45: Mom's Birthday 2003
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These first two pictures from Mom's 56th birthday celebration show Dad ceremoniously
launching birthday cake at our guest of honor's face. Soupy Sales, the world's
foremost authority on pie throwing, originally had been scheduled to do the honors, but
the veteran comedian canceled at the last minute, claiming that ice cream cake is a
Remember that famous "See No Evil/Hear No Evil/Speak No Evil"
monkey trio? Well, here they are after a few too many banana splits.
Mom attracts friends with many different personality types. Here, she poses with
Chris, as he contemplates the possibilities for world peace, and Greg, as he ponders who
would win in a fight, Tony the Tiger or Chester Cheetah.
So why am I posing with the beautiful floral arrangement that Greg gave
Mom as a birthday gift? Because as years pass, Mom's memory will fade so that
she forgets where the flowers really came from. When she does, this
photograph will serve as a "reminder" of what a generous son she has!
Dad earns a big "thumbs up" for slyness as he tries to pass off one of those AOL
promotional CDs as a legitimate birthday gift. More than that, he urges to Mom that
she'd "better go in the other room and use those 1,025 hours right now, because you
may never get an opportunity like this again."
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