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Friday, August 28, 2020

Nature Friday and Final Friday (non)Fiction and Birthday

Thanks LLB Gang for hosting Nature Friday

Fun-gis on Friday....
Monte the Monkey and Tommy the Tucan
Photo taken August 12th by yours truly...
and Dennis the Dog
Photo taken August 13 by yours truly
I discovered fun-gis are here today, gone tomorrow, August 14th.

Today, August 28th, is our daughter's birthday.
This was her first official portrait taken at 2 and 1/2 months. She has been a ray of sunshine in our lives since 8/28/71. Her Dad nicknamed her Big M (sometimes he can still get away with calling her that).

When she was a toddler, she hated to take a nap. She always asked how long she had to sleep? I'd say about 'two hours' which was an eternity to her. As she got older, she would tell us she loved us '2 hours (because to her that was a LOT) and a bunch'. Her smile still lights up a room and she is an amazing young woman.

Madi shared this post on March 11, 2018..which was also Madi's Sweet 16

Before we knew it, Big M was having her Sweet 16 birthday
with her bestie Kathy

I am not the first girl to turn 16 in this house.   Lo and behold my Sis aka Big M as dad called her for a very long time, turned 16 here too.  So I send Big M aka Human sissy a big thanks for all she taught them.
They both had all the same friends so they shared their 16th bday at
Pizza Hut.  Sissy's bday is August 28 and Kathy's September 5.
They met in 7th grade..instantly becoming best friends.
Such a sight to see also..
At the time Marlu was 5'1" to Kathy's 5'9"
by the time they were in high school they both had growth spurts.
 Marlu was 5'2" Kathy was 5'11"

We feel the need for speed!!! NOT!!!
Sissy (on the left) and her bestie Kathy holding their
Sweet 16 tshirts. 



  1. Happa Happy Birthday to the bestest sis of Madi!!! our favorite story is the one with da guy in da bumble bee sweater... we will NEVER ever furget that LOL

  2. Happy Birthday to Marlu!
    I love the photos of her 16th. May today be a wonderful celebration too. Is she still in touch with Kathy?
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. Hari OM
    Well, first, I LOVED the little story on the Fun-gis... and Second but not inferior, I too send birthday greetings to Marlu and hopw that by Christmas you can all be together again! YAM xx

  4. Those are some interesting mushrooms! Marlu looks just like you C! Lovely about M and her best friend celebrating their Sweet Sixteen♥ "2 hours and a bunch" melts my heart!
    Happy Birthday, Marlu!

  5. Those mushrooms are sure funny looking. Happy Birthday to Marlu!

  6. Happy Birthday to you Marlu!

    Weird looking mushrooms.

  7. Happy Birthday to Marlu. We hope you all can find a way to celebrate together even if you can't be together physically.

  8. A big happy birthday tomorrow and to Kathy and I share Kathy's birthday on September 5th and I wish I was going to be 49 not 76! What a great way to go through life since seventh grade enjoying birthdays together. Love the mushroom story

  9. Awwww, such a super special day, Happy Birthday from all of us!

  10. C; a most happy day two Marlu; we hope her day's great and as we like to say; here's to a year ahead filled with happiness and health....cod....16 seems like 5 centuries ago !! ☺☺♥♥

    { the mushrooms look like glow in the dark !!!! ☺☺☺

  11. LOVED every word! I did. Smiling big right now. Those pictures were fun to see and Madi...there you were...sweet 16!! Big M and my Bruce were born, as you mentioned on my blog just a few days apart...and Bruce clocked in in 1970. I loved that "growth spurt"! of 1 inch. Sounds like me. I was 12 and a whole 5'1. I had a growth spurt too...5'2" !!! (eyes of blue too) oh, and kitschy kitschy kitschy coo).

  12. Oh, and those mushrooms! Good grief!

  13. Love the new fall look. I'm ready.

    Love all the funnies.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Marlu,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Big hug. ♥

  14. We love that story about the "two hours" - so cute. Happy Birthday to Marlu. Yesterday was our Mom's Mom's birthday. If she had lived, she would have turned 105!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. Happy Birthday Marlu!!!!

    ...I had the same type of "mysterious" mushroom growing in my succulents last month!

  16. Happy Birthday to your daughter! XO

  17. Mommy sent Daddy up to pick up all the mushrooms that came up during the last storm. They are very dangerous. Happy birthday Marlu.

  18. We hope she had an amazing birthday celebration!!! <3

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  19. Happy birthday to Angel Madi's sis. How innocent she and her friend looked at 16 compared to girls today.

  20. Happy Birthday to your daughter (Angel Maddy's sisfur) Our oldest Human brother was born in August in 1971 too! (his birthday is August 5)!! We hope she had a fabulishious celebration!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon, Angel Nellie and Mom Barb

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