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Sunday, November 25, 2007

It Seems Like Only Yesterday

Today is Lynn's birthday. Yep...she's another year older today and I cannot tell a lie...she's my baby sister.

I can still remember the day I stood on our sofa in front of the window watching my mom come up the walk with a bundle in her arms and my dad following behind. I was so baby sister was coming home. That event is my very first memory when I was young.

And, as Lynn's older sister, I actually had a hand in deciding her fate. As my mother tells the story, as soon as I heard I was going to be a big sister, I immediately informed Mom that I wanted a baby sister and repeated that demand throughout the long wait. No brother for me...I insisted on a baby sister. And, thank goodness, Mom and Dad cooperated.

In honor of Lynn's birthday, I thought I would surprise her and post a photo of my cute little sister.

So, on this very special day, please join me in wishing Lynn a very "Happy Birthday"and many, many more!


Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Lynn! (It feels strange typing Lynn without an "e" at the end!) Hope you have a wonderful day.

Linda said...

I did go over and wish her a happy birthday but I think I spelled her name wrong - duh! I'd best go back and fix that!

the moose buyer said...

I have always loved that picture and for those of you who might be curious, that angelic face pretty much looks the same all these years later. Must admit, though, she wasn't as angelic as her face might indicate. Lynn was, shall we say, a very "active" child.

Lynn said...

Gee thanks. This only goes to prove that those are not gray hairs that I am seeing...I am simply reverting back to my childhood color:~)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Lynn. I wish you many blessings today and in the year to come.

Joan, Please drop over to my blog and pick up a copy of the Christmas Spirit Award.

Mary said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you take the Christmas song challenge. It was kind of fun. I was stuck on #9 for a while until hubby helped me out.


PEA said...

Happy Birthday to your sister Lynn:-) What an adorable baby picture of her...I wonder what you would have done if the baby had ended up being a brother?? lol When I was little, I had two older brothers so when mom got pregnant two more times after I was born, I so hoped for a sister but nope...2 more brothers!!! xox

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ahh...that's just too cute. Wonderful tribute to your "baby sister". Great post and you betcha that I sent warm wishes to a wonderful girl!

Renee said...

I kept asking for a baby sister too...but I got stuck with 3 brothers instead.

But in the end it all worked out okay. I didn't have to share my stuff with my brothers. hee hee

Casdok said...

A belated happy birthday!