seems the best way
for me to thank
who made my 90th birthday
such a joyous and memorable event!
Thanks to the three Toronto conspirators – Penny, Lynnette and Nora – who planned and achieved the day!
Thanks to my family for abetting the conspirators – Kevin, Litsa, David, Janice, Christopher, Kathryn and Matthew!
Thanks to Bob and my mother, who, through different periods of my life, believed in me and supported me in what I did!
And looking back and remembering others who are no longer with us, I have to say a quiet thank-you to Jinny and Dick Storr, Jane Green, Els Koerselman, Maurice Izzard, Anna Greta Malstrom-Groth, Sue Odell, Paul Marshall, Ann and Miriam Running, Val Cruse, Andrew and Mark Murphy, Clarence Meyers, Anne Warrick, and so many many more! And I must say ‘thanks’ to Charles K. Bliss who gave us his seminal language, and ensured we would have a memorable beginning to our experiences using his language with our special communicators.
Thanks to all those who spread the word about the party – Katherine, Audrey, Judy, Claudia, Rebecca and Margareta are the ones I learned about!
Thanks to all those who spoke such kind words at the zoom party!
Thanks to all those who attended – too many to see all at one time, needing four zoom screens!
Thanks to those who sent chat messages during the party, or emailed and phoned the following week!
Thanks to everyone who had me in their thoughts on Jan.3 !!
Thanks to everyone for including me in your life !!!
I was privileged
to travel the Bliss and AAC road
amongst the pioneers.
I continue to be privileged
to share the journeys
of those who have travelled
and are travelling their unique paths,
through five decades!