Holidays are about family and in my family one of the biggest holidays of the year is also a birthday. Today is the xxth birthday of my sister-in-law, Martha Joynt Kumar. Happy Birthday, Martha.
Last evening her husband, Vijay, and sons Zal and Cameron, plus other family and near and dear friends, hosted a dinner celebration. The feast included tuna tartare, marinated beef, grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, wine and champagne. We were 19 in all, and we partied til midnight. The weather interrupted plans to dine al fresco, but by the time birthday cake was served the sky was clear, temp pleasant, we lit a lot of candles in the garden and hung out.
We wish you a Happy America's Birthday, too.