Growing Up on Throw Back Thursday…
My 49th birthday is in a few days. I found this photo from a blog post in July of last year, under which was typed, “I don’t wanna grow up.”
Well, because we all have to grow up and make our mark doing it, I thought I might share a few lesser known things about me, my life, my family, and my mark on the world.
- President William McKinley is my great, great, great Uncle by marriage.
- I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years.
- When I was 15, my Dad took me to a Frank Sinatra concert. During a quiet moment, I stood up and yelled, “I love you, Frankie!”
- Four out of the seven members of my family have had cancer. None of us needed chemo and all of us are survivors.
- I’ve met two famous people…Celine Dion and John Tesh.
- My favorite number is seven and here’s why:
- I was born in the 7th month of 1967
- There are 7 years between me and my only sister
- There are 7 people in my immediate family
- There are 7 chakras
- And now, I get to include this: 7×7=49
But, I still don’t wanna grow up.
Family Fun for TBT
My parents sent me this gem. It is about 1970. We are on our grandparent’s farm in Illinois, which we still enjoy today. From the left…John, Andy, Laura, Bill, and then there’s me. Why do I look so serious?
The slide is rigged so it dumps into the pool. The swing set is set up in the back, I’m sure, so my brothers could jump off the swings into the pool. The chair to the right is probably a make-shift diving board. My brothers were fearless, especially John. Laura was most likely in charge while my parents enjoyed sunning themselves in the distance. It’s a safe bet that one of my brothers splashed me or bothered me in some way. Hence, the look.
We are all (almost) in our 50’s now. We gave our parents seven grandchildren among us. The oldest grandchild is getting married in June. Time marches on. Great memories remain.
Throw Back Thursday to my Petite Picasso. She hasn’t painted in a while. Now, she’s more into writing letters and words and drawing people with square bodies and big heads. And it’s interesting that on this date last year we were outside enjoying the weather. Not today!
Check out my Throw Back Thursday post from February 4, 2015.
This photo of a re-purposed piano gained a lot of attention on Google+. I find it fascinating. I can imagine the intriguing conversations among musicians, writers, librarians, interior designers, and avid readers. The ultimate conversation piece.