Monday, November 23, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

I had a wonderful 61st birthday on the 20th. Friends and family made it so special. My Mom sent me some very unique gifts this year, a vintage pistol that we realized has live ammo in it! This small pistol was my grandfather's and he gave it to my father when he was 17. It was made in Spain and is a real keepsake. She also gave me my father's collection of coins from WWII. I used to sneak in the drawer growing up as I was so fascinated with them! There are coins from New Zealand, Australia, and many more that I haven't examined yet. I am told during the war he was very enamored with a Aussie! I know my Aussie Sis will like that. My kids gave me gifts to pamper myself knowing I am still recovering. Very thoughtful! When I opened a package from a dear dear friend Jan Bartlett I was overwhelmed. She embroidered a fabric collage with a beautiful Golden Retriever in memory of our Dear Missy girl. She also included a beautiful vintage linen embellished with embroidery. The collage brought a tear to both of our eyes. Jan you are SPECIAL!

I received so many calls and cards and want to say I felt very special!
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9 comments:

Gina Louthian-Stanley said...

Happy Belated Birthday my friend! I hope you are doing well.

Happy Thanksgiving also! Hugs,
gina

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

You look wonderful in your new scarf and I am sure it was the love behind all the goodies that has sparked that twinkle in your eyes :) Happy Happy (late) Birthday!

Debbi Baker said...

Belated birthday wishes Linda! So glad to hear you are on the mend and that you had a wonderful birthday!!

Wanda said...

And the best is....you look so happy !! Happy belated birthday and I'm so glad you were showered with gifts....and love!!!

Artastics said...

How radiant you appear...God Bless You my friend with many more good years to share. Hugs, Jan

Marilyn Rock said...

Linda; it does my heart good to see that you are back on the computer; you are looking amazingly beautiful and Happy Birthday to you! I'm happy you are on the mend; prayers and positive thoughts do work. Many blessings for a healthy and happy holiday season! xxoo Marilyn

Susan said...

Hi!
Thanks again for commenting on my blog. I think about you often as I'm stitching on my epitaph grave rubbing quilt....can't wait to get to the "back". It is going to be so special!
Susan
PS HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!

Jen Crossley said...

You are indeed a very special lady my dear sis

Ro Bruhn said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday Linda, you certainly don't look 61. That colour definitely suits you.