Monday, October 8, 2018

Birthday Salute to ME

 Today, October 8 - I'm officially truly older than dirt.
 I can remember black and white TV and clicking the three or four channels. I remember red dye and when cereal said "sugared" and meant it.  I remember "smoking" candy cigarettes in the kitchen while Dad had his one Camel.

 Ray and I did marry - Justice of the Peace, in jeans, then a fun party that night.
Picture on the right is my very casual author picture....Maybe I should update it.
And here I am with Ray in Cozumel, cruising onward.....I know less than I did back in the black and white era. Still questioning, still stumbling, still a left-handed, green-eyed gal from PA.  (a damn Yankee in TX)

Assuming I make it to Halloween, I will then have lived longer than my mother. That's mind blowing.

But cheers! I plan on eating chocolate cake and enjoying my whole birthday weekend - Friday and Monday off.  Go to the State Fair, hit a movie, celebrate with friends, and of course, hang with Ray.

Happy Birthday to ME......... Yikes!

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. Going to the justice of the peace in jeans is the best way, cheap and done.

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    1. and we had a blow out party complete with a margarita machine. Keeping it classy!

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  2. Happy Birthday Joanne have a wonderful day.
    Loved the photo's.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Happy birthday! Enjoy. I remember black and white televisions with just a couple channels and knobs you had to spin.

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    1. there has been progress in the world!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday ... have the most gorgeous fun day ... lots to remember. Congratulations to you and Ray - I'm sure you'll be treating each other ... love the photos - cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks. Ray has spoiled me rotten. We have fun

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  5. Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU, Joanne. We all love you, and dirt is still way older.
    Enjoy chocolate cake and all of life's treasures. You're one yourself.

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    1. Thanks. Very sweet. And the chocolate cake has been divine. I ate a piece in your honor, my friend

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  6. Happy Birthday!!!!!! I saw candy cigarets on our last trip to OH and I bought some for my 'collections' shelf. I just can't remember where I saw them. I think at Jungle Jim's in the candy section. And remember you had to put the top channel on 'UHF' before using the bottom channel with the higher numbers?

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    1. yep - no wonder we're friends...we know about the olden days

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  7. I'm a member of the older than dirt club too. Chocolate cake is always a win in my book. Many happy returns of the day!

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    1. I knew I've been hanging with the right folks

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