From Chris Glazier

Happy Birthday Aunt Geneva! It looks like I am just a little late to the party! That’s about right, I suppose. Hopefully, this message finds you and your family well. Best wishes from Maine!

Chris Glazier

The Surprise Revealed!

Geneva was very surprised and truly thrilled with the blog and plans to post a thank-you here AND write everyone individually when the festivities are over (she has more birthday events today and on Saturday). We revealed it at a birthday tea attended by some of her closest Annapolis friends. As part of the festivities, we printed out and presented screenshots of the blog to her and gave her a list of everyone who posted messages.

She came to our house after the tea and took her time reading through them all. She read them all again the next day – the first of many times I’m sure. She was very moved that so many people cared enough to log on and say such wonderful things.

We cannot thank you all enough for making this SUCH a special gift! Please check back here to see her response.


From Gene Brewster

What a surprise I got the other day when I got the letter from Deborah.It sure brought back a lot of history. First of all, I would like to wish you a Great Big and Happy Birthday. I have so many memories for things that happened back in those days. Mac and I always got along on everything we did. I wish you all the happy days in the future, with all my love. GENE BREWSTER

From Wendy McCann

Dear Geneva,

Wishing you a birthday filled with happy memories and fun surprises. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his loving hands.

All my best,
Wendy McCann

From Alyssa Morgan


Happy Birthday! Your warmth and kindness have always been a great example to me.


From Natasha Bang

Dear Geneva, Happy 80th Birthday! Kindness of heart is the first attribute I think of when I think about you. Your warm character and sweet personality are what define you and make you such a special woman. You are always thinking of others before yourself, even in the most inconsequential circumstances. You have been a very dedicated woman to your family and friends, and consequently have many people who love you very much. Thanks for being such a wonderful mother to Debbi, father-in-law to my Dad, friend to my Grandma Jeanne and grandmother and great grandmother to my children and me. God bless you!


From Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche

Tashi Delek Geneva, I wish you a very Happy Birth Day. Congratulation and my best wishes from Indonesia.
Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche

From your Grandpup, Karma

You’re eighty??!! That’s 560 DOG YEARS! That deserves a treat! I’ll share one of my chews with you on your birthday….IF you’re a good girl!

Love Karma

From Paula Rae Porter (niece)

Dear Aunt Geneva, how lovely it is that you are celebrating your 80th birthday!!! I wish you the happiest of days and that you will be enjoying many, many more birthdays to come!!! One of my fondest memories of time spent with you and Uncle Bub and Debbie and Mike was when Uncle Bub drove us all to the top of Mount Greylock at night. Iwas probably around 8 years old or so, and I saw for the very first time a city at night. I remember it sparkled like a diamond necklace and I was so impressed!!! What an adventure it was to come to visit you!!! I have always thought of you as the most beautiful of ladies…an angel in fact. Thank you for gracing my life with your presence and for being such a wonderful Aunt to me!!! Happy, Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Geneva!!! I love you very much!!!

From your loving neice, Paula Rae

From Rachel and Marie McGlauflin

Hello Geneva,

My mom, Marie, and I, Rachel McGlauflin, send you our best wishes for a wonderful 80th birthday!!! We wish you good health and blessings during this wonderful holiday season. I don’t believe I ever met you but I surely remember Ivan and the visits he had at my mom and dad’s house over the years. He was such a dear man!

So, have a great birthday and know we are thinking of you on your 80th birthday! Eat lots of cake and enjoy the day!!

Much love,

Rachel and Marie McGlauflin

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