Thursday, March 23, 2006

March 24th, 1953

Yep! Today I am 53 years old. Yes, I have heard from my daughters that I am getting OLD but as I pointed out ... So are they! These 53 years have been good and bad but you know I have grown a lot from the bad things that have happened. If my life had been all fun and happy times I don't think I would be the person I am today and I kinda like who I am! Every year I get older I seem to like myself a little better.I can't thank my mother and dad in person for giving me life and starting me on this wonderful journey but I know they are smiling down on me and remembering all the parties and presents they gave me growing up! Mother always made sure I had the biggest, prettiest cake from the bakery for my school party. Her friend owned a bakery and she worked there sometimes so I always had a extra special and yummy cake. Dad never ask me what I wanted but every birthday he gave me a present that was something I had been wanting forever. Now mind you he never wrapped it and it was still in a store bag or box but I didn't care cause he had took the time to listen so he could give me a special gift. Mother always gave me clothes which I loved cause I always had to wear hand me downs except for the clothes I got as gifts for birthdays or Christmas. My brothers gave me barbie or baby dolls cause they hated that I was a tomboy and loved to play ball and skateboard. They kept telling me to act like a girl but if they needed a extra person for a ballgame they always came and got me! My sister always gave me a gift that was something she had been wanting so that she could borrow it and forget to give it back to me... That's okay I did the same thing to her. I was blessed to have a family that celebrated birthdays in a big fun way. We were made to feel very important on our big day. If my birthday was on a weekday then after school I would walk to my dad's work and he would take me to the drugstore for a banana split. If it was on a weekend then he and I would drive to the drugstore for a banana split and alone time. I always got my favorite meal which way back then was chili dogs, French fries and 7up. Always got funny cards from everyone except mother. She gave me a mushy one. When I grew up, married and had my daughters I tried to make sure their birthdays were special and give them some of the special feelings I had on my special day. I think I did a good job cause they sure make me feel special now! God has blessed me with a loving husband, family, friends and home. I am so blessed to have my grandchildren to love and spoil then send back home! And I am truly blessed to have each of you in my life! Thank you for stopping by to share my day with me..... Hugs to all!


melissa said...

I hope your birthday will be especially fun for you. And may your family fuss over you real good!

Stay warm...I hear the cold snap is about to change!

Love to you!

dolly said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!


have a super duper day Peggy

(I have been sick so away from the computer and I have a new home for dolly ~

love and hugs to you dollx

Autumn said...

Happy Birthday
I will turn 53 in Oct.

Connie and Rob said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you!! Sounds like you have some wonderful memories.

Hope you still get to have that banana split.

Take care,

Rosa said...

Hope you have a wonderful 53rd year!! Best wishes!

Rosa said...

,,,or would that be 54th? grin.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Happy Birthday Peggy and many many more!!

Kali said...

Dearest Peggy ~ wishing you a wonderful, wonderful Birthday. I hope it is filled with lots and lots of lovely moments and smiles...hugs to you my friend.
Kali xoxo

p.s. there's a little something on its way in the post.

Calidore said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Peggy
Happy Birthdy to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu

All sung in my off key, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Have wonderful day.



Carol said...

Happy Birthday dear Peggy and many happy returns! x

berriehead said...

Age is but a number;o) Happy Birthday Dear Peggy! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hip hip hooray! Many many happy returns to you dear friend. May all your wishes come true! xoxox and an extra big hug for your special day.

Cookie said...

Many birthday wishes to you dear Peggy and many many more to come. Hugssss

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday Dear Peggy!
May Heaven smile softly and hear your every wish!
I turn 54 April 8th.
How is that possible?
Much love and many blessings to you!
Love Jeanne
Remember for some money may talk, but for
me chocolate sings..........

Happiness is an inside Job!
One word frees us of all the weight of the pain of life
That word is love

Peace, love joy and harmony!
Jeanne's Bliss Blog Tag Board

We are not here to see through each other
but to see each other through!

Oreo said...

Happy Purrthday Peggy!!! The next headbutts Dimples gives you is from me & Mom!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, dear Peggy!!!
You have now caught up to me!!53! Yee Haw!
Love the song...must go pop in my Keith Green CD..

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you announced it loudly instead of keeping it a secret. Happy, happy birthday!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday,
Happy Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy, Happy Day!

My best wishes for a wonderful celebration of you, Mrs. Peggy!

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Peggy, Happy Birthday to you!!!! May you have many, many more. I loved your sweet pictures and the post is so interesting..I'm glad you told us about your birthdays as you were growing up. Your Dad sounds like one very special guy! love to you from Maggie Ann

Mindy said...

Happy Happy Birthday dear lady!!! Blessings to you always...xo

Kristy said...

Hope you have a birthday as special as you.I love your site and always feel at home here.

Tee said...

LOL. Happy Birthday to you! My Bday is on Monday. I feel a special kinship with other March babies :)

Cheers to great memories and that this birthday will be another good memory :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Peg!

Finn said...

Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday Dear Peggy, happy birthday to yoooooooooooooou !!! Hugs, Finn who wishes you at least 53 more years of joy and happiness.

Kerri said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday Peggy. It was nice reading about your birthday memories. Your dad sounds like a special man. Most dads leave the present buying to mom. Thanks for sharing your memories. I don't think I've commented on your blog before, but hi from upstate NY!

Wanda said...

Happy, HAPPY birthday, Peggy! Your childhood birthday celebrations sound wonderful! I hope you have a great birthDAY and a fantastic year.

Stacy L. Harp said...

Happy Birthday ! ;)

Stacy L. Harp

Alice said...

Dear Peggy - I'm so sorry that I missed your birthday, but I'm pleased to see that so many others remembered, and that you had a great day. I loved your birthday story. It's wonderful that you have such happy memories from the past and that you are continued the special celebrations for your children. God Bless you always, Peggy.

Sigrun said...

Happy brithday from Germany, Peggy!


Perri said...

I'm sorry this is late. I've been busy around here and haven't even been near the computer. Hope it was great. Neat surprises in the mail - always a good thing.