Mom’s 97th Birthday!

Kate and I went back to Lombard, Illinois for my Mom’s 97th birthday on June 1st 2021.  We met up with Caroline and Martin Greer, who graciously picked us up at the airport and wisked us away to the nearest Portillos.  My favorite Italian Beef and hot dog place.  Mouthwatering as usual.  Then off to Lombard and my Mom’s house which is the same one I grew up in, only twice the size.

My mom was looking fabulous as always.  Dressing to the nines for all our dinners out, which began with PF Changs.  Wonderful food and the Asian Old Fashion was terrific.

The next night Susan and Tom Conroy joined us all for dining at Ki’s Restaurant.  Lots of laughs and once again Mom got the birthday desert.  Even Ki, the owner came over and gave her a hug and well wishes.

Caroline and Martin left on Thursday while we were leaving the following Friday.  My sister Audrey and her hubby Rich joined us for lunch, once again at Portillos.  Again lots of laughs and good cheer.    I think my Mom had a terrific time but probably enjoyed a bit of peace and quiet after we all left.  Next year we plan to do it all over again.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.