Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy 69th

It is that special someone's 69th birthday today, so I printed her this collage depicting her flashing back to family and memories.

These were photos that I already had digitized and on hand, so I did miss a couple of people: namely her mother and a sister. But everyone else is there.

On the left: a recent photo in which I picture her gazing back over time.

Top Row (left to right)

1. Sue, her dad, baby Shauna (along with Mac the dog).
2. Sue and our other daughter, Allyson.

Middle Row

1. With her brother, Larry, who passed away almost a year ago.
2. With her two grandchildren, Danica and Jonathan, four or five years ago.

Bottom Row

1. Me pinning a corsage on her although I don't remember the event — perhaps a church banquet.
2. A fairly recent photo with sister, Heather, the author.

There was a time in Europe of the Middle Ages when March 25 was considered to be the beginning of the new year. That changed to out present practice when universal, modern calendars were adopted. If you have read Tolkien, you may remember that he still used March 25 for New Year in The Shire.

Happy 69th to a great lady, and the love of my life. May your new year be grand and glorious.


Cuppa said...

Absolutely love the picture. Memories swirl all around me when I look at it. Love, love, love it....and you.

Linda Kay said...

Happy birthday to a lovely lady.

Marie Smith said...

Happy birthday to your wife. Great collage!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

She is beautiful! How wonderful a tribute!
Happy birthday!
How is your ice?!

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your most lovely woman.

Kay said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful wife. That is a gorgeous collage you made!

Chickens Consigliere said...

Happy birthday to Sue:-)

Ginnie said...

She certainly ages well ... what's her secret? A lovely montage. Will she frame it?

Jim Flack said...

Happy Birthday, Sue. Many happy returns! What a lovely collage of life.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sending our happiest and best Birthday wishes to Sue. The collage was a wonderful visual gift.
Thanks for sharing. We hope the birthday celebration continues for the entite year, as they all should.

Shammickite said...

March 25 is known as Lady Day.... the day when farm rents are due and bills must be paid. Farm families who leased farms often moved from one farm to another on Lady Day. It is one of the 4 Quarter Days.... Lady Day, Midsummer day, Micaelmas Day, Christmas Day.