Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Snapshot: A Mystery Lover Celebrates 99th Birthday Today

Our Auntie is 99 years old today. We celebrated at her favorite restaurant on Kauai which serves Indian and Nepalese food.

Auntie loves dressing up, playing cards, watching old movies and most of all reading mystery novels. Robert Parker has always been a favorite writer of hers. She doesn't like cozy mysteries very well or lots of violence in her books.

Secrets to a long life: my observations about Auntie.

Auntie is a strong Jewish lady with character and drive. I think she's lived this long because of her active mind (she played bridge until last year), incredible shape from yoga, and ability to accept life's challenges. She'll often say, "that's my story and I'm stuck with it." 

Auntie raised my partner Jeff, when his mother (Auntie's sister), died of breast cancer.

It's been our pleasure taking care of Auntie. For eight months this year she lived with us under Hospice care. Auntie wasn't ready to go and got better. She's now living at a long-term care facility where she is the oldest resident.

If you'd like to leave a birthday greeting please comment.

I'll share your good wishes with her.

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books.


  1. Please wish your Auntie a Happy Birthday from me - she sounds like one amazing lady! And she looks fabulous in that photo!

  2. Happy belated birthday! Auntie rocks! (And so do you and Jeff for taking such good care of her!)

  3. A little late, but I hope Auntie had a wonderful birthday-she sounds like a great lady!

  4. It took a while for your post to reach all the way north to Canada. Happy Birthday Auntie. You look lovely.


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