Two years ago, I did a blog project that I called“80 Years in 8 Days”which was a birthday gift for my mother, who lives half a continent away in California. Today, she is celebrating the 82nd anniversary of her natal day. She is still my favorite friend to call on the phone and talk to about all kinds of interrelated subjects, artistic, intellectual, gastronomical, familial and otherwise. We usually take no less than an hour in our visit, and at its conclusion she says, “Oh, honey! Talking to you is like a month in the country! Which country, I’m not sure….”
It’s the best gift anyone could give, Priscilla. Happy birthday to your mom, and a happy new year too.
Thanks, dear friend! Have a wonderful celebration on your beautiful Coast!
This is a wonderful series Priscilla. Your Mom is truly inspiring and full of wisdom and I see how this is passed on to others. Thanks for re-sharing this. Also, I love the Buddha bread!
Thanks so much, Bruce! I’m very glad to share the bounty that my Mom has gifted to me. I’m so grateful that others appreciate her, too!
What a wonderful gift. Am awaiting guests right now but will check out the posts when free. Bravo! to a loving mom and daughter team.
Thanks, Jamie! Enjoy your celebration and Happy New Year!
I love this woman. She is remarkable, ’tis true!
I love her dearly, and so do many others because she is such a positive, curious, and lively soul! I am lucky to be her daughter.
This is such an excellent project, I’ll go through it all. ❤ Wishing both your mother and you lots of conversation and joy.
You are so generous! You’re going to end up knowing more about her than most, but I hope you find it somehow rewarding.
I’m finding it rewarding already. I did something very similar for my father’s 70. I wrote 70 100-word stories and turned them into a book, just for him. 🙂 I translated some into English and put them up here:
Oh, a bit of an error: in the previous post, only the first drabble has to do with dad. Here are some from the book for him: