Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy 91st Birthday Mom

Since Mom was born in Europe the exact date of her birth was not recorded. Since it was close to Rosh Ha Shana she always celebrated it on September 4th. I am very grateful that she has lived to a ripe old age and is in reasonably good health. This was a rough summer since the hot weather is especially tough on seniors. After living by herself for 13 years since my dad passed away, she decided to move to an assisted living facility in Westbury, Long Island. It was her decision. In this way she will always be surrounded by people. Today Karen, Lee, my sister Joyce and my brother-in-law Keith helped clean out her apartment in Forest Hills. You don't know how much stuff you have and don't need until you move. Since she lived in that apartment for 30 years there was plenty of stuff. She even had some junk back from our apartment in Rego Park.

Mom - "May you stay Forever Young." I must take one stanza out of context from this Bob Dylan classic which is actually song from a father to his son.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

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