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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Solstice

The summer solstice started early for me--I wanted to enjoy as many of the long daylight hours I could!  The weather was perfect!  Sunny, 74 degrees, low humidity, with a slight breeze.

You see, the First Day of Summer, the longest day of the year, is the day I was born!  

It was also my cousins 6th birthday, which she has informed me, over these last 78 years, I completely ruined for her.

She was my Grandmother's niece and her namesake.  My Grandmother doted on her and then....my Grandmother had to miss her birthday because....Grandma was waiting for me.  When I was born, the nurse (my mother's sister), took me and handed me to my Grandma.  Grandma said, "My precious baby!" and that's how it was until she died.

Sure, my Grandma had a huge capacity to love and she loved my cousin, but I took up a lot of her time and well..............................as I have told my cousin over and over, "It's not my fault!  I was supposed to be born the end of May!"

My cousin and I on our birthday--I was 1, she was 7.

My sister Susan and daughter Pam drove down from Byron, about 4:00, and brought Subway sandwiches.  This is my favorite way to celebrate.  I would much rather eat in than go to a restaurant.  That way, we set up our TV tables and ate and talked and laughed loudly and hooted and laughed some more.  Can't do that in a restaurant.

I had cleaned my earrings the night before and with my hand tremors, I couldn't get them back in my ears.  So Susan did that for me, although she had to sit down because it made her knees weak.

Then Pammie helped me fix the toilet flush handle, which I had worked on for two days, but again, with the hand tremors could not get the wire I had to connect from the handle to the chain.

Then we went outside.  I asked Pammie if she would paint my toenails, because, with the hand tremors, it is impossible for me to do it and keep the polish only on the nails and not all over the toes.

Then we went back inside for cake and a wish.  What to wish for?  At my age, I wished for a few more years.  LOL

They left at about 8:00.  Pam had worked all day and had to get up at 4:00, this morning.

I found out at 8:30 that daughter Karen and her hubs had arrived back safely from their 3 week vacation in  Alaska.  It was a perfect day!
One of the neat things about Face Book?  When it is your birthday, a notice appears at the top of the page, so all most of your friends wish you a Happy Birthday.  I had over 100 wishes--where else can you get that?  HAH!


  1. Well my Dear, we would have wished you a Happy Birthday, if you had told us. ,-))))

    So Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    And you had a lovely one! Even the weather cooperated. :-)

    Summer Solstice is my best pal's birthday too!

    Lots of gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

  2. Happy Birthday!! Our wedding anniversary is on the 21st of Dec.; shortest day and longest night...

  3. Happy birthday! I'm glad you had a good day with Susan and Pam and with all the Facebook messages. 100! Very cool. I don't even have a hundred friends on FB and I don't get those kinds of Facebook messages because I have not let Facebook have my birthday dates for them to announce.

  4. Happy Birthday Judy, you really do look great!! Sounds like you had the perfect day!!

  5. Happy Birthday Judi. It looks like you had a wonderful day!

  6. Happy Birthday, Judy! You are as beautiful as you were the day you were born - and all the days you've lived in between.

    What color are the toenails?

  7. Glad you had a day of celebration that made you happy. Sometimes staying in is the perfect way. Looks like your daughter has something going on with her leg so it was nice that she made the trip and spent time painting your toenails. Appears you had perfect weather for your perfect day.

  8. I'm a day late, but....Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a really nice day. Wishing you many, many more!

  9. Happy Birthday, Judy! Your toes look fantastic! And what a happy day you had. My first grandchild, Melanie, was born on December 21st, the shortest day, in 2004. xoxo

  10. Looks like fun. A belated happy birthday to you, Judy, and many more. I always wish for a quick and painless death... when the time comes. I'm not rushing it, though. LOL I'm so glad you had a happy day!!! And you were an adorable baby.

  11. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you! Glad you could enjoy some family. Bet you've got lots of good years left -- too cantankerous to not be so. ;-)

    1. Belated birthday wishes. I thought we were friends on FB but I just checked and we are not. I just sent a friend request.