On the cool, breezy night of July 30, Beth, friends, colleagues, and students celebrated her "39th" birthday at her Alamo home.
A pickup band consisting of two middle-aged guitarists and a 15-year-old drummer whose brother is a student of Beth's supplied live music. Between sets, recorded big-band music pervaded the patio and an impromptu dance party erupted. In the midst of all this, a violinist joined the band for a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday."
A splendid time was had by all, and I look forward to Beth's "49th" next year, at which time I hope to have overcome my occasional tendency to transpose digits.
John A. Barry is a writer and avocational artist. To share anything art-related, call him at 314-9528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org