The Big Nine Oh!

Happy birthday to The Commander! And to our friend Diane too, even though she is not turning the big Nine-Oh. The Twinz of Terror took The Commander out for dinner last night and she is at her regular Sunday movie date this afternoon. I don’t like the term nonagenarian anywhere near as well as I liked octogenarian, so how are we gonna refer to The Commander now?

P.S. Some people say that The Commander looks like Mouse in this [fuzzy] old photoooo. Or is it the other way ’round?

11 Responses to “The Big Nine Oh!”

  1. Jay Says:

    Happy Birthday Auntie. Have a great day – and hopes for a good movie.
    I think the other way around.

  2. l4827 Says:

    Happy Birthday to the Commander!
    From another one who is celebrating this day!
    Cheers …. πŸ™‚ !

  3. Marquis Says:


  4. Margaret Says:

    Wow–I do see her in Mouse. ? Is that the right direction? Happy Birthday to your moom! My husband’s 90th birthday would have been on the 16th.

  5. isa Says:

    Who’s in the driver’s seat? Betty?

  6. kayak woman Says:

    We think that this was a MacMullan trip and the driver is probably Roberta (the Comm’s older sister who is still alive and kicking at 95).

    And Margaret means that her mother-in-law would’ve been 90 on the 16th, not her husband. πŸ˜‰ And…. Yikes! The 16th is the birthday of none other than, uh, yer favo-rite blahgger…

  7. Paulette Says:

    Called the Commander on a land phone tonight and she was simultaneously talking to Mouse on her iphone. Just wished her a Happy Birthday. I love this photo! Mouse does favor her in this picture. Is that right?

  8. Sam Says:

    HB, Commander! From the now-snowy South, at least the Atlanta partβ€”

  9. Tonya Watkins Says:

    That was my IMMEDIATE thought when I saw this picture on FB earlier today (that she looks like Mouse). I almost mentioned it. The resemblance is uncanny!

  10. jane Says:

    Happy Birthday Fran!!! (although I also prefer octogenarian.)

  11. TMOTU Says:

    There has already been considerable internal family discussion regarding the amazing resemblance between The Commander and Mouse in this particular picture. Good lookin’ women!