|Fig + Punch, who cut her own bangs.|
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Happy Sweet Sixty, Dear Sis
Dinner party at Greenwich Water Club on River Road in Cos Cob, where Sis and Don are members. Happy occasion; my great Sis turned 60 today! We toasted her with the likes of chilled Pinot Grigio, a fine Bloody Mary, a pink Shirley Temple--depending on our age. We celebrated with lavish treats like jumbo shrimp cocktail [Do you drink it? Punch asked], Kobe steak, lobster bisque. God bless Sis on this birthday, and many more. [Can you believe I'm 60? she said. No, thank God you made it, I answered with a smile. A vision of her as a teenager flashed before my eyes--her Beatles board game, long auburn hair, the time she modeled a fur coat in a fashion show. We spoke then, across the table, of our cousin Judi, who just died at 58--sad that she hadn't made it. And I thought of our mother, long gone at 56. Joy tinged with a stroke of sadness that colors our lives, like the dark, ruffled edge of a lavender iris.] Good night.