For as long as I can remember Birthday's were always a reason to celebrate at our house. My Mother always made sure that we knew that this was our BIG day and that on this day we were ''special''. Some years I had a formal party with my friends, other years it was a family party. Either way, there were always presents to open, special dinners and of course, Birthday Cake and Candles. I associate birthday's with happy times and have carried on that tradition with my husband and son. When I was born we lived on a small ''circle'' that had a couple of other families with girls the same age as me. These girls were my first best friends. I lived there until I was 5 and then we moved to another neighborhood. I recently reconnected with one of these girls on Facebook (after 45 years). I posted a picture for her of my 4th birthday party (the last one in that house) because she was in it. Her comment was ''Your Mom always threw the BEST Birthday Parties''. I think I would have to agree with her on that. On a ''serendipitous'' side note I also learned that my friend's younger sister bought my old house and lives in it now. I'm definitely going for a visit to see what kind of memories that will conjur up.
PS ~ In the top picture I am sitting at the back and in the other picture, that's me with the slip showing (nothing's changed) ;-)
Thanks to Lorine at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog for hosting Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey; Week 9; Birthday Parties
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