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Old May 1st, 2002, 02:33 PM
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Today is my mom's 89th birthday. (I was born when she was 62, of course ...)

She enjoys reasonably good health for someone of her years, her mind is as sharp as it ever was (think razor) and even if her step has slowed, her zest for life hasn't.

One of her birthday presents is moving into the "assisted living" area of her senior residence. She's been in the nursing care area since she broke her leg a couple of days before Christmas. I think some old ladies would just have given it up at that point. Not Miracle Mom.

I happened to be lurking in one day when she doing her daily walk therapy. The PT said, "That's enough for today."

"No," said Mom. "Once more around."

Gotta love that old girl.

And, as my dad always said on her birthday:

"Hooray, Hooray, it's the first of May.
Outdoor ****ing starts today !!!"

That was quickly followed by mom's rejoinder .. understand her name is Irma Mae ...

"Irma May, then again, Irma may not."

I hasten to add that I didn't learn about those little exchanges until I was about 30.

She is a grand lady with such an essential sweetness about her ... I am very proud to call her "Mom" and very blessed that she's still around so I can.

I so wanted to take her to Hawaii with us ... she said not. But I can take her somewhere when she turns 90, she says.

She will be getting Lei'd on Mothers Day. Queeg and I are going to order a lei sent to her from Hawaii. That should be tres cool !!!

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Old May 1st, 2002, 02:49 PM
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Happy Birthday to your Mom! 89 is quite a high number, it was great meeting her at the pfrolic last summer.

Actually my Mom's 80th birthday is on May 8th. We're taking her out for dinner this Sat as the folks leave early next week for a convention and visit with friends back in Nova Scotia, and I'll miss her on both her birthday and Mothers Day. They still love to travel
and are both doing well for being in their 80's.

I always liked it when I was younger as a lot of times her birthday would be ON Mothers Day and I could get away with one card/present

Happy Birthday Pamda's Mom, you done good!

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Old May 1st, 2002, 03:21 PM
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How wonderful Pam,,,,,be sure and tell her a Happy Happy b-day from me. So glad to hear that she is doing well after her accident last winter. It's hard to keep a good woman down. Jo
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Happiest of birthdays to you 'Mom'!!! Know you are having a special dinner....I was on the phone with Pam when Andy brought the crustaceans in the door! Enjoy....I am jealous!



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How great Pam! Please let your Mom know that Bill and wish her the best on her 89th! Sure enjoyed our getting to know each other at the Phrolic.

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Best wishes to Irma Mae on her 89th!
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Old May 1st, 2002, 03:53 PM
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So your mom and my sister both born on the same day. Tres Cool, huh?
Best wished to "mom" on her birthday. Give her a hug for me. :O)

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Pam, Helen and I both wish your mother the most on her 89th. Just think 7 more and I will be equel to her. Treat her good and she will last for many more. God Bless.

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Old May 1st, 2002, 04:19 PM
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Pam,

Please tell your mom 'Happy Birthday' for CruiseCam and me. It was a real pleasure meeting and talking with her last summer at the Phrolic. She's a 'class act.'

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Happy Birthday to Irma Mae! She's truly a special lady we could all take a lesson from. I was privileged to meet her last year. Be sure and tell her we said hello! I&D
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What a great milestone!! Please tell her Kuki says Irm Mae ENJOY!!!

She'd love this fellow who entertains in my bar every Friday during lunch. This Friday we're having a big BASH in the bar to celebrate his 80th birthday. Guess that makes him just a tad young for Irma Mae.

He told me today that he just went to the Dr. to have his sex drive lowered. He wants it out out of his head, and down where it belongs.

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Good for MOM! Happy Birthday to her from us Pam. You're just gonna have to have another great cruise to take her on next May.



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Happy Birthday, Pamda-Mom!!!! She is truly a young at heart 89!

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Happy Birthday to Irma Mae from Olga and Roger in NJ. Such a sweetheart with such a bright smile. Pamda, you're looking at your future. And a bright one it is!
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Hi: happy birthday to your Mom, Pamda. I hope she has a great year!
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Wow... I certainly hope I am that fiesty when I am 89! Happy Day!

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Happy 89th to Ima Mae, truly young at heart and that is absolutely super! Great that she has done so well and can get back to her regular place! What a woman, you have to admire her spunk! Sue
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Irma May, happy 89th birthday! I am so happy that you are well enough to move back into the assisted living section of your residence. Thank you for giving us the gift of Pamda. I wish you many more happy birthdays!
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Pamda

Please wish your Mom a Happy Birthday from Jake and I. Wish I had have had the pleasure of meeting her at the Phrolic...........but maybe I will be fortunate enough to meet and cruise with her on her 90th !!

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Pamda,

Please wish your Mom a very happy but belated 89th birthday!!

My Dad will be 89 on May 31. He still stubbornly cuts his own grass and tills a small garden!!

May they live to be 101, healthy & happy!!

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pamda please wish your Mom a belated Happy Birthday for Daryl and I. Bad storms last night so I could not get on the computer. We really enjoyed meeting and talking with you Mom at the phrolic last year. She is one sweetheart of a lady!!

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Happy Happy Birthday and many many more--- great mom are born in the month of May-- lots of people help celelbrate my moms birthday-- its on Cinco de Mayo
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