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A Cupcake and a Candle

Today is my birthday and my watch was the first to send me a Happy Birthday message. I expect to get phone calls from my sister, from the kids, from some friends, and probably a lot of Happy Birthday wishes from people known and unknown on Facebook. I’ll be delighted to hear from all of… Continue reading A Cupcake and a Candle

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February is Over–Finally

Thank goodness another February has passed. I say this annually when the calendar flips to the third month, exposing blank squares with few notations. Like a feather duster, March seizes clumps of sadness and grief and sweeps them into next year. What a relief. We once celebrated all month: his birthday on the 3rd of… Continue reading February is Over–Finally

birthdays · Celebrations · Cow · cowboys · Jack · Jack Johnson · New Mexico

Uncelebrated Birthdays

Birthdays. I wonder why we celebrate them. To remember the day a person was born? To acknowledge another year of life? To breathe a sigh of relief that we are still here? To eat ice cream and cake free of guilt? Perhaps all of those things, or it could be we just want an excuse… Continue reading Uncelebrated Birthdays

August · birthdays · sister · Uncategorized

A Month of Birthdays

August is the birthday month for my two sisters and both my parents, so I’m going to write about each one of them during the next 20 days. She’s my older sibling, 4 years my senior, and I don’t know her. The last time we talked was at our dad’s funeral 13 plus years ago,… Continue reading A Month of Birthdays

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Little Sister’s Birthday

My little sister is 74 today. At that age you wouldn’t think I would continue calling her my ‘little’ sis, but I guess she will always have that title. Understand, she is taller by several inches than I. She is smarter by more than several IQ points than I. She is more adventurous than I.… Continue reading Little Sister’s Birthday

August · birthdays

Lots of August Lions to Celebrate

August is birthday month in our family. Four of the five of us celebrated the passing of another year in the eighth month of each year. Being the lone one out, I was very aware at an early age of the clashing forces within the walls of our home. When you have four Leo the… Continue reading Lots of August Lions to Celebrate

2016 · 2017 · birthdays · growing old · humor · musings · New Year · parties · trraveling

Ups and Downs…and Birthdays

I’m a bit tired of all the writings about the ending of one year and the beginning of another. So I’m thinking I’ll just skip over this calendar flip and talk about something likewise inane. Such as my upcoming 75th birthday. The big…or small…day is a few months away but I’ve been thinking about whether… Continue reading Ups and Downs…and Birthdays

birthdays · God Danced the Day You Were Born · humor · photographs · Sylvain Landry

Happy Birthday SL-Week 51

This is the first year birthday month for Sylvain Landry’s photo challenge, and although the topic is “Do What You Want”, I decided to stick with the birthday theme. This is my favorite birthday gift…to give and to receive! So…Happy Birthday to sl-week 51. SL-WEEK 51 : Birthday

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THREE DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE – DAY ONE – DEMOCRACY

Originally posted on Haddon Musings:
I HAVE BEEN INVITED BY ROBIN BALDWIN AT WORDS FOR LIFE, RBALDWIN0204.WORDPRESS.COM. TO PARTICIPATE IN A THREE DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE.  I WILL BE POSTING A QUOTE ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS.  IT JUST SEEMED RIGHT GIVEN WE ARE CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THIS…

birthdays · Dance · God · humor

God Danced The Day You Were Born

Today is my 74th birthday. Someone gave me a coffee cup years ago that reads ‘God Danced The Day You Were Born’, and I’m delighted my Higher Power is doing a gig on my behalf!  Below is a link to a YouTube video of a group singing the song ‘God Danced the Day You Were Born’… Continue reading God Danced The Day You Were Born