On July 13, 2012, my two daughters surprised me with a big box of wrapped gifts, informing me it was exactly 80 days until my 80th birthday and I would be able to unwrap one gift a day. The gift items would commemorate a year in my life in some way. This is what I received this week.
1998 – A 1998 cookbook by Florence Henderson – Short-Cut Cooking. This was intended as something of a gag gift from my youngest daughter who is still a huge fan of Mrs. Brady and The Brady Bunch (and I‘m not), but actually there are some good recipes in this book.
1999 – 1999 was an important year for all of us when my youngest daughter’s son was born. The gift is an amazing fold-out picture book of photos of my grandson accompanied by his notes and sketches – priceless.
2000 – A beautiful Lenox Holiday Silver Millennium Ball. It’s designed to hold a small gift, potpourri or small treasures.
All of my posts on this wonderful celebration are listed in Family – My 80th Birthday in my index on the