Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happy 70th Birthday, Jan !

I first met Jan in 1982, when I went to work at little Doctor's Hospital after my divorce. I don't remember our first encounter but I'm sure she greeted me with one of her big friendly smiles.  Because that's just the way she is...you're only a stranger for a few seconds when you meet Jan.

In the last 26 years we've been thru alot together...some bad and some good.  But no matter what it is...Jan always can conjure up a smile.

When she retired from the health system, she took a part time job to supplement her retirement.  As time went by, she met a nice man and eventually remarried.  They live just about 6 blocks due north of me in another mobile home park.   Jan is the one who introduced me to the Readers Group I go to the first Wednesday of each month.    She's also the Godmother to my two Cabbage Patch Dolls~ Jennifer & Josh (but that's another story~LOL).

Today, on a day when the world is remembering that awful September 11th some seven years ago....I'd like to wish my friend Jan a very happy 70th birthday.   She will always remember what happened on her 63rd birthday....and I know her heart aches for those lost that awful day.

Jan, have a happy day and I hope you win BIG at BINGO tonight !    Hugs to you....

 

16 comments:

mariealicejoan said...

I don't know Jan, but she must be a special person for you to think so highly of her.  Happy Birthday Jan and I hope you win big at Bingo tonight as well!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

PS.  WE finally had to harvest our corn.  What a poor year we had this year weatherwise.  I feared if we left it any longer it would rot.  We got half a dozen ears about a third of the size they should have been, but my oh my, was it good.  Thanks so much for this lovely taste of summer!

linnpooh said...

Happy Birthday Jan....what a special friend you have in Linda :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

jeanno43 said...

Happy Birthday to Jan.  I imagine her birthday will always be tinged with a little sadness.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

treesrgreen78 said...

Happy birthday to Jan, she indeed must be a lovely woman, as you are also Linda, I am so very glad I had the opportunity to meet you.  

geocachelinda66 said...

Happy Birthday to Jan!  

sangrialel said...

Happy birthday to your friend!  Linda

wwfbison said...

Happy Birthday to Jan!!
Lisa

luvrte66 said...

Happy birthday to your dear friend!

Beth

lv2trnscrb said...

happy birthday to your friend!!! may she have many more!! she sounds like a wonderful friend :)

(and now we need to know the story about Jennifer and Josh :)

betty

kamdghwmw said...

Happy birthday! I think it is so sweet of you to mention her.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

carouselqueen70 said...

Happy B day Jan...hugs, Christine

rdautumnsage said...

Happy Birthday Jan! It's nice to hear of something wonderful having to do with this day outside of tragedy. (Hugs)Indigo

jjdolfin9 said...

Happy Birthday Jan.  Very nice tribute to your friend Linda.
Hugs, Joyce

flawson87 said...

WOW!!  I have never known anyone who has the same birthday as me, and is the same age.  Tell Jan 'Happy Birthday' from one birthday girl to another.  
Frances

ally123130585918 said...

Happy belated Birthday to your dear friend Jan ~ Ally x

fasttrack58 said...

Hope she had a wonderful birthday!!!
Linda :)