Sunday, October 14, 2012


Happy birthday to the woman who raised the man who is the love of my life, the woman who was such an amazing and wonderful Nana to my children and a gentle, loving and generous presence to me. My husband made floral arrangements for church, as he always does in honor of his mom's birthday. This year they were lavish red gladioli sprouting from freshly polished gold pots, set off by palms, in perfect symmetry on either side of the dark wood altar. I like to imagine his mom, from whom he learned the art of flower arranging, looking down and smiling, knowing that her firstborn's simple wish was—still is—to please her.


  1. what a stylish woman! i love that your husband arranges flowers at church.

    jeeze. i dont know about you, angella, but i feel like i can't breathe until November 6th.

    love to you.

  2. Speaking of wishing, I wish you the best through this approaching storm. Take care of yourselves and move to safe ground. All my love ...