Saturday, July 10, 2010

Birthday Post

Hope this doesn’t come across as self-indulgent, but I just want to use this blog post as an opportunity to thank my senior buddies, volunteers, friends and of course my earth-shatteringly sweet husband for throwing me the most surprising surprise party ever on Thursday. It’s my birthday today: the mini three-O! I am happy for so many reasons but one is that I feel like I am at peace – even a little thrilled – with growing older. I am pretty sure hanging out with my senior buddies has a lil’ somethin’ to do with that ;)

Check out photos from the day on Facebook, and check out some of the birthday gifts I got from the seniors, yup, you guessed it, in the form of stories and notes:
Hattie Lee Ellerbe
July 8, 2010
A Surprise for Benita

Today in spite of the 90 degree weather was a very happy day. At about 12:45pm we learned from Benita’s husband, Jason, that her birthday would be on Saturday, July 10th. He had a special cake from her favorite pastry chef Monica and he invited some of her close friends to celebrate. You can imagine how shocked Benita was when she entered the room and of course she cried. We ate cake and listened to letters sent via email from some of the young people who tune into our stories via computer.

Dear Benita

Congratulations on your Birthday!

May your birthday bring more happiness to you and your family, and the members of the Senior Center Writing Class. God bless you!

Michael Chan
July 8, 2010

Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. My friend Mike and I came to visit this nice senior citizens center, and were fortunate enough to meet my new Chinese friend Benita on her birthday. She is a wonderful lady. She looks and speaks just like my daughter Dorothy.

I’m so very glad and happy to meet her, and all of our new senior center friends.

Forever friends,
Robert Leung
July 8, 2010