Illustration by early 20th century decorative publishers' edition artist, Margaret Armstrong
What a blessing to be traveling "back home again to Indiana" this week to celebrate mother's 90th birthday! She was born at home in Greenfield, Indiana (where she still resides) on June 20, 1920 - a seven month baby, so tiny she was put in the wood stove to keep her warm. She is certainly a survivor - of cancer, several pneumonias, and congestive heart failure. Although in assisted living and on oxygen, she loves her family, loves to read, enjoys genealogy and her rich family heritage, and is active in local politics, the Brandywine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a local women's literary club. We will be celebrating with dinner at "Hollyhock Hill" - a venerable family-style restaurant in Indianapolis, known for its Hoosier cooking!