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Monday, January 7, 2019


It is my

Yep I was born January 7, 1949.  
I have been asking myself how that happened.  LOL

7 is my favorite number.
 I'm eager to see with my 70th year has in store for me!!

Today I'd like to share 7   0 things I have learned over the years:

S:(Always wear) Sensible shoes
E: Everything in moderation 
V: Victories no matter if they are  big or small celebrate them with zest and glee
E:Enjoy the simple pleasures of life: Chocolate, Coffee, Pasta 
N:Never underestimate the value of friendships...they get you thru thick and thin
T:Talk lots but LISTEN more
Y:Years be thankful for each one they made you who you are

Zero tolerance for any kind of abuse!!!!!!!

The making of Me
Top row: For your viewing pleasure 
It appears from the top two photos I 
was a born ham and well balanced.  I could touch my head and foot a the same.

2nd Row left, I can't remember why I am in a formal at age 9.
I'm in the middle my maternal grandmother aka 
Annie Ma on my right, my paternal grandmother on my left
2nd Row: middle photo I'm still practicing my hand/foot coordination.  I was an angel in Christmas Program.
2nd row: Junior in high school.  How many of your remember the
flip hair style.  Took a ton of bobby pins to get the curls.
Then you had to brush like crazy to get the flip and use hair spray.

Bottom Row:  We were in Parrot Land in Florida...good
thing I had been practicing my balance and arm coordination
1 parrot on my head, 2 on each arm

How I plan to spend my 70th bday
Today my better half is taking me out to breakfast at First Watch
We will pick up my Baskin Robbins Bday cake late morning...I might have a slice for lunch
I am a member of Milton's Pizza's birthday club.  They sent me a coupon for a free lunch or supper.  We are going there tonight.  

I will show you my cake tomorrow!!


  1. Happy Birthday Cecilia! Love the life lessons and the photos. But my how hairstyles had changed by my 16th birthday, ten years later!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Gail (and Bertie).

  2. Happy Happy Birthday to youuuuu! and yes... pizza and chocolate are the simple things what are suuuper important!

  3. Happy birthday Cecilia! I enjoyed the photos, and yes I do remember flick ups. I used to go to bed with a row of very uncomfortable hair rollers in the hope of getting the perfect flick ups in the morning. I hope you have a lovely day.

  4. YAY!!!! HAPPY BIG 70 my sweet friend! Welcome to the 70s - where we shine brighter than EVER before. Sounds like a perfect day ahead for you too full of celebrating. Love the flashback photos - YES I remember the flip hairdo. I have tons of photos with the FLIP and bangs. Wish I had enough hair to do that now but alas I do not! Have a wonderful day dear Cecilia.

    Love and Birthday Hugs, Pam

  5. Happy 70th Birthday, Miss Cecilia! Love your wonderful memory photos! Eating cake at lunchtime cancels out the calories, ya know!

  6. Hari OM
    Oh isn't it lovely to remember how flexible we were?!! HAPPIEST OF HAPPY BIRTHDAYS DEAR FRIEND!!! Your line up of activity sounds just right. ((((((((((((hugs)))))))))) YAM xx

  7. Happy Birthday Cecilia. Sounds like you have a most wonderful day planned.
    I sure would have cake for lunch and all afternoon too. We sure wish you a perfect day. Enjoy.

  8. Happy, HAPPY Birthday to you, Cecilia! Sounds like a most wonderful day you have planned! Party, PARTY! First Watch and Pizza!!! And CAKE! Love the pictures of you!

  9. Happy Birthday and great big hugs from all of us!!!

  10. Happy Birthday, enjoy your dinner out and your Baskin Robbins, I do love those cakes, or used to...enjoyed all your past pics, and yes, I did have the same hair as yours but had just had my first son when you were 16, I had that hair style for years...

  11. Happy Birthday dear friend. I know you are going to have a good one with ice cream cake and pizza! Yummy!

  12. happy birthday! have lots of fun!

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!! That sounds like a fantabulous day!!! I loved seeing the photos of you growing up... You always look so happy!

  14. Happy Birthday Cecilia! We love your words of wisdom and those pictures are so precious.

  15. A very happy barkday to you! Thank you for the words of wisdom!

  16. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Cecilia,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    I hope you have the best year ever. Big hug. ♥


    Happy New Year!

    Bestest Purrs

    Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

  18. Happy 70th birthday! Hooray! (My Dad will be 70 in February.)

  19. Happy 70th Birthday my dear friend! I hope you have a wonderful day . Cake and pizza sound pretty good to me! And I agree with all the things you listed and this is why we have been friends all these years!

    I love the photos so much. What fun to see moments from your childhood!

  20. A very happy birthday to you and I hope you continue to enjoy good health and good living!! I am so glad we are friends!

  21. They say 70 is the new 55!
    Have fun, and Happy Birthday!

  22. I remember the flip hairstyle. I see you were born 'before they invented colour' (as a child once said to me). Happy Birthday!

  23. Happy Birthday! And a great 70th.

  24. Happy 70th young lady! (we shared the "that girl" flip-do once upon a time) ...
    Eat cake (chocolate), drink wine, a party long!
    But be in bed by 9 pm.

  25. A very, very, very, VERY Happy 70th Birthday Cecilia!!!!!
    Big Birthday Hugs!

  26. C; a most MOST happy birthday two you; I really like your ideas in the seven zero acronym !!!! crackin UP at the top most left ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ and noe commint iz compleet with out da tabbies wantin ta noe what de be jezuz ya went ta PARROT land.. oh all... placez for ~~~~

    ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs N lovez ♥♥♥☺☺☺ L

  27. Happy Birthday!!!
    Enjoy your special day and cake.
    ♥ Astro Mitzie & Linda

  28. Happy 70th birthday!!! I hope this year is filled with love, excitement, and joy from beginning to end.

  29. Happy Happy 70th!!!!!!!! (I'm not too far behind you!) I love how you are embracing it with enthusiasm!! My husband will be 70 in 2020 and I will have to remind him of your post! Sending you 70 times the love today!!! xoxo

  30. Happy Birthday!! You and Nic Cage have the same b'day, very cool :) XO

  31. Wishing you many happy returns of the day! Happy, happy birthday!

  32. A Very HaPpY Birthday 🎉🎈🎊

  33. Just love seeing the photos from the past - you had a very fun childhood!!! And what a great day you have planned. Happy Birthday from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom too

  34. Happy Birthday! We loved your photos!!

    The Florida Furkids

  35. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to You!!!!!!

    Hazel & Mabel

  36. A MASSIVE Happy Birthday to you - I hope that you had a wonderful day! Lots of love from Frank and Maxie Moo XxxxxxxxX

  37. Charlee: "Happy belated birthday!"
    Chaplin: "Many happy returns!"


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