That summer we also organized an 85th birthday celebration for my mom. I had been toying with the idea of giving her gathering for a few years, and it seemed like time. We re-mortgaged the house a bit early to get the funds necessary to put on a party for her, and I invited all kinds of people, including some relatives she hadn't seen in a long time. Despite some interfering elements and rather poor weather, it went off very well. Mom felt very much loved and appreciated, which was the idea. And Butterfly? Well, she and a couple of cousins helped out by keeping the parking traffic organized. I even bought them bright, lime green t-shirts and ironed on transfers that said, "parking staff." It was a blast.
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