Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy 70th Birthday, Esther

70 years ago today, a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine and a Protestant immigrant from Ireland, by way of Canada, had a baby girl. They decided to burden her with the name of Esther Agnes.

Here's to you, Took, Polly-Esther, Testy-Esty, Saggy-Aggy, and the many other nicknames we've come up with for you over the years that I can't put on here.

I love you very much. We know how much we have put each other through. It has not been an easy relationship for the past 30 years or so. We have mentally haggled, tit-for-tat. Although, anyone who knows you knows you win the tit part.

To your credit, you laugh at those kind of jokes. You laughed at a lot much more than I would have, and you still do. That takes a special kind of crazy.

On that note, mom, I hope you found this card funny even though I meant every word of it.

Happy Birthday. Here's hoping you have many more. From many hundreds of miles away. Now can you please stop having heart attacks and quadruple bypasses and getting into car accidents? Because I'm really busy on the internet right now.


Your favorite daughter


Dr Zibbs said...

Excellent tribute.

JoJo said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! :)

chaos37 said...

Well said, Fantz! Happy DerfDay Tookie Wookie, Nana Banana. I'll drink to that! Love you! My Mommy's Favorite Daughter, Kouf! [hahaha] [meow] ;-)

Fancy Schmancy said...

Kouf, how could I have forgotten Jimmy's Que Pasa, Big Mama? And we both know Bouf is mom's favorite daughter, anyway.

chaos37 said...

ya got THAT right, hahaha. And I'll drink to THAT, too! Hell, I don't need an excuse for a drink or 12! woohoo!

mysecondjournal said...

HAPPY BDAY..I think we should just call her Fancy Mom..

My grandma's name was Hortense Celestine Agnes..she beats your mom