|Mom's 40th Birthday|
All these years later I have become the keeper of the family photos. I have scanned them in and we all have copies of them but I have the originals. I learned something from these photos that I did not remember from my childhood...The Birthday boy or girl did not get to blow out their own candles... Most of us helped! In almost every photo of a birthday gathering, WE were blowing out the candles...Isn't that funny and I never realized it.
|Looks like Pam's 13th Birthday|
|Jan's Birthday 1964 - Ballerina Candle holders|
You got to pick what you wanted Mom to make for dinner. With six kids, you did not "go out" for dinner ever....Now that I am older, I wonder who really won here...Mom or the Birthday person...Now that I know how hard it is to come up with something for dinner each day and a variety at that, I am thinking that Mom was the winner almost every month we had a birthday so that was one meal that she did not have to plan!!!
Oh the cake, we got to pick the kind of cake that we wanted....I picked German Chocolate for quite a number of years and I got German Chocolate for the rest of my life.....even after it wasn't my favorite any more... This is where I would LOVE Sharon to pipe up and talk about her Birthday cakes!!
|Sharon's 7th Birthday|
|Matt's 3rd Birthday|
I just realized that we did an awful lot of Birthday celebrations at night when were were already for bed! Birthdays!!! They are the best. Give a family an excuse to celebrate one persons uniqueness. Even today we all spend a great deal of thought and time searching for that perfect card or special small gift....and we all do it in our own unique way!
Happy Birthday Sharon!!!
Hope you enjoy,