Happy Mother's Day! For those who celebrate this holiday, treat the women in your life extra-special tomorrow, whether they are a mother yet or not. I, on the other hand, have to be the luckiest man on the planet. My wife does not practice what she calls 'greeting card' holidays. While I am off the hook with her, I still have my own mother who also has a birthday around this time, so we celebrate the two events at once. We try to make it a bit more special so she doesn't feel slighted by having a birthday combined with another holiday. While having a birthday on or near another holiday makes it less likely to be forgotten, I've always felt that the birthday gets overshadowed by said holiday, like having your birthday around Christmas-time. This year we have a plan for both! We are ready. Are you! You still have time to run to the grocery store for flowers and a card! ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.