Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Have Reached A New Decade! YUCK!

WOW!  Where have the years gone?  I remember when I was approaching 50 I thought it sounded soooo old and I would have been quite happy staying 49.  But today I have reached the BIG 60!  Yikes I can't believe my fingers actually typed that!  Now if I could just get used to saying it!  :)  
I think this was the last cute picture that was ever taken of me! :)
I'm the cow girl and my OLDER sister was a gypsy.

Don't you just love that TV! Wonder what my mother had growing out of the bottom of it? LOL  See the ceramic dog on top?  My sister used to tell me it was a real dog and my mother had it bronzed!  Remember back in the day when they used to bronze our baby shoes? In fact I still have mine.  Like I ever believed that story anyway.  I think even back then I knew the difference between ceramic and bronze and besides you couldn't bronze a dog!  DUH! LOL

Couldn't resist showing you my baby shoes!

Do you see the parakeet on top of my head?  That was my father's favorite bird named Billy.  
I think back in those days there was only one style of glasses for poor kids like me. I started wearing glasses at the young age of four.  My sister and I went to see Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea and we sat in the front row.  The next day my eyes were swollen shut from eye strain.  My parents thought I fell down all the time because I was clumsy but it was because I couldn't see! LOL Anyway my mother took me to the eye doctor and he determined I was very near sided not clumsy! :)  All I can say is thank goodness for contact lenses when I was a sophomore in high school and later on laser eye surgery!  


Thanks for visiting me on my 60th birthday!  There's that number again!  :( I imagine I will get used to it but I think it's going to take some practice.  I was truly blessed with wonderful parents...I only wish they were here today to celebrate with me.  







17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Denise!! May you have a very special day today!!

    I, too, can't believe I hit the BIG 60...a year ago. Now, I've made it to 61 (October 8th).

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY. The pictures are hysterical. I can't stop laughing. I couldn't get back to sleep so it's about 5:30 am, I know that is mid day for you. HA HA. We were pretty cute back in the day, now we are the old ones. Have a wonderful day.

    Love,

    Karyn

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  3. Denise, happy birthday! I am fast approaching my 60th in about a month or so and I can relate to all of your pictures. They could be from my childhood. Hope you have a great birthday!

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  4. Happy 60th Birthday Hanny!

    This is such a wonderful posting and I love these old photos. That one of you and my mom from Halloween is awesome, I had to steal it ;)
    This is a milestone and I wish I could see you for this birthday.

    Love,

    Michelle

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  5. Happy birthday sweet Denise !! What a beautiful baby and child you were !! Now, you are a gorgeous, wonderful, blessed Momma, and Gramma to those you cherish .. They are your most wonderful gifts !! May you feel only happy and blessed this very day of your birth .. God bless you today and always, and hope your surprises are many and joyous !! Happy special day to you, my friend ~
    Birthday hugs ~TeA~ xo

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  6. Happy Birthday,God bless you on your special day.

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  7. Happy birthday, Denise!!! May your day be filled with great joy and love. And may this new decade be the best one ever.

    I DO know how you are feeling, though, as I have a decade-changing birthday coming up in January...the Big 5-0!!! I am agonizing over it a bit, BUT my 40's have been the worst decade of my life (depression, fertility issues, cross-country move that we hate, etc.), so in a way, I'm going to be happy to leave them behind.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Patti

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  8. Happy Birthday Denise, You aren't old, just young at heart, I'm a 68 year young at heart and don't mind a bit, I just getting started, remember age is only a number! Heartful Hugs, Marilou

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  9. Denise,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Don't they say 60 is the new 40???? See you are only in your 40's!! LOL!! I am not that far behind you.....will be 53 in Jan.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SWEETIE :) HEY AGE IS JUST A NUMBER RIGHT!!! LOL
    LOVE THE PIC WITH THE BIRD ON YOUR HEAD, TOOOOO CUTE :) HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY AND LOTS OF GIFTS TOO :)

    XOX~MARI

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  11. Happy Birthday!!! Many Many more!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  12. Hi Denise,
    Happy Birthday and many many more. I love all your pics. The TV is such a hoot. We had one similar too. Love the bronze shoes. I actually bronzed my sons and was looking at them today. What a darling little girl you were and still are. I too wore glasses and had eye strain and near sighted.
    Hope you had a special day!! Enjoy your new decade with good health and lots of love and happiness.
    Hugs and blessings, Celestina Marie

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday! I think it's fabulous to reach another decade. There are so many people dying at such young ages, that I embrace every single year the good Lord gives me. Enjoy this time in your life and here's to good health! Marcia in Modesto

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  14. Happy Birthday! :-)

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)

    ~Ron

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  15. Happy Birthday Denise,
    I'm not that far behind you..I was born 1951..going to celebrate the last year to be in my fifties in a few weeks..Love your young girl pictures..and these Madame Alxander dolls are to die for..love them all.
    Happy Birthday.

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  16. Happy belated birthday Denise..60 is not so bad, I only have a couple more years..I love the pictures, reminds me of our home in the 50's..what WAS that growing out of that TV LOL, and the bronzed dachshund did not escape my notice!! thank you for sharing..
    hugs
    Barb

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