Wednesday, March 10, 2010


First off, thanks to all people who wished me happy birthday today.  I had a great birthday.  I got my first (and probably only) professional massage, and it was absolutely wonderful.  A great huge bucket full of thank you to Rob.  I am not even going to try to ask how we are paying for it. . . That's between him and his fun money.

I really ought to write something lovely about my father's funeral, but really, it's all so close to my heart, and I'm still slightly depressed about that, so I am not going to write about it.  All I am going to say is that the funeral was absolutely beautiful, and all nine of my brothers and sisters and I participated in it in some fashion.  It is the only time I have played the marimba where I couldn't see the keys. According to everyone else, it sounded beautiful.

This next part is only for adults.  A southerism. . .


Naked:  Ya got all yo clothes off boy.

Nekkid:  Ya got all you clothes off boy, and y'up ta sometin'.       From Lewis Grizzard


Jill Skouson said...

Happy Birthday yesterday Ellie! I noticed the date late last night and thought about you. I got a professional massage for my birthday 3 years ago... and then had to get one for my birthday 2 years ago and 1 year ago too :) If it's your last, you're a stronger woman than I am.

Anderson's said...

Happy Birthday a little late, sorry!! I wanted to write a note about the funeral. It was wonderful, I am so sorry I didn't cherrish your dad as much as I should have. He was an amazing person that was too good to live in such a mortal body. I loved seeing your family and was excited that most of them did recognize me even after so many years.
The service was absolutely wonderful and I commend your whole family for how well you held yourselves. I don't know if I could have been so composed. I am glad that I was able to make the time to attend. Keep smiling.