8/6/06

Some More Looking Back

Grandpa with my sister and me. We loved that donkey. Rode it all over the pasture. He bucked one of us off once and my Grandpa sold him after that. My sister and I cried our eyes out.

Donkey

Here's another one of Grandpa with Mom. When I was in Oklahoma in June, Mom told me a story about how one day she was mad at Dad (I think he'd been out drinking) so she put me in the stroller and took off walking along the highway. Someone saw her and called Grandpa (ah, the joys of small town living! everyone knows you!) and he came and picked her up. He asked where she was going and she said she didn't know. He told her that she was always welcome to stay with him and Grandma and that he understood why she was upset with my Dad. I think it hit Mom harder than anyone else when he died.

Mom & Grandpa

I was the only kid on the t-ball team to run to third freaking base instead of first base during a game. It is no surprise that I was the right fielder.

T Ball

This was at the town's big Christmas parade. I don't know why my Mom looks so pissed off.

Chirstmas Parade

After the movie E.T. came out I pestered my parents for a doll. On my seventh birthday I got one. Still have him.

ET

Heh, here we are on Halloween. Scary, huh?

Halloween

Okay, I'm going to be in my twenties for 1 hour and 45 minutes more...

18 comments:

MollyNormal said...

Sweetie - haven't you heard? 30 is the new 20!

Have a fabulous birthday and enjoy yourself!

joseph "aka Anonymous" said...

Your mom might be pissed becaused she moved half a world away and no one told her that would put her in Oklahoma.

Hope that made you smile either one last time in your "20's" or one of the first times in your new decade year!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Thanks for sharing your family. I don't have a lot of pictures of mine.

Joey Polanski said...

Intresting.

I always tryd gettin to third base before gettin to first too.

HAPPY BIRFDAY, CHICKIE!

(P.S. I felt bettr when I turnd 40 than I did when I turnd 30. A decade o helthy eatin and daily exrcise will do that. Take good care of yerself, and youll stay a young chickie, Chickie.)

Midwestern City Boy said...

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!

BTW: I feel better now than I did ten years ago. Age is overrated.

D said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Frustrated Mom said...

Happy Birthday Chickie!!

patti_cake said...

Happy Birthday Chickie! Love the pics, how cute were you esp. in the ET one! Honey i'll be 40 in two months, I look at it this way, i'm alive! :)

Ginamonster said...

Happy Birthday! Hooray! You were so cute! Still are!

Osbasso said...

Happy Birthday, Chickie! You're just getting to the good part of your life!

BTW--I'm glad you didn't get your dad's ears either!

bekah said...

Happy Birthday. OMG You were the most adorable little child! That right there is reason for you to procreate with Sweety!

BO Snagley said...

cool pictures.
I miss being a kid.
I tried having a mid life crisis but noone would get behing me on it.
happy birthday

Mike said...

Happy birthday Chickie. 30??? Damn. Wish I could be 30 again. Hell, I'd settle for 40 again.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Love this post, my dear. It's such fun to see you as a little girl...you were just as adorable as you are now! More, More, More!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And....I forgot to say...
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope Sweety is doing something very special for your Big Day.

NeverEZme said...

HAPPY TO YOU!!!

Chickie said...

Joseph - I think you figured out the look on Mom's face.

Bekah - I'll never say never.

Everyone! - Thanks for coming by!

L said...

love the photos -- especially of you in right field! heh heh heh