On August 17, 2020 Tom and I were sitting on the glider on the front porch having a celebratory glass of wine in honor of my 70th birthday. I saw a delivery man walking up Patterson Avenue and thought “Some lucky person is getting a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a balloon.” Then the delivery man turned and walked up the front steps of my house. And I realized that I was that lucky person!

My youngest sisters, Annmarie and Denise, had sent me a surprise birthday gift delivered by a local florist, an incredibly beautiful bouquet of flowers, a Happy Birthday balloon, and a box of delicious bonbons!

I sent them a text message thanking them.

We hope next year we can celebrate our special events in person.