L. Mack, I think that this little ditty might catch you off guard
But it’s written by me, so be prepared to laugh pretty hard
Today you turn THIRTY, a milestone of plenty
And to think, I’ve known you for all of your twenties!
From dressing in togas and drinking in Hahn Hall
To journeying around Europe and having a ball
We’ve been sisters, neighbors even fellow dog keepers
We’re both artsy and giggly and big life leapers
When you first moved to Chicago I would spend weekends on your futon
After nights of barhopping, laughing and getting our Mexican food on
Plenty of Cubs games and parties and a weekend away at “Camp”
And when I fled the country you threw me a party like a champ
I wrote you a jingle from Kenya when you turned twenty-four
But today’s a big one, deserving of a bit more
The past few years have been good to Miss L. Mack
A new degree, new job and a brand new… haircut
The last couple of years we have been separated by a 3 hour drive
And I’ve always said the armpit of America is highway 65
But I pledge that in this, your 30th year, I will more often visit
To drink a glass of vino and laugh with you I will endure the pit!
I’m so proud of you and what you’ve been able to achieve
You are honest and loving and always stand for what you believe
Still a timezone away, but you know I’ll be raising a glass
To L. Mack, her new decade and her super fine… haircut
(for you are one of the few who call me by my full name)
Oh, Jenn. how cute, funny, thoughtful, and sweet!I wonder if Linds saw this! I just stumbled upon this while excitedly reading your blog.which, quite honestly, had slipped my mind! I’m so happy to be seeing your photography again, which I love! I miss you and hope you’re doing well! Love to you and hello to your Mom!
Thank you Marla! I made sure Linds saw it on her birthday. Hope you and your family are doing well!