Happy 92nd birthday!!!

I’m a day late on my blog for this month. Actually a day and a half, since I usually set them to post shortly after midnight my time. But I had good reason. I wanted to take this month’s blog to pay homage to my Aunt Merna, who turned 92 years young today.

As a child, I remember my Aunt Merna as this impeccably dressed woman with an impish smile, a great sense of humor, and a hug for any kid within reach. She couldn’t have children of her own, so adopted all of us nieces and nephews, and there were/are plenty of us to hug.

Now that I’m older, I realize that she was Wonder Woman in a day and age where women stayed in the background.  She worked full time as an administrative assistant and kept up with everything around the house. All the cooking and cleaning, etc. An independent woman.

She needs a little more help these days, but that doesn’t diminish the sparkle in her eyes or that impish grin of hers. She finds joy in each day, even though her body complains. I admire her.

Several of us got together and took Aunt Merna out to lunch today to celebrate and the woman who said she didn’t celebrate birthdays anymore ate it up, along with the free hot fudge sundae!

Happy, birthday, Auntie. Let’s do this again next year. 🙂 And a merry, merry Christmas to those who celebrate. To everyone, whether this is your holiday or not, I wish you a peaceful and happy December and entrance to a brand new year full of new possibilities.

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9 responses to “Happy 92nd birthday!!!

  1. I love your post and it was worth waiting for. Your Aunt was a beautiful girl and woman and still is.

  2. Thanks! She is as beautiful inside as she is outside. 🙂

  3. Sweet! She looks lovely in all the pics and full of spunk and peppiness. So happy she is still around and lighting up your life. Happy birthday to her. Jillian

  4. Wishing your aunt, a very, very special birthday! At 92 she has lived through so many historic adventures with class!

  5. Birthday congratulations to your aunt. Enjoy such precious moments with family and next time you see her give a hug from me.

  6. Thank you, Kit. And yep, I’m enjoying them as much as I can and will pass along your hug.

  7. Your auntie is beautiful, Laurie. Her earlier photos remind me of a young Judy Garland! How special that you got to celebrate with her. Precious memories indeed.

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