Middle child picked us up today for an RSVP brunch which turned out to be our long-time neighbors. We had a delicious egg souffle meal with homemade blueberry coffee cake and raisin-cherry cookies and caribou sausage. Jill brought us a block home, Pam took a nap and I headed to Carr’s for flowers, a birthday card and ice cream–in prep for our surprise drop in event from 4 till 8. She is now on the phone with her older brother and his wife in Oregon. Happy birthday to all those out there who are getting "riper."