Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What Happened on August 5, 1992???


Recently, I blogged about turning 16 (in 1957). SO---let's fast-forward about 35 years!!! In 1992, I turned FIFTY... At that time I lived in Clear Lake, TX (south of Houston) and worked as the Director of Christian Education at Clear Lake United Methodist Church. Several of my 'good' ???? friends down there got in my office AHEAD of TIME---and decorated every inch of it!!!! I found evidence of this 'over the hill' birthday for months AFTER the actual birthday... Thanks to my wonderful friends (you know who you are) for making that birthday so memorable. The picture above is me with the cake they gave me. Below are two more pictures of the 'celebration.' Aren't my friends just SO nice?????? !!!!!! ha ha




This is what I found when I opened my office door that 'special' morning. It was a HUGE surprise since I had no idea they had been working on this... To tell you the truth, since I'm a 'nosy-rosy' person---I'm shocked that they pulled this off without me knowing about it!





From inside my office ---- there I am --looking through ALL of the 'stuff' searching for my desk! They decorated every inch of that office --and it truly took me WEEKS to get it all cleaned up. Don't I have such incredible friends???????!!!!!!! ha ha... Can't believe this happened 16 1/2 years ago... Mercy Me!!

The bottom line: I wouldn't go back to either age 16 or age 50 again.. Once I met George, my 'real' life began (2001). Now--let's just pray that both of us live long, healthy lives!!!!
Hugs,

45 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Love those pictures of you Betsy with that wonderful smile of yours.

I love your attitude and am so happy you found someone to share the rest of your life with.

Smilingsal said...

Those office friends in Texas know how to decorate for a party! What fun.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a fun birthday. Such a great memory and of course it shows what wonderful friends you have! you look so cute and not a day over 40 in the pictures!! You are so cute.

~Vanessa~ said...

Ha! These are so cute and you looked like one happy birthday girl! :)

Cedar ... said...

What fun! They really are good friends to do that for you. I'm sure it was all done with love!

Mildred said...

Good Morning Betsy, What a beautiful smile on your face and how nice of your friends to make such memories for you. Your joy jumps off the computer screen at me each day. Blessings to you and George today. (My bday is in Aug. too!)

amelia said...

With all the hiking you two do, you should live forever!!

Wonderful birthday surprise and I'm sure that will live in your mind always!!

lola said...

Great times for memories. I too remember my 50th birthday party. What a surprise my DH pulled off.
I hope you & George have many, many yrs together.

CountryDreaming said...

Work surprises like this are always fun. Thanks for sharing this happy birthday memory! And since today is not August 5th, I would also like to wish you a very merry un-birthday!

Pigeon said...

What a fun party that must have been! I am 50 years old now. I hope I will be as happy and active as you are now when I turn 66. That is something to strive for.

fishing guy said...

Betsy: What a fun look at the neat party. 50 seems so long ago now.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh what fun and so nice to have such neat and fun friends and people to work with.
What a happy life you are leading now.

I am going to visit my Mother today. She lives about 2 hours away. An incredible woman--lives in her own house and still drives (locally only) and has such a wonderful spirit. I can see the small aging signs though and she says she does too. She has her house for sale and will move over here when it sells. She lives on Whidbey Island and loves the water. MB

Susie said...

Betsy those are such sweet pictures! How wonderful to have friends who care so much! I'm sure you are very thankful for them. I scrolled down your other new posts and enjoyed the falls pictures. It looks like you guys had a great trip!

Rose said...

You must have had wonderful friends! Memories like this give joy for a lifetime. I like hearing about your life.

Shellmo said...

Your smile just shines thru and thru Betsy! They really decorated your desk - I'm surprised you didn't get lost in it! What wonderful friends which means you are a wonderful person as well!!

Dorothy said...

I'm glad that nobody gave me one of those 'over the hill' parties! I think it would be depressing;-)
Looks like you had a good time anyway.

Darla said...

What great friends you have/had. You looked truly surprised too! Hear, hear to long healthy lives!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What are friends for?Except to make birthdays memorable.
Blessings,Ruth

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well if I'd thrown you a party Betsy...it would have been a huge tent outdoors with waterfalls all around and a catered meal :) George would have popped out of your cake...and there would have been birds singing! How's that?

Deborah Godin said...

Hilarious - all black!! Wish I'd thought of that when some friends of mine "went over"!!

Jen said...

You are such a cutie patootie.
:D

Darla said...

I think Sanpdragon fits you quite well. Some days I feel like I am about to snap and the rest of me is dragging!!

MNGarden said...

Betsy,
You and hubby are really enjoying the waterfall years. Guess who was also a voice major. Moi!
Donna

jlshall said...

Those are wonderful photos! I don't think I'd have wanted to clean all that stuff up, but I definitely would enjoy the cake!

Betty said...

Oh my, a cake and your office all decorated in black. Anyway, I think it was nice of your friends to give you a birthday party.

I do pray that you and George will live very long and useful lives and with each other.

Michele said...

Gosh... that is quite the birthday bash!! What fun that must have been!!!
Hug♥

Tina said...

Betsy,
Sounds like you worked with some fun loving people...ha ha loved the way they decorated your office!!
You seem to be so positive that I'm sure your years with George will be many and you both will have a lot of adventures..cute post!!

Wendy said...

Lucky you! What a nice birthday celebration. And what wonderful friends. I am glad you and George are so happy. I do know the feeling of finding Mr. Special and Wonderful.
I will keep you in my prayers that you both enjoy good health for a long, long time.
Hugs

Bird Girl said...

That was another fun post, Betsy! You sure were a 'hottie' at age 50 ;-)
Lots of nice friends and good memories!

Janie said...

May you and George still be visiting waterfalls for your 100th birthdays!
Looks like a fun party. You should have enlisted the friends in the clean-up!

Stacey Huston said...

What a wonderful party and a beautiful smile.. great memories.. thanks for sharing

Rosa said...

How fun!!! I love birthday parties!! You look so pretty and happy. I actually liked 16--12/13? Never would I go back there! Yuck. Too many hormies. Wish I could have bottled them up and used them now! hehe. xo

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The real thing is always right there in the present, you're right. Everything else is but a dream.

Diane said...

Oh, my gosh! What a mess, I mean how wonderful. And there's that great smile too. I'm glad it was such a surprise and I'm even more glad that your life is so great now.

karin said...

You are one amazing woman! The way you two are going, you should easily make it to 100! We've got several of our residents in their 90s and still driving! Love the pictures! I wouldn't want to be 16 again either, nor 50. Then I wouldn't have all my grandchildren1 I was 49 when the first grandchild arrived! Enjoy your abundant life! God bless!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Wow what a great party. I am with Phyllis your parties should be outside surrounded by all the thing you love in nature...m..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks to all for visiting my blog today. I did enjoy my 50th birthday--and my friends LOVED surprising me!!!! BUT--I definitely wasn't 'over the hill'. AND--I'm STILL not!!! ha ha
Hugs to all,
Betsy

Mary said...

Looks like you had a great time! What nice friends you have :-)

Cassie said...

Such fun that they thought so much of you to do that!

Daisy said...

Oh golly! What fun! Now I'm a little nervous though! I'll be turning 50 THIS YEAR! ha ha! :D

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

They loved you! You were a 'fabulous fifty!'

Cicero Sings said...

What a cuties you are! You must have been a wonderful boss for them to go so all out ... but then why am I would I be surprised ... your fun lovingness comes through in all you do and write.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a wonderful surprise they arranged for you Betsy, surprises are always fun.

Anonymous said...

Betsy ;you look as pretty in these photos as you do now. You are a very special person. You and George are blessed to have each other. Mary Lee

Leedra said...

This is why we took up photography to begin with...to help us remember all the GREAT times in our life.

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