Monday, January 4, 2010

Can It Really Be 68?

The morning of January 4, 1942 I drew my first breath. It hadn’t even been a month since Pearl Harbor was bombed, my mom’s parents were afraid that she’d have the baby in the street here in Tacoma, WA. Near so many military bases, this area was sure to be bombed next. But that didn’t happen and I was safely born in Tacoma General Hospital, the hospital where my mom had worked as a RN in the new born nursery and where in February of 2007 I would retire.

linda as a baby

I can remember when I was a teenager, I thought anyone over 40 was as old as dirt and now look at me…..what a whirlwind these many years have been. And I’m so blessed with two wonderful kids…my daughter (Julie) and her husband have given me two grand children, now teenagers (Harrison is 18 and Meghanne is 17) and my son (Jim) is about to marry in March and give me a new daughter and two grand cats. I have so many other dear family members and friends….I am truly blessed.

This afternoon, we’re going to dinner with two friends of mine and their husbands (Joni and Barbara) both of which, I’ve known since grade school.

Many of you have sent “Happy Birthday” wishes and I want thank each one of you. I wish you were all here and we could have one giant party this evening…..so instead I’ll be taking each one of you with me in spirit.

Until next time……Linda

13 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Birthday. Have fun celebrating. Time does fly doesn't it.

Sugar said...

i wished you a hb on fb this morning, but let me do it again here. HB dear linda. you were a beautiful baby, & baby just look at you now! still beautiful!!! hope your day is been great, know you're going out with friends this eve to celebrate, enjoy!hugs...

TARYTERRE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, and many more. Hope you have a wonderful celebration. ENJOY!

salemslot9 said...

wishing you a very
happy 68th birthday, Linda
hope you enjoyed
your dinner
what did you have?

Jimmy's Journal said...

The only problem I've found with getting older is memory. It's not '68 linda, it's '10

Happy Birthday!
Jimmy

That corgi :) said...

Happy birthday Linda! I hope you had an enjoyable day! I think it is neat you worked at the same hospital you were born at

betty

Linda :) said...

What a great entry! So glad you had a great bday!! and that you took us all with you.... :)

Anastasia said...

Belated Happy Birthday! And thanks a million for the ride down memory lane. I wish you and your family the very best for 2010. Filakia!!! xxxxx

Joann said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday!!

ADB said...

A late, repeat, happy birthday wish to you Linda. Hope there will be many more :-)

Lori said...

What a great story! And such a cute picture too!

krissy knox said...

Linda, I remember when I was 30 and I thought anyway who was 40 was old as dirt, LOL! Happy belated birthday. Love you!

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The Brown Recluse said...

I realize I'm way late, but I sure hope you had a happy birthday...well, since I missed it, I hope it's been a happy birth month for you!
My daughter was born on the 18th...Mine's coming up next month.
Meg
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