Since I’ve been on an old photo sharing kick lately and Mom’s birthday is this week — here’s another one — Mom and I circa 1983 at Nana and Bob’s house. We make such a cute couple.
My Mom will get the unique spelling of the birthday message in the title of this post right away — she’s been a fan of Sandra Boynton as long as I can remember. One of the reasons my Mom likes Sandra Boynton so much — other than her silly sense of humor — is her excessive use of hippos. Mom has always been a collector of hippopotamus stuff — which I suppose is unusual. When I was growing up, we even had a “hippo bathroom.” Every square inch of this bathroom was decorated with hippos — complete with a copy of Boynton’s book, But not the Hippopotamus as bathroom reading material.
So when I saw these adorable vintage green (Mom’s favorite color) hippo salt and pepper shakers — I knew I had found her the perfect birthday gift.
Mom unwrapped them while she was on the phone with me — when I called her to sing happy birthday — and she was absolutely thrilled.
Happy Birthday Mom!