Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mary

Now that I've run through the various Google Image birthday cakes, it's time for something new -- and this year it's going to be my own personal testimonial starting with:


5 Things that I like about Mary

  1. She's a great friend. I remember the first time I met her in September 1967 and liked her from the get go. We met in a gym class, but it turned out we were two doors away from each other in our freshman dorm. Through the years, we've been through all of life's ups and downs together. When I think about my life, I can't imagine what it would have been like without Mary.
  2. She's a great hostess. Mary always makes everyone feel welcome in her home. Always buying special food, cooking special things. I am struck that when I arrive in her house, she always seems so genuinely happy to see me. And when it's time to go, she urges me to stay while trying to convince me to take home these cookies or that piece of fruit.
  3. We always, and I mean always, have fun. No matter what we do, I always have fun with Mary. Whether it's actually doing something fun or just sitting on the sofa or playing cards or watching TV, we simply have fun together.
  4. She's so kind. Much kinder than I am. If there's a kid crying in a restaurant, my reaction is to mutter, "Shut that brat up" while Mary says "Oh the dear little soul."
  5. She's fun to talk to. That doesn't sound like a big deal, but we've logged thousands of hours of phone and face time together, and I never get tired of talking with her, whether it's silly gossip or world events.
And to answer the question 45 years in the making that we posed way back when, Yes, I still need you, yes, I'll still feed you when you're 64.

Happy Birthday, Mary!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mary. That is a true testimonial!


Mary Mc said...

What a nice start to my day! Remember how far away 64 sounded when we first heard that song? Thanks Pat!
Thanks Stephanie!

Barbara said...

Happy birthday, Mary!

Mary Mc said...

Thanks Barbara!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday Mary! Pat makes it seem like I know you...and I know I too would love your company!

Mary Mc said...

thanks Melissa, what a nice thing to say. Of course, remember that Pat does exaggerate :)