Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Thank you so much for all the comments you made on my "pulled art"....I'm happy you like her. And today I have absolutely NO art to show you!! I didn't do any art yesterday. But I do have some old photos.

This first one is me about 66 years ago!

It says "10 days old" along the bottom so it would have been taken on October 1, 1943....because today is my 66th birthday!!

Don't worry....there won't be any candles to blow out. I didn't want to set fire to the entire internet! Just enjoy the cake and ice cream and don't feel obligated to sing either. I don't want to pay the royalties for the Happy Birthday song!

My mom always baked a cake for was about the only time she ever baked cakes. My dad didn't like cake so she didn't make it! As a kid I always wanted cake on my birthday but when I got older I used to request my mom's homemade butterscotch pie. It was to die for!

Here's a photo of one of my birthdays....I'm probably about 4th or 5th grade.

These were all neighborhood kids except for the little girl in the front sitting next to the little boy....she's my cousin. I'm the one in back wearing a tie! How dorky is that!!

And here I am with my cake....

What a snazzy outfit! Who would believe I would be voted one of the top three best-dressed in my high school graduating class? I must have made a complete turn around from this!

In celebration of my birthday I'm going to have a giveaway! I'll make one of the journals that I just learned how to do....and you can have a chance to win just by leaving a comment on this post. I'll use a random number picker and choose a winner on Friday, September 25....which, by the way, would have been my dad's 97th birthday.

I haven't made the journal yet but if you go back a couple of posts you can see an example of the ones I've made. They have 140 lb watercolor paper inside and I'll be sure to put the paper on the covers right side up!! If you're the winner you can choose what color you would like on the front cover.

Now I'm out of here....there's cake calling my name! I promise I won't stick my face in it like I did last year! If you missed that, check here.

PS - Thank you to everyone who has already sent me cards and emails! I love you all!!!!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate, love the photos too, that's a neckerchief, not a tie and you definitely look best dressed to me!

  2. Happy Happy Birthday!


  3. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Janet, Happy Birthday to you....and so many more!!!!
    Have a great Day Girlfriend!!!

  4. Janet, it's just good to have a friend who is OLDER than I by just a year.

    Have a wunnerful day and a great year. Who couldn't love you after that pic from last year! A Medicare Moment. ;-)

  5. Happy Birthday young lady. I notice you have the same hairdo like the first picture of you at 10 days old! Ah youth and you look wonderful. I won't sing it might scare you, but have a great day!!!!Sharon

  6. Happy Birthday young lady. I notice you have the same hairdo like the first picture of you at 10 days old! Ah youth and you look wonderful. I won't sing it might scare you, but have a great day!!!!Sharon

  7. Happy Birthday Janet - and thank you so much for sharing those pictures and bringing back so many memories. The clothes, hairdo and furniture were definitely a memory trigger, and I remember those neckerchiefs and they were extremely popular.

  8. Aloha Janet..
    Happy Birthday sweet sis.. :)
    My oh my those are doozies of pictures!!!
    I hope your day is wonderful, amazing and bright..just like you!!
    Peace Kai xx

  9. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! What a cute birthday girl you are, too! I baked a chocolate cake yesterday and didn't even know why! Wish you could come by for a piece...I would put some candles on it for you! Enjoy your day! You are the sweetest!

  10. Happy Birthday, Janet! I hope you have a lovely celebration. Those pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Happy Birthday Janet! Those pictures are hysterical...I do think you look mighty fine in that plaid skirt and the necktie. I think it was most stylish for the times. My plaid skirt like that had suspenders!!! LOL

  12. Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a wonderful time!

    PS Loving the art you've been showing lately.

  13. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Ja--net. Happy Birthday to you!

    thanks for sharing your photos and memories. thanks for your friendship.

  14. I just had to come by here and add my wishes to the list of bloggers wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY....I have really enjoyed the pictures from the past.

  15. Happy, happy birthday, Janet!!!
    Thanks for the cake and ice cream - delish! There're royalties on the happy birthday song? Yikes...
    I love the tie, btw! Have a happy day! Hugs

  16. Happy Birthday dear Janet!
    Happy Birthday to you!!

  17. Happy Birthday.. My Friend.
    I hope you had a wonderful day.

  18. Happy birthday dear Janet! You were gorgeous as a baby and young girl and are gorgeous now.
    Lots of love
    Dot xx

  19. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a great day! Friday is my mom's birthday...she will be 84 years old.

  20. hope you had a fantastic day! of course I am late...
    have you ever made a butterscotch pie for yourself??

  21. Happy Birthday, Janet!!! I hope it has been a very special day for you ~ :)

  22. HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!! As always I am always behind on Birthdays! I sure hope you had a wonderful day!
    Loved the pics,,even the one with the snazzy tie on. LOL

  23. A very Happy, Happy birthday to you……
    What cute pictures…
    I just spent some time catching up here and I love how you pulled the girl
    out of your artwork in your last post…fantastic piece….


  24. Sorry I missed mailing you a card, but happy birthday, love the birthday pictures. And would love to win the journal. As I took the class and decided to pass on the journal making looked over my head.

  25. Oh, I missed the REAL day and I was hoping to be spot-on time! What fabulous photos. I have to tell you, I've so enjoyed this that I posted on today's post to come over to your blog!

    Happy one-day-late birthday!

  26. Happy belated birthday, sweet thing! I'm sorry I missed it yesterday. We've had monsoons in Atlanta for over a week, and yesterday our internet connection was spotty, so I didn't do much blogging. By the looks of these pictures, you've always been a babe! I hope your birthday was filled with loved and art and chocolate.


  27. I hope the cake was a good one! ;)

  28. Happy Birthday again Janet.I'm not looking at the photos of you _I'm looking at the cafe curtains in the background and I can remember them.

  29. Hello Janet!
    ((((((HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!)))))
    wOW look at those long legs in your sweet baby photo!
    Love your outfit at your party...I think we all had plaid skirts that were our favs..I think our parents all had the same kitchen set..tee hee.
    Enjoy your day hope you get spoiled!hugs aNNa xo

  30. HAPPY DAY!belated... Love the photos

  31. Happy Belated Birthday, Janet. I truly love the old-time photos. I just love the era when we were growing up (you are just a tad bit older than me but same 50s era, mostly).

    I love the photo when you were 10 days old. You had such long legs. Are you tall now?

  32. My goodness, Janet, I have to add this. The photo of your cat under "You might enjoy this" (or whatever it is called) looks so much like my Dusty kitty. Within the next few weeks I am doing a post on Dusty, at Kristen's request. And I have a photo of Dusty to publish where she is spread out in a pose very much like that. I miss her so! Yes, I am a dog person, but I loved my Dusty girl.

  33. Happy Belated Birthday to you!

  34. I'm so late with blog reading..... Happy, happy birthday! I love your outfit and your expression and everything about that photo. I had a skirt just like that and loved it! xo

  35. well, I hope you had a wonderful birthday and I'm sorry for being late getting here!!!! Been busy with two tiny premature puppies.
    I would love to win one of your journals so count me in if I'm not too late!!! Otherwise, enjoy your weekend!!!xoxo

  36. Dang, dang, dang. I missed it. Hope you had a fabulous day! And I love the photos. You look so neat and proper!

  37. Aawwww, Janet!!!! I'm o sorry for being away from your blog the ast weeks! I missed this special day! *banging my head on the wall*

    You look the cutest on those photos!

    I do wish you a great time, always, and may you always be this wonderful gorgeous lady who inspires so many of us. Health, love, fun. Blessed be!


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