The big news is that tomorrow is my mom's 85th birthday. She neither looks 85, nor acts it. I'd say go to her blogsite and wish her happy birthday, but she doesn't have a blog and REFUSES to use a computer no matter how hard we've cajoled and pleaded and believe me, we've done both. My mom is a hoot; a fantastic mother (we grew up knowing she always had our backs -- unconditionally. There is something to be said for growing up secure in the fact that one is cherished) and we're blessed to have her with us. So Happy Birthday Cass!
Can someone explain to me the purpose of the many messages in Chinese with which we're plagued ? Some of them feature proverbs totally unrelated to the posting. I have comment moderation and delete these in one swell swoop, but I'm left wondering the purpose of these comments. What is the gain? I have a translator feature on my blog. I figure if someone wants to comment, they can translate it first into English. I'm not a xenophobe; this is just good manners. I frequently leave comments on my friend Cri's blog. She lives in Italy. I wouldn't think of commenting on her blog in English although her English is substantially better than my Italian will ever be. (I use Google Translate for that, too).
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.