It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, December 2, 2013

A birthday and an anniversary…

Happy Birthday to my friend Paul in the Boston area.  If you have a minute please stop by and wish him a happy birthday.  Paul has been my friend for most of my 8 plus blogging years.  I am sure Arlene is taking him out to a super duper place to celebrate!

It is very easy for me to remember Paul’s birthday as it falls on the date of my wedding anniversary some 50 odd years ago.  Seems like only yesterday when Jim and I were young and starting out with absolutely nothing but each other, my old ‘53 pea green Plymouth and Jim’s motorcycle.  I will never forget the day.  It was snowing so there was no honeymoon, not that we could have afforded one anyway.  I hit the jackpot when I married Jim.  He was such a caring guy and he was like my dad in that he never met a stranger.  I honestly can’t remember one person that didn’t like him.  He had a great sense of humor and loved going to country music concerts with me.  We saw all of the popular acts.  We were even sitting in the Civic Center in Champaign Illinois when Loretta Lynn did her famous passing out act on the stage.  If you have ever seen the movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter you will know what I am referring to.

beth and jim 2dec'55

So let’s all celebrate Paul’s birthday and  my wedding anniversary.  Champagne is on the house!  And thanks Jim for being my guardian angel since December 1st, 2006!  I have had great need of one this year.

Beth

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Paul,

    May you have a nice day and yes have your wife treat you out for a nice peaceful

    evening of your fav meal.

    A blogger of Beths.

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  2. Oh Happy Anniversary Beth he is always with you. Happy Birthday to your friend Paul too. HUGS B

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  3. Happy memories for you dear Sis..glad that angel has been by your side watching and protecting you this year. Will check out Paul and tell him happy birthday too! Hugs and many prayers XOXO

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  4. A beautiful tribute to your husband. I'll hop over to Paul's blog, too.
    Thanks, Beth....this really made me smile. Big hugs to you!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Paul!! This calls for cake :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to Paul! Sending you special hugs, Beth, on this day you remember so very well! xo Nellie

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  7. Happy birthday to your friend and happy memories for your anniversary. Sounds like you really hit the jackpot. Have a good day.

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  8. what a special day and a beautiful couple!!

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  9. Happy Anniversary - You were very lucky to have Jim and such nice memories. Happy Birthday Paul!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Lovely photo, Beth. Happy birthday, Paul!

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  11. I visited Paul, and I know Jim keeps an eye on you. I'm so sorry he isn't with you now. You will be re-united one day.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. Hope that both Paul and you have enjoyed a happy day. You were the cutest bride! Simply adorable.

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  13. Happy Birthday to your friend Paul and Happy Anniversary. Jim sounds like a wonderful man and husband. So many happy memories you have.

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  14. Beth thank you so much! These folks did came over and wished me happy birthday! Beth you are the best and what a cutie! Yes Arlene did take me out to dinner. I just got back. And happy anniversary to you. And please thank all the folks who visited my blog. I don't know most of them but thank them none the less. And now to do a load of laundry, oh I'll have the maid do it. Oh wait, I don't have a maid.

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    1. You are very welcome my friend!

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    2. I just remembered my dad had a grey 1952 Plymouth.

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  15. This is a lovely post, Beth. Enjoy those beautiful memories and the feelings they create. Happy Anniversary and happy birthday to your friend. Also enjoy the beauty of this Christmas season. Hugs. Bertie

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  16. What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing such sweet memories with us, it's brought tears to my eyes. :)

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  17. Happy Birthday to your friend.
    That's a long time 'some 50 years or so'...I hope you had a lovely day with your lovely happy memories :)

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  18. Happy, Happy, Happy! What wonderful memories, Beth! Hug!

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  19. You were lucky to find your soulmate and get to spend a lifetime with him! Tell your friend to have a spectacular birthday and enjoy reliving those memories that you and Jim shared. May your Christmas season be MERRY!

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  20. Beth, I am glad that jim is your guardian angel. Hopefully a long time from now , you'll be together again...I say long time, cause we humans are selfish and like to keep the best with us longer. xoxo,Susie

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  21. Happy Birthday to Paul, and a happy Anniversary to you dear Beth. I know it isn't the same since you have to celebrate it without your beloved Jim, but I hope you enjoyed some of the days. That's a beautiful picture of you and your hubby.

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  22. Happy birthday to Paul, and how good is it when we meet our soulmate, I am sure Jim is watching over you till you are together again.

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  23. Happy Anniversary dearest friend. Love you dearly.

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  24. Happy birthday and happy anniversary!! You guys saw a memorable performance that night. Sweet picture! :)

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  25. Happy Anniversary dearest friend to dear Beth!

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  26. Lovely Memories a gorgeous couple ...Happy anniversary Beth..xx

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