Saturday, April 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mia Cara Cugina!!

Today is my dear cousin Beth's birthday! She is the older sister I never had and always wanted. She is hilariously funny and warm and kind and smart and she was athletic (and thus the object of envy to my 8-year-0ld self) and she taught Gus to fish (and thus made his whole year and I still hear about it) and I would post a picture of us on vacation together in Florida when I was 11 and she was 14, but she might sue me because of our HI-lariously crazy 1970's outfits and don't get me started on mukluks and what you wear when it's FORTY degrees out and the time she came to visit me in Wheeling and we went to visit a golden temple of some sort in the boondocks of West Virginia and were both made uneasy by the many references to and images of the "Butter Thief" and how we were afraid we were going to be kidnapped into a cult and the time she caught a huge fish and I (in the same rowboat reading a book, for god's sakes) whined about how it was touching my foot and 20 years later when we were both in Philadelphia we took Italian lessons together for like 12 months from a lunatic Italian man named Luigi and all we remember is the words formaggio (cheese) and cartolina (postcard). And I also learned cugina (female cousin). And that was the most important one of all.

XXOOO, Bethy


Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,
What a fab-uuu-lous b'day greeting for your Bethy - happy birtday, Beth, from the rest of us too.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AH, Beth... I'm sure you're a great cousin and all.. but doncha have a birthday like every year? And yeah, being such a great cousin, you deserve a entry in the Mighty Momogus blog...

but jeez louise - no mention today of a Triple Play? that only happens like once every 8 years! makes a birthday look kinda pedestrian.

I saw the Triple Play on Sports Center tonight - Top 10 Plays of the Day - and I went straight away to "the Internet's Premier Source for Combined Knitting/Phillies Information" and there wasn't a whisper...

nada. blogging never on a Sunday?


25 years ago a very wise person told me never leave a baseball game before the final out - you might miss a Triple Play. Words I have never forgotten.

Happy Birthday Beth!

12:43 AM  
Blogger diana said...

epp - believe me, Bethy is a nonpareil beyond a triple play! She's like hitting 70 home runs in a season! She's like striking out 300 batters in one season! She's like, oh, you get the idea!!

6:59 AM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Dear Cugina,
Thank you so much for letting my birthday greeting trump the triple play. It is one of the many ways you make me feel special. This is the best birthday wish ever. I am honored to make the MM Blog. I would write you a note across the sky as if it were a giant cartolina that you could have my last piece of formaggio any day. Toss me every second!
Your ELC

5:27 PM  

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