My mother-in-law, Joyce Faries, turns 80 on December 21st this year. Well, she's always stuck with the combo Christmas/Birthday celebration. So this special year, we decided to throw her a party that's all about her - lunch on Saturday at Miguelitos (Tex-Mex food).
Nacho appetizers, enchilada combo plate, and then we cut into this cake. You could have a margarita if you wish.
Hopefully as I write this on Friday, thirty people show up tomorrow for the festivities. We've been sweating out various senior health issues - turning 80 ain't for sissies, as Bette Davis said.
Here's to all you December kids who's birthday gets smushed with Christmas - you deserve a cake that's not red and green decorations.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.