Today would have been my mother’s 91st birthday.. She died in 2004 at the age of 80.
As I look at the birthdays for this date, I was surprised at the amazing people also born on this day – many of which I can say have something in common with my Mom. They share important qualities like patience, determination, discipline, commitment to community and enjoying the sound of laughter.
Some are here and others, like my mother, are no longer with us but remain in the memories of those they touched.
Fred Rogers – Patience
Holly Hunter – Determination
Pat Riley – Discipline
Bobby Orr – Community
Besides being known as one of the greatest hockey players of all-time (or at least to wear a Boston Bruins jersey), Bobby Orr is equally revered for his charitable work.
Carl Reiner – Humor
While I cannot necessarily draw any parallels by some of the other greats born today, I would be remiss in not giving them their due.