I had a wonderful 61st birthday on the 20th. Friends and family made it so special. My Mom sent me some very unique gifts this year, a vintage pistol that we realized has live ammo in it! This small pistol was my grandfather's and he gave it to my father when he was 17. It was made in Spain and is a real keepsake. She also gave me my father's collection of coins from WWII. I used to sneak in the drawer growing up as I was so fascinated with them! There are coins from New Zealand, Australia, and many more that I haven't examined yet. I am told during the war he was very enamored with a Aussie! I know my Aussie Sis will like that. My kids gave me gifts to pamper myself knowing I am still recovering. Very thoughtful! When I opened a package from a dear dear friend Jan Bartlett I was overwhelmed. She embroidered a fabric collage with a beautiful Golden Retriever in memory of our Dear Missy girl. She also included a beautiful vintage linen embellished with embroidery. The collage brought a tear to both of our eyes. Jan you are SPECIAL!
I received so many calls and cards and want to say I felt very special!