There she was just a-walkin’ down the street … Sorry for no smile, but she was determined and had been really trucking to meet me. I was sitting on the house’s front steps when I took the picture. The house was undergoing major renovation. So much so that Jay and Carl had to move out. They got an apartment a half-dozen blocks away. Anyway, here are our birthday wishes to you, Jay! You are a great mother. [You should meet her kids.] You are a great wife, but don’t take my word for it, ask Carl. You really are the favorite daughter [Sorry, Jane.] and taller too, at least today. You work too hard, but you play hard too, so I guess that it balances out. You always treat your brother-in-law [me] like a king when I come to town and I thank you for that. So Jay, have yourself a very Happy Birthday today!
yes – happy birhtday! although I am taller.
Thank you for the kind words. Mark, that is.
We started moving stuff back into the house, but not ourselves quite yet.