Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Loie

Probably cracking up at her own joke.
My mother turned 86 today and I am so grateful for her in my life.
She taught me how to live a full and happy life and now she is showing me how to let go and finish well. 
She knows who she is and Whose she is. 
She used to say "My funeral is going to be like the shift change at the General Electric assembly park."
She has had a big life and made a big impact on many lives.
Happy Birthday Loie!


  1. What a special woman! She has been a positive influence in my life. She is such a lady, so funny, so kind. I feel blessed to have her in my life. And she gave me you!

  2. It's nice to see a senior honored instead of being shelved.

  3. Loie is the best mother-in-law on earth. She's kind, generous, funny, loving and everything else warm and fuzzy. I think a big factor in my proposal those many years ago was so I could be her son-in-law. If Loie is 86, then we've been best friends for 50 years

  4. OH, the many things I have to thank that Loie for- not the least of them being introducting me to her daughter. I remember pulling up on the curb at the Lemontree Restaurant at 4th and Broadway and Loie and I waltzing in in our medical uniforms as Loie tells the maitre d' that she just wanted to show her friend how nice the ladies room was, and on we traipsed to see the lovely powder room, then back to our illegally parked car. How very rich is anyone who has had the chance to be her friend!