“The child and the elder are closest to God” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Sue Walter by © Lori Maloney

“I met Sue last Spring when she was helping us with new blinds for our son’s room.  When she came to do the window measurements we had the chance to chat…soccer, kids, motherhood, work, and, The Birthday Book Project!  It was awesome, some weeks later, to find her name on my subject list!  I knew, when Sue booked, that I wanted to find a way to convey her warm personality AND to showcase her beautiful eyes…I hope you see both here! I love how our brief interaction led to this opportunity…thank you, Sue, for participating, and happy, happy birthday on this special milestone!! Life is beautiful!” – Lori M

Image © Lori Maloney

An Interview with Sue

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. My surprise 40th that my husband as able to pull off!! I had no idea and it was alot of fun.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. I’m not sure I have a bad birthday that I can remember.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. Diamond earrings from my husband.

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. Chocolate cake.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Being with family and friend.

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. There are four birthdays around my birthday so we usually have a big get together for all of them.