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July 17 Birthday

MadMom's picture

I'm starting this early, because it may take several days to get it right.  Anyway, a very happy birthday to our birthday queen, Jean!


Darn, hit post instead of preview!  Anyway,


Happy Birthday, Jean!





Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!


Edited 7/14/2008 3:03 pm ET by MadMom

roz's picture

(post #50486, reply #1 of 83)

This is for you Jean. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a special ring will adorn your finger!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeypOvsY91Q

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Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #48 of 83)

Cute, cute video. And DH ordered my ring yesterday. (I rode along to choose the order of the 8 stones--in 2 rows of 4) Not the smartest time to be buying gold, but there you go.


On the way home we stopped for coffee and strawberry shortcake.  It was the BEST I've ever had, berries a little tart and not too artificially sweet, and the biscuits were as light as a feather. Someday I'll learn to make them like that, maybe.




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kathymcmo's picture

(post #50486, reply #2 of 83)

Thank you MadMom, I was wondering how we would celebrate Jean's day.


Happy birthday Jean! You are amazing with the b-day greetings you post, and have been so kind to me since I joined CT. I wish you the very best year ahead, with good health for you and your family, and many happy memories, starting with the first party in the tree house.


Enjoy!

Gary's picture

(post #50486, reply #3 of 83)

Happy birthday to one very special person. May you have many, many more.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #50486, reply #4 of 83)

Dear wonderful Jean--happy, HAPPY birthday and may you have a beautiful year.

 


 


I've never been a millionaire, but I just know I'd be darling at it.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #50486, reply #5 of 83)

Happy, happy birthday, dear, wonderful Jean!!!

Marcia's picture

(post #50486, reply #6 of 83)

HA! I knew you'd send a wonderful card and you did, in spite of disclaimers to the contrary!!!!

LuciaK's picture

(post #50486, reply #7 of 83)

Happy, Happy Day!

Minivan Mom. Fueled by Caffeine.


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Minivan Mom. Fueled by Caffeine.

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TracyK's picture

(post #50486, reply #8 of 83)

Happy Birthday Jean!!!

CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

Adele's picture

(post #50486, reply #9 of 83)

Happiest Of Birth Days To You, Dear Jean


Our Wonderous Birth Day Card Queen.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #10 of 83)

Thanks everyone. Looks like this is birthday week--greetings from my friends here -- and FC came in the mail today. :)



Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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Tuck's picture

(post #50486, reply #12 of 83)

Happy Birthday, Jean! Have a wonderful week.

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #50486, reply #43 of 83)

Glenys's picture

(post #50486, reply #46 of 83)

Happy Birthday, keeper of the cards and dates!  You deserve a break today; I think someone else said that but I mean it!


Many happy thoughts and special hugs!

SuB's picture

(post #50486, reply #58 of 83)

Happy, Happy Birthday, Jean.  And many more!


 



Cheers, Sue B.


The older I get, the better I was.

Cheers, Sue B.

The older I get, the better I was.

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #59 of 83)

Thanks again everyone. The day was filled with laughter. We enjoyed the company of our 2 youngest GK's and we had phone calls from those who couldn't be here with us.  We played Quiddler and Mexican Train dominoes and enjoyed the cool breeze on the back porch on that hot, humid day.  Prezzies were a neat garden bench, track lights for the tree house, a bunch of new kitchen towels, and the order sheet for a grandmother's ring. When it comes in, I'll try to post a picture of it. I think it will be lovely. Supper was roast chicken from the deli -- good but very salty -- potatoes and green beans (so much for green bean soup--maybe next week). The PB pie was delish, DGS made sure he went home with the recipe for his mother.  Too cute.


He managed to create a crisis getting the pie out of the fridge. He dropped it and it plopped upside down on the floor. He uprighted it before callin his aunt for help. She scraped the top layer off that had been in contact with the floor so they still had pie, just not a Tall Pie. He had another small oops involving a half a ream of paper and a depleted black ink cartridge, but that's another story. LOL. Next time he'll ask for help, I'm sure.


Kids. Gotta love 'em.




Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
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Marie Louise's picture

(post #50486, reply #60 of 83)

I'm glad your birthday celebration was so special. You love your grandchildren so much-I can just see him trying to be careful carrying your pie. ("Hey, remember the year you dropped Grandma's pie..." ) It will be a great family story for years to come.

Marcia's picture

(post #50486, reply #61 of 83)

It sounds like a wonderful day, and someday everyone will remember the pie dropping incident fondly.

DH still tells the story about how his aunt (now 97 and going strong), tripped and dropped his little brother's beautiful birthday cake.

MadMom's picture

(post #50486, reply #63 of 83)

I still remember the time my younger brother (who is 66 now!) crawled right through the middle of his first birthday cake, baked with loving care by my aunt.  I don't remember if we had any birthday cake to eat, but we did get movies of his crawling through the cake.


Glad you had a wonderful day!




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
madnoodle's picture

(post #50486, reply #62 of 83)

I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual, but happy birthday, birthday queen!


I believe in compost.


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

avak123's picture

(post #50486, reply #64 of 83)

Wishing you a very, very happy belated birthday!

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #65 of 83)

Thanks, it was so happy I needed a long nap when we got home this afternoon. I'll have to see if DH can take a picture of my present. :)



Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
avak123's picture

(post #50486, reply #67 of 83)

Long naps are a good thing! Happy birthday again, my dear. You deserve the happiest of days!!!

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #68 of 83)

Here's a picture of my GM's ring. I just love it.





Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
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kathymcmo's picture

(post #50486, reply #69 of 83)

It's really pretty. Do you have eight grandchildren?

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #70 of 83)

Yes. Good thing there aren't more or I'd have to get a bracelet instead. I  only had 2 choices for 8 stones as it was.



Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marcia's picture

(post #50486, reply #76 of 83)

Very pretty. Gosh, I didn't realize you had eight grandchildren. Lots of stones, there. LOL

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #77 of 83)

Seven are living. DS's eldest died of SIDS at 9 weeks. He would have been 15 this month. God blessed us with Samuel before the 1st anniversary of his brother's death.




Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marcia's picture

(post #50486, reply #78 of 83)

That's very sad, but how wonderful that you have Samuel and the stone in your ring in memory of the dear,lost baby.

Jean's picture

(post #50486, reply #79 of 83)

Every year we wonder what he would have been like -- "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of all -- it might have been."  But Sam and his sister Kate are both delightful and a joy in our lives.



Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need