…my mother was born. I can hardly believe that fact and, when I think about how the world changed over the course of Linda Elizabeth Busey’s lifetime, I have trouble imagining it all. Today is also Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. I hope my mom and Abe are able to have some interesting conversation way up there in heaven. That is the way I picture paradise. Happy birthday, mom and Abe! I hope you and all the others born on 12 February are able to share a great big birthday cake of spun sugar, or its heavenly equivalent. Auguri!