February 23, 2004

mother and children
Mom, Tom, Ricky and me, Griffith Park, ca. 1977

Today is my mom’s birthday, and I am showering her with telepathic hugs and kisses. She’s in Florida right now, spending time with girlfriends.

My mom is a fox, an angel, a princess and a superhero all rolled up in one, and I love her like mad.

Happy birthday, mom.


  1. pt*:) says:

    As it should be…She’s every woman!

    Happy Birfday, C’s mom!*:)

  2. Elaine says:

    That is SO sweet. I hope I’m thought of like that one day.

    P.S. This has become one of my favorite sites. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

  3. lucia says:

    happy birthday mommy castro! you deserve all the love today and much much more!

  4. lisa says:

    i sincerely, dearly celebrate the day lady castro was born. the breezes are singing her name today.

  5. lisaann says:

    mrs. castro rules! hee. when i come out this spring, we must have another special all-girls brunch. xo

  6. Gracey says:

    Belated happy birthday to your mom! Today is the 24th and is also my mom’s birthday. ^_^

  7. stef says:

    i understand what you mean when you say she’s all that. happy birthday to your mommy!

  8. tet says:

    maligayang kaarawan para sa mommy mo!

  9. Gina says:

    Hope your mom had a happy bday! My mom’s birthday is the same day! How weird is that?

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