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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Birthday Surprise

All these years together, and rarely did I get an actual Birthday Present from dear Willy...well, I think he made up for it this year. It must be a retirement thing to gather your new toys together. The only thing is~~~
too bad this 20 ft. beauty is just resting its floats within our extended yard. My niece needed a place to temporarily store their new toy. They did, however, promise to take us out, sometime!!!

I did have a wonderful birthday with greeting galore by personal visits, phone calls, so very many wishes. Thank you all for your kindnesses.
Paula asked, if we were dressed alike as twins. I do not recall many times, but by photo reminders. Our folks said that sometimes, raising twins with two older sisters, all of us born within 3 years, was like pulling teeth. Here's a bit of ironic truth.
A string was tied to a tooth and the other end to the door. The rest is history. Ouch! Click on the picture to enlarge it. You can see the string that is tied to my tooth. So nice of Doug to hold a mirror for me while he slams the door.
More often, Paula, you would more likely to see
my baby sister and I dressed alike. The funny thing was, it was never, ever planned. We would walk out of different bedrooms with the same thing on. This time, it was at her home in TX., the day Bill, son Andy and I were about to head back up north. When this happened, it gave Andy the chills. Just, what's the chance of this happening! We even say the same thing at the same time.
Not only with our clothes, but while shopping or looking at plants, reading a greeting card off the shelf, we would so often, pick up the very same thing to show to one another. It happens not only with Colleen, but also with Mel and Cher. It has to be because we are all so close-hearted. Our interests are so alike. Actually, what could be more fun. Growing up and old together has been such a pleasure.

One thing, however, even tho our guys are quite similar in interests, thank God they are so different. That would just be too creepy, if they all started shopping alike. I can see it now. ROFLMAO

Thanks for hopping over for a sec of your time.


texwisgirl said...

oh, i love the kinship (one mindedness) you share with your sisters. :)

Jill said...

Such kindered spitits. I love your pictures!

Clint said...

OMG---I had forgotten about the ole tie a string to the tooth and door ploy. I guess dental schools are not teaching that any more? Ha.

Lucy said...

Hi Dar, and a late Happy Birthday. I was not on much yesterday. Your wish is my command. Go to my blog and you will see the plant and the very old barrel it was in. I put the top picture on to show you how I had it with petunias and day lily. Sorry abut the blur. I noticed the umbrella plant trying to pop up in various places so I potted my petunias in baskets and hung them. Took day lily's out and want to see just how much room this plant wants. Notice to the left of the blooming one there is another plant coming up, and they are to small to see there are 4 others trying to pop through. Expeirmenting!!

Paula said...

What a cute picture of you and your brother. Like that old fridge too. Seen a few of those in my time.

imac said...

Celebration all around.
Great fun.

The White Farmhouse said...

What a cute post! My mom used to dress my sister and me the same but different colors. We looked nothing alike. More like Mutt and Jeff. You guys look so cute! Sounds like your birthday was a hit!

Louise said...

I'm glad you had such a great birthday.

jack69 said...

Okay, y'all are wierd! In a very nice way. I love the mental telepathy among you girls. Your mom said when she found your dad she was looking for a father for her children. She has ALWAYS BEEN a MOTHER at heart and really. Instilling in you guys so much family love. It is a pleasure for us to read your blog, and the other blogs of the two more sisters. I think all us readers enjoy the family close-ness y'all have.
The husbands may not be alike, but the two I have met are definitely GREAT guys! And of course must be saints to put up with you girls! LOL

Love you girl

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Darla.... I meant to write you on the 28th---the day we got home, but got a little distracted with unpacking, etc.... Anyhow--my intentions were good... ha