Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Minnie Cardshower

Tomorrow is my actual birthday, but today I received 7 birthday cards in the mail, all from someone named Minnie Cardshower. Ahem. This someone, who numbered the cards, so I might open them in the order sent, was my mother.

You may recall that in January, on the occasion of my mother's 80th birthday, I had arranged a card shower for her! This was a sweet "payback." The first 6 cards made me giggle--all sorts of hilarity--and the 7th made me cry.

Possibly they were meant to arrive day-by-day in the mail, but, thanks to the Presidents Day holiday and a change in the local USPS distribution center, they all came today. I am tickled. And teary-eyed.

Thanks, Mom. And, of course, Dad! (But it was Mom's handwriting. Etc.) And thanks to my daughter, soon to break my eggshell heart by leaving the nest for college, for the roses.

10 comments:

Maureen said...

How fun!

Have a wonderful birthday, too.

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Maureen!

toomuchaugust said...

thanks for sharing your mom and daughter with us like this. you remind me why life is good. and happy birthday to you, kathleen. and oy, the fragile ways that find us when our daughters leave...i relate.

Cathy said...

Aww, happy birthday! Mail these days is mostly dreadful stuff, so I'm glad you're getting something good.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Sherry! Thanks, Cathy! I just spoke to my mom and dad, and she meant them to arrive all on the same day; hence, the numbering. It was very fun. Now I have added the cards to the Christmas/Valentine tree, making it a Birthday Tree!

ted said...

It is now Feb 20th, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathleen.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Ted! (And/or Ellen!)

Kim said...

Minnie Cardshower sounds like my kind of gal!

Kim said...

Minnie Cardshower sounds like my kind of gal!

Kathleen said...

She is! She is!

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