Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

Today is your birthday. You would have been 88 today. You made 87, which was a ripe old age.

Things just haven't been the same without you.

I was at Kroger yesterday, where you got your prescriptions. Hadn't been there in a while. It was sad.

Just to update you in case you don't know:

I'm still selling seafood down by the see shore.I'm doing my shtick with the customers and making them laugh. I like to say "welcome back" to most of them, who smile for the most part. A few look incredulous. Like huh?

Mom, the Braves are doing well. In first place and way ahead of Washington. They have added a few new players. Alas, Martin Prado is no longer with the team. Freddy Freeman is having a whale of a year, and Brian McCann is starting to come on strong. It doesn't seem the same without Chipper on the team, and I still miss Bobby Cox being in the dugout.

I see Annette every now and then. She cut your hair for how many years? She loves seafood like you do.

I'm going to see "Chicago" August 17th at the amphitheater. Have been listening to their music bypassing for now ( the Fab 4 ). Some of the live stuff from back in the day on youtube is quite impressive.

So Happy Birthday Mom. I miss you. Wish you were here to open your card. You always liked the ones I got you. Love, Harry



Anonymous said...

Trying to catch up on the "POND". I didn't know Chicago was coming to the amphitheater. If it ain't sold out, I might try to go. Or I could call my friend, Jim Pankow!
If only they still had Terry Kath... even Jimi Hendrix liked his guitar style. Take care, Cat.


vietnamcatfish said...

Welcome back, Slippery. We've missed you on the Pond. Chicago was great, but I was hoping they would sing "South California Purples"-my favorite Chicago tune. I haven't frequented these pages lately, so I missed your comment. Until now. Ain't youtube the bomb?