Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Tomorrow is my mother's 90th birthday.
I think anyone who survives 90 years on this planet is miraculous.
I also think posting a video is pretty miraculous,
but I think her miracle is more powerful.
I am not one bit surprised.

I shot the video on our trip to Maine last month.
My husband is driving.
My mother is riding shotgun with a roadmap in hand,
telling us where to go.
It was ever thus.



Melinda said...
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loriann said...

Happy Birthday Sam's MUM!
PS You have quite a daughter!

PPS Sam, you must be just like her!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Congratulations on your mom's birthday!! It's so good that you could spend time with her and that she's still happy to lead the way. My guess is that if you follow her, you'll always arrive at the right place (and maybe not where you expected).

Happy birthday to Sam's mom! And many more.

cohen labelle said...

Many happy returns Sam's mom! - mazel tov as my relatives would say.
You are blessed to have this obviously wonderful headstrong woman as your mom and likewise she - to have such a feisty talented daughter as yourself!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Happy b-day, Sam's mom!

And look, there's knew knoses, too!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Happy Birthday Sam's Mum! I loved the video!!!

cathy morrow said...

Roger, Julianna, and I are wickedly impressed with your video techniques! Great b'day card for Mum!
And.....yes.......it was ever thus!
Rog promises to turn his 70-GB file (military) of the Pumpkin Cannon in to YouTube video for us civvies!

Bonnie Luria said...

A miracle indeed. Great Mum, great milestone birthday, great DNA, great orienteering, and great that she doesn't get carsick reading tiny map print in the car.
You are blessed to have such a with-it mom and she is no doubt aware that her tree produced quite an apple.


SamArtDog said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. With a little help (my technical ineptitude was inherited), Mum was able to read all of your good wishes.

Without a doubt, the best part of all of this is that we all know how lucky we are.

brian eppley said...

Who needs gps when you have mps? Happy B day to your mom. I'm a libra too (16th). Great to see you all enjoying each others company and congrats on getting video online.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Sam, many happy returns to your mom. I just loved her reading the map out. My mum is also very quick to tell me when I have taken a wrong turning, LOL. She also reached 90 in February last and tomorrow is coming to the opening reception of the Stockport Art Guild show where I have two paintings exhibited.

SamArtDog said...

Mps... Good one! It's already become family vernacular!

Hope your mum enjoys the Guild show!

Celeste Bergin said...

omg..this is so cool! I envy you--my Mom should have lived to at least 100. Alas...she did not. Your Mom is wonderful--congratulations to her on 90 years!