My sister Pat, who is 86 today, has sent birthday cards to all our family members for decades. She is finally ready to admit that this self-assigned labor of love is getting the best of her. She read me a birthday note written to nephew Yoji Kono, whose birthday is in November:
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
I know – your birthday wasn’t belated – this card is.
Besides that, this is my second try. I addressed the first version to ‘Dear Joe,’ (my nephew Joe Junttila.)
In my third try I said, ‘I think the world of you, Rob.’ (my nephew, Rob Hyrkas.)
Do you think I am confused?
Anyway, I hope you had a great time with your beloved family. ‘Hi’ to Genny and all.
P.S. I lost the card that goes in this envelope.
Lots of love,
P.P.S. Do you think that forgetfulness is a symptom of the pandemic?”
Happy Birthday to YOU, dear Pat, and thank you for the many wonderful birthday cards and loving greetings you have sent to all of the family for so many years. You are the best!