Today I turn another year older and another day wiser - I think wisdom probably comes a bit slower than age does!
Aren't birthdays wonderful opportunities for looking back, as well as looking forward?
The other day I was looking through some envelopes and folders on a shelf and came across two very old photos.
This one was taken when I was somewhere in my 20's, not sure exactly when though. Check out that bush hair-do!
This one was taken on my 30th birthday.
I remember it was Superbowl Sunday and Tessie, my best friend at the time, invited me over for dinner. She made me a cake and I was touched because it was the first time EVER that I'd had a birthday cake!
I had a cousin (Delt McKenzie) who played for the Philadelphia Eagles. And even though they made it to the Superbowl that year, I had no interest at all in the game - never have, probably never will!
But best of all I have the precious Birthday Dollar to look at and remember all the good times I had with my two sisters who passed away since we started exchanging it. You can read about the full history of the Birthday Dollar on this post.
We had a little scare this time though: Michelle mailed it from the Post Office on Wednesday, January 17 - I should have received it no later than Friday the 19th but I didn't! It finally came on the 23rd, we don't know what held it up but we were both crossing our fingers! When I send it on to Shell next month, I'm sending it registered mail - this birthday tradition is way too precious to stop now. The Birthday Dollar can never be replaced.
Have a great Thursday, find something to celebrate today, sew forth and sew on ...