One of my best friends is 87 years old today...

by Amy Turn Sharp





It is hard to buy things for Mary Frances (my gran) She is old. Everything she needs she has already acquired and everything I think she needs she has no interest in (technology). I find myself at a loss at Christmas and birthdays lately...So this year I made her a book...(a yr fabulous and everyone knows it book)About four months ago I sent out letters to everyone I could think of that knew my gran and asked them to contribute something to her surprise birthday book...The response was overwhelming...
The post kept coming- deluges of mail and packets flow through my post slot...Even her family doctor sent a note explaining she was his favorite patient! I am so excited to give this gem to her- it is filled with old memories from friends and love from family and amazing things! Pictures from 80 years ago adorn the pages! Tokens and tidbits of family tree and amazing words dedicated to the matriarch of my family. This will please her. I am sure. Happy Birthday Gran.

I was talking about birthdays with Finn today and explaining
"golden birthdays" - I love that concept...I was lucky enough to be 24 years old and this co-worker told me about it two months before I turned 25 (my GB). I think it is amazing. How was your golden birthday?