Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Uffda..another whole year..OLDER. This photo was taken when I was eight years old..that would have been fifty years ago in 1959. I loved that dress, my mother sewed it for me, it was a turquoise blue. Doncha just love the way it fits those growing bosoms? And those white anklets and those little black flats..I must have been a real stylin eight year old.

I never anticipated being fifty..and then to be fifty eight..unbelievable. When I was a teenager a bunch of us girls were fooling around with a Ouija board..some idiot asked "How old will I be when I die?" The answer was 49..so that's how old I thought I would be..never to reach 50..silly I know. Funny how things that you do as a child, or things that are done to you or said to you, shape and form the rest of your life. When you are in your teens, fifty seems unreachable. Now I have not only reached it, but surpassed it by eight years. That is freaking amazing.

Yesterday we had lunch in Fargo, ND with our daughter Jen and her family on the "middle day" the day in the middle of both of our birthdays. I trapped poor Adam on our side of the booth..squished him to the wall and kissed him on the cheek many times..he was a giggling mess. As he scooted into the booth ..his looked at me scooting in behind him and said "OH NO." He knew he was in for a good kissing. Last Thursday we went out for dinner with my parents, and my brother stopped by yesterday and gave me a hug, and Chance has already given me several kisses this morning, and Far Guy even remembered, he left me a beautiful card on the table!

So you may be thinking what is Far Side doing for her Birthday..well you can bet I am not cooking or baking my own cake. I am going out and taking photographs:)

23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Wishes from Georgia! I love the picture and oh, I haven't thought of the ouija board in ages! Hope you enjoy a very special day. Harriet sends you a smooch!

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  2. I forgot to tell you how much I love the new header picture.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND! - CAN'T REMEMBER MY PASSWORD SO DOING ANONYMOUS! SOUNDS FAMILIAR WITH GETTING SMOOCHES FROM GRANDSONS! FUNNY! YOU WERE A CUTIE AT 8. I'M SMOOCHING W/MY GBABY!
    CAKE AND ICE CREAM W/WE GET HOME!

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  4. Happy Birthday and wishes for many many more.

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  5. Happy Birthday. Enjoy the entire day!

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  6. Happy Big 50!!! Yesterday was my DH's birthday. :) Ed is home to help celebrate. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! and many, many more.

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  8. happy birthday----here's to a great year

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  9. Happy Birthday, I hope you get cake!

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  10. Fifty-eight? A baby! Once you hit sixty, it speeds up from there. I'm looking at 67 next birthday, and it just seems like life is getting better and better. Figures, now that I've got it figured out, I've got to figure out how to move on... Happy birthday, dear friend!

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  11. Happy Birthday! Did your mom make your dresses with room to grow, too?

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  12. Happy birthday my friend. I'm right behind you. I will be 56 in November. Hope you had a great day.

    The Duchess

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  13. Sending you many wishes for a great
    Birthday......and wishing you many
    more terrific Birthdays!

    Remember to eat cake and ice cream and I hope you get lots of presents!

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  14. Far Side, another September baby. You're in good company! May you have many more, but may this year be the best yet! We're so glad you're here. :)

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  15. Enjoy all the kisses and kissing. Hope you had a great day!

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  16. I am soooooo sorry for you! Fancy being 58!!!! You might as well order your coffin! I'm nearly 79 and I intend to stay young for a few more years yet!

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  17. Happy Birthday from both of us and hope you have many more. Do not ever believe that ouji board. I used to dream that I would die when I was 49 and now I'm almost 71. OH MY How time does fly by. I really am thankful for everything I have today even though my health is on the down side of something. Enjoy the day!! lilly

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  18. My Mother use to make my clothes, too, I think she used the same pattern, but made it up in a red print on a white background. I really remember the red rickrack she sewed on the waist seam. I loved red rickrack! Unfortunately, we lost my Mother the next year. Now I sew for my Granddaughter and always use jumbo red rickrack. It's my way of connecting her with my Mom. Thanks for the 'memory nudge'....

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  19. Another great glimpse into your life, thoroughly enjoyed it, now I must get my rear out and get ready to go to the Big Fat Fair in two days and here I sit not ready in the least. But your posts this morning have put a smile on my face so at least when I arrive at the fair in a mess it will be a smiling mess!

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  20. Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. You have a very happy face on...one of happiness and expectation!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  22. I am reading this late...so happy belated birthday!! Many, many more. And damn that Ouiji board!

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