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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Day - - My Way


No fancy cake or fanfare, just a quiet, peaceful day spent with Coloradolady and friends. If we had cake, it would turn out like this. For more Vintage Things of interest go to http//coloradolady.blogspot.com.




Internet images.
On August 25, 1929, 82 years ago, a baby girl was born to Vernon and Thelma Kirkland. She was delivered at home in a little place called Leary, Texas.


These two photos were made November, 1929. The back ground in one shot shows where we lived then. The backside of nowhere.
My parents and we three girls. Notice our dresses. All made from flour/feed sacks.
Another shot of us later in life.
These are my early school days during 1930-40. Note those hair styles.

I graduated in 1948 from The Atlanta, Texas high school.
An early photo of my husband, Noah and I.
Later, this precious child, which was the love of our life, appeared. Our son, Terry.

As time went on, our family changed. Our son,Terry, grew up and our granddaughter, Carie joined us.
Just a sitting and grinning in a field of yellow.

2011 - A blessing and pleasure, my great grandson, Layton.


I am always happy to have a birthday.

48 comments:

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely lady! May you have many more!

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Barbara F. said...

Happy Birthday, dear LaVoice! I hope you enjoy your special day and have a wonderful year ahead. Blessings to you and yours and (((hugs))) xo,

Ann said...

Happy Birthday dear LaVoice, you are such an inspiration to me. You are beautiful on the inside as well as the outside!!!!! Beautiful family pictures.
ann

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

HAPPY B-DAY LV! I hope you have a great one:@)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A very happy birthday! What a lovely photo tour! It strikes me that you look joyful in every picture! (That is no surprise!)

Thank you for sharing. And happy year my dear!

Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! May it be a wonderful and blessed day!

Ginny said...

Happy, happy birthday! Your pictures are wonderful! I love the picture right before the graduation one. I hope you have some fun plans!

La said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie. I hope you had a fun day full of happy surprises.

Tete said...

Happy Birthday, sweet lady! What a fun share you posted today. I really enjoyed seeing the last 82 years go by as you grew up. I hope you had a fun day and it included chocolate!
Hope you have many more!
Big hugs- Tete

Carie said...

To my Meme:
Happy Birthday to you! I am so Thankful for you and blessed to be able to call you my MEME! I love you so very much and cannot possible tell you how much it means to share this life with you! I have so many wonderful memories and I am thankful Layton is so close to you to share some of your love! We Love you more than you will ever know, Meme!!! Happy Birthday to you and many more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Meme! I love you the most and MORE!
XOXOX,
Layton

Scott said...

Have a Wonderful Birthday, Meme!
You are very special to us!
Love,
Scott

Betsy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I truly enjoyed seeing your trip down memory lane. You sure are surrounded by love! Your great grandson is just adorable.

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday!
I love this post. Seeing snapshots of your life so far is awesome. You were and are beautiful! Your great grandson is getting so big. I remember when I first started reading here he was quite young.

P. said...

Eighty-two looks great on you! Happy birthday! Hope you have a very special day in whatever way you like. I enjoyed seeing your photos!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday, Lavoice... I loved seeing all of the old pictures. That is SUPER.. I hope and pray that I am as spry and as healthy as you are --when I turn 82. You are such an inspiration.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I wish for you a day filled with joy and many blessings.You deserve nothing but the best.Happy Birthday,young lady.
I hope that by the time I reach your age I will still be blogging.

George said...

I hope you've had an absolutely fabulous birthday, and that you have many more. Thanks for sharing these pictures with us.

Abramyan Avenue said...

What an absolutely beautiful post!! I love all the pictures. Thank you so much for sharing those with us!! I wish a coming year of laughter, joy and lots of love!! You are one special lady and we all love you!!!
-april

Ann said...

Happy birthday! I truly enjoy your blog. Your family photos are wonderful. Enjoy your special day.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

This was a wonderful post love all the photos and I hope you had a fantastic birthday with many more to come..........

Mumzie said...

Happy Birthday! I love your pictures...and keep on blogging...I believe it keeps us young. thanks for sharing. Mumzie

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Happy birthday, LV!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures with us! You and all your family are some really good lookin' people!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LV,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I hope you are having a wonderful birthday spent with family...
Best wishes to a very lovely lady...

Hugs and Love,
Debbie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Birthday! Truly enjoyed seeing your photos. Lovely family!
*hugs*deb

Mildred said...

Happy birthday!
Loved the pictures! You are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing;o)

¤ Hope you are having a marvellous time ¤

racheld said...

What a beautiful family, and what a wonderful day to celebrate!!

I wish you many, many more of those bright happy years with your lovely family.

rachel

Danica said...

Happy birthday dear LV!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of love and sunshine. I wish you only the best. Pop on by my blog when you get a chance. :-)

Thank you for sharing the photos. I loved seeing the various stages of your life. You are so precious!!!!

Happy day!

Love ya!

C. Joy said...

You're amazing. Thanks for giving me hope that age is a gift and not something to complain about. God bless you. c.Joy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LV!!!! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are. We have all loved knowing you via your blog. Keep it up :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

LV, Happy Birthday! So glad to see your beautiful face!! Love the picture of you in the yellow field. But you know the sentimental in me loved seeing you grow up in the pictures. Looks like a Wonderful Life!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What amazing photos! You always were a sweet and pretty one! Happy Happy Birthday, my friend! May you have many more Happy and Healthy years!!

Terry said...

Howdy LV
Happy Birthday gorgeous !
May you enjoy your day your way :)
Big hugs with lots of wishes for happiness,good health and joy that just lingers on in your heart .
Thank you so much for sharing your special gift for friendship ,
encouragement and hope .
God bless you
Until next time
Happy Trails

Manzanita said...

Happy Birthday. I came to your blog by way of Red's. I had said I never ran into a blogger who is older but she pointed out your blog to me. It's delightful and I hope your Birth Day is going marvelously happy. I will be 82 on March 15. It's a wonderful time of life, isn't it?
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Babs said...

Happy Birthday! How exciting to be 82 and doing a blog... you go girl!
I'm impressed.
I'm visiting from 'Just a Little Southern Hospitality' and I hope today is your best birthday ever!
Hugs,
Babs

jeanne said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LV. I think your celebration was wonderful. The cake sure did sparkle. Layton and your family are the very best presents of all. May you have many, many, more. You inspire me my dear blogging friend.
Love and best wishes for the happiest birthday ever.
Jeanne

jeanne said...

LV, I forgot to mention how much I loved the photos. You were a beautiful baby, young girl, and grown up lady. You still are beautiful my dear sweet friend, in every way.
Love you much, Jeanne

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! I love reading about your Vintage Thingies every Thursday.

milepebbles said...

What a wonderful post! I enjoyed all your photos.
I hope you had a great day.

Coloradolady said...

Loved all these old pics!! Happy birthday....what a fun day! Happy VTT!

Julie said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, Miss LV. Thank you for the sunshine you bring to my life via this wonderful blogging world.

Love and happiness be yours today and always!

Julie

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!!

(Danica sent me :))

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Happy "belated" birthday to you, Miss LV! I hope that your day was, indeed, your way. Thanks for sharing it with us.

By the way, I loved looking at your life through the years, via your photos. ;)

Big hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

vdaiana said...

Belated birthday wishes from me! Lovely pictures. I always enjoy looking at my grandparents pictures, they all have something special.
"I am always happy to have a birthday." - this really touched me! i should be sending you wishes, but reading this i wish to myself that when i'll grow older i'll be able to say the same thing. I think you are a lovely person and may God bless you with good health and many more birthdays to come.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! LV! A Belated Happy and Blessed, Blessed Birthday! I missed saying this when you first posted it....this is what happens when I am not able to blog read as much as I would wish.

I LOVE all your beautiful photos!

Blessings & Aloha!
And thank you my dear friend for emailing me the photos. I am so very blessed to have you as a dear blogger friend!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I'm glad you had a Happy 82th Birthday ! That's a sweet pic of you & your great grandson !

Kim, USA said...

Hi LV, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!