Happy 80th Birthday, Mom

My mom celebrated her 80th birthday last week. For the years leading up to her 80th, she repeatedly reminded us, "I don't want a party when I'm 80! I especially don't want to get all dolled up and sit in a special chair at the church so that people can come and make a fuss over me. And, don't buy me a corsage because I won't wear it!" Got it. No party. No special chair. No corsage. No church. Then, she attended some of the birthday parties for her "club ladies" who also turned 80 … [Read more...]