Monday, February 4, 2008

Pardonez moi

We briefly interrupt this tres bien, molto buono vacazione to wish my mom, Rita, a very happy birthday.

Anyone who has been following this blog for awhile knows that Mom is an excellent and regular contributor. She's also about the coolest, easiest-going mother you could wish for, and one of the all-time good and fair people. I won't say how old she is in this post -- old enough that it's a shame she hasn't been to Rome and Paris -- but if I reach her age I'd happily settle for half her health, smarts and spirit.

We've just gotten up from our afternoon nap after being out and enjoying Paris all day, but it's still morning where Mom is in Oregon, so Happy Birthday! Michelle and I hope you have a wonderful day planned. Live it up!

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In vacation news ... heading out now for a bite of dinner somewhere, then tomorrow back to Rome and -- in a last-minute change of plans -- a quick day trip up to Florence before returning home. Bunches of photos and more complete reports on our return. Thanks for following along.

M&M

11 comments:

Mark said...

Bon Anniversaire, Rita! Laissez les bon temps roullez!

Mark said...

Oops, forgot to sign out and back in as me. That comment was from Michelle de Paris!

Rita said...

WOW! Took me 77 years to get a Birthday Greeting from Paris - and what a greeting. If I'm going to live up to all of that I better hurry.

Thank you and thanks for the cool gifts! You guys are too much!

I'll dig out my French text book from college days and figure out what Michelle de Paris had to say. I definately appreciate the sentiment.

I'll live it up the best I can here - you live it up for me there.
Sounds like you've got the tourist thing figured out. Book #1

Rita said...

P.S. Just figured out the French Greeting without research.

kateco said...

Happy happy birthday, Rita!

freda said...

Happy birthday Rita.

Laissez les bon temps roullez is also the favourite saying in Louisiana, hope you have a wonderful day.

Rita said...

Thank you, everyone, for making my birthday so special.

How could we not totally love this blog!!!!

LaSue said...

Happy Birthday, from one birthday loving girl to another. Keep 'em coming.

Shoeless Joe said...

Happy birthday Momma Matassa. And remember, Mark, the last time you were in Firenze I was kicking your ass at Chess, and complaining about the phone charges on the hotel room bill....
I take it you avoided those stuffy European poker parlors.

Ronelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday Aunt Rita! I hope your day was great! I agree with Mark about the coolest and most easy going and good and fair stuff...all so true! I apologize for missing your day, but I was so busy celebrating my Giants Superbowl win!!!!!! But far be it from me to gloat on your Happy Birthday message. I love you and wish you many many more!

Rita said...

Thank you, thank you, and thank you.