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I CELEBRATED MY LIFE TODAY

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hi everyone. I celebrated 64 wonderful years on this earth today. I was born at 10:10 am in Wilkes Barre General Hospital in Pa. I was an eager little thing and decided to be born 2 months early. Mom had toxemia so it was touch and go for both of us. I weighed 2 lbs. and 6 oz. and was 12 inches long. The joke from my Uncle (Mom's brother) was that I wouldn't even make a good size roast. He was right! I was the Princess of the nursery and was nicknamed "Thumper" because I would kick the cover off me and place my foot on the glass of the incubator. I remained in the hospital for 6 weeks and was allowed to go home when I weighed 5 pounds. At first Mom couldn't even hold me but we bonded anyway. Mom had to feed me with a Breck feeder every 2 hours for months. My Nana lived next door so she came and helped every day too. She and I became very close through the years. As I looked back on my birth today I am so grateful to God for letting Mom and I both live. I feel so blessed today. I have a wonderful life.

I have a dear friend who turned 76 yesterday and we celebrate our special day together on either her day or mine. This year it was today. We went to Ruby Tuesdays for lunch. She gave me a darling cat pin and I gave her a pretty red butterfly pin. I love cats and she loves butterflies. Then the waitress brought each of us a free birthday cup cake for desert. My friend doesn't like cake so she gave me hers. (No, I didn't eat both of them!) I brought them home and Arjay and I will share them as our treat tonight.

Arjay gave me two beautiful bead necklaces. He also made my favorite fish for my birthday dinner. ( I haven't cooked in 37 years) He is a wonderful cook. Anyway, we had grilled salmon, fresh asparagus and rice. It was a wonderful dinner.

I also received many beautiful and funny cards from my friends and family. My sister sent me a gift card from Amazon to buy books for my Kindle. I had fun doing some shopping this afternoon.

So there you have how I celebrated my life today. Thanks again to all of you who sent goodies, wishes and notes. I love you all.
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ELIZACG9 9/19/2012 12:43PM

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KATHYKIM 9/18/2012 9:53AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 9/16/2012 9:24PM

    Awww, sounds like such a wonderful day! Happy Birthday (a little late), and many, many more!

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NEWLIBRARIAN 9/15/2012 9:27PM

    Happy Birthday!!!

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/15/2012 7:17PM

    Thank you for sharing your special story with us in this blog. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! So thankful that you and your Mom made it through and that you had your Nana close by. May you have many more Happy Birthdays!!!!

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JANETELIZABETH1 9/15/2012 6:41PM

    emoticon and glad you had a special day!

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TWEETYKC00 9/15/2012 2:37PM

    Very Happy Birthday!

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PERSISTANT123 9/15/2012 10:45AM

    emoticon It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

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HEYITSJUDED 9/15/2012 10:24AM

    Sounds like you had an awesome birthday! The best way to celebrate is with friends and family! emoticon even if it is late! I hope you have many more to come!

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BELTONWALKER67 9/15/2012 10:22AM

    Loved your story! Thank you for sharing with us and letting us celebrate the joys of your life. emoticon

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 9/15/2012 9:23AM

    It sounds like you had a very nice birthday. Happy Belated Birthday!



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OPALMOON 9/15/2012 8:05AM

    Many, many happy returns for your special day, Elayne! i am so glad you had a lovely day with your friend and Arjay. I hope the year ahead will be full of good health and many treasured memories.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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JOYINKY 9/15/2012 12:19AM

    emoticon Elayne! Sounds like a wonderful day! I hope you have many, many, more! emoticon

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ANHELIC 9/14/2012 11:45PM

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful birthday with us. May we be with you as you celebrate many more. Happy Birthday. emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/14/2012 11:31PM

    What a wonderful birthday you had!
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ELSCO55 9/14/2012 11:10PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. It is great you also have such a good friend.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/14/2012 11:06PM

    So glad you had such an AWESOME 64th birthday!!! What a great blog!!! Glad that you shared your birthday with a very dear friend!!! Sounds like a great day!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 9/14/2012 10:55PM

    emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! emoticon Glad that you enjoyed your day and with friends and family!!

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CHRIS3874 9/14/2012 10:36PM

    Have a GREAT DAY !! Many Happy Returns!!!

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ANDREAG89 9/14/2012 9:52PM

    Happy Birthday! What a heart-warming blog. I read your birthday story with great interest - how your mother fed you every two hours, and you kicking the blankets off of you. How afraid they must have been, but hopeful at the same time.

It sounds like you had a fantastic birthday. Thanks so much for sharing your story - it made me smile.
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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/14/2012 9:49PM

    So glad you had an awesome day!!!!!!!!!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/14/2012 9:46PM

    Happy Birthday!! emoticon

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DBELLE39 9/14/2012 9:46PM

    Sounds like you had such a wonderful day. How cool to celebrate with your dear friend as well. Have an awesome weekend.

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