When you get OLD

1970 1 yr oldToday ends my series on birthdays.  I’ve covered birthdays for Wild Things (aka 11-year-old boys) and birthdays for giggly 14-year-old girls…and now will conclude with what happens when you get OLD and are three feet away from the grave.  (Since it’s “Plan your Epitaph Day”…it’s fitting).

From your 1st birthday on…you’re on your way to getting OLD.  When you’re YOUNG, birthdays are magical.  The world cares that you have grown another year older and nice people (like your Mom) honor you with a beautiful cake and presents and a bunch of other hullabaloo.  My mom made the coolest cakes for me as I toiled to grow OLDER each year. Continue reading

Giggly Girls vs. Wild Things

IMG_0028Remember my son’s 11th birthday party where the Wild Things came and partied at my house?  Well, today I thought I’d post about my daughter’s 14th birthday party and make comparisons.

I hadn’t given her a party for several years (this picture is of the last party she had), so she felt she deserved a party for turning 14 (it takes a lot of effort to age).  Even though I was still in shock from what the Wild Things had done to my house, I had to be fair…right? Continue reading

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

I love Abraham Lincoln.  He has some funny quotes that make me laugh…like the title.  Today is this amazing man’s birthday.  He’d be REALLY old if he was still alive today (he was born in 1809, so do the math…203).

Abe Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  In my list of favorite presidents, he ranks 2nd…after George Washington.  Things I like about Abe are his honesty, his ability to work with both parties in office (something I wish politicians today could actually do…the lunkheads), his triumph over adversity (which his life was full of), and his fearlessness to do what he felt was right.

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”  Abraham Lincoln Continue reading