Today is my mother’s birthday, but she is no longer here to celebrate. I have a couple of presents for her anyway, and she would really love that.
- An essay I wrote about my mother in Newsday was named a finalist for the Association of Food Journalists award.
- A post I wrote about her on this blog was included in an anthology of food writing called Roots, which you can read about here.
I think it is a safe guess that she would feel honored by the recognition and public acknowledgement of the many ways in which she was such a great mother.
* She would love that I am sharing this great photo of her with my Dad and their tranny BFF with you. It was from her 80th birthday, where we all (including grandchildren) had a crazy-fun day-long celebration that culminated with a drag queen dinner show. The grandkids were a little taken aback, but as you can see, my mother and father had a blast.