Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Earlier this week Mrs TWC was on the road again and unbeknown to Moi, Katie casually borrowed my phone and sent the following message to her mother.....
What are we getting Katie for her birthday?
A few minutes later she has a comprehensive list. She then deletes both messages, but the guilt sets in. Her brother, figures out the grift in a heartbeat. Her father is livid.....
Dammit! Every birthday gift is going back to the store!
Mrs TWC is highly amused and The Boy is impressed with her brilliant con.
Vote For Me! It's My Birthday!
Katie shares her birthday with Tamale Girl, Lauren Snell (Mrs Mac), legendary bluesman B. B. King, and jazz great Charlie Byrd. Today, Mexico celebrates the Bicentennial of its first revolution, which gained its independence from Spain.
Not just that, but on this very day in 1620 the Pilgrims set sail from England bound for the New World. The timing always puzzled me even as a school kid. Were they betting it wouldn’t get cold and stormy?
Katie plopped into this world in a hurry, whereupon Dr Byrne immediately handed me the scalpel. Umbilical cords are tough, sinewy, and thick. You have no idea, Gentle Reader, it is far easier to cut a radiator hose or a fan belt with a dull utility knife, than an umbilical with a razor sharp, surgical steel implement that was designed for just such work. Once the doctor began to question my masculinity, the job smoothed out.
Later that day That Boy would ask.....if it's Katie's birthday.....where's her birthday hat at?
Daddy loves you, Happy Birthday.
Katie's Ice Cream Cone, Paige Blouin, 4th of July 2001
Katie at Maui's Red Sand Beach, TWC, dusk, 07-02-03