Today is my Grandmother's birthday. She was born in 1873 and died in 1947. She was, and still is, one of the most important influences in my life. She gave me so much, and taught me so much - more by example than by instruction - that I count all my shortcomings and failings as being due to ignoring the wisdom she imparted. I was fortunate enough to live with her and my Aunt during some of my formative years, and am truly thankful for the privilege. Like so many such blessings, the specialness of it only becomes clear in retrospect. We take so much for granted at the time. So today is for me a day of celebration and happy memory.
I wish everyone a good weekend and joyful Mayday. A warm welcome and a free round await you in the burrow Snug.