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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE........12/31/09

TODAY IS ........
IVGLDSW DAY..


" 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...
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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...
72 of them is just gonna set the house on fire !
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WHEW !! GOOD GRIEF....GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY...
SEVENTY-TWO
OOOO, I am so blessed to be around for another birthday !

awwwwwwh......
bj in 1937
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I was a little roly-poly here, looks like....
and of course, this was into 1938....
*notice that cloth diaper I have on.....
and I didn't have any hair until I was 2...
my mama kept me in lots of cute little hats...
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the dress style of '37
and i have ALWAYS loved hats...
my Aunt Lillian always wore them and looked like a million dollars..
Daughter, Stacy, can wear them, too...
My mom and I both looked like dorks in a hat !!
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OH MY GOSH....
what a PRECIOUS, OLD 1937 CAR..
I WANT ONE !!
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" 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) ""
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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....
I'm thinking they were a little classier than our dollar stores of today....
...things were made a lot nicer and better, I think.
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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
was released in 1937.....
How amazing !
and some of MY grandchildren still love it to this very day....
AWESOME..
Cute little SHIRLY TEMPLE starred in
HEIDI
in 1937
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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 ....
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HAPPIEST NEW YEAR'S EVE....!!
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....and that I was going to HAVE to eat them......*wink wink
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DON'T forget to eat BLACKEYED PEAS on the 1st...for GOOD LUCK the whole year. I've eaten these tasty little peas on New Year's Day almost all my life...and I have had nothing but GOOD luck all my life...think they worked..? could be!!
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Oh, and PICKET says to say "RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT" and make a wish before getting out of bed on NEW YEARS morning...I've 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 !


*THIS is a repost from last year with just a little tweeking...

*We are having a New Year's Eve and birthday party ...I will take pictures and you KNOW I will be posting all about it. I am making some of PIONEER WOMAN'S recipes and I know, IF I FOLLOW HER DIRECTIONS, they will all be good and I'll want to share with you....

HAPPIEST AND SAFEST NEW YEAR TO ALL....

32 comments:

Mary / Mariah said...

I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday and many many more to come .
This really brought back a lot of memories . Love all the old pictures , What a reminder of by gone days .
I hope you have a Happy New Year .
God Bless you Friend ,

Mary/Mariah

© Jennifer Raley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!
Loved the photos and all - always do -- Woolworth's, Five & Dimes ... wow.
Happy Birthday !!!

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful 2010!

Dixie said...

BJ... I came by to wish you a Happy Birthday and to tell you that you're just about the youngest 72-year old gal I know... Glorious Birthday and New Year.
God Bless... Dixie

Kathleen said...

HAPPIEST of Birthdays to you, BJ!
Never had black eyed peas..must be a Southern thang..:)
Have fun!

Stacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest people I know!

Southern Lady said...

Best wishes to you, sweet BJ ... for a very happy birthday and a new year filled with everything that makes you happy.

Sheree said...

"Happy Birthday BJ"
Wish we lived closer - I would take you to Canton for the day!!!!!

Happy New Year

Alice said...

Happy 72nd!!!I am right behind you and hit the big 70 this January. It sounds so old, but is what it is. I don't FEEL that old in my head, but sometimes the old bod feels it. Anyway, have a fun bd and kick up your heels.
Love ya, Al

arkie said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Adrienne said...

Happy birthday, my friend. What a great way to celebrate! It's my anniversary, too - the anniversary of me having my appendix out on New Year's Eve! Thirty five years ago!!! I'd rather celebrate a birthday than do that again. Have a great day and a wonderful year ahead. ~Adrienne~

Janera said...

Just stopping by to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BJ!! Love you!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Have the happiest of Birthdays!

kelly said...

well HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! what a wonderful post and such great pics. you were a beautiful baby! I do love those girl's uniforms. If only they had uniforms like that today! Have a lovely, safe, happy and healthy new year!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Birthday BJ and a very Happy New years to you and yours.

Great post.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Dear BJ! You best dig out the birth certificate because there is NO WAY IN TEXAS you are 72! Girl, you have got to share your secrets for staying so gorgeous! I hope you have the best ever birthday! Enjoy your day and break all the cookies you want to:) Hugs and birthday wishes from Georgia!

Sage said...

Happy Birthday BJ and Bonne FĂȘte! I just love your post today. Those were the good old days. Wishing only good things for 2010.
Rita

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Happy Birthday BJ! Enjoy YOUR day and make it all you want it to be. You deserve it, cuz you are one special lady! I remember Woolworth's....going in with my mom. She's 79! We have a variety store not far from us called Springrove Variety 5 & 10, lol. Love it! Happy New Year too!

Justine said...

Happy Birthday, BJ! This was such a fun post to read, looking back at what was "in" in 1937. How very cool! I've gotta say, you're still the youngest, sexiest 72 year old I know! You go girl!!!!!!!

Love,
Justine :o )

Julie said...

Happy birthday, BJ!!!! And a very happy new year to you as well!

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Happy birthday my friend - wishing you a wonderful birthday and a fabulous new year!

Kim

salmagundi said...

Happy, happy birthday, BJ!! My great-grandfather's birthday was on New Year's Eve; and they always had a party with oysters, sandwiches, and ambrosia served on beautiful dishes from Germany (which I inherited). It was a big occasion for them at the turn of the 19th-20th century. Congrats to you - I, too, think being in my 70s is great. Sally

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday, girlie! I hope you have a great 2010

Deb Price said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing on your blog...one day, I will have one of my own! Love the Maxine..she's my hero! Oh..and those POOR cookies...isn't it terrible when they break? NOT!!
Safe night...
Hugs from Indiana

Marcela said...

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

Happy new year!!!

Lots of kisses my dear BJ from Buenos Aires to Texas.

Your friend
Marcela

Kathleen Grace said...

Many Happy Birthday wishes BJ! 72?! I don't believe it, I hope I'm as beautiful as you are when I'm 52 and I have some catching up to do to get there:>) You are a joy and oh my, what wonderful birthday parties you must have! Happy New Year dear friend! I love you!

Mevely317 said...

What a DELIGHT-full post, BJ!Happy, Happy Birthday to youuuuu!
Say, I'm indebted to you for reminding me of the black-eyed peas. Must grab some fixings tonight, and will be sure to IGNORE DH's grimaces. Poor guy never had the fortune to live in Texas!

Enjoy every minute!

Myra

PAT said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday, BJ!!

All the best in 2010!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to you!

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Happy Birthday to YOU!

Blessings abounding, BJ!

You are loved...

XO,

Sheila :-)

GeorgiaBabydoll said...

I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say "CONGRATULATIONS" on your 72nd birthday!
Pat (in Kennesaw, GA)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

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I hope you had a wonderful Birthday filled with many confections, cause you know everything is calorie free, low card and fat free on your B-Day!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Di said...

A Belated Happy Birthday BJ! Next year let us celebrate together... although mine was New Years Day and a few years apart, that's close enough! ;)