birthday wishes

I was going through and clearing out a bunch of crap from my office area the other day and came across a birthday card my grandmother sent to my son Demetri a dozen or so years ago. She was in her early nineties then. He was seven.

Here’s a picture of the front of the card:

She had, no doubt, walked down to the pharmacy at Bradley Meadows to buy it. She might have grabbed a bottle of wine from the liquor store while she was out. She always remembered our birthdays.

Here’s the inside of the card:

In case you can’t read her I’m-Old-and-English-is My-Second-Language-Anyway handwriting, she wrote,
“Dear Dimitri
Gd Mère wish you very happy day for your Birthday —
Good kisses —
Gd Mère"


  1. She might have been old and ESL, but she's was a Paturel through and through. (Today's insight: So Gooey Looey was just your speed after all by the time Laz and I happened along.)

  2. There's nothing inadvertent about Gooey Looey.

  3. That's exactly the kind of grandmother you will be. I hope.