Friday, March 11, 2016

A Special Birthday

Here's my father with his older sister - this is a few years ago, but pretty representative. She always looks like a million bucks

Ninety Balloons and Good Wishes

seems like we just had a celebration
candles on cake galore
sing out Janice praises
for many wonderful years more

George couldn’t show up (in the air)
(not your brother, he doesn’t miss a meal)
Clooney’s wife said “no way, I can’t compete”
“your heart, the birthday gal would steal”

sunny smile, witty talk
oh you make our day
popular for a reason
we are happy to say hooray

good health and joy
we wish for you all year
big hugs and much love
at ninety, grin from ear to ear

Happy Birthday

this is a special salute to my Aunt Janice (my father's sister) who's celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday March 13th. 
(and yes, she likes George Clooney). But the true love of her life, my Uncle Bill, passed several years ago.

 She was a math teacher for a zillion years, and helped me with geometry homework way back in the day. I can't enthuse enough over her. Just a grand person with a twinkle in the eye and a smile for all. She's darn perky with a social schedule that puts us all to shame. 


  1. Happy birthday to your Aunt Janice! Ninety is something to celebrate. I certainly could've used her math skills back in the day.

  2. Hi Joanne - a very happy birthday to your Aunt Janice - and may she have some more. But for now - enjoy the day and all the remembrances over time. Love the photo - have a lovely weekend ... cheers Hilary

    1. thanks. Alas, I won't actually see her until Easter - that's when I could book a flight. But I sent her this poem and a card. Enjoy your weekend too - we've been rainy - almost like England!

  3. Aw, what a sweet post. Happy birthday to your aunt. I hope she has a wonderful day. :)

  4. Happy Birthday to your Aunt Janice. I sure hope I look that good at ninety. It looks like she still holds herself nice and tall. One of my favorite aunts was like that, too. Her posture was military-like erect. I hope you get to enjoy your aunt for many more years.

    Have a super weekend.

    1. she is shrinking - at 100 she'll be about 3 feet tall! thanks

  5. Hope your Aunt Janice has a wonderful birthday! She sounds like an incredible woman, and looks exceptionally good! I'm sure she's very proud of her talented niece, and will love her heartfelt poem!


    1. thanks. Hope you are doing well. Have a great weekend

  6. Wonderful picture, poem and memories. I bet she shares the same sentiments for you.

  7. Happy birthday, Aunt Janice! What a loving tribute!