  Some days, though, I still think I'm the age of my youngest
DD, mid 50s.
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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Yes, age ain't nuthin' but a number, as the Uppity Blues Women have
sung.  Anyway, 70 is the new 40.
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Joanne
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I'd rather be 70!

Mary



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Mary Fisher wrote:
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When I was 40, I had my second son.  Should such a thing happen now, I'd
stick my head in the oven.  Or I'd be like this:

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Joanne
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Send funds for new keyboard via Paypal please!

Where's my hanky, I can't see through water ......................

Mary

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Mary Fisher wrote:
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That was pretty much my reaction, too.

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Joanne
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Mary Fisher wrote:
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I just beat you to it.  ;-)
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Joanne
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Show-off!

Mary



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Mary Fisher wrote:
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It's not like I planned it, or did anything.  I was just minding my own
business, and *pow*!
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Joanne
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I know .. it sneaks up ...

But it's good!

Mary
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Mary Fisher wrote:
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It beats the alternative.
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Joanne
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Happy belated birthday, Joanne!  What a wonderful surprise; yes those
boys are great....and they love their mom :)

-Irene

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Happy Birthday Joanne, What a great surprise. "Ain't" kids great!! You
know you did everything right for them and now they are doing fight for you.
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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Thank you.  But I'm not so sure about that -- I think they turned out
right in spite of me.  ;-)
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Joanne
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That's what I used to say about ours :-)

Mary



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Mary Fisher wrote:
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I'm detecting a common thread here...   ;-)
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Joanne
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I always say that if my children turn out as improved over how they were
raised as I did, they will be outstandingly phenomenal people.

My youngest is filling the bill.  My 3rd is coming within sight of the
goal.  My oldest is a special needs child and my expectations for him
are a little lower than the rest, because he just doesn't get it half
the time.  And my 2nd is going through a construction site right now,
and if she doesn't pick up nails in her tires or anything that will ruin
her, she will come out okay on the other side.

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The hardest part is watching them re-invent the wheel.  Go through all
the rites of passage on their own, unable or unwilling to take counsel
from those of us who have BTDT long ago.  Just like we did.
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