Something I thought I would never say: Brogan is in the yard watching our tortoise Lena go for a walk. Lena was a birthday gift to me from Husband and Daughter. Because it will get as old as I am now. My family is funny. Sorta.
I also had a beautiful birthday cake; my husband's favorite! German Chocolate. I prefer Cherry Pie. Like my Dad did. My Dad served in the Air Force during the second world war. He looked somewhat like Don Draper from Mad Men. I grew up in a house that absolutely DID have the same wall paper as Betty & Don Draper had in their kitchen, Season One.
On Memorial Day, I celebrate all who served and who serve now. I celebrate my Mom who served with Dad and now is buried next to him in the military cemetery. Mom is the person who taught me to love life's gifts; she loved the Charlie Rich 8-Track tape I purchased for her Mother's Day Gift. She knew it was for me. Just like the Tortoise & the cake. Love is what matters.