Archive for the 'Birthday Honors' Category

Happy Birthday to my Mother!

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Today is my mother’s birthday.  My mother is a blogger – Ruthlace.  Last year I wrote a rather detailed post for her birthday.   Last year I wrote eighty-three things about my mother.  I won’t give away her age, but this year I could have written eight-four things about her.  Here is a photo of my mother and me – probably around 1952.

This next photo is of my mother as a young woman.

And this next photo was taken a few years ago – my  mother with my siblings and me.


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Happy Birthday to my Precious Stinkeroo

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Today is my daughter’s birthday.  Larisa was born on December 31, 1974.  It’s hard to believe she is 32 years old.  Click HERE to read last year’s birthday post for her and see some photos.  Larisa is the absolutely best daughter imaginable – the best mother, the best friend, the best everything.

Happy birthday, Larisa!  You’re more precious to me than I could ever express!

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Happy Birthday, Beth!

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Today is my baby sister’s birthday.  Beth is the writer of Blue Star Chronicles.  HERE is a tribute I wrote to her last year, and HERE is my mother’s post about her today.  Then there is my sister’s post about Beth, too.

Happy Birthday, BETHUMS!

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Happy Birthday (Belated) to my Sister, Joan

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

My sister, Joan, had a birthday on November 24th.  I was traveling and was unable to post a birthday greeting until today.  But I DID get to visit with her the day before her birthday (Thanksgiving Day). 

Click HERE to read last year’s birthday post, and click HERE and HERE to read other posts about Joan.  Happy belated birthday, Joanie.

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Happy Birthday, Debi

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

My younger sister, Debi, is celebrating her birthday today. Debi is two years younger than I am – which makes her . . . well, I won’t say.

My mother wrote about one of Debi’s early adventures here. And last year I wrote a birthday tribute to Debi here.

This photo of “Debi in a drawer” is indicative of our lives as children. Debi looks a little pitiful, but I think that’s the charm of the photo. There were seven children in our family – living on a preacher’s income. However, I don’t remember being poor at all. In fact, I remember a very rich and happy childhood. We had what we needed, and we had each other. Happy birthday, Debi!

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I need a recipe for Coconut Cake

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Does anyone have a WONDERFUL Coconut cake recipe?  I have a couple, but I’m looking for one that is super moist – but easy to make.  Tomorrow is  my daughter-in-law’s birthday, and she wants a coconut cake for the family get-together.  I actually posted a coconut cake recipe once, but I wanted to try something new.  So, if you have a great coconut cake recipe, please send it to me!   THANKS!

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Happy Birthday to my Precious Son

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

My baby – my precious Joey – is 28 years old today. Happy birthday, Joey! He was born at 3:50 p.m. on October 5, 1978. My, how the time flies past. Sunday evening we will have a family get-together to celebrate his birthday. He has asked me to bake a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum! Can’t wait! Joey and his wife moved into a new home last week – and it’s only about 5 -10 minutes away from where RT and I live. I’m very excited about that! Click HERE to read last year’s post and see photos of my sweet baby boy.

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My One-Year Blogoversary

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

On September 17, 2005, I started The Median Sib. It’s hard to believe it has been one full year. Here are some stats for The Median Sib’s one-year birthday:

Number of posts: 716
Number of comments: 1330
Number of hours spent writing posts: ?? (lots more than one would guess from the content)
Number of readers: it varies from 50 – 200 a day – depends on what I write – not a lot readers by many standards, but I’m fine with my numbers. I’m not out to win a popularity contest.
Most comments for one post: 164 (my first post about Mary Winkler got a lot of people riled up!)
The category I write the most about: “That’s My Life”
The second most popular category: “Politics”

Important things that have happened in my life since I started blogging (implying NO correlation between blogging and the following events): I sold my townhouse, I moved in with RT, we picked out the plans for our dream house that we hope will be a reality soon, I joined Curves, I was invited to join The Cotillion, my granddaughter started kindergarten, I celebrated my 57th birthday, RT and I went to Alaska and got married.

Congrats to me for one year of blogging, and here’s to a second year. May it be a year of love, fun, insight, and peace.

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Happy Birthday to ME!

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

That’s right. Today’s my birthday. Since I was born in 1949, that makes me (Can it be true?!) 57 years old today. Holy maroly! Just doesn’t seem possible. Time truly goes by much too quickly. Since I’ve done a birthday tribute to RT, each of my siblings, my mother, my two children and my two grandchildren on their respective birthdays, I figure I may as well finish up the family and do one for myself. So, without further ado, here’s my photo tribute to myself.


As a newborn




My first piano concert (also one of the last).






With my father and three of my siblings. Notice that this is the photo of me that was used for my blog header.




Appropriately decked out for my birthday a couple years ago.

Okay, that’s enough photos.

So Happy Birthday to me!

How have I celebrated my birthday? I’m not complaining, but ONE of my errands today was to buy underwear for RT. Of course I also had a manicure and pedicure, RT and I ate breakfast with some friends, and tonight we’ll go to a party for our pastor.  So far, so good.

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Happy Birthday, PawPaw

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Today is PawPaw’s 59th birthday.  He was 21 when we married in 1969.  My how time flies.  I have no way to post photos of PawPaw since my computere isn’t set up, and he probably wouldn’t like that anyway.  So I’ll have to settle for a no-photograph tribute.

In 1967 I was sitting at the college grill with some friends.  PawPaw walked up to the table and started talking – mostly to me.  We hit it off immediately, and he soon asked me out.  On that Valentine’s Day, I woke up and hiked down the dormitory hall to the bathroom.  When I returned there was a big heart-shaped box of chocolates on my pillow and a lovely valentine.  He’d gotten one of my friends to place them there as soon as she heard me leave my room.  PawPaw has always been really good at surprises and picking out gifts.  I remember being overwhelmed with joy at such a sweet expression of caring.

He’s a strong man.  Our son tells him he has “old man strength.”  Our son is a tall and strong man himself, and yet he still is amazed at how strong PawPaw is.  I don’t think there is any physical task he won’t at least attempt.  Last year we were looking at some land and had to cross a small creek.  He had on waterproof boots.  I didn’t.  He just picked me up and carried me across – and I’m definitely NOT a waif.  He’s a successful businessman, and yet he still drives a bulldozer to build the road to our new house.  A couple weeks ago he was clearing some trees for an electricity cable and a tree he’d cut started falling toward a fence.  He literally held the tree up by himself until I could move the truck and get a chain around the trees and pull the tree in the other direction.  Incredible!  His hands are large and strong.  Since my hands are small, it’s nice to have his hands available for opening jars, too.

However, PawPaw’s strength isn’t just physical. He’s the rock of our family.  Family and church are important to him, and I know he’ll be there if I need him.  He has incredible determination – starting his own business after years in the corporate world.  Our daughter is a vice president in his company, and our son’s business is a subsidiary of his company.

I call him PawPaw here at TMS because that’s what our two granddaughters call him.  There is nothing sweeter than hearing their little voices saying “PawPaw.”  He is an outstanding father and grandfather.  And he has the funniest sense of humor.  We do a lot of laughing when we’re together.

One of the things I love about PawPaw is his consistency.  Whenever he has to travel on business – from the day we married, I could always count on his calling me every single day – sometimes more than just once.   

I’m glad we’re back together, and I’m looking forward to being married to him again.  Happy Birthday, PawPaw!

My nephew, Josh, is a birthday buddy with PawPaw.  Josh turns 26 (I think) today.  He’s a soldier, waiting to be deployed to Iraq.  His mom has a tribute to him on her blog and a photo that brought tears to my eyes. 

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