Happy Birthday Bayramali Jan!
I have no good excuse for my disappearance other than saying that I had to rush home on Friday to prepare for an impromptu birthday celebration for my very good and wonderful friend, master of nostalgia and humor, Mr. Bayramali. I had to run around to make things happen with such little time. As I went through the motions like a lunatic, I was full of joy for doing this for a very special man, a truly dear friend. He is kind and intelligent and funny, full of humor, warmth, and friendship. We had to keep the gathering small because of short notice, but I think the few that did come had a very good time celebrating the life of a very well-loved friend. I am so lucky, because one of my friends showed up at 11:30 to help me finish preparing the house and the food. Heeh! Poor guy! He even helped me clean the floors and the kitchen before others got here! I suppose he knows by now that having me as a friend has its own perils! They came and they went and I am glad to report that it was a successful event. Nothing is good enough for Bayramali, because he is such a special individual. On his birthday I wish him joy and success and love for the coming year and for the rest of his life. Happy Birthday Bayramali. This is for you. (Khodemoonim ha, Foroozan couldn't dance to save her life! But still...nostalgia, pure and simple!).