Sunday, September 27, 2015

Samantha's 21st Birthday, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We planned our trip to Toronto (see below) so that we could swing through Pittsburgh to help Samantha celebrate her 21st birthday on September 27.
Samantha's first alcoholic beverage (a Caribbean Cooler) at 12:01 a.m. on September 27, 2015.

The day before Samantha and I continued our tradition of having a "Birthday Date" on a day near her birthday.  For this one, we reviewed all of the previous dates (starting when she was 6 years old). Later, at dinner, I presented her with 78 scenic postcards that friends of mine from around the world sent to me to pass on to her (as well as their birthday wishes).  

We used pictures on the computer and entries in my daily journal to help us recall the details of our Birthday Dates.

Samantha's 78 scenic postcards with 21st birthday wishes are in the box.
Candy also had been planning a special birthday gift for Samantha.  She had been regularly writing letters to her since she was about 3 keeping them in a notebook.  She presented those to Samantha on her birthday.

Samantha receives letters from Mom on her 21st birthday. 

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