S: The Mom Years: November 1, 2012
FC: The Mom Years | A Birthday Book
1: Reflections at 80: A son's perspective
2: A journey. Many miles. Fond memories. Occasional trials.
3: Brown hair turned gray (like mother, like son!)...
4: Keeping me from going astray...
5: Helping me in Spanish achieve an "A"...
6: Sharing love with my family along the way...
7: I'm blessed to call her Mom unto this day!
8: As "Mother Morals" she's always quick to opine.
9: And her interest in gardening was never one of mine. | Best garden on Byrd or Canterbury! | I hate pulling weeds!
10: Beyond the yard work I do agree. Mom's love for baseball also affected me. | My best fan! | Living the dream!
11: When it comes to music there's no dispute. Mom's piano talents gave inspiration to the saxophone and flute. | Mom, may I go play baseball? | Another chance! | Serious Skills!
12: From her kitchen came baked goods that were always stupendous. She even kept the dreaded fish sticks from tasting horrendous! | ???! | "Food!" | Mom, what's for dinner?
13: Regarding holidays, visits, and birthday celebrations...
14: Mom made all of them memorable occasions!
16: Mom's community service record is worthy of acclaim... | ...especially when it involves attending a Phillies game!
17: In conclusion: aside from the highs and no matter the lows...
18: ...irrespective of all the critiques and Mom lurking in the shadows ("Do you know what time it is?!! Where have you been?! Have you been drinking?!?!")... | Even the rhododendrons survived being mowed!
19: A journey. Many miles. Fond memories. Occasional trials. Best mom. Fortunate son. Age 80. In my heart forever young!
20: Happy Birthday Mom! | I love you!
21: Please bring more biscuits! | The End.