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Happy Birthday, Mom!

By Wyatt Earp | November 13, 2010

Today is my mom’s 65th birthday.

I just wanted to take a moment and wish her a happy birthday, since I rarely talk about her here. She busted her hump working odd jobs – waitress, data processing, etc – while trying to raise Randal, Allison, and I. And believe me, at times we were not exactly model children. My parents had to open up the occasional can of whoop arse, but we’re better people for it.

Mom always had a scary sixth sense when it came to girlfriends. One time in high school, I brought a girl home, and after she left – a few hours later – mom turned to me and said, “I don’t like her.” Naturally, I thought I knew better, and we continued dating for a while – before she cheated on me. A year after that she was arrested for drug possession. When I told her, she just smiled. Parents are always right. It was one of those things that you never understand until you have kids of your own.

Today, she is still right a lot of the time, except when it comes to baseball. She loves the Phillies, while I try to tell her to root for the Yankees – not gonna happen. Baseball was the topic of the day, though, as my sister went in with us to buy mom a Shane Victorino Phillies jersey. She called me this morning to tell me she loved it.

Enjoy mom. And have a terrific day!

Topics: Coolness! | 12 Comments »

12 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Mom!”

  1. Lou Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Ralph Short Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Well Wyatt, happy birthday to your Mom. Now, two things here are unbelievable to me. You were not a model child? You do not root for the Phillies?

    Hmmm, your mom is a fine person, and she still has work to do with you as all moms do. I am certain she will succeed, and next year with the world series, you will be front and center rooting for the Phillies.

    Don’t forget, I am a total optimist.

  3. Old NFO Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Happy Birthday to her!

  4. Robert B. Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Happy Birthday to a fine lady. She has to be a fine lady, for raising such an upstanding father and detective. Best wishes to her, and all “the Earps.”

  5. RT Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to your mom! :) I can say I’ve met her, and I don’t think you are ever going to win her over to the Yankees.

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Happy B’day to your mom. Remember its her job to spoil the grandchildren.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Lou – Thank you. I’ll relay the good wishes.

    Ralph – I wasn’t a bad kid, but I was a wiseass. Go figure, huh? Baseball died for me when the strike canceled the World Series. I don’t cheer for Philly teams because I don’t want to be on the parade line, keeping the animals in line. Only exception? The Flyers. Love ‘em.

    Old NFO – Thanks, sir.

    RT – No, she despises them. A true Philadelphian.

    Jon – She does it very well, believe me.

  8. Kim Says:
    November 14th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    You were a wisea–? YOU? NO! You’ve totally ruined my image of you!

    Happy birthday to your mom. She has my deepest sympathy. :)

  9. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 14th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to your Mother. :)

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 14th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Kim – Yeah, shocker, huh? And she needs your sympathy, believe me. :)

    DL474 – Thanks!

  11. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    November 14th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    My mom is 71 years old and still does Pilates and Yoga.

    Remember that story I told a couple of weeks ago about my one girlfriend whom left me for a 450 lb guy to become a bride for a price and subsequent whipping post?

    When I brought her home for dinner, my mom pulled me off to the side and said and I quote “Run to the Hills and Run Fast”.

    Moms are so right on this type of thing….

    Happy Birthday Wyatt’s Mom.

  12. Rick Says:
    November 18th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday