8.02.2008

Her Special Day

Martha turns 67 on August 3rd. Can you believe it? She's 67! She has certainly become a shining example of how age really is just a number; all that energy, all that effervescence and excellence is unstoppable. (Oh sure, genes help too. She comes from good, sturdy Polish stock.) On this day, though, what I most want to celebrate are Martha's gifts to us, which are too numerous to count. She has been one of the best teachers and my home, my cooking, my attitude about life and living, have all been improved because of the lessons I have learned from Martha and her staff. I think I'm hooked for life! So...

With love, respect and best wishes for continuing joy in a life well lived.
~Andrew

6 comments:

Kenn said...

Happy Birthday, Martha!
I agree with you 100% Andrew.. she has been an amazing influence in my life.. the 'gifts' are never ending.

Prus said...

Andrew, you write beautifully about Martha. I share your feelings about how remarkable Martha is. It is strange how one person can change so many things in our lives.

Happy birthday Martha!


Pru

Anonymous said...

Does Martha still throw a "Leo party" to celebrate those friends of hers who also have August birthdays? she used to have give them at Skylands, if I remember correctly. But maybe that's all changed now that she's so ensconced at her Bedford estate. Does she still go to Maine in August?

Anonymous said...

Does Martha still throw a "Leo" party for those friends who also share an August birthday? She used to host them at her Skylands estate, if I remember correctly. Does she still vacation in Maine in the summer?

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday Martha!

Andrew said...

Yes, she goes to Skylands all the time in the summer. If you go to her personal blog, you'll see photos of Skylands and her time there in the summer. In fact, she probably did spend her birthday there, which is sort of tradition. I remember the Leo party from the July 2001 issue. Great memory! ;-)