Today is my mom's 70th birthday. Over the years she's been a daughter, a sister, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend. She was my first piano teacher and she was a church organist for years (she still subs on occasional Sundays). She's very creative and talented, although she'll deny it. She's a great cook and an even better baker. Happy Birthday, Patricia Anne Reiter Tickner! I love you.