Friday, March 6, 2009

Hey! Wait a minute!

Tuesday was my 62nd March 3rd.

As birthdays go, once you've passed 21, it was a pretty good one. I got phone calls from 3 of my 4 sons and DILS and the 4th one and his wife cooked dinner for me-anything I wanted (as long as it wasn't pork chops or have mushrooms). I also received a goofy card from my sister that will be discussed with her later and two email cards.

Jim got me a book I really wanted before I even knew it had been released and that was terrific.

Early in the afternoon, Dad called and chatted for about 20 minutes while I wandered around a store. He gave me the good news that Scrabblebuff was feeling pretty well that day and that she'd been able to go out for a bit. This was truly good news and a great gift. After relaying all the news that's fit to tell, and rarely giving me a chance to respond, Old Newsie, as is his wont, said "Okay, that's it. I'll hang up now."

Trying not to laugh I hollered , "Wait! don't you want to say hi to Jim?"

"Oh Yeah, sure"

Grinning, I handed the cell phone to Jim and went back to looking for a blouse. Soon Jim gave me back the phone and Old Newsie wished me a Happy Birthday.

"Oh" says I, pretending surprise,"you remembered."

"No, I didn't, Jim had to remind me." Sigh... my father always has been a totally honest man. Then he compounded the problem, "But I remembered your SISTER'S."




Just cause everybody has been talking about her non stop for the past three weeks...

{You have to understand... my sister, Scrabblebuff, who's birthday is March 5th, was supposed to be a Cocker Spaniel puppy named Scraps! Honest! That's what I'd asked for for my 6th birthday present! Well, at least I didn't have to walk her on a leash.}

I admit that Scrabblebuff and I have always been competitive and occasionally work hard to one up each other but this is getting a bit absurd! What am I supposed to do to top a kidney transplant?

Well, I guess you win this round, Little Sister. Happy Birthday, Kiddo. Let this be your present. (Besides I don't need a brain transplant! )

See ya down the road,


Geezerguy said...

Happy Birthday Yarntangler, and I hope you enjoy the book. Don't worry about outdoing your sister...your brain's just fine.

spiritualastronomer said...

Hey, I'm older than you - cool! Hope you had a fun birthday.

Old Newsie said...

Well, I guess I better explaina bit. Yarntangler, you reminded me at least three times in telephone confabs that March 5th was Scrabblebuff's birthday anniversary and impressed on me not to forgot, that I DIDN'T but you pushed yourself right out of the picture you know. But that's to figure - Valentine's Day came and went - and last Thursday I found on my very neat deskl a Valentine's Day cardall sealed and stamped, ready to be mailed. So I mailed it and guess what? Lady B was real surprised to get mail postmarked in Roswell, without a return address, on Feb. 28. But my memory is getting better, today I wished Heart of a Mom happy birthday right on time = but foui months early. - Old Newsie

Connie and Terry said...

Happy Birthday! You caught up with us! Social Security check time! Get it while it's there!

Yarntangler said...

Connie- don't get me started on the subject of Social Security checks for stay at home Moms who only worked part time! I raised 4 sons, 3 of whom have served this country in the military and 4 who are decent productive, tax paying men. My Check wouldn't pay for a week's groceries if I claimed it now.

Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak said...

Happy birthday! Wishing you many more.