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I Sang To The Moon Tonight

I told my mother that I would sing “Happy Birthday To You” to the moon tonight at 8:00 o’clock her time. She was supposed to look at the moon so that she could hear me sing a birthday song for her.  She has always been thirty-four on her birthday.  I am now older than she is.

At 10:15 I noticed what time it was, so I ran out to the front porch and tried to find the moon. I had left my mother standing outside on her porch in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for fifteen minutes waiting to hear me sing to her from Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.  I hate being late. I hate making people wait for me even more.

It was raining and overcast.  I remember where the moon was last night, so I looked in the direction of where I thought the moon should be. ( I assume that if the moon was over my neighbor’s house last night, it is in the same spot tonight) .  It was raining, but I was protected by the roof of the porch.

I did not turn on the front porch light. I looked  at the sky at the invisible moon and sang in the dark,

“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Mommy, Happy Birthday to you.”



About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • And I was there hearing your sweet voice, had you looked real close you would have seen the glow from my nose guiding you in which direction I was standing. I love you precious. 🙂

  • I love the way this piece sounds, and the way it makes me feel. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story!