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Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today my sweet mom was in my thoughts as I moved through my school activities. With books all around me, how could I not think of her? She, who loved THE STORY ABOUT PING as a child, now names TOPS AND BOTTOMS by Janet Stevens as her favorite picture book. She works every Thursday at the public library. She buys books for many children she knows. Her own shelves are filled with books for all ages.

Tonight we sat side by side holding hands at the base of the grand staircase in the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, rapt with emotion and interest in the performance of her favorite Christmas story: Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory." What a gift for me to have a mom like her and to spend such wonderful time together!

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  1. "A Christmas Memory"... maybe a my favorite story after A Christmas Carol. Wish I had been there.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Sue! December birthdays abound at our house and on Sunday we will have a brunch for my main man and terrific granddaughter, only we have a marble cake with chocolate frosting decorated with red poinsettias. Num! Can't wait.

    You gave your Mother a wonderful birthday treat! The performance was lovely, and me without a kleenex or hankie!

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  3. I liked thinking of you all together . . . and I'm sure the cake was fabulous!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Sue. You and your precious daughter are gifts to each other and to us all.

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  5. I loved seeing you, Kate, at the performance! I wish all of you could have joined us for that and for condo cake :)

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  6. Just the thought of your condo cake makes my mouth water! I'm so glad you were able to spend the evening doing something so special with your wonderful mother.

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