Birthdays are still kinda fun to me, and I’m happy to have another one today. Soon, my mother will call and sing Happy Birthday. I’m lucky that way.
One of my most memorable birthdays was my 9th because my party included a Mississippi River boat ride on the Memphis Queen. Here we are with Nana who always posed like a model and never took a bad picture. My friend Sara, sister Staci, and I are wearing matching Memphis Queen Line berets because we are fun tourists from Arkansas.
I remember being nine years old. The beginning of the Jan Brady years…
I loved Donna Osmond. His life-sized poster covered the door of our bedroom closet.
I played with Malibu Barbie and wanted to be Nancy Drew when I grew up.
Take a look at the party picture below and let’s discuss…
This is the BAT cave kitchen. My mother still lives in this house on the farm. Although much has changed (new floor, cabinets, etc.), the kitchen is in the same location in the house. If that room could talk…
See the expando hat rack on the wall? It now hangs on the back porch, and I’m pretty sure Momma still has at least two of those same hats.
By the time we ate cake, my Memphis Queen beret already hung on the rack. Never much of a hat person, I was over that thing.
And speaking of cake, Nana’s fresh strawberry cake (always my birthday cake choice) sat on the table in front of me, yet Staci somehow ate chocolate?
I wish Momma still had the dinette set. It’s a collector item now.
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Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Donny Osmond, Go Away Little Girl