Sunday Best: 75th Birthday Party

A week ago today, I attended my uncle’s 75th birthday party in Colorado Springs. I made the eight-hour drive down the day before with Aunt Junior and Uncle Roger, who live here in Sheridan, Wyoming. We stayed with Uncle Tony, the birthday boy and a retired lawyer, and Aunt Kitty, who live in a beautiful home in a neighborhood controlled by a homeowner’s association with a clubhouse across the street where the party was held.

The weather on the day of the party was perfect, only in the 80’s, though a bit breezy. It clouded up in the afternoon, but nothing came of it. Most of us sat outside, enjoying barbecued chicken and pork with potato salad and coleslaw and other sides. For dessert, there was a chocolate cake. I met many of Uncle Tony’s friends and colleagues, and his daughters, my cousins, all came from Denver with their families. We all had a wonderful time.

What’s the best thing that happened to you this past week? Please tell me about it in the comment field. I hope something good happens to you this coming week.


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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

4 thoughts on “Sunday Best: 75th Birthday Party”

  1. I went to a meet-and-greet event on Friday to meet a politician named Brian Jean. I admire him for his care of average Albertans. He’s also the one who helped out when his home in Fort McMurray burned down in the wildfire of 2016. I also was allowed to eat two large hamburgers and I drank two cans of pop. I hate events where small portions are served. My friends, George and Shirley, also enjoyed the event. And though Shirley took the wrong turn on the way home, the scenic tour was pleasant. We had good weather as well. And they had a guitarist at the event who played some crowd-pleasing favourites.


  2. Hi, Abbie–I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your trip to Colorado Springs.  For me, this past week was remarkable because my poem “Fifty Years Later, Meet Me” –much to my surprise–appeared in THE DAILY CLINTONIAN, the newspaper of Clinton, Indiana, after I had posted the poem on my WORDWALK blog.  Then, on Saturday, my book THE CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE AND OTHER WRITINGS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON was displayed very nicely at the Clinton Public Library (the library of my younger days), coinciding with the special genealogy exhibit during the Little Italy Festival.  I have been riding on Cloud Nine with all of my book happenings over the past several weeks, but especially this weekend.

    Best always,

    Alice Massa

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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