From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

20 Years Old

Happy birthday, Isaac!




Much of my activity for the last few days has centered around the celebration of Isaac's 20th birthday. A group of his friends came over this evening. They played badminton, roasted hot dogs, ate birthday cake, and did a lot of talking and laughing.

This is a time of transition. Isaac graduated from our local community college this spring, and he will be going to Murray State University this fall. We have just one more bit of paperwork to complete, and then he will be scheduled for orientation and enrollment. Shortly thereafter, school starts.

When Isaac moves to the dormitory, we'll have an almost-empty nest. We will have only Skittles and Casper to parent.

2 comments:

ptg said...

Happy birthday Isaac!

Congratulations to the nest builders.

Genevieve said...

Thanks, ptg. We all feel like it's an achievement -- and among the achievements of the mother bird, this birthday party and others should be noted.

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