• Bridge Ladies

    Bridge Ladies When I set out to learn about my mother's bridge club, the Jewish octogenarians behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, their gen, and the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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I Really Don’t Know Life At All


So tomorrow is the big day, my 62nd. Just in case anyone was wondering, I’m not at my goal weight. Nor have I received an Oscar (though I continue to update my speech). I know I’m supposed to be grateful for all the things I have in my life, but I’m not. I want more bites of the apple. I want unspeakable highs. I want the years I lost to depression. I want a wake up call. I want to tell one person what I really think. I want to push myself twice as hard. I want everyone I love to shine.

Make a wish.

14 Responses

  1. Happy birthday you lovely woman. I want it all for you.

  2. Oh, I wanna dance with somebody!

  3. Happy birthday, Betsy!

  4. Happy Birthday!!
    We’re so glad you were born.
    Thanks for adding to the good things about life.

  5. Happy Birthday, Betsy!

  6. Happy Birthday, Betsy!

    I wish . . . , and I wish I could have that cupcake. Except – the last time I tasted a Hostess cupcake, either my taste buds had changed or, they altered the recipe – like Coca-Cola did with “New Coke.” Blech.

  7. Happy Birthday, Betsy! It’s my birthday too so I’ll have an extra slice of cake in your honor!

  8. Happy Birthday, Betsy!

  9. Happy Birthday!

    “May you build a ladder
    to the stars
    And climb on every rung
    May you stay
    Forever young.”

  10. Favorite lyric. Thank you. xo

  11. I wish you could have your Oscar. Really want to hear that speech.

    Happy birthday, Betsy! XO

  12. I wish you all your wishes for you. And gratitude for all you already have. Happy birthday! ❤

  13. My wish?
    That you receive an Oscar for the screenplay of my ( it can happen to you ) true story.

  14. Happy birthday. At 70+ I continue to do what I love every day and love those people I love.

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