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Thursday, June 7, 2012

It Is Not All About Me . . .

wait a minute
this post
IS
all
about
me

june 7 marks
seventy three years
for me
time to celebrate
to have some fun
to laugh a bit
life is good
happy and healthy
wonderful children
grandchildren
husband
friends
snickers
what a wonderful world


born
June 7, 1939

I still point that finger
now it is crooked with arthritis


1948
dancing girl
loved this outfit
satin and feathers
wore many times
danced for my mom and dad


high school
graduated
1957


college graduation 1961
my dad, mom, brother and I graduated from the
University of Wisconsin Platteville


1961
Gary and I were married


crazy hair styles
1980

1980's
more 80's

gardening fool
love to dig in the dirt
and crawl around on my knees
early nineties

1997
Jack and I were married


2010

my gardens
on wednesday
one of my favorite hymns
~ ~ ~
In The Garden
I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses,
and the voice I hear
falling on my ear,
the Son of God discloses.
Refrain
And he walks with me,
and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own;
and the joy we share as we tarry there,
none other has ever known.
~
first verse and refrain
words and music
austin miles, 1913
adapted by
charles webs, 1987



26 comments:

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne! You were a beautiful little baby and you are even more beautiful today! This is also my brother's birthday...65.
You and I share the same favortie hymn!

I hope you have a wonderful celebration. You deserve it. Your garden is so pretty!

missy max said...

Happy Birthday Lynne..Lovely trip down memory lane...We had the EXACT same haircut in 1961..I don't have enough hair to pull it off anymore..
Enjoyed your post..

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday, dear sweet lynne! enjoyed this post very much. :)

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday my lovely friend.

Wow you look amazing.

You were a beautiful baby, girl, young mum and now even more beautiful.

Wishing you happiness always


Fiona x

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne!!!!!!!!

You are an inspiration to women of all ages! Your deep beauty inside and out just resonates in everything you do :)
Thank you for your solid friendship!
xo, misha

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

p.s. I left something on your Facebook page for you :)

Lynn said...

A very happy birthday wish coming your way. What a beautiful collage for your family.

MarmePurl said...

Beautiful Lyrics for an always beautiful lady at every age. Happy Birthday!

Pondside said...

Very best wishes on your birthday, Lynne! May your day be full of all the things you love best!

At Home in English Valley said...

Happy happy birthday dear Lynne . God bless you with health, happiness and many many more happy birthdays. Love, Penny

Retired Knitter said...

What a beautiful baby you were! Oh what the heck, you didn't have even one "less-than-beautiful period" in your life!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved this post! Seeing you from a baby to adult hood was so much fun. I think photo's of our bloggers help us to get to know you and be able to picture you in our mind when you do a post. It's just so nice.
Hugs,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved this post! Seeing you from a baby to adult hood was so much fun. I think photo's of our bloggers help us to get to know you and be able to picture you in our mind when you do a post. It's just so nice.
Hugs,
Mona

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Happy Birthday!
You and my mother both celebrated birthdays today...
I hope you were made to feel special!
Hostess

Bonnie said...

I am visiting from Sall's Country Life. First have a very Happy Birthday. Secondly The Garden is one of my very favorite hymns as well. I often find myself humming while digging in my own gardens. I hope you have the best weekend. Bonnie

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Huge apologies for not having been here yesterday to wish you the loveliest of birthdays! Oh my... hope you spent the day doing all the things you love.

I'm not a religious gal, but have always loved that song from my childhood days sitting in the pew with my parents and siblings. It's a keeper!

Happy Birthday, Lynne! You know I love ya.

dee dee said...

Happy birthday Lynne! Just as beautiful today as you were as a baby!
dee dee

Sall's Country Life said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lynne!! I love your birthday post, especially those 80's pics!! Beautiful from baby to lady...wishing you many more happy birthdays with all the children and grandchildren!!

Christine said...

I had to reread your first remarks about how old you are. I'm shaking my head. You don't look seventy three!!
Happy Birthday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. I just wanted to say that we were in high school together. I will be 76 in October..and isn't this a nice time of life? Where DID the time go?!
Hugs and Happy Birthday..heavens, I can't even get my comments right!!

LANA said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne. You certainly do NOT look 73! Lovely photos of you, and I love the words to that song also. Many more happy years!

24 Corners said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lynne!!! This is such a wonderful and special post...the best birthday post I've seen, such a lovely way to get to know you! I loved your little wedding pixie cut, you looked like Shirley Maclaine back in the day...too cute!
I hope you had a fantastic birthday weekend...keep on gardening and singing that beautiful hymn!!!
xoxo Jessica

Nancy Claeys said...

Happy Birthday Lynne -- and may I say you look fabulous? xoxo

laurak@forestwalkart said...

Happy Birthday Lynne...a little late!!

what a GREAT post...love all your pictures...and little stories...

i LOVE to get dirty in the garden too!!

hears to a year of happiness, good times & good health!! *cheers*

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy birthday to you, Lynne!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne; may God grant you many more years of health and happiness!