BC: Happy 70th Birthday! | With Love,, Kathleen
FC: Mom | Happy 70th Birthday!!!
1: Happy Birthday, Mom! This gift started out with the idea to make a "Top 70" list of favorite things about YOU in honor of your 70th birthday. It has been fun thinking about you and all your wonderful qualities! Some items are lessons you've taught us, some are specific special memories, while others are general things that you do to make others feel special, and some are just fun quirks that make you *you*! So enjoy some random thoughts about what we love about you, in no particular order. It could never be a comprehensive list - you are too amazing for that! - but I hope you enjoy this "tip of the iceberg" Top 70! You are very loved! Love, Kathleen Agnes
3: Happy 70th Birthday! | #1 CHOMPO BARS!!! *Robert
4: Mom | #2 Mom loves to go to Lake Kishkutena! *John & Laura
5: You Are Always in My Heart | #3 She can hula-hoop and rollerskate at the same time! *Madison
6: Your smile brightens my day | #4 Grandma's really nice to me when she comes to visit. We eat ice cream! *Henry
7: #5 I like how Grandma makes breakfast into a party! And she eats with us in our bedroom! *Alex
8: #7 She is a closet sweet tooth! I love the smile she gets on her face when you catch her sneaking ice cream! *Bonnie | #6 Mom is a Baby holding master! *Kathleen
9: #9 Her mellow nature *Kathleen | #8 She knows how to make someone feel comfortable by saying just the right thing. I remember specifically her telling me when I was new to the family that I was like an old shoe, I just fit. *Rob
10: #10 Grandma's hospitality - She always makes everyone welcome and comfortable. *Jack | What is your favorite thing about Grandma? | #11 She can be nice to anyone in any situation *Sid | #12 Reliable, whenever I see her she puts a grin on my face. *Keaton
11: A heart full of love | #15 Grandma has always had the thoughtfulness and impeccable memory that I hope to have one day! She brightens many days of mine with packages and notes that let me know she's thinking of us all. *Haley | #14 My Grandma's got spunk! *Max | #13 My grandma is â€œtotally awesomeâ€! And I love the cabin. *Zeke
12: #16 Mom would always make my favorite meal â€“ meatloaf, mash potatoes and peas when I came home from school. | #17 No one is cuter on a bike #18 The way Mom would make split pea soup and the aroma in the kitchen. | #19 The 25 lbs of cow manure she sent me on my 25th birthday for the 25 years of shit I had given her | #20 The way she lifts her hands when she's happy or dancing
13: #21 When I turned 16 she had a special key ring with a key on it when I walked in the door. * #22 That Mom prepared me to live independently. I was and continue to be amazed at kids who donâ€™t have basic life skills like how to cook, do laundry, etc. | #23 The way Mom sees and wants to see the best in all people. She wants to understand their perspective. She has been a model for me of the importance to help the less fortunate, appreciate what we have and be compassionate to others. | #24 Her support when Max was born #25 Recycling :> #26 My mom is a saint. (#27 How Mom puts Steve's angel on the Christmas tree every year, no matter how much we protest! *Kathleen
14: I love you with all my heart | #28 Mom never, ever throws things away and we get the benefit by having the pleasure of seeing, oh, a note we wrote in 1st grade, a 4th grade report card, a news clipping from high school. *Diana
15: Always in my heart | #29 I like how your mom is so obsessed with recycling. For example, she washes out ziplock bags, goes out of her way to save glass, and bring it all to the recycling center. I think it's great. *Mike
16: #30 How she'll write you a note on a scrap piece of paper and mail it to you | #31 How she and I always share a Mounds bar together #32 How she makes me drive her around ever since I got my pink slip #33 How she and I can't stop laughing once we get started #34 How she would spoil Mary and I with allowing us to get the mini boxes of sugared cereal on vacation and trips to Chicago | Things I love about Mom..*Clare
17: #37 How she and I can share clothes | #35 How she always has my room ready when I come to visit with a piece of candy on the pillows | #38 How she washed my tennis uniforms countless times late at night while I got to go to sleep | #36 How she still tries to convince Mike and I to go with her to her Chapel hour :> | #39 How she was the first person to teach me to drive | Things I love about Mom... *Clare
18: #41 How she is so proud of her Irish heritage | More Clare thoughts...... | #40 How she makes Mike peanut butter cookies every year for Christmas | #42 How she and I never say "good bye", it's always "later"
19: #43 How she can make the best scrambled eggs, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and homemade applesauce
20: #44 She spoils us! *Tori
21: What do you LOVE about Grandma?? | Tess: #45 She makes us sundaes..... #46 ......and paints my finger and toe nails. Tristan: #47 She reads us bedtime stories and gets us movies. #48 I also like picking blackberries with her, making the pies, and eating them! Tori: #49 I like baking with her.
22: Always in my heart | #50 I love the way she says "moskeetoe"! *Lori
23: #52 I love Mom's pancakes and homemade applesauce / frozen peaches when we all come to visit! (don't forget the real maple syrup and whip cream although it is debatable who the whip cream for!) *Tom B | #51 I love the way Mom likes to drink my beer but never wants her own. *Tom B (Yes, She did this in my Old Milwaukee days as well :>)
24: What do you love about Grandma Mo? | #54 Swimming with Grandma *Charlie #55 Visiting Grandma at Lake Sara *Avery | #53 Grandma Mo knows how to fix EVERTHING! She fixed Georgie, and put Bunny & his carrot back together. (Charlie showed Bonnie his cracked binky and he said, "Well, Grandma Mo can fix it.") | #56 Chicken & Dumplings *Jim
25: #58 One of the many lessons Maureen has taught me is no one should be judged by their mistakes but by their triumphs, including oneself. *Beck | #57 Mo always remembers every single person's birthday. She also sends care packages of Hershey's kisses out of the blue. *Tom N
26: #59 Mom makes the best tapioca pudding in the whole world! *John
27: #60 Mom always remembers to call with anniversary and birthday wishes! *John & Laura
28: Kathleen's favorite things about Mom | #61 Mom is always there for major events, to show support and love (no matter how many times you graduate or get baptized!) | Favorite things Kathleen loves about Mom...
29: " | #62 How Mom lends out her wedding bracelet from Dad for each of our wedding celebrations #63 Mom's open mind and love of learning new things #64 How Mom held my hand through the births of Agnes & Zoila
30: #65 Mom has a heart full of fun and loves to laugh!
31: #66 Mom *LOVES* her kids and makes sure they know it!
32: #67 Mom greet\ing you at the end of a journey - waiting up for your middle of the night arrival by sleeping on the living room couch, or meeting you at Niemerg's at 6am!
33: Mama Mo is the best!! | #68 How Mom thinks about her Mom every time she decorates the Christmas tree, and how we do also because of the special ornaments she gives us each year. #69 How Mom has gorgeous silver hair (even if she doesn't think so!)
34: #70 Mom is forever, for always, and no matter what!!!
35: And so on and so forth...... *Tomatoes with a welcome message left for you on the cabin table when you arrive in the middle of the night *How she loves the color green *Her love of flowers (but not the ones that smell too strong and cause headaches :>) *Her appreciation of nature *She is full of forgiveness *When she says she's going to pray for you, you know she really will and that it will go direct to the top! *Listening ear when you need it *The giver of excellent advice *Gives the best hugs! *Mom has a little tiny spoon in her purse just when you need to eat some fudge :> *She walks the walk * *ZoMo thinks MoMo has the best name! *She is a good friend The list is endless!!!!!