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Family Man 9-6
And my mom's big gift is ...
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Earlier this week we celebrated my mother’s blankety blank birthday with a semi-surprise party involving purple cake, edible butterflies, princess outfits and unspiked, yet delicious, punch that was of wedding quality. Frankly, the punch and those little mints mixed with nuts you get are the only things that make going to a wedding even remotely tolerable.Anyway, at the top of the list at her birthday party was the big reveal when it came to her surprise birthday gift. As you will recall, if you read last week’s column, I had gotten both my wife and mother the same thing for their birthdays (which are close together).

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