Sunday, March 09, 2008

Mortals Join the Happy Chorus

Grandma continued to celebrate the best (and I think, longest) birthday of her life yesterday. She was surprised by a visit from her eldest son's family. Jeff, Marilyn, Rita (Jeff and Marilyn's daughter) and Andrew (Rita's husband) called Grandma from our driveway and crept into her house, while talking to Grandma on the phone. Grandma was so surprised. She said, "It's a good thing that I have a strong heart!" A birthday lunch was celebrated at the Beekman Arms. Lunch was followed by many happy moments at home, many of which included the new Farmer family addition: a Boston Terrier named Oliver Wendell Holmes. Tsheko joined us from Princeton and led us in a song-fest that took us into the late evening hours.