Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Even though her September 14 birthday was always squeezed up close to the first day of school, my sister Laurie never wanted for friends, old or new, to invite to the party. Being the only child who did not have a winter birthday, her parties could be held outdoors; in the patio or, in the case of a remembered pony ride (it was a long driveway) in the front yard. Our three tortoises enjoyed the patio gatherings and became curiously fond of strawberry ice cream.
Happy Birthday, dear Laurie. Here is to your best year ever.