H.B.T.M.

Yours truly, taken exactly 65 years ago today, at my first birthday in West Medford, Massachusetts, where I lived then:

Becky - 1 year old

And just for my own record here, a collage I made a long time ago to give to my Mum – “detail of a collage” rather, because this is only part of it – the part that would fit on the scanner!

the family snapshots

and another portion of the same collage:

family snapshot album

The older I get (and I still have about 4 more hours to be 65 today), the more I enjoy looking through old photos of yesteryear… remembering the good times mostly, not dwelling on the bad times, and wondering how many more times I’ll be ordering fried clams from Dube’s for supper – like I’ll do today.

I have a few friends/acquaintances who are having a birthday today, so to those people I say Happy Birthday to You, too! Hope you have a nice one and plan to do something you truly enjoy!

Cheers for being a year older,

Bex

It’s in every one of us to be wise;

Find your heart, open up both your eyes.

We can all know every thing without ever knowing why.

It’s in every one of us, by and bye.

~ John Denver & The Muppets ~

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20 Responses to H.B.T.M.

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    Your Lightning Cake sounds delicious! Hope it came out well and that you been really enjoying it!

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  2. Eric Mayer says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I must say in that first photo you don’t look very happy about being caged. I guess you had more fun once you got out!

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  3. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  4. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  5. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  6. T.S. says:

    Happy Birthday, Bex! wishing you all the best for another year! Cool collage!

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  7. Bex says:

    thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, dear Anna
    xxxxx
    smooch!
    ooooo
    (((((hugz))))

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  8. Annanotbob3 says:

    Happy happy birthday, dear Bex xxx

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  9. Rosemary says:

    Many Happy Returns of the Day, Bex. I so enjoy your writings.

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  10. Bex says:

    Update – I decided to make myself a birthday cake and it’s almost done in the oven… the house smells divine… it’s called a

    Lightning Cake (w/lemon) and is in Joy of Cooking…

    and here she is!

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  11. Betty Lou says:

    Have a Happy Birthday, Bex, and many more Happy Birthdays to come.

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  12. Bex says:

    Thank you, one and ALL! I called and ordered our seafood for supper… it’s almost here, I can hardly wait. Have you ever known anyone who loves clams more than I do? I don’t think that person exists… I told the person who took my phone order to go “heavy on the clams” (this platter include scallops & shrimp, as well) so fingers crossed they are feeling in a generous mood!

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  13. Bonnie says:

    Have a delightful Birthday!

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  14. Karen G. DiCicco says:

    Happy 66th
    Dear Box.
    Enjoy your day & many more.

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  15. l'empress says:

    And happy birthday to you too. We find out that it’s not so bad to be older — at least, it’s better than the alternative!

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  16. Happy Birthday Bex! Congratulations on your age, 65 is a milestone in my books. Best wishes for the future and many many more birthdays to come. Love all the smiling faces in the collages! Cute baby picture!

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  17. TopsyTurvy says:

    Have a wonderful celebration and a wonderful birthday, Bex!!

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  18. Sandy Freel says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BEX
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO …”YOU”
    better to write the tune than sing it …may you have many many more.
    BTW…love the photos

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  19. Bex says:

    Awww, thanks Nina! I will do as you wish… and I WILL enjoy those clams (and scallops and shrimp which are coming with my dinner tonight).

    xxx
    ooo

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  20. nina says:

    HBTY!
    May your day be cheerful, your (clam?) supper as you love it, your memories wonderful, your day dreams even more so!
    Thank you for being such a terrific blogger and friend!
    xoxoxoNina

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