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Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR....2011

PLEASE go over to GLORIA'S  HAPPY TO BE blog...
She is throwing me the most
halarious
birthday party....ever !!
THANK YOU, GLORIA, you silly, silly girl, you !
I love ya!! 


 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...

73 is just gonna SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE....

WHEW !! GOOD GRIEF...
.GREAT BALLS OF FIRE..
.GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY...
SHA ZAM !
73 !!!
OOOO, I am so blessed to still be here....
 and I am making my very own birthday cake this year..
LUSCIOUS STRAWBERRY  DREAM CAKE...
(the photo is from the net...I will make mine
on Saturday morning...so it will be nice and fresh
FOR THE PARTY....

AND
we always have the BEST party, either on
NEW YEAR'S EVE, my birthday
or
like this year,
on NEW YEAR'S DAY.
*
We are going to a NEW YEAR'S EVE party at our wonderful church and
it is going to be so much fun..
**
HERE I am...
I wore at hat of some kind until I was 2 years old because I was so bald...:))
I was a little roly-poly here....
and of course, this was into 1938....
**
the dress style of  the 30's
and i have ALWAYS loved hats...
but always have looked like a DORK in one.
My mom could always wear one so good...
and my daughter, STACY LEIGH, looks like a fashion model in
every hat she puts on...
OH MY GOSH....
what a PRECIOUS, OLDEN 1937 CAR....
I WANT ONE !!
well....maybe not
" 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!!

I worked in Woolworths when I was in high school in the '50's...
I loved it.
YEP.... THE Five and Dimes were all the rage
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....
*
The dine stores had MUCH nicer things than our DOLLAR GENERALS.

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....
************
TONIGHT, WHEREVER YOU GO...WHATEVER YOU DO....BY ALL MEANS...
STAY SAFE.....
remember....
YOU ARE LOVED ....
and...
HAVE FUN !

HAPPIEST NEW YEAR'S EVE...
love, bj
DON'T forget to eat BLACKEYED PEAS on the 1st...for GOOD LUCK the whole year.
*
I'll try to get photos of the party to share next week.
GOOD GOSH...I'll be a whole year older !

59 comments:

Stela James said...

Happy new year may god bless you..
home jobs

Julie Harward said...

Have the best birthday ever bj..you are so delightful and I can just imagine how much fun you will be having! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ;D

Pat said...

Happy Birthday! Today is my cousin Shirley's 70th b'day. Like you, she is an extra special lady also!

Happy New Year!

Blondie's Journal said...

Wishing you the best birthday ever, BJ! :-) Thank you for the sweet email!

XO,
Jane

Southern Lady said...

Best wishes to you, BJ, for the happiest birthday celebration ... and a New Year filled with happiness and special blessings for you and your family.

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday dear BJ! Happy birthday to you! My dear, you are the the most vibrant, creative, beautiful 73 year old ever. I hope your celebration is a blast:>) Best wishes and blessings for the new year and for another year of Sweet Nothings!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!! I was a Christmas Eve baby myself. I think New Years Eve would be even more fun.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

♫ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♫ ♫
Girl I'm having a party too...you need to come by...See you there...Love ya my sweet Sister friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

You are just the cutest thing, EVER!!! Love you lots and wishing the bestest of birthdays!!!
Hubby and I are eating at a nice area restaurant and then staying at our area Hilton, where a local Elvis impersonator and his group will be performing. They also do Johnny and June Cash, they are very good. You KNOW how I feel about, my guy Elvis, so I will be having a good time!
Happy New Year, dear one.

Rita said...

Happy Birthday my dear BJ.
Wishing you all the best and especially a healthy 2011.
Enjoy!
Rita

Angela said...

I just finished celebrating your birthday with you and for you at Gloria's and had to come and visit you...whew..what a party!! ((hugs)) Blessings.

Vee said...

Happy Birthday! Loved reading this post.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, BJ! I'm going to be celebrating tonight too because my birthday is tomorrow! Whispers...and it's a big one!! Hope you have a FABULOUS BIRTHDAY and the coming year brings many blessings your way! Happy New Year too!

Hugs,
Sandi

Donnie said...

Happy Birthday and I love the trip down Memory Lane. We share a lot of those eras. Have a wonderful day.

Adrienne said...

A happy birthday to you,
A happy birthday to you.
Every day of the year
May you find Jesus near.
A happy birthday to you,
A happy birthday to you
And the best year you've ever had.
(Did you hear me singing all the way from Oregon?)
~Adrienne~

Deb said...

The Happiest of Birthdays to you, sweet BJ. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Happy Birthday! BJ. I hope you have a blast!

Your blog is such an inspiration.
Thanks for sharing your excitement, love of life and your sweet spirit with us out here in the blogsphere.

Happy New Year!

sherry said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!, you are always so inspiring, may the New Year bring you, all God's Blessings.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear BJness ~ happy birthday to my sweetness of friend!! You are the youngest 73 I've ever seen and still a beauty - inside and out! Have the most wonderful day and I'll be thinking of you! I loved the birthday party Gloria gave fr you!!
Happy Birthday again, Dearness!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, I'm just back to tell you - I love how your blog looks!! I'm ready to make a change too. Yours looks so elegant and clean - Love it!
Continue to be the birthday gal!
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday...hope your family does something special for you, you deserve only the best, BJ!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

And Happy New Year too!!!

Gentle New Years hugs...

La said...

You are the hippest 73 year-old around! Happy Birthday, BJ! La

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday! I know the coming year will be wonderful! Blessings, Linda

Cindy said...

Hi Jean,
Happy Birthday!!! I found you over at Common Ground and I am so glad I did. I love your beautifully decorated home, it does remind me of a B&B. It's colorful and lovely.
Hope 2011 is a GREAT one for you and your loved ones.
Hugs, Cindy

Susy said...

Hi BJ. I went over to Gloria's for the party - what a hoot. I just realized we gave something in common. My house was built in 1937. Old is better in my book. You're beautiful BJ. Have a grand celebration and Happy Birthday

Deb said...

Happy New Year!!

Jasmine's putin her dancin shoe's on said...

I just left my first comment but I had to leave you another

that cake!
awesome and adorable

five and dimes
and a job a the woolworths!
oooh get you!

God has blessed you
Happy Birthday

we got the black eyed peas covered

Happy New Year lamb!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You look amazing and I love your sense of humor. I hope you have the best day ever. Hugs, Marty

LDH said...

Happy Birthday, to YOU! Happy New Year too!

On Crooked Creek said...

Dear BJ,
This post of your birth and all the wonderful things that happened in '37 is so sentimental!But "73" . . .NO WAY! ! ! You are far to young to be that age! May your day be as special to you as you are to all of those who love you and know you. Happy Birthday, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy B-Day BJ! Sending HOGS and KISSES your way! Enjoy:@)

Tracy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ!!!! I hope you have the most wonderful party EVER and CELEBRATE with all you know...the strawberry cake looks luscious; YUM!!!
Have a Blessed Happy New Year!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Happy Birthday sweet "girl"...you are just a child...just a child!! :)
I hope this day is wonderful for you and that this whole year matches it! You deserve all the good things in life!

So...where's the cake??? :)

WhatKarenSees said...

I am so glad I found your blog....it just makes me happy!!!! I'm not far behind you in age, but I want to be YOU when I grow up. Your humor, wit, way with words, enthusiasm, and love of life are contagious! HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR AS WELL!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Ladies..
2 of my auntie's were born on dec.31 and I loved them bunches..
Love you too, my friend..

I hope all you wishes come true and I'm back here in 20 years to wish you Happy Birthday again then..

Sonny

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful person inside and out. You share a birthday with our 2 year old granddaughter Mabel.
Happy
New Year as well.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Have a wonderful and special birthday you sweet woman and may you have a wonderful and blessed Happy New Year!!

Hugs!!

Sheree said...

Happy Birthday BJ!!! Hope this is the best Birthday ever :)) You are such a joy to know thru blogging! Wish I was your neighbor! LOL

Sall's Country Life said...

Happy Birthday BJ from snowy South Dakota!! Why am I not surprised the hippest gal in blogland has a birthday on New Years (the party day of the year)! I hope you have a very happy birthday and the funnest year ever! You deserve it!

Carol said...

BJ,
Happy, happy Birthday and New Year!
You are a blessing!

Brenda Kula said...

BJ, you look twenty years younger. And I KNOW you have the energy of someone thirty years younger! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! Every time I go into my sewing room, I think of you and your red, black and white colors. (That I liked so much I copied!)
Brenda

Tara said...

BJ

Wishing you the best bday and New Year ever! You're the best!

LV said...

Sorry I missed your party. It was certainly a nice one and I loved seeing what Gloria did for you. I was not aware of this being your special day or I would have at least sent a card. Needless to say, I wish you nothing but the best today and always. Do so enjoy my visits with you.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Happy Birthday to you dear blogger friend. Have a happy one and a Happy New Year all wrapped in one.

Trish said...

Happy Birthday BJ and be sure to party til the cows come home!
I worked at Woolworth's too...miss the dime stores!

Bill said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet BJ! I hope you're having the best New Year's Eve ever and that 2011 will bring you and yours all the special joys life has to offer.

Fondly,
Bill

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!
sweet BJ .

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BJ"!!! AND A Very HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!!!
Hugs to you, Donna

Vespa, mom and furries said...

Hope you are having your best birthday weekend ever.
Happy New Year also.

The cats all gathered on the desktop to hear the birds as soon as your page came up!

PEA said...

Happy Birthday dear BJ!!!! You don't look a day over 29...honestly:-) I hope you had a fantastic day celebrating YOU. I loved the pictures of you when you were just a little bitty baby, so precious. xoxo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I'm late to the party, but I did see it on Gloria's blog and came by to wish you all the happiest things on your birthday and in the year ahead!

You are one in a million, and I love you!

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year's!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for my 200th post, and I will give you an extra point for your birthday. But you gotta tell me what china pattern you like! :-)

Zootsuitmama said...

Happy Birthday. My Dad was also born on this day. I'm looking forward to following your blog in the new year! Zootsuitmama

Shirley said...

what a wonderful journey back in the GOOD ol'e DAYS..I would go back in a minute ..if we only had a time machine!!
Happy New Year!

Beth said...

Hapy Birthday, BJ! I am so glad that we are blogging buddies. I have really enjoyed getting to know you. You are delightful!!!
Blessings, Beth

Kathleen said...

Nappy Birthday, Girl! Many healthy returns. Are you trying to bug me with those bug noises? LOL
Don't worry, I clicked them off before dh grabbed the fly swatter!

arkie said...

Hope you had a happy birthday!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Happy Birthday, BJ! I've visiting from Gloria's/Happy to Be! I hope you had a wonderful day. And you know, I worked at the Woolworth's on 34th St in NYC when I was in high school! And, in my Brooklyn neighborhood, we have a "Newberry's Five and Dime" when I was little! Thanks for reminding me of these nice memories! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead!
Best regards,
Gloria
P.S. Did anyone ever tell you that you look like Paula Deen? :)