7/7/14: This is THE Perfect Birthday!

• Got a call from my “alley pal” Linda on the 6th (she was going to be out of town this week, but wanted to rub it in).

• Mimsey sent me a beautifully designed card with a cool quote from Rumi on it; will have to find a place to hang it up.


• Then got a text from Sylvia in Santa Cruz (I’ve known her since 1949!) — followed by a “gift” of “virtual roses” from her garden.

• Then Mimsey called, but I was heading into the subway with Joanne, who kindly took me for a fabulous lunch at Mon Petit Café on the UES. We came back to my place for chocolate ice cream sodas (with vanilla ice cream, natch).

• Then Inge called from Chicago: she came here on the SS Leonardo da Vinci in 1961 (I think), and we’ve been friends ever since.

• Ronan called, which made my day, as well.

• Also heard from Tony, who is taking me out for dinner (at Mon Petit Café) on Thursday, 7/10, and had already given me a bottle of Jack Daniels last week (I’ve pretty much killed it!)

• Talked to Mimsey again on the 8th — and all’s right with the world!

• Got a Skype from Fred James on the 9th, but I was in NYU’s Dental School, so had to miss it.

Can’t ask for more than that! Almost all of my best kindergarten buddies remembered me, and I really had fun.

Not bad for 69!



About Nancy

Nancy Hoffmann began studying Zen Buddhism in 1992 and has dedicated this site to meditating on what she sees and believes. She is not averse to sharing laughter as well.
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