what a day tomorrow is going to be. The sisters, daughters and cousins are about to embark on a birthday celebration re-enactment of my mother's favorite holiday. St. Patrick's Day. Though the day has passed, of course, Sat. is the only day we could all get together and it is Mom's birthday. Now what kind of re-enactment you say? Well, it's not a pretty site. Years ago at a St Patrick's Day parade Mom insisted on a float all decked out in green and titled "The Giant Leprechaun". We all knew who that was, but she also wanted all the grandkids on the float with her. Now being a school day this was not what we had planned for our kids, but they of course, were all for the 1/2 day off. So we hooked the float to Sherry's car and off we went. Those of us not on the float went to the closest place at the end of the parade to wait. It was a bar (what else on St. Patricks Day). After the parade we moved on to another one where a candidate for state senator was appearing. We jokingly asked him if he could fix a DUI ticket and he jokingly said sure. Then proceeded to leave the building. On to a place called "The Mickey Mouse". Which by the way has changed to "The Mouse" due to objections from Disney Inc. There we proceeded to really get into the enjoyment of the day.
Now mind you we had all those kids with us, but 'lo and behold' we had a built-in babysitter (who was sober) Darla. We dropped her and the kids off at cousin Mary's house and went on to celebrate the holiday and upcoming Mom's birthday. Well, we lost track of time until in walked the 'husbands'. Bill wasn't too mad but Jack and Jimmy were not real happy with us. I had forgot an award ceremony for Darla's school softball team. So the party was over. We did make it to the ceremony. But darn someone stole the float off Sherry's car. I'll leave her to explain that part.
So, we are planning to do it again, but this time those grandkids get to join in. I'm not really sure I'm ready for this again. It was a blast and we never laughed so hard in our lives. Though we will be toasting Mom, it won't be the same without her.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM
The other day I told you about the school science camp Jack volunteers for. Well talking with one of the teachers (who retired and is still volunteering doing most of the work) it really doesn't sound good for this to continue too much longer. One of the 5th grade teachers always comes up with some sickness each year so she doesn't have to go. Two young ones are complaining about having to go. It's really sad to see the lack of work ethic and dedication in some of the younger generation.
Come and join us. The more the merrier.