Today is my sister's birthday. She lives in the Czech countryside where it is actually the day after her birthday.
I remember once when we were very young she requested that we celebrate her birthday with mashed potato rather than birthday cake. It was her favorite food back then - she didn't have a sweet tooth like me. I don't remember if we omitted the birthday cake in favor of mashed potato. It doesn't seem likely. I hope she had mashed potato yesterday.
I took this picture a few days ago. I've chosen it to wish Ann a happy birthday.