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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winter's April Gasp

                 
I am back again in the USA. After hours of April showers the pounding wind and rain on the windows subsided and it snowed like hell for several hours. Quite a change from the 70 degree Springlike weather we had a day earlier. The sun now shines and the blue skies seem to promise better things than the prevailing ice and snow. The almanac promises another wintry gasp just in time for my departure home...


I opted not to rent a car for the full two weeks of my stay in Connecticut.  The cost would have been twice what I paid in November. So I will rent from tomorrow. The downside has been being rather stuck herein the Geer Village. This past weekend we celebrated my mother's 95th birthday. The pictures shows her with her grandson, Jon, one of  three grandchildren able to make it for the celebrations.



There were 14 of us in the Private Dining Room on Sunday. My mom looked fabulous and the dining room was just elegant enough!
Even the weather cooperated and for the entire weekend temperatures treated us to a welcome 70 plus degrees. 



Tomorrow I pick up a car and will be happy to get away from my addiction to MSNBC! 
 


21 comments:

  1. Your mom looks pretty spry and still has a twinkle in her eyes.

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    1. That twinkle is wonderful to behold!

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  2. Your mom is indeed simply beautiful! Happy birthday to her, and I'm hoping you make it home without incident. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, DJan--and my Mom thanks you too!

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  3. Nice to have a taste of spring before malingering winter struck again. Belated best wishes to mom!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. By late afternoon there was barely any snow to be seen and sunshine all around...

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  4. Your mom DOES look marvelous. I love her hair.

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    1. Thank you so much from the both of us! Her hair looks better than ever!

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  5. How nice you were able to be there for her birthday. I'm flying to California next month for my Dad's birthday. He will be 87. Safe travels!

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    1. It is indeed wonderful to be able to be with her. Best wishes to your father on his big day. I am so glad for you that you will be able to share his special day...

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  6. A belated happy birthday to your mother. She doesn't look 95, but wonderful that you were able to be at her celebrations.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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    1. Thank you Gaynor. She actually looks a lot better than when my parents moved here 10 years ago!

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  7. Bleated wishes for your mom! She looks so good and handsome!

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  8. Happy Birthday to Your Mom!

    The April snow was entirely unwelcome. A friend of mine posted the following sentiment on Facebook (and he's right): "Plz Winter, ur drunk - go home."

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    1. Thank you, Sully. I have been having a lovely time with her. I love the FB quote! Xo

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  9. Belated birthday greetings to your mom, Broad. She looks wonderfully well for her age and was obviously thoroughly enjoying her birthday celebration. It would have been my mother's 98th birthday today.

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    1. Thank you so much, Perpetua. It was a wonderful treat to be able to be with her on her special day.

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  10. Dear Broad, I'm wondering if you are back home now--on Easter Monday. How wonderful for both you and your mom that you could be with her at her 95th birthday party. Thanks so much for including her picture. Her hair is so lovely--the cut and the color. Peace.

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  11. No, I am with my mother until Saturday morning. From here I fly to Raleigh with my sister to see my ailing brother. I arrive in the UK on the 1st of May. Indeed, my mother's hair style is better than ever!

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  12. I enlarged the picture and your mom looks great. I know she must have been so happy to see you and you her. It is really something to reach an age like hers. Congrats to your mom.

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