Her 84th Birthday
It's her 84th birthday.
She's decided what she'd like
Is a sail in my 8 foot dinghy.
I don't know how we'll get her into the boat
that she's somewhat unsteady on her feet
that she has limited use of her arms.
Let alone, back out!
I arrive to pick her up.
that I'm a novice sailor
and have never solo sailed before!
She's ready for her first sail, all jaunty,
What do you do with a gutsy Mom?
Thanks to Cookie.
(She's alive, thanks to Cookie.
She's thriving, thanks to Cookie.)
You shake your head slightly in disbelief
Shrug your shoulders
Karen Chapman Lenz 1-29-96
love her... and take her sailing.