Easter and Birthday’s

The phone rang this morning.  Not a surprise it generally rings every day.  Just was not expecting to hear the message that was received. St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday and it was a crazy da…

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Easter and Birthday’s

The phone rang this morning.  Not a surprise it generally rings every day.  Just was not expecting to hear the message that was received.

St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday and it was a crazy day.  The car battery had died and I did not know it until I went to go to Tax Office for appointment. I drove our manual drive truck again.  It did not break down this time. Last time the starter staggered and was beat with a wrench to restart.  Three days later we replaced the 19 year old Starter.

I grew up on a stick shift and  power steering was almost unheard of in our wage bracket. Glad my shoulders are not sore today.  I have started exercising again, thankfully.

On to the phone call. Easter of course is EASTER, but it also is my husband’s 81’s Birthday.Do not know why I did not catch that connection sooner. With family all over the USA right now and SIL Mary living with us, it by passed my mind.

What do you get someone that will be 81. I let him trim our tree his way.  I suspect I will have them over again to completely remove it soon.  That tree shaded my living room for more than 30 years. It has five little sprouts on it.  ARRRRGGGH.

It will make for a very warm summer. Mary will like that she is used to Riverside temperatures.

Maybe a breakfast like last weekend, and just let him watch NASCAR and any Car Auction Event that may be on.

After all, our oldest son’s birthday is the next day, and the oldest son’s youngest daughter is the next day.

Birthday Month is March

Long ago and in a time gone past, August was the Birthday Month.   It seems much of the family birthdays have passed on, bringing March in as the Birthday month, with August now second.

Do you keep track of which month has the most birthdays in your current living family?

Knowing people whom keep track of the birthdays of the ancestors and which month is the most is interesting also.

My husband’s birthday will pop up next according to my calendar.  Learning about his entry into the world and remembering things his Mom shared long ago.  A generation has passed and life still moving forward. Eighty plus years forward for my husband.

I  will talk about our first born after Hubby’s birthday.

Then will mention grand daughter’s birthday.

Maybe we should catalog the Anniversary’s in the family’s calendar?

Quiz on Life

Somethings that I have done.

)   A “Bucket List” meme – you put an “X” in the box if you have done it!

2)  Copy and paste it into your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+ and fill it out (erase my entries and insert your own).

3)  Put a comment on this blog post to tell me where I can read all about you!

Here’s the list and my responses:

(X) Shot a gun

(x ) Gone on a blind date

( ) Skipped school

( x) Watched someone die

(X ) Visited Canada

(X ) Visited Hawaii

( ) Visited Cuba

( ) Visited Europe

(X ) Visited Las Vegas

( ) Visited Central America

( ) Visited Asia

( ) Visited Africa

() Visited Florida

(X ) Visited Mexico

(X ) Seen the Grand Canyon in person

( ) Flown in a helicopter

( ) Served on a jury

( ) Been lost

(X ) Traveled to the opposite side of the country

( ) Visited Washington, DC

(X ) Swam in the Ocean

( ) Cried yourself to sleep

(X ) Played cops and robbers

(X ) Played cowboys and Indians

(x ) Recently colored with crayons

( ) Sang karaoke

(x ) Sang a solo or duet in church

( x) Paid for a meal with coins only

( ) Made prank phone calls

(x ) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose

(X ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue

(X ) Had children

(X ) Had a pet

( ) Been skinny-dipping

(X) Been fishing

(X ) Been boating

( ) Been downhill skiing

( ) Been water skiing

( ) Been camping in a trailer/RV

(X ) Been camping in a tent

(x ) Driven a motorcycle

( ) Been bungee-jumping (ripcord jumping)

(X ) Gone to a drive-in movie

(X ) Done something that could have killed you…

(X ) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life

( x) Rode an elephant

( x) Rode a camel

X ) Eaten just cookies or cake or ice cream for dinner

(x ) Been on TV

( ) Stolen any traffic signs

(X ) Been in a car accident

( x) Been in the Hospital in past 24 months

( ) Donated blood

( ) Gotten a (speeding) or any other type of ticket in the past 12 months

( ) Gotten a piercing

( ) Gotten a Tattoo

( x) Driven a manual transmission vehicle

( ) Ever owned your dream car

(X ) Been Married

( ) Been divorced

( X) Fell in love

( ) Fell out of love

( x) Paid for a strangers meal

(x) Driven over 100 mph

( ) Been scuba diving

(x ) Written a published book/story/poetry

( ) Eaten snails

Fifty Years Ago 3-3- 1966

Fifty Years Ago, our first daughter was born.  Her Father was overseas aboard ship, serving his country in the U.S.Navy.

We had two boys already and labor hit in the middle of the wee hours of the morning.  My girlfriend, came and picked the boys and I up.  We dropped them off for her husband to watch.

We drove down to the Ferry to cross the San Diego Bay.  We were about the tenth car back in line.  When the ticket person asked why we were out so early, Lucy Harter told him that I was in labor and we were on our way to Balboa Naval Hospital.

The man yelled to the Captain and he stopped all other cars and they closed off the access.

Then the Captain notified everyone on board we were on the way to Balboa Naval Hospital. Not many people or cars were on the ferry.

We shot across the bay leaving a rooster tail that left us stunned.  We bumped up onto the Ferry Landing and were immediately allowed off the ferry. (They had moved the cars a bit for that to  happen.)

Of course, I arrived in time and she was born at the hospital but it was only about 20 minutes or less after we arrived.

I still remember that rooster tail that the ferry shot up into the air as we sped across the bay. I do not think anyone thought that Ferry could speed up that much, much less make a rooster tail that was more than 20 feet high.

Daughter that is how you came into this world, very loved and very quick.  Dad missed the fun.