Birthday day!

Hi Evfurry buddy!

You know, I have had a lot of birthdays (today is my 75th) but I can no longer have the one thing I loved the best about them.

It is where your Mom, one of your Aunties or your Uncle, starts telling the story about the day you were born.  All of those people are gone for me, and I miss them everyone.  My adoptive Mom (who was a sister to my birth Mom) really told the best one, the temperature was way below zero (Mid November, not really likely) and the snow was very deep.  They had to get my Mom to the hospital to have me, but the old car got stuck on the railroad tracks, and three people in the car had to push it off and onto the road.  They made it in time, but it was touch and go all the way.  I was born, my mother was fine, but the Aunties who came along and had to push the car off the tracks were the ones who had the hard time.  I got the giggles everytime I heard the tale and I am quite sure it was a TALE.  It did get colder every year and the snow got deeper, thats for certain.

On another story, my Doc wrote me that the biopsies taken are all just fine with no cancer or unusual cells.  I may be good for another year!

Love and hugs,



  1. hooray!!! a good health report is a good birthday present! and a VERY HAPPY BLESSED 75TH wished to you, dear jo!

    loved the story. :)

  2. That is great. Onwards and upwards and let us hope 2014 will be a great year.
    Love the pic of the cake.
    Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. PS a very happy 75th to you and we hope your day is a swell one.

  4. Happy, happy birthday! My dad tells my story the best and I know what you mean. I hope you celebrate many more wonderful birthdays, and eat some cake for me today!

    That is a super story about how you came into the world.

    WE are THRILLED to hear that all of your tests were passed with A+.

  6. Happy birthday, Jo! I celebrated my birthday earlier this week. :-) That is good news from the doc!

  7. Happy happy Birthday Jo!
    I love the story and that it got colder and the snow deeper every year :-)
    Hooray to the good news to your health! And now lets have some cake...
    Greetings from Geneva,

  8. (¯`v´¯)
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸ >HaPpY BiRtHdAy Jo!!!! What a great story and one that I know connected your entire family in no other way--The birth of babies do that, but in your circumstances, it was even more so! :-)!!!

    Congrats on your good news too!!!

  9. Happy Birthday, dear JO!!! And many more to come. We are so very happy that your got such a good report. We loved the story of your birth, Mom says you are right, she misses those stories from the past too.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. Dear Jo!
    Happy Happy Happy Birthday!
    And sure you got a super duper present in the form of your health report!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. What a great present from your doc for your birthday. Congratulations!
    My birthday stories from my mom get wilder and wilder every year!

  12. Super news from the doctor. Better even than the cake! And what a dramatic entrance you had into the world Jo!
    We have just returned from taking my Dad out for his birthday lunch at a local favourite pub. The landlord told us it was his 67th birthday. So I told him Dad beat him by quarter of a century, minus a day!

  13. Oh Happy Happy Burthday!!!! And YEA on the health report!!!! WoooooHooooo!!
    Love that story, BTW!!
    Ruby ♥

  14. Happy Birthday Jo. What wonderful stories. They just got better and better each year!! Hope your day was lovely. I miss my mum and dad telling me stories too. Thanks for sharing your cake. Yum!
    No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  15. hello jo its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted birthday!!! i am happy yoo got sutch gud nooz on yore birthday and i hope that pikcher of a kayk is a kayk wot yoo got to eet!!! ok bye

  16. Happy Birthday, Jo!!!!!! I love that story of your birth! I lost that too, when my mom died, because my dad isn't the sort to remember details or tell a story like that one.

    I'm so happy about your medical news, and I hope that you have a fabulous year ahead of you.

  17. I came to say thank you so much for the visit with loving comments when we lost our sweet boy. So appreciated and helped us so much. Hugs Carol x

  18. Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful story and happy to hear you're good for another year. Hugs to you!

  19. Bleated Birthday wishes!! Pray god for giving you a wonderful day.
    My husband also lost his mother while birth..

  20. Just because we are late does not mean our wishes are any less heartfelt or ardent. May your new year be filled with health, bounty, blessings, beauty, activities you love, memories you cherish, and friends that celebrate what a wonderful person you are. Happiest of Birthdays. Glad the biopsies all were fine.Sending scarlet sunset that fade to purple and crisp mornings where the clouds crown the heads of our mountains. The White Dog Army

  21. Mmmm. That's a story I never got. Maybe they were disappointed I wasn't a girl....:)

  22. Happy belated Birthday Jo, we love your birth date story. Its funny how we got lots of stories years ago.from parents aunts and uncles and their friends.
    But no one had a TV then so people talked more.
    Licks Bobby & the rest