In honor of my birthday today, I'm going to get my annual mammogram. But in the evening there will be a party. My devoted niece sent me a wonderful greeting in which she quotes Helen Hayes: "Age is not important unless you're a cheese."
Is it a coincidence that Oma's first grandchild should be quoting Helen Hayes? Oma's favorite Hayes-ism was, "Old age is not for sissies," although perhaps that one did not originate with Helen.