Happy sixty-ten, mom!

Since I’m with you these days, we better not waste time on computer, right?

Therefore just a selection of some of my favourite photos of you, one of your poems and my translation.

The last photo is rather revealing of your preferences, which becomes obvious to all who have read your book of poems. Here is one, first in Slovenian straight from the book “Darilo” / “Present”:

And this is my translation:

Cake, by Meta Maksimovič

Cake is a pile of dough

sweet to taste

and in between some cream

for layers to paste.

Sometimes moms buy cake,

or make it themselves

if they know how to bake.

I wish to eat cake every day,

not just on my birthday.

The most I laugh in cases

when cakes hit people’s faces.

After I eat three pieces

my tummy in protest hisses.

(Another poem can be found in my last year’s birthday greeting.)

What can I say, mom… It must be that your love of cake has been inherited. Love of potatoes not quite as much (you are a member of Slovenian Society for the Recognition of a Sautéed Potatoes as a Main Dish) but here is a nice Slovenian proverb that goes well with the potato photo above: “A stupid farmer has fat potatoes.” 😀

Mom, you are sixty-ten now. Let’s celebrate and then continue in this direction. After all, as you like to say, there is none of us getting any younger.

Photo: a © signature mmm production (except “Potatoes” and “Branco”)

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. What a loving birthday wish. And I love the poem.

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    1. Thank you, Claudia, and I passed on your happy thoughts. 🙂

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  2. Sympa for your nice and young mom.

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    1. Merci, Mamie, I’m convinced you and her would get on well together! And she speaks French too!

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      1. I’m sure… and if she speaks french…

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  3. lifelessons says:

    Your mom looks cool! I’m with her on the spuds and cake!!!

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    1. Judy, you two would have a lot to talk about and agree on. 🙂 Thank you!

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  4. Tanti auguri 🙂 As always, you’re picture texts were gems

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    1. SSW, grazie! 🙂 I’m glad you’re entertained.

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  5. Leya says:

    You surely have a cool mum, Manja! Wonderful shots and enterpretations…

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    1. Thank you, Leya, and yes, I agree whole-heartedly with the first. 🙂

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      1. Leya says:

        …and the second!

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  6. joannesisco says:

    I’m not sure which I loved more – the photos of your mom, or your captions 🙂

    Happy Sixty-Ten to your mom!!

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    1. Hehe, thanks, Joanne, we celebrated it properly. 🙂

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      1. joannesisco says:

        Excellent! Cake for everyone!! 🙂

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