Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lawdy---Lawdy---Look who's ????????????


SIXTY EIGHT!!!!!!! Holy Cow---that's older than dirt, isn't it?????? Yipes!!!

Yes---I must admit that TODAY is my BIRTHDAY!!!! I cannot believe that I'm having another one so soon... Has it really been a year????? ha

Here are some pictures for you--starting with the one above. Sorry the picture is so bad!! That is Little Tubby Betsy in her baby carriage----taken WAY back in the olden days, in 1942!!!!! Below are more!



Well----I told you that this old lady has ALWAYS loved snow.... This picture was taken in about 1945 in my yard in Big Stone Gap, VA (my hometown).




Looky Here!!!!! That precious little girl is now a COWBOY... She loved Roy Rogers ---and even had a Roy Rogers lunchbox at one time.... How 'bout that????




Now---a high school graduate!!!! See how SMART she looked???????? ha ha ha




Oh ---to be young again!!!!!! (Nah---don't want to go through it all again!!!! ha).... BUT---I do wonder how someone like this could turn into................................




.............................THIS?????????? Ha Ha HA!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day on MY birthday!!!!! The Love of my Life has planned a BIG SURPRISE for me... I'm SO excited.... I'll blog again on Monday--and then, we both will know what it is...

Hugs,

102 comments:

Big Dude said...

Thanks for sharing the photos and have a terrific birthday.

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday Betsy!

I'll bet your sweetie has great plans for you birthday, can't wait to hear the details. I love all the photos!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Loved the cowgirl picture!!! And the baby picture!! and the....oh never mind...all of them!

Susan said...

♫♪♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Betsy, Happy Birthday to You!! ♫♪♫♪


Hope you have a great birthday and weekend!

Mildred said...

Wishing you a super birthday Betsy! From your precious photos, it looks like you have always loved the outdoors! You and George have a wonderful weekend. Love you both!

Jane said...

Betsy - I always look forward to your family photos, especially when they are of you! Happy Birthday and many more!! And thanks for your friendship,

Jane

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy! I love all those wonderful photos, especially the cowgirl one. You were a cutie then and you are a cutie now. Have a wonderful birthday surprise weekend---I can't wait to hear what your sweet George has cooked up for you!

Love, Beth

Arkansas Patti said...

Huge Happy Birthday Betsy. You are still a puppy.
Loved the pictures and fun to know you were a Roy Rogers fan also. I once ran away from home trying to get to him.
That last picture was perfect and a hoot.
Enjoy your fun surprise and be sure to share.

Lucy said...

I hope you saved that Roy Rogers lunchbox. It would be worth a few bucks now. We grew up in the same era. Wasn't it wonderful? Neat pics!

Jen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY♫♪♫♫♪♫♫♪♫♫♪♫♪
Enjoy your day!

Randy and Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Betsy! I think you have aged quite gracefully! Hugs to you-- Randy

Peggy said...

A very very Happy Birthday to a very very special lady! Can't wait to read all about your surprise. I know its going to be fantastic

JKoenig said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Betsy! I'll look forward to hearing about your surprise.

linda m said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy!!! :)

Tabor said...

Well, you have aged just like fine wine and are so much richer in spirit and character!!

thesouthernlady64 said...

Happy Birthday,Betsy. I love how you did this post. It is so cute! Have a wonderful day and weekend and enjoy your surprise. I loved Roy Rogers, too.

Catherine said...

Hahaha! Oh Betsy ~ look at how young at heart you are (love the last two photos and comments). You will NEVER be old. The HAPPIEST of BIRTHDAYS to you girl and I hope you enjoy what ever it is George has in store for you. Have a wonderful birthday weekend friend!

xo Catherine

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy birthday to you Betsy!!!
You were and still ARE the cutest thing around.
I can't wait to hear what your surprise is...although I know your days are filled with love and sweetness already.
xoxox
Suz

Susie said...

Happy birthday to you my friend!!! Hope it is the best yet!

Cicero Sings said...

Loved the pics Betsy! Happy day to you! Surprises are SO fun! Enjoy!

Diana (Di) said...

Betsy, happy birthday dear lady. The photos are so cute and I especially love the last one. You are a hoot!
P.S. I too had a Roy Rogers gun, holster and silver bullet. :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Birthday, you Youngin' you! Only 68? Wait till you roll up and over SEVENTY THREE, like me, My Dear! That's when we start talking "Old As Dirt"! :-)

What a great bunch of cutie-pie old photos you have. This is lucky. I don't seem to have that many. Or maybe, they aren't all in one place. My fault of course.

Anyway, how convenient that I came to give you a link to a new blogger I just met. One who has a lovely photo of a NZ waterfall pictured today [Aug.5] And when I see a beautiful waterfall, I think of BETSY!

Convenient 'cause I can make believe that I'm giving you an introduction to Pauline at The Paddock in NZ, for your Birthday. :-)

Have a lovely time, with your Birthday surprise!!!

mountain.mama said...

I love all the pictures, but especially the last one. You have aged like fine wine! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

amelia said...

LOVE the pictures Betsy!!! What a cute girl you are!!

Have a wonderful birthday and whatever your surprise is, I hope you enjoy it all!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And oh Betsy, I just started looking at Pauline's blog. Please click and look at THIS waterfall.
We are both gonna' love it, there.

Go have a lovely Birthday. I'll leave you alone now. :-)

Darla said...

Love your header photo and the background image as well. Happy Birthday dear Betsy...you are just as adorable now as you were then...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful old memories !! I really loved the post !!Thanks for sharing !!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday God bless you!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!! Have a fantastic day Betsy and many, many more fabulous adventures ahead! Hugs!

KathyA said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy! And many, many more!!

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You, Betsy! Hope your day is extra special!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday dear Betsy and many birthday hugs to you as well. Enjoyed seeing your photos. Will be looking forward to hearing all about your birthday surprise!

Harriet said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Richard said...

Happy Birthday Betsy !

Tricia said...

AWWWWWW that 1st pic is soooo CUUUTE! Adorable!!!
They're all grrreat photos, but I just love that 1st one!

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Betsy! Have a wonderful & fun bday

Elenka said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I prefer the second photo, you look like you are having much more fun and still look beautiful!!!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Happy birthday Betsy! Best wishes to you for a WONDERFUL day! Thank you for sharing the pictures. I could see you grow up before my very eyes!

Diane said...

You're funny, Betsy! I think you just look comfortable, and that's what it's all about isn't it!!? That's why we get older - so we can get smarter.
Hope you have a Happy, Happy Birthday and many more! Diane

Roses and Lilacs said...

Happy birthday!!! Don't get hung up on numbers. Sixty eight means different things to different people. You are in great shape and probably are one of those people who always seem ten years younger.
Marnie

DayPhoto said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You and my Momma share the same day!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

wildlifewatcher said...

"Put another candle on the birthday cake, I'm another year older today"! - Sheriff John, Los Angeles children's T.V. star of the 1950's.

Happy Birthday to you! And many many more!!!

Sandra said...

this was soooo fun walking back through time with you. I like that cowgirl outfit. i had one but it was cowboy. did not want to be a cowgirl, but a boy. still would like to be a cowboy.
the last photo made me get a silly grin on my face. you look adorable.
your photos are very similar to mine, since we are only 2 years apart. I will be 66 on sept 5th. born in 44. war babies

Happyone :-) said...

I'm over here from George's blog to wish you a very Happy Birthday!! :-)
You two are lucky to have each other!!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday my sweet Friend, I know you love living every day as you do too, hugs and we are not old we are seasoned well, heehee my 66th is in Sept, so almost with you. Hugs and have a great day.

The Incredible Woody said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Happy Happy Birthday beautiful Betsy!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! I think I like cowgirl Betsy the best!!!

Glenda said...

Wishing you the best birthday ever, Betsy!! I know it will be special! I loved seeing you grow up in the series of pics! I'm sure lots of wonderful memories are associated with each photo! Hope the next year is filled with joy, more joy and lots of great surprises!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: I love all your photos from the past.
Have a great birthday, my you are getting old. Two years older then me for now. LOL

jamsbuying said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy. We hope and pray the coming year is full of happiness, health, and love!

Judith & Rod

Jayne said...

Happy Birthday Betsy!

Debbie Smith said...

Happy Birthday Betsy! I really enjoyed the pictures you posted! I just really think there is nothing better than having old photographs to keep the memories alive!
You look "Fabulous Darling"!
Enjoy your special day and I can't wait to hear what George's surprise was!

Joy said...

Oh Betsy you cracked me up with that last picture. I really enjoyed those pictures. You are adorable from the beginning and still are.
Happy Birthday and enjoy your birthday suprise.
♥ Joy

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Birthday my friend!
GREAT photos! thanks for sharing them...

What you were listening to on your headphones in the last pic?

Vicki ~ FL said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Betsy,
Happy Birthday to you!

I'm sure George is being extra sweet to you today:~)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, Betsy...I needed your last picture to make me smile today.
I so hope you are enjoying your special day, and my mind is reeling with the thoughts of what has George planned for your birthday.
I wish you the happiest of birthdays my dear bloggy friend, and many more of them.
You are as cute today, as you ever were.
{ A BIG birthday hug}
Jo

Janie said...

Happy birthday to Betsy! I hope you enjoy your surprise. I love the cowgirl photo, and the ones of you as a young woman.
Older than dirt? Depends on what dirt. The Grand Canyon dirt wins, hands down!

nanny said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend......
So one of my favorite books is Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani...have you read it? You should...it's so good.
Cave City is in Arkansas just north of Batesville...just a spot in the road I think, but grows the best watermelon ever!

Kay said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BETSY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Aliene said...

Happy Birthday. Loved your pictures. I am about your age but I would not have the nerve to post
pictures of me. We just grow old gracefully.

Dorothy said...

I been out of town today, hence I very late with a comment. I do hope you have had a great birthday! My only granddaughter shares your August 5th birthday. Time does fly by all too quickly, doesn't it? Happy weekend!

LV said...

Happy birthday to a special lady on her special day. I loved seeing you in a younger life time. Whatever you do on your day, George will make sure it is the best. Wishing you many more blessed days.

Valerie said...

Here is a song that we sang in the church I grew up in. We sing it at every family birthday and so has very special meaning to us!

"May God watch over you year after year!
And fill your birthday with blessings and cheer!
Working or resting may you ever be
Happy on earth and thru eternity!
Happy birthday, Happy Birthday
Many returns of a Happy Birthday!"

(I sang as I typed ) Praying your day is blessed and your time together precious.

You are such an encouragement to me in many ways. Thank you!

Happy Birthday!

Valerie said...

Here is a song that we sang in the church I grew up in. We sing it at every family birthday and so has very special meaning to us!

"May God watch over you year after year!
And fill your birthday with blessings and cheer!
Working or resting may you ever be
Happy on earth and thru eternity!
Happy birthday, Happy Birthday
Many returns of a Happy Birthday!"

(I sang as I typed ) Praying your day is blessed and your time together precious.

You are such an encouragement to me in many ways. Thank you!

Happy Birthday!

Ginny said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy BIRTHDAY dear Betsy, happy birthday to you!! And many more!! You will have to imagine the voice and add the tune! And what a year to rejoice! You are recovering well from your knee ordeal! I know George will give you a wonderful birthday and I can't wait to see all the pictures. Wonderful pictures, you are still just as beautiful as ever, it radiates from you. But that picture of the high school graduation is really something. The look on your face is priceless. Trepidation of the furure out in the big world. Uncertainty and youth.

Pedaling said...

I love you and your humor!
beautiful old pics and then the last one...hehe.
Happy Birthday, to a wonderful lady, who I would love to meet in real life someday!

Rose said...

What a great day to get back to blogging on....Happy, happy birthday! I am so glad I wasn't another day getting back into it.

I hope you have a fun surprise awaiting you!

Colleen said...

A big Happy Birthday hug to you Betsy!! Your pics are priceless & how fun that you shared with us. Enjoy your special day!

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Had to come back because I wanted to be the 68th person to wish you a Happy Birthday on your 68th.

Daisy said...

I loved seeing these photos, Betsy! Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day was extra special just like you are. :)

Deb said...

Of course, Happy Birthday...and then...Oh I knew I liked you! Once a cowgirl always a cowgirl. And a fan of my man Roy! Cute pictures from the very first to the very last! Sweet post!

NENSA MOON said...

Happy birthday, Betsy!!
Hope you have a very very happy time...
Love all those photos.
Thanks so much for sharing with us

hugs and kisses,
nensa

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I've been away all day,so that is why my visit is late.Hope you are having a blast.
Blessings,Ruth

Neal said...

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Betsy,
Happy Birthday to You.

See I can sing really good. Hope you have a great time. I know you will no matter where you go.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Happy Birthday Betsy....love that you shared your pictures with us...you still look just fine at 68wishing you have lots more birthdays to share with us. Trish

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Hi, Betsy. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I look forward to reading about what surprise George cooked up to celebrate the occasion. Have a blessed weekend!

Carletta said...

Here it is so late and I almost missed this very important occassion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY!
Many wishes for many more happy years.
I love the cowgirl costume! Mine was a majorette. :)
Such wonderful pics to relive your memories with.
I bet George has something really special and can hardly wait to see what it is. Have fun!!!
Hugs and Blessings,
Carletta

carolina nana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND HERE'S HOPING YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE !!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND WITH YOUR HONEY AND ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY.
BLESSINGS
MARILYN

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy! I'd say you are still getting around great and just beginning to get knee problems, so 68 can't be too bad :-) Hope you have a wonderful day and I pray that God will bless you each day of the new year.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hope you had a fab birthday! My wife and little daughter too send their best wishes to you :)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Betsy, have a wonderful birthday. The photos are just adorable! Enjoy your date with your hubby. :)

Jo said...

Happy Birthday Darling Betty! You are more beautiful today than you were as a young girl. Enjoy your surprise with darling George. I look forward to reading all about it. Blessings and hugs Jo

diane said...

Well you sure have lots of birthday wishes to read when you return from your surprise trip. we are all waiting in anticipation. Hope you had a wonderful time with your darling George. Just loved the pics and the way that you can laugh at yourself. I had a giggle too.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday, lets celebrate life. What a glorious feeling it must be that you are able to rake the leaves.
Happy birthday!

There is another birthday gal on the Sky watch Friday.

It like that howdy, cow girl.

You know what, my first daughter aged 26, I had a photo of her just like your first. The same style of bonnet.

Tipper said...

Love ALL the photos! I hope your day was extra special. Guess what-it was my birthday too : ) Neat that we share our special day.

Can't wait to see what your next post is about.

Rose said...

found your blog. i too love blogs with variety. will follow. happy birthday. loved the photos. you look great. Rose http://somewondersoflife.blogspot.com/

Small City Scenes said...

Well first off--HAPPY BIRTHDAY--you are catching up with me. LOL
Love all the growing up shots.

Wow look at all the comments--is it a record?

I know George will plan a wonderful birthday for you. MB

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
Happy belated birthday. Thanks for sharing the photos. I really enjoyed them.

imac said...

You were and are cute Betsy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.XXX

Marydon said...

Happy birthday to YOU ... Happy BIRTHday dear Betsy! ... & may God bless you!

What a darling write Betsy, you were cute then as you are now ... love your humor. Love the darling pictures ...

Have a lovely PINK summer weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Happy Birthday...loved looking at the pictures....

Betsy said...

Awww...happy birthday! Love the pictures...you are a hoot with your sense of humor! Hope the surprise was great...can't wait to read all about it!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy.
You are the luckiest person I know to have such a thoughtful and loving person as George to spend the rest of their life with.
You two have so much love for each other and celebrate it daily in so many ways. Its beautiful to see the joy you two have.

Enjoy your Birthday rondevu ;)

Amin said...

Happy birthday!

Denise said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY!!!!! Absolutely LOVE all these photos. You were and are an adorable lady:)))
An English Girl Rambles

Bill said...

Happy belated birthday, Betsy. I hope George took you somewhere nice. i loved the pictures in this post.

Callie said...

Happy Birthday! Loved the raking photo! Thanks for sharing your photos. First time visitor. I'll be back.

From the Kitchen said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Betsy! You must celebrate for an entire month!! My favorite photo of you is the one in Big Stone Gap--love those mountains!!

I'll be checking back first thing Monday to view George's big surprise.

Best,
Bonnie

Sciarada said...

Ciao Betsy, were beautiful child and girl and now you're a beautiful woman, every year that passes is a drop of wisdom, best wishes for your birthday.

dibear said...

So sorry this is late, but I wanted to wish you a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I also enjoyed the pictures of your surprise trip to Sharp Mt. :)

Pat said...

I love the old photos! What a cute little girl you were, and now you are a splendid senior citizen. I'll have some of my hairstyles through the years posted on Tuesday, from my birth year in 1948 through 1960, end of 6th grade.

cyclopseven said...

You looked so cool and sweet in all those old pictures...but much more sweeter now. Common...honeybees she is here:)