Friday, December 15, 2006
My birthday isn't until the 16th but Lucille, Aimee, and I celebrated early. We went to the Pioneer Villa for a scrumptious dinner (thank you, ladies!). Because this is a very small community we wisely sat in the back, facing the door, and scrutinized people as they walked in. It's pretty boring living in a small, rural town and people love to eavesdrop and gossip. (It is not always a good thing to be on the front page of The Brownsville Times, our little weekly newspaper.) We opened gifts and cards, and had a lovely dinner. Best of all, we talked and talked for four hours. We talked about our husbands, our children, our extended families, what we we'd been doing in the past year, and how much fun we were having living our lives. We laughed a lot and shared a lot. It was wonderful!
In the photo, Aimee is on the left and Lucille on the right. I am the one in the middle wearing a purple tiara (Aimee's idea). The next birthday we celebrate is hers and I have two words. Feather boa. One more word. Pink!