Meg Noble Peterson

Author of Madam, Have You Ever Really Been Happy? An Intimate Journey through Africa and Asia

HAIL TO THE SPRINGTIME WITH FLOWERS AND BIRTHDAYS

It’s a given that being a Gemini is a heavy cross to bear, but when the number hits eighty-nine you start to take stock big time. You receive a plethora of funny cards warning that “the warranty on your life has expired,” or “don’t worry, it’s only a number” or, “hell, you could be ninety, so stop complaining and consider the alternative.” At least by this time I am completely honest…I don’t subtract a year and I certainly don’t add one. It is what it is! And, believe me, I count my blessings, which are many.

We had a magnificent cake from CJ&Y Decadent Desserts, the women who bought JW Desserts. But Mr JW Desserts himself–John Auburn (now of Whidbey Island Bagel Factory fame)–came and gave me a birthday present of a ride on his motorcycle!

Time for a new lifestyle!

It was fun to be joined at the head table by such friends as Irene Christofferson (96!) and Loretta Wilson (a mere 86), along with little ones coming up on six-years-old. So enjoyed the evening with friends at Talking Circle and the hilarious birthday limericks. I couldn’t resist another ride on the zipline! You should try it some day….

Fun on the zipline!

I can’t get enough of all the flowering plants, trees and rhodies that bloom around the time of my birthday.

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Look at the beauty of Whidbey in June as seen from Meerkerk Gardens.

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4 Comments

  1. Jon

    Great Photos

  2. Andra Bell

    Dear Meg,

    Congratulations on commanding a beautiful sunny day for the party. I’m sorry we missed it all, but your pictures and your words indeed paint a lovely picture. It is hard to believe that someone with your level of energy, and joy of life could be anything other than well…let’s not be crazy…50 something! If you could please concoct and bottle your magic for the rest of us, you would have quite the retirement account and we would all be eternally grateful !! Do enjoy this lovely spring weather that arrived just in time for the first day of summer. Feliz cupleaños!

  3. Kitty Madden kittynewmoon@gmail.com

    Feliz cumple, Meg, from a sister Gemini. I am a friend of Anne and Frank who lives in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. If you lived here, you could now begin to share your age by
    saying, “voy a cumplir 90” I am going to be 90 (on my next birthday) or even better for a trekker, “estoy caminando en 90” I am walking in my 90th year! Hope this is
    a special year for you. I have loved following your magnificent adventures.

  4. Susan Smith

    MEG, HELLO FROM NEW ZEALAND. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. MANY BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY RETURNS. YOU CELEBRATED IN STYLE. ALL THE VERY BEST, SUSAN SMITH, AUCKLAND

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