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She gets it.
The birthday party for Gerty was full of surprises and laughter. Now, at 84, she felt old. Her husband, Herb, had passed away five months earlier. She gave herself two full months to mourn, but after that she wanted to visit with as many of her family as she was physically able.
After leading a pathetic rendition of Happy Birthday, her neighbor friend, Al, leaned over her shoulder and whispered, “Here’s to another 84 years, Gerty!”
Without a second thought, she twisted her head and with wide eyes said, “Oh dear, no!”