Sunday, November 11, 2007
Weekend Snapshot: Number Ten
I am back from a weekend filled with wonderful birthday surprises for my fiftieth birthday. The first surprise was my oldest sister was waiting at the gate when Bill and I arrived in NYC. Her plane touched down before ours and I didn't know she was coming. There she is in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village near where we were staying. My other sister lives in New York so I knew she would be there but I didn't know that my daughter was coming. My daughter was my second delightful surprise. I almost fell off my chair when she walked into the restaurant where we were all seated the first night we arrived. Below is my sister who lives in NYC and my daughter seated in front of the Natural History Museum, as they wait for us to cross the street and join them. I generally don't post recent pictures of anyone on my blog except for me and my daughter, not knowing how they'd feel about it, thus the distant shots or in the case of the first one, a profile shot. Below is my 50 year old self and my 22 year old daughter. I love the shot of my daughter so I'll throw my own vanity to the wind and post it. My recent windows movies have had shots of me which are primarily very old so here's a brand new one.
I hope everyone has a great week. I know my fiftieth year is off to a very happy start.
On a different note, I was born on Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day, and Armistice Day. I wish I had something eloquent to say about this day that so many countries set aside to remember, but I can't find the right words. I maintain hope for future generations and I think it's important to remember sacrifices and lives cut shot, and to keep searching, even if the answers seem elusive.