Happy (would Be) Birthday, Mom

Mom and I, September 2015, Lewiston Idaho
Mom and I, September 2015

Dear Mom,

You should be 67 today.

I should be scrambling to get flowers, which I always forget, to go with your present, which I mostly didn’t.

You should be reading my sarcastic birthday card, trying to decipher my joke about your prime and this prime numbered birthday.

We should be chatting about about how you’ve been spending your day, the passing of time, your grandkids, movies we’ve seen and want to see, the books you are currently reading, how to get rid of the spyware in your browser, and maybe the latest quacky health ideas you’ve learned from some celebrity on tv or in a magazine.