Katherine Jackson, the Jackson family matriarch, turns 90 today. Granddaughter Paris posted a lovely photo and caption on Instagram. Katherine’s son, Jermaine, did as well as other family members. Katherine Jackson is a study in survival. Nothing about her story is simple. Her life with Joseph Jackson was like a four hour German opera. Her relationship to her children, especially Michael, could need a team of shrinks to understand. There’s also her deep religious devotion to Jehovah’s Witnesses. I sat behind her for weeks on end at Michael’s 2005 trial, where Katherine heard a lot of things said about a son no one should hear. She did it with grace and dignity. Happy 90th Birthday to her. I hope she’s having a great day.