Today is granddaughter Erica’s 21st birthday.
I bet she’s out celebrating tonight, drinking and carousing and carrying on. I’m sure she’s up to no good, otherwise she’d have invited me along. She knows how I like to party. But that’s Erica for you, you know how she is. You do? So alright already, sometimes Grandma lies a little.
If I could only figure out a way to clone this child, my fortune would be made (and of course I would leave it all to you, that’s the kind of person I am). Erica’s middle name is Joy and that’s what she brings us.
If you’re prepared for sunshine, let’s have a little visit with her as she was when she was 3 and 7 years old.
When she’s not helping look after her family, Erica is currently a business major at the University of Washington, a champion Irish dancer and she teaches Irish dance classes. In her “spare time” she works at H & M Clothing Store in the University Village.
And here she is as a 21 year old. Happy birthday, dear child. Thank you for being alive.