Today was my mother's 79th birthday. Although I had to keep reminding her that it was her birthday. We brought her a new television yesterday and Frank went over this morning to set it up on a wall bracket. We had made plans for my brother and his family to come in town for lunch.
When I got there I said, today is the day Kenny is coming.
Oh, she said, why is he coming?
It is your birthday today, I said cheerfully.
Oh? she says, dubiously.
Frank is putting up the TV we got you for your birthday, I announce.
No! she says adamantly, I can't afford a TV like that.
I say, but we bought it for you for your birthday!
Oh, she says. Can we go get some coffee now?
We walk down to the dining room to get a cup of coffee and encounter several ladies along the way. I cheerfully announce to each group, Oh, today is my momma's birthday!