Today, July 20th, is my son's 52nd birthday. He's a "Wednesday's Child"..... do you know that old rhyme? Well, Wednesday's child is full of woe....
I've always felt kinda bad about that... he was due July 17th ,a Monday... Monday's child is "fair of face". So while he was supposed to have that attribute, he was indeed a beautiful baby and to this day is a beautiful person. I am so happy he is my son and that smile he had at 4 months old is still as lovely as it was all those years ago.
Our kids (including my step-daughters) live all over the USA... including the grandchildren, they live in California, Texas, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York (have I missed anyone?).... but recently my daughter who lives in New York visited Ohio and stayed with her brother.
Danny and Donna
Donna is just 15 months younger than her big brother. But after (her first degree) in college she married and her husband was military... so the next 20 years were spent in various countries as well as the USA. But this photo was taken just a couple of weeks ago... in Ohio... and they had the chance to get together. I just wish I had been there....
As it happens, my 55th high school reunion is next weekend. I figured out the logistics... and decided just to splurge and fly out of Presque Isle, Maine... down to Boston... on to JFK in New York, and on to Columbus, Ohio. My brother will pick me up at that airport and cart me on down to SE Ohio where I'll stay a few days with my son, visit with my brother and sister (and, of course my son)... and catch up with whoever of the 100 classmates graduating class of 1959 haven't passed on or who have chosen to attend our 55 reunion.....
So, Danny, I won't see you on your 52nd birthday, but... Mom being Mom.... I WILL appear on your doorstep very soon.
Bill is staying here in Maine. He has spoiled me so much in our years together that even getting through those huge airports is kind of intimidating to me these days. But... I am SO looking forward to those few days with my son and my family that it will be okay..... I'll manage.
See you soon, my loved ones... see you soon.
That's All For Today!