Saturday, February 26, 2011

her birthday

Today would have been her 84th birthday.

Joy and her older brother, Scott
She was just six days short of the big day.

Her passing makes the memories of her 83rd birthday all the more precious. I think we devoured a dinner of steak and crab legs last year to celebrate. Had some family over. She relished every minute of her birthday.  Said they NEVER served steak and crab legs in the retirement home.

The mood of our chicken coop here On a Chicken Wing and a Prayer has been...well....sad, is what it's been.

But we take solace in sharing our fond and funny memories of Mom....Grandma.... Aunt...Sis.......Joy. She was one-of-a-kind and we will miss her. The hospice nurse told me I would never go anywhere without her and she'd never go anywhere without me. I think that's right.

With her ornery grandson

Birthday Joy love to all.


Scott said...

Amen feliz aniversario, Mae.

SarahinSC said...

What a beautiful woman you had in your life. I'm sure today is tough. :)

Mary said...

I love this!

Geek said...

Joy and Dad were very much alike.
Always fighting over a crossword puzzle.

tattytiara said...

She clearly left a legacy of love. Bravo, Joy!