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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE.....

TODAY IS ........

IVGLDSW DAY...
Today is INTERNATIONAL VERY GOOD LOOKING, DAMN SMART WOMAN'S DAY....
The motto: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming,
'WOO HOO.....WHAT A RIDE !!!"
happy IVGLDSW DAY to all of you !! ;O)
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I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FABULOUS
NEW YEAR'S EVE...
I sure plan to have a fun one......
'CAUSE....IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.....
how fun is that to have a birthday on
NEW YEAR'S EVE....
everyone celebrates MY birthday.....;o)


I sure hope they don't put CANDLES on my cake...
71 is just gonna set the house on fire !
WHEW !! GOOD GRIEF....GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY...
SEVENTY-ONE..
OOOO, I am so blessed to still be here....
ooo, and I am making my very own birthday cake this year...
JAMACIAN RUM CAKE....
doesn't that sound delicious ..
i'm using THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS recipe and she ALWAYS has magnificent recipes....
I'll let ya know.....


awwwwwwh......
bj in 1937

I was a little roly-poly here, looks like....
and of course, this was into 1938....
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the dress style of '37
and i have ALWAYS loved hats...


OH MY GOSH....
what a PRECIOUS, OLD 1937 CAR....
I WANT ONE !!

" Labor union women on strike against Woolworth Department Stores in 1937. They won a forty-hour work week and a minimum weekly pay of $20.00. (Library of Congress) ""
aren't those waitresses the cutest things you've ever seen!!

YEP.... THE Five and Dimes were all the rage in 1937....
with F.W. WOOLWORTH leading the pack....I can remember, years later, loving to roam the isles of the
FIVE AND DIME STORES ... a lot of the wonderful treasures I have from my mother came from
WOOLWORTH DIME STORE....


SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
was released in 1937.....
How amazing !
and MY grandchildren still love it to this very day....

AWESOME..

Cute little SHIRLY TEMPLE starred in
HEIDI
in 1937

The actor, VAL KILMER, shares my
DECEMBER 31 birthday...(well, NOT the year ...DUH !)

Oh, how great he was as DOC HOLIDAY in TOMBSTONE..one of my favorite movies!!

and, SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is also a
NEW YEAR'S EVE baby...and he was born in 1937, too....

OH MY..... as HANNIBAL LECTER, he just scared the fire right out of me....whew....
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TONIGHT, WHEREVER YOU GO...WHATEVER YOU DO....BY ALL MEANS...

STAY SAFE.....
remember....
YOU ARE LOVED ....
HAPPIEST NEW YEAR'S EVE...
love, bj

OOO.......


AND remember these ?

The 3 ingredient PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES.. they are STILL good...I just made some for our party tonight...

OH...SHOOT....a few of them BROKE....

WHAT? did someone say that is why you leave them to cool before moving them? That if you DO DARE move them, you just MIGHT get a couple (or 3) broken and have to ..........EAT THEM ? and, where did that ICY COLD GLASS OF MILK in that cute VINTAGE ROOSTER GLASS come from...it's like....well.....like I KNEW those cookies were gonna break....*wink wink

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DON'T forget to eat BLACKEYED PEAS on the 1st...for GOOD LUCK the whole year. Oh, and PICKET says to say RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT and make a wish before getting out of bed on NEW YEARS morning...I never heard of this, Picket, out here in West Texas but you can bet I will do it...'cause....I love WISHES and GOOD LUCK !

64 comments:

Princess Of Pink said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ.
And a very happy, safe and fun filled New Year to you and your family.

BD hugs from Marian

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Good Morning Sweet BJ. I am a little early for coffee this morning but so glad I cam lurking by so I could wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

((hugs)) Rosie

Chris said...

Well my friend, I hope you have a wonderful fun filled birthday. And at the strike of 12, I will be thinking of you as the New Year greets us. Your post was great today, I wish I could be as beautiful as you when I turn 71. God Willing, I get there. :)

Love ya,
Chris

...... Kristina ...... said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BJ!
You look amazing Sweet BJ i can not believe you are 71 i hope you have the happiest day filled with love and laughter and your precious family.....sending a big hug and kiss all the way from the UK love Kristina XXX
PS the little sweet puppy Steve got for me is chewing my pretty house wahhhh!!!! but i just can't get cross she is so adorable and has the funniest expressions you ever saw,Steve said i taught her well|???? i don't know what he means ;) xxx

Southern Lady said...

BJ, I hope your birthday is filled with everything that makes you happy ... as well as the New Year!

Have fun celebrating with your sweet family.

Sincerely,

Janie

Bo said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, dear BJ...You were a BEAUTIFUL baby and baby, look at you now...even more so!! I am looking forward to many more blogging moments with you sweet lady in 2009...you have brought much joy into my life and I truly appreciate all the blog help you gave me...L♥ve you! ;-) Bo

Marcela said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear BJ !!! Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!

Wow...Wonderful post...I love the pictures and the way the women look at that year!!!

I wish you a Happy new year to you and your loved ones and a Happy Birthday to you.
Blessings
Marcela

Amelia said...

Happy Birthday...another day to enjoy what God has given you.

May 2009 bring you lots of good health and fun.

Smilingsal said...

Happy Birthday, BJ! It's my baby boy's birthday too! I do like the way the world celebrates December 31st birthdays with fireworks.

Chris said...

Hi BJ, me again. I just wanted to tell you that we are spending our NYE at home, first time in many years. Also, you don't have to sign my guestbook every visit, unless of course, you want to , then by all means you do that.:)

Love Ya,
Chris

Beverly said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to one of my very favorite ladies. I think it is wonderful that New Year's Eve is scheduled on your birthday. ;-)

Have a wonderful day, and I send you wishes for a happy and healthy year for you and your family.

I never heard rabbit, rabbit, rabbit either. Around here you have to eat pork, collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.

Happy To Be said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY NEW YEARS to one of the sweetest gals in the world..may your year be a safe and blessed one dear friend..now pass me a Birthday Cookie!!! Hugs and smiles Gloria "You come along way baby"

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday BJ, I celebrated mine on the 29th of December.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year as well.

God bless.

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday you sweet lady! Remember, you are as young as you feel, and you must feel pretty young. You are beautiful inside and out BJ! Have a wonderful day:>)

Cathy said...

HAPPY EVERYTHING! BJ....I hope you have a spectacular birthday! You are such a sweety...and a beautiful lady! May you have many , many more!
(((((((((birthday hugs!))))))))
Cathy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday BJ! What a wonderful day to have a Birthday on! Mine falls on Thanksgiving sometimes...but NY Eve is much better! I wish you everything wonderful in 2009! You are one wonderful lady!
xo
Penny

Neabear said...

Happy Birthday BJ! Hope you have a blast today! And wishing you a Happy New Year too!!

Smelling Coffee said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you, BJ! You are such a young 71 year old!!! I hope that I'm as young as you when I'm 71!

May the Lord bless you in a double way as you enter this new year of your life and in the new 2009!

With much love to you...
Jennifer

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, I would really like it if you stopped by my blog ASAP. I love your post.
Hugs, Terrie

Susan said...

Have a very happy birthday and new year, BJ! Lots of love and hugs to you! My brother was born in 1938 on Jan. 27. He's very cool like you are.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!

Happy New Year... see you in 2009!

beddow said...

Happy Birthday BJ! I wish you have the best one yet!

Betty

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday Dear BJ .... and Happy New Year too! I have so enjoyed knowing you through RMS and your Sweet Nothings!

salmagundi said...

Happy Birthday to you! And may you have many more! My great-grandfather's birthday was on New Years Eve, and they would have the greatest Victorian parties with raw oysters, etc. to celebrate (so I'm told)!! May 2009 be a great year for you. Sally

Jan and Tom said...

Happy Birthday BJ...and a Blessed New Year to you and yours, too!

~Jan & Tom

Knitty said...

Happy Birthday and the best of New Years wishes too!

Deb said...

Great post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BJ! I will be thinking of you while I'm celebrating your birthday tonight! Deb

Judy said...

Oh BJ I forgot it was your b'day so let me take this opportunity to wish you a big ole HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a wonderful blessed New Year!

Judy

We ain't gettin' older, we're just gettin' better!!!

Susan S. said...

A little Blog Birdie told me it was your birthday....HAPPY Birthday! I loved you post about what was going on the year you were born...really interesting. Hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be back to visit your blog...I LOVE your colors in the kitchen and your decorating skills.

Elizabeth said...

Hi, BJ! Hope you're having a happy birthday! We're getting quite a bit of snow here, so I may make those 3-ingredient cookies. Snowstorms always make me want to bake!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Dear BJ, you were a darling baby and still just the cutest! I loved seeing the photos. Your peanut butter cookies are the best ever...I made three batches this Christmas and gave the recipe to several friends...no one believes there are just three ingredients...so delish.

Happy New Year,friend and enjoy your special day...all the best to you and yours in 2009...hugs,Linda

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! I wish you a very Blessed New Year.

Risa said...

Happy Birthday BJ!! Don't get too wild tonight :-) Hope your New Year brings many blessings.

nikkicrumpet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BJ!!! And I hope I am as youthful, beautiful, and vibrant when I hit 71...in fact...sheeesh I'm not even up to par with you at 48! I hope you have a wonderful birthday...a safe and happy New Years Eve...and I hope 2009 is your best year yet! Thanks for being such a bright spot here in blogland. You pretty much introduced me to this place....I had to follow you from RMS because I was missing you. Thanks for that! I love it here...and I love getting to know you all so much better. You are a gift to us all! HAPPY NEW YEAR

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Happy birthday and happy new year too. Hope you really kick up your heels and celebrate! I know you know how to do that.
Hope this coming year is filled with joy, good health and lots of time with your wonderful family.
Hugs, Rhondi

Ginger said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, you sure look fabulous!!!
And what a lucky gal you are to have so many friends stopping by.
Happy New Year!!!
Ginger

beddow said...

BJ please stop by the chat room.

Betty

JyLnC said...

Happy Birthday BJ.

I loved going to the five and dime. I was born in 1953 and Woolworth, Kresgees, and Ben Franklin were the place to be. The lunch counter at Woolworth's and their spinning stools was a fav. Loved them!

I remember waiting eagerly to get heavy enough (what was I thinking???) to make the wood floors creak when I walked, just like my Dad. When I was very little my Dad was an assistant manager at Ben Franklin's. We always got the left over Bunnies at Easter, and the Christmas candy at Christmas. Dad always brought them home from work. Thanks for reminding me of a great memory!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

laurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow! The world celebrates your birthday. How cool is that! Loved all of those pictures, and you were a darling baby. laurie

Stacey said...

Got my black eyed peas ready to go BJ!

Happy Birthday!!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Your WONDERFUL pics told a DELIGHTFUL SOTRY!!! ~~~ "Ain't life GRANNNNNND", BJ???? HAPPIEST of BIRTHDAYS ever, m' friend!!! Glad to know you!!! Warmly, Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Dear BJ..... Happy Birthday to you!

What a WONDERFUL day! I hope you have a great birthday and a wonderful 2009! We are still checking to see if we can locate the source of that pillow! LOL!

Love to you,

Sheila :-)

Sue said...

you look fabulous dahling!! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year BJ!!! xoxo

jeanne said...

Happy Birthday BJ and many happy returns of this New Years day. You look way to young to be 71. I'm pretty close behind you girl. I love your fun post today. I think it would be fun to celebrate my birthday world wide. You were an adorable little girl.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones with only good things for 2009.

Blessings and love...Jeanne

Deanna said...
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Deanna said...

Hi honey!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU!!!

I hope your special day is full of fun and merry! And don't worry girl, I've got my black-eyed peas a goin'.

Love and hugs,
Deanna -Lubbock Girls Rock! Woo Woo

cargol said...

Happy Birthday BJ, enjoy your special day!!and have a fantastic New Year!

ksarra said...

Happy Birthday, dear FRIEND. What a ray of sunshine you are to all who are blessed to know you. Hope the coming year is FILLED with wonderful things for you and yours.

Wendy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you BJ!!! I hope you and your family have a great time tonight celebrating your Birthday and New Years!! God bless my friend!!~Wendy

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Happy Birthday BJ and a VERY Happy New Year to you as well!!!


Hugs,
Robin

Flowersnfelines said...

Happy Birthday BJ - you are one sweet, cool lady. Hope the New Year is everything you want it to be.

Mary / Mariah said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet friend .
I hope you had a fun day .
Bless you . Mary

Picket said...

Happy Happy Birthday my dear sweet BJ!!!!!...we all should be so blessed to live to see 71 & look as good as you do girl! lol I am so loving that rooster glass with that milk in it..I bet it made the milk taste even better! lol
Ohhh BJ...Sherry over @ Edie Marie's Attic told me her grandmother always said put some silver coins outside of the door on the step New Year's Eve night & bring them back in on New Year's Day...that way money would be coming into your house all year...You know I will be raiding Bill's pockets for every silver coin I can find!!!!! lol lol

Down here we eat all the black-eyed peas & collards we can hold...can't let any chances go by!

Happy New Year to you & yours my dear friend....I have so loved spending this year with you here in blogland....I can't wait to see what 2009 holds for all of us! ♥

Andi said...

Happy Birthday BJ and Happy New Year! Hope today was as special as you are and all the best in 2009!

Love and Hugs, Andi

Cottage Rose said...

Hey BJ; HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. My oh my what a beautiful baby you were so sweet. Enjoy your birthday and a very wonderful New Year.

Hugs;
Alaura

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Well as it should be the whole world is in smiling for your birthday.....
I cook my black-eyes with sausage and Ro*tel tomatoes...
Happy New Year...
HUgs
Linda

Carol said...

Happy birthday to you BJ! Also, many blessings for a wonderful new year in 2009!
Smiles,
Carol

Sweetie said...

Hi BJ - I just learned that your birthday is December 31 and here it is January 1. Happy Belated Birthday and Happy New Year to a beautiful person.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Tootsie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...AND THE BEST TO YOU IN 2009

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday BJ ! & Happy New Year! Looking forward to 2009! ~ Robyn

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Happy Birthday Sweet BJ!!!! I'm a little late, but I hope that you had a fabulous birthday!!

Hugs,
Dena

PEA said...

Omigosh, I forgot it was your birthday yesterday and didn't post a birthday card for you on my blog!!!! Aaarrggghhhh! With taking a break from blogging for a few days, I'm totally confused as to what day is what! lol HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY, dear BJ, I hope you had a fabulous day and were spoiled rotten:-) You are such a young looking 71 year old...your love of life is so obvious and shines through you!! xoxo

Susie Q said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to an oh so special lady.
May this be a year filled with sweet surprises, happy laughter, satisfied smiles, warm hugs and many blessings!
You are such a joy to know!

Happy Birthday!!
Happy new year!!

Love,
Sue

Tamara Jansen said...

Happy Birthday AND Happy New Year!

Wishing you many blessings in 2009 :)