I'm not sure if I received the gumball machine on my birthday, but I do remember loving it. That's Daisy, my first dog, begging for a morsel of food. The green coffee cup cracks me up. I didn't start consuming java until I was sixteen so perhaps the mug is just a funny photo prop!?! Mom, please comment on this.
Thanks to everyone who's emailed, called, or Facebooked (is that a verb yet?) with birthday well-wishes. It feels nice to be remembered, even if I do have to turn a year older.