Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tonga

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Happy (belated) 19th Birthday!

To Calder Hott Abbott, who turned 19 on 10 March 2005--Happiest of Birthdays! Somehow I got stuck too long at work on her birthday and did not post. Calder--who was celebrating with friends that evening-- had a deservedly great birthday.

She will graduate from high school in May, and just received her acceptance from Americorps. Have you ever watched a teenager float? She may not land until the fall, when she reports to Washington, D.C.

Calder is the youngest of my full-time children, the sister of Channing and Avery. She is possibly the most assertive human I have ever met, and has been since birth. Calder develops greater abilities and skills by the day; she offers much to Americorps, and will gain much from her experiences.

I am an immensely lucky woman to be associated with these honorable young adults.