Happy B-day Mom!


Brian Golden

My stepfather and I have always joked about how easy it is to remember my mom’s birthday, which happens to be today. And why is that, you ask? It’s quite simple really – it’s the same as Eric Clapton’s birthday, and no guitarist worth his salt is going to forget that.

Sorry, mom, I had to sneak that in there.

Yes, today is mom’s birthday, and I wanted to take a moment to write about what an amazing person – and inspiration – she is to me. She’s a truly remarkable woman who’s always there when you need her, whether you’re a student at Morrisville’s Norwich Campus (she’s the dean if you didn’t know), a friend, a member of the family or even her only son, like me. On top of that, she’s accomplished more in her lifetime than I could ever relate here, from her days at the Shoe Factory, through her years of college and, ultimately, graduating with her doctorate just a couple of years ago.

So if you happen to run into Mrs. Marsha Cornelius today, or in the near future, make sure and wish her a very happy birthday. I can’t think of anybody who deserves it more and those who know my mom are well aware of how special she really is. I’m extremely proud of her and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be the same person without her in my life. So a very happy birthday to you mom, love you.