Sunday, December 22, 2019

Happy Birthday, Older Daughter!

Older Daughter turned 24 on December 19. Heavens, where do the years go? It seems only yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital.

We asked what she wanted to do for her birthday. She had a one-word answer: "Sushi."


Well, no matter. Don is also a fan of sushi, so I was out-voted.

So we took ourselves into Spokane, where Older Daughter and Younger Daughter had recently discovered a restaurant called

Conveniently this restaurant was located right next to Auntie's, a large independent bookstore. Well shucky-darn.

The restaurant was very nice -- classy without being stuffy, with superb waitstaff.

It offered a bewildering selection of sushi (yuck).

But even I had to admit, the plates were very artistic.

Me, I had a selection of appetizers, all phenomenally delicious. I can eat all the tempura anyone wants to shovel my direction.

After lunch, we waddled our way to Auntie's for a few minutes of happy browsing.

Like all bookstores, I'm sure Auntie's was hurting, so it was nice to see it packed with holiday shoppers.

Older Daughter (that's her on the right) made one purchase, a satirical book called "Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent's Guide to Raising Flawless Children."

All in all we had a lovely day out. Happy birthday, Older Daughter!


  1. I have been following you and the family for more years than I like to admit. Thank you for taking us along on the journey. And congratulations to older daughter.

  2. Sounds likes the bestest birthday ever (I have spent at least one exactly the same way). Happy Birthday Older Daughter!

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