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Draplin Design Co., North America
June 17, 2003
Posted at 09:26 AM

A List:

01. Goddamn number one. The #1 woman in my life.
02. Best spaghetti sauce this side of the Pacific Ocean.
03. A voice of reason in tough times.
04. Raised three wonderful children.
05. Older sister, mom, denmother, cousin and friend.
06. Holds court over a beautiful spread of land.
07. Keeps my dad in line.
08. Care packages that sustain a man’s will to live.
09. Trainer of Bagel, Charlie, Gilligan, Zack, Jackson, Toby and Ze.
10. See #1.

(The comments section is open. Wish the woman some cheer. A warning: This post ain’t the place to be gettin’ smart. If anyone so much as twitches a soft pinky tip in the wrong direction towards my Ma, the wrath will be felt.)

There Are 10 Comments

Happy B-Day, Mrs. D.
You’re a fine woman, and a true warrior to have dealt with a couple of Bears like Aaron and Mr. D all of these years. Aaron is a lucky guy to have such a stand-up mom.

Posted by: Ryno on 06/17/03 at 11:50 AM

Think of the tune London Bridge is falling down……

Boobs and Buns are falling down,
Falling down,falling down,
Boobs and Buns are falling down,
BECAUSE your an old lady!

Love ya Grandma Lauren!!! Happy Birthday

PS. Sven sends his love also!!!

Posted by: Jordan, Shelby & Jake on 06/17/03 at 12:46 PM

Happy Birthday Mrs. Draplin. Good job with the child out here in Portland. I miss seeing you and the other man in your life at the Polka Fest. Have a great summer.

Posted by: Roderick on 06/18/03 at 10:14 AM

Happy Happy, Mrs. D. what did Aaron get you for your present?

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 06/18/03 at 10:17 AM

Happy Birthday Lauren………

Posted by: Melissa on 06/18/03 at 11:55 AM

Happy Birthday Mom!

You’re awesome!

Oh yeah, Ahnee, what did you buy our wonderful momma for her birthday?

Posted by: Sarah on 06/18/03 at 3:51 PM

Thanks to all of you kind folks for the birthday greetings; you know how hard it is for me to admit the age…….Aaron actually had it wrong, accusing me of being a year older than I really am (as if it wasn’t old enough).

The song, loosely titled ‘boobs & buns’, is a classic…..I’ll never forget those two angelic little girls next door singing it to me several years ago…..

Kurt, you want to know what Aaron bought me for my birthday? Not really sure, maybe it’s in the mail……but, I guess his love is all I really need. His love and devotion and respect and his endless friendship…..not too much to ask…..

Roderick: sorry we won’t see you at the polka fest this year, we had a great time talking to you & sharing a few beers a few years back; looking forward to all who show up at this manic affair - Aaron’s dad has a connection with the bartenders……he’ll buy you a beer.

Thanks Melissa…..

Thanks Sarah…..

momma d.

Posted by: momma d. on 06/18/03 at 7:39 PM


Just wanted to shout out a giant Happy Birthday to you. Megan and I need to get out to see you and Jim again. Tip an cold Heineken, y’know. It’s been too long. You’ll be astounded at Hannah’s growth. We’ll swing out soon. Keep well,

Posted by: Eric on 06/19/03 at 7:52 AM

Happy B-day Mrs. D.,
You’ve raised your son right. He’s a great designer, interesting character, and a good friend. Only a warm mom could help produce that.

Peace and Harmony,

Posted by: Maniotes on 06/20/03 at 4:23 AM

MAN-iotes, You forgot “handsome”, “charming”, “supernatural”, “bitchin’”, “cosmopolitan”, “diamond in the rough”, “straight-shooting”, “well-endowed” and “not afraid to take a punch.”


Posted by: Draplindustries Public Relations on 06/20/03 at 8:59 AM