Mom's birthday is 19 Jan. but we had a pot luck family celebration yesterday. Mom was asleep as people arrived, having been in hospital overnight. While waiting for her to awaken, some family members played scrabble, while others eyed the tempting food on the buffet, which included a gelatin mold, a big salad, tuna salad, salmon cakes, bread, and baked goods AND a fabulously delicious red velvet cake! Mom was a happy camper when she awoke to find most of her family in her tiny home. She loved opening her cards, blowing out her candles and eating her cake. Yay for Mom, just about 96. And this morning, she began to read the new Fern Michaels book that she got as a gift. Doesn't she look engrossed in it?