Sunday, February 18, 2007
We are Birthday Girls..
I thought I'd take walk down memory lane today.After all it is Cecil's and my Birthday;).
53 years ago today I started giving Mama a hard time.
I was her first child born in a hospital,the others were born at home.Mom was sick a lot with me,
in more ways than one.I'm sure she had the usual morning sickness and all that.But she also had to have gallbladder surgery when she was 6 months along with me.
Mom told me when I was born,I was long and skinny and looked like a little old man.How's that for a ego trip?It wasn't long till I turned into a skinny little tom-boy:).But not until I had every childhood disease that was going around.She said I had everything in a row.I had Big red measles,little red measles,chicken pox and strep at the drop of a hat.
The only thing I didn't get was the mumps...........I never had them,never been vaccinated against them,don't want them either.
I would have posted baby pictures of Cecil and I,but we don't have any.The picture (R) is of Mom on left (me)and grandma(Moms mother).Taken about 1958 or 59.I remember it was early spring.
The other picture is of Grandma,Susie,Ducky,(me)in grandma's lap,and our cousins from St.Louis.It was 1961 or 62,I know it was summer.
About a year or so latter Mom forgot what caused baby's and Diane came a long.Now i wasn't the only child with a odd birthday:).I turned 9 in February and Diane was born October 23,1963.
Our older sister's were born November 3rd, 1949(Susie) and 1951(Ducky). This was when I found out I wasn't the baby anymore.I was very disappointed.But I got over it.
Till about 16 months later,That's when Mama gave me Cecil.I wanted a cake...not a baby.I decided that (1) baby's woke me up at night,(2) you couldn't play with them,if you set it down it would fall over and make a lot of racket.(3)they smelled good after a bath,but if they stated grunting and get red in the face...they didn't smell good very long....
Top it all off........my older sisters started getting married.THEN......THEY started having babies too.....Then not too many years down the road I started a family of my own...I had a son at 17,and a daughter at 22.
Like a lot of marriages in the 70"s and 80"s, it just didn't work.I won't go into detail,because I don't want to bore anyone.
I was divorced for 5 years and before I married again. This one has lasted.We've had our ups and downs and our in and outs.We've both lost our parent's in our 19 years together,we have watched our kids get married,have kids,get divorced.Get married and above all give us grand kids that we love dearly.You know,we used to be the young generation,now we are the older generation.
I was lucky in my 53 years.I got to see Joe(Diane)and Cecil(Lisa) be babies,grow up and now Diane is gonna be grandma,and Cecil a doting aunt.If we're lucky we'll be around to see Emmy(Jessica) and Seth(Danny and Mikki) and my newest grandchild(don't know what sex yet)grow up and bless this family too.Just like Diane and Cecil did;)
BTW,I want to Thank Pea for the special birtday wishes she posted for me.It means a lot to me that someone I have would do this for me;)THANKS PEA(HUGS). I also want to Thank my friends and family here and at home for stopping bye and calling,it means a lot to be so loved:).
Ya'll have a good Monday.I know I will.......Febuary 19,2007