Celebrating Phyllis
Saturday August 01st 2009, 8:11 am
Filed under: Friends

Yesterday we celebrated Phyllis’s birthday. She and her husband like to scuba dive and have gone to Bali and Indonesia several times, and so we went to to a restaurant that specializes in the cuisines of both. (We didn’t manage to pull off something like this, because we’re not Phyll, but she understands.)

And if you remember this you’ll see why I thought an elephant fingerpuppet was perfect in that context for the toddler at the next table who was very well behaved for a very long time but was just starting to get a little bit bored.

What was fun was watching how much fun her parents had playing with it with her and how completely it lit up their day.  That was absolutely why I do this. It was delightful.

And to the friend who was also at Nina’s Seder (the story’s in here), who planned and helped put on my kids’ wedding receptions, (Wendy of the yellow roses helped too), the person to turn to when you need anything anytime because you know she’ll do anything for you–happy birthday, Phyllis!

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I agree, there is nothing else like the joy you see light up in someone else if you can help provide that joy!

And speaking of …

(answers given by elementary school children)

Why did God make mothers?

1. She’s the only one who knows where to find the scotch tape.

2. Mostly to clean the house.

3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?

1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.

2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.

3. God made my mom just the same like he made me.
He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?

1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

2. They had to get their start from men’s bones. Then they mostly use string I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?

1. We’re related.

2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other
people’s moms like me.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.01.09 @ 10:01 am

The friendship with Phyllis sounds very special.

Comment by Joansie 08.01.09 @ 4:04 pm

Happy birthday, Phyllis!

Comment by Channon 08.01.09 @ 7:59 pm

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