|She doesn't ACT 75!!!!!! |
Well my Friends, AUGUST is almost here ---and guess what????? Betsy has a BIG birthday this year.... YIPES.... On this day (August 5, 1942) a bouncing baby girl was born in a small hospital in Pennington Gap, Virginia... (My hometown, Big Stone Gap, did not have a hospital at that time)... It was 'war time' --so things weren't easy for anyone... The hospital didn't have enough beds ---so my first bed was a dresser drawer... I cannot believe that I was EVER tiny enough to fit in a dresser drawer... ha ha .... (My friend, Neal, would say that this is the reason I'm a little nutty even to this day!!!!! Tee Hee)...
My Dad (who was 53 years old when I was born) was even more excited than Mom (who was 42) was when they had a GIRL..... They had two sons before I was born. Raymond was 20 years older than I was and Jimmy was 12 years older than I was... To say I was a SURPRISE is an understatement....
But I was the "apple of my Daddy's eyes" ---and was truly spoiled rotten by him... Mama just shook her head when she would say NO and Daddy said YES..... For me, I can honestly say that I had a great childhood. Daddy worked until he was 75 to support us, and even though they didn't have a lot of money, they made sure that I was their priority in every respect.... I miss them both so much --along with both of my brothers... All four of them are with God now--and here I am, still hobbling along!!!!!
Today I'll share some pictures with you through the years of this crazy monkey!!!!! Hope you enjoy them....
|Who is this TUBBY little girl???? Still tubby at 75!!!!|
|Daddy and Me!!!! Look at that smile on Daddy's face (at least until I became a teenager).... ha|
|She's 'trying' to smile ---while saying, "this is enough"...|
|My hair was ALWAYS STRAIGHT.... I remember getting perms for many years.... That was back in the day when the rollers/curlers came down from the ceiling. Bet some of you have never heard of that!!!!! GADS.|
|About age 4 ---I was standing in our front yard.|
|Then she grew up.... This was my Senior Year in high school, all dressed up--trying to impress the boys I'll bet!!!|
|At age 59, she met this Cutie Pie ---and he truly swept me off of my feet (after about 20 years of being a single, independent woman)....|
|Here's a very happy lady --who has had an amazing life.|
|Sending Smoochies to YOU today and saying "thanks for blogging with this crazy monkey since 2006".....|
I could go on and on about my life for these 75 years..... I have 3 wonderful sons whom I adore more than life itself. AND---then there are my fantastic daughters-in-law AND the wonderful grandchildren... And --I'm gonna be a GREAT Grammy in January.... Yeah!!!!! I am truly a blessed woman...
George has some wonderful surprises planned for me this week --so if I'm not around, just know that I am out somewhere having fun....