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#574701 - 12/13/20 06:53 PM Happy Birthday Mom  
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Among the many blessings I can count, one stands out way above the rest and that is my Mother-in-Law. She's been a great MIL, so much so that I call her Mom and give her hugs and kisses every time we see each other. Mom is in a long term care facility about 15 minutes from home so we're over there every couple of days.

Yesterday's visit was a special one because we were celebrating her 105th birthday. She is in hospice care so we can go inside the facility to visit face to face, not just through a window. Guardian Angels, the home she's in, decorated her room with about 25 balloons and provided ice cream to go with the birthday cake we brought. We bought a 6-layer, 1/2 sheet cake that could just about feed everyone in town. We wanted enough to share it with the 6-8 other residents in her home plus all the staff from her home as well as the administrative staff. All of the staff have been great and have treated Mom like an angel so we didn't want them left out,

Among the mamy blessings we enjoy are wonderful neighbors. Four of them plus one's dog showed up, decked out in their Christmas garb. They stood outside her window and sang Christmas Carols to Mom, then sang Happy Birthday. Then it was time to open gifts and cut the cake.

There was even a photographer from the newspaper there to take some photos. She interviewed Tina to get some background info on how a little girl from a little town in Montana (Ingomar) ended up in the Tri-Cities. It's a long story, about 105 years long.

A good time was had by all. I must admit that I never expected anyone to get to 105 and be in such good physical and mental condition as she is.

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Happy Birthday Mom, we love you and hope for many more birthdays.






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#574702 - 12/13/20 08:29 PM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Happy birthday Internet mom. Many more

She sounds like a great lady


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#574703 - 12/14/20 04:06 AM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Great Story. Thanks


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#574704 - 12/14/20 02:03 PM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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What an amazing uplifting story that we all need these days.

Sounds like a great time


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#574705 - 12/15/20 12:44 PM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Why did you have to cut the onions? She looks great.


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#574708 - 12/15/20 05:50 PM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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OH, Onions?


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#574709 - 12/16/20 03:39 AM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
OH, Onions?


It brought a tear to his eyes.


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#574721 - 12/19/20 12:47 AM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Thats awesome!

She's looking great!

Happy Birthday mom!


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#574724 - 12/20/20 02:13 PM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Yesterday a legal size envelope addressed to Mom at our address. No return address on the envelope. When Tina opened it she was unpleasantly surprised to find a card congratulating her on her 105th birthday and it was signed by Donald and Melania Trump. There was also a photo of Trump.

When I say she was unpleasantly surprised it's because she is a STAUNCH Dem. So is Mom. I'll be interested to see of she even shows it to Mom.

Needless to say that in our home we do not discuss politics in any way, shape or form. Frickin' Sleepy Joe.!


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#574740 - 12/25/20 04:09 PM Re: Happy Birthday Mom [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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GFC - So cool that your MIL is gong strong at 105. I hope you post again next year about her 106th birthday, and the people in the pictures aren't wearing masks.


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