Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

I won't say how old, or the year I was born...
but here is a cute photograph of a birthday long gone by.

I remember that my early birthdays always had a Halloween theme.  The birthday hat was decorated with pumpkins and black cats.  My sister was about ten months old. That old sofa was around for years and years, and it was covered with little scenes of colonial New England.  I can remember spending lots of time as a small child looking at all the houses, horses and trees all over the sofa.  We had it in the living room in our home in Beverly, Massachusetts, and in Holden, Massachusetts. By the time I was in high school it had been moved to the basement rec room.  The sofa was black and white, so no detail is missing in this old photo.

Isn't it funny the memories you find in old photographs?

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  1. Heather -- Happy Birthday wishes to you! I hope you spend the day or this evening surrounded by family and friends in celbration.

    BTW, did you know that your birthday is on "Black Thursday?" Eighty-five years ago today -- on October 24, 1929 -- the U.S. Stock Market crashed. The day became known as "Black Thursday." By the next Tuesday, the market had lost almost $26 billion of value. Banks failed, individual investors lost their savings, and the Great Depression began in America. Try not to think of this while you celebrate today! ;-)

    1. Yes, I've known that for years, John, but I prefer to remember that my birthday is also UN Day. It's much happier occasion than Black Thursday!

  2. Happy Birthday Heather! Loved the Post. I do the same look for odd things in a picture! Enjoyed. Have a Great Weekend!

  3. I'm a little late but hApPy BiRtHdAy and thanks for the adorable photo from happy birthdays of the past!