Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's Cake O'Clock . . .

Fun card I found
for my friend Bettie
whose birthday was last week.
It's a Mary Englebreit card.
I found this new collection of her cards
at our local big box Meijer stores.
If you look closely you can see the card front
with the saying
cute huh
I used to be a freeko over Miss Mary E
but that is another story
for another time.
The reason I took this picture though
was that gorgeous vase.
Loved it!
Bettie and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch together
at my new most favorite eatery
and then came back to her house for a bit.
Bettie was excited to show me her flowers.
A few months ago she had cataract surgery.
It was time to plant her favorite begonias
but while in her surgery recovery
the doc said to eliminate bending over.
So, instead of bending over
she set the pots on her lap
and planted them that way! 
Turned out great didn't they!

Good and great lady indeed.
She was the head nurse of pediatrics for many years
and I am thrilled to call her my friend!

I am singing out
eighty nine cheers for a
 Happy Birthday Bettie
Love Lynne
Friend is a gift you give yourself.
Walk towards the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you.
Happiness is grown in ones own garden.
Mary Englebreit



TexWisGirl said...

even before you told me the reason, i thought her garden area was so cool with the pots set in it!

happy birthday to your dear friend! and cake o'clock sounds awesome! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Aw, that's such a special birthday celebration with your friend Bettie. Her garden and flowers are very beautiful.

24 Corners said...

Happy Birthday to Bettie!!!
So clever how she planted her flowers...where there's a will there is definitely a way!
xo J~

(Big Mary fan here too)

eileeninmd said...

Happy Birthday to Bettie! Sounds like a nice celebration between you and Bettie. Love the pretty flowers, what a great idea for planting the begonias. They do look pretty. Have a happy day!

Sarah Huizenga said...

89 is pretty awesome. Got to love Meijer! Glad you had a fun day together.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a special friend. Love the idea of elevated pots. Birthday blessings to Bettie!

At Home in English Valley said...

You, my friend, are a collector of dear ones... Bettie is blessed to have you, and you in turn are blessed by her friendship. Happy Birthday Bettie! Did you love Home Companion, ME's magazine. I still have many copies and refer to them for inspiration as the seasons change. Life is just a chair of bowlies! Love, Penny

Anonymous said...

Teal colored vase! My bestest color in the whole wide world. Cute card you gave her!!

missy said...

Sweet post Lynne..Happy Birthday Bettie..Cute card..Love that vase..That color accidentally became the main color in my living room..I couldn't resist a couch and everything else just fell in to place..

Bonnie said...

Lynne, Bette's garden is very pretty. I always admire women who find a way to accomplish what they want to do. My mother used to say, "where there is a will, there is a way". Your friend proved her point. Two lovely ladies! Bonnie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

"Cake O'Clock"...LOVE IT! Happy Birthday to Bettie...may she have many, many more!