Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The first 80 years are the hardest.

Once you reach 80, everyone wants to carry
your baggage and help you up the steps. If you
forget your name or other people's name, or an
appointment, or your own telephone number,
or promise to be three places at the same time,
or can't remember how many grandchildren you
have, you need only explain that you are 80.

Being 80 is a lot better than being 70.
At 70, people are mad at you for everything.
At 80, you have a perfect excuse no matter
what you do. If you act foolishly, it's
second childhood. Everybody is looking for
symptoms of softening of the brain.

If you survive until you are 80, everybody
is surprised that you are still alive.
They treat you with respect for having
lived so long. Actually, they seem surprised
that you can walk and talk sensibly.

So please folks try to make it to 80.
It's the best time of life. People forgive
you for anything. If you ask me, life does
begin at 80.

You see, I am an authority on this, as I am
80 today.


SmilingSally said...

You are an attractive lady for any age!

Alisha Girl said...


My name is Riet said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you dear
Happy birthday to you

HOpe you have a wonderful day.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy birthday to you and many many happy returns! You rock girl! hehehe

Maggie said...

Bon Anniveraire LaVoice,
I hope you have a very special day.

Terry said...

Howdy Sweet Pea
What a wonderful age to be.
I'm taking you at your word on this one :)
Happy 80th birthday to you .
Oh how I wish you all the best of the best for your birthday.
May your day be full to over flowing in blessings.
I sincerely pray that you have many birthday wishes at least 80 birthday wishes and that they all come true for you !
You are such a sweetie and have been such a blessing to me with all your gracious and oh so kind comments.
I can only say thank you La Voice and a very Happy 80th birthday to you !
May you have many more awesome birthdays to blog about !!!!!!!!!
Big Big Hugs to you .
Love ya sweet lady !
Happy Trails

Terry said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birhtday dear L.V.
Happy Birthday to you :)
And many more !!!!!!!!!!
Big Texas size Hugs to you !!!
Happy Trails

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy 80th birthday. Love that you are blogging and starting a new, more technological chapter at this stage in your life. {{{HUGS}}} and best birthday wishes to you :).

April said...

Hi LaVoice!
Just stopping by to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today! Hope it's one that puts a smile on your face and joy in your heart!

Unknown said...

Have a very happy 80th birthday!!! Blessings for a wonderful year.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!At first I thought you were naked behind that card! Have an especially wonderful birthday.

Keetha Broyles said...

Happy Birthday, LV!!!!

One of my BESTEST teacher buddies here at school has a birthday today too.

ooglebloops said...

Happy birthday!! My mother turned 80 in February - and NOTHING slows her down- I think that's the secret to your longevity. Keep it up!!! :>)

Miri said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

(I picked the best day to return to blogging!:)

Candy said...

HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday!
Just was visiting Terry and had to come over to give you a blog hug on your special day. No more pushing, you made it!
Hope this next year is full of happiness and joy.
Blessings, Candy

Coloradolady said...

Happy Birthday~

I hope this one will not be soon forgotten. Hope it has been special and today will bring only joy!

You are such an inspiration to so many, and I am so proud of how quickly you took up blogging and ran with it!!

Love you so much!!!


Cal said...

Happy, happy birthday - your little ditty made me smile. x

Ruby said...

Happy,happy Birthday!!

Hanna-Banana said...

Happy Birthday~~ Wow...most people never get to celebrate this Birthday...at least most people I have known. What a special day...I love your blog, the flowers are beautiful...very fitting for such a pretty lady! Have a wonderful day!

ClassyChassy said...

Happy Birthday, Beautiful!!! Hope your day is fabulous!

Peg said...

I hopped over from the Birthday party going on over at Terry's blog. Blog Birthdays are the best....so fun and everyone is invited!! Have a great day, sweet lady....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mother!

I Love You and I am so proud of you. You are an inspiration to me and all the other family members and proof that you're never too old to learn and do new things. Keep reminding us to live each day to the fullest and laugh often.


Dawn said...

Happy Birthday! Gods Blessings to you.

Sarah said...

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown

Hope you have a wonderful day!

J said...

Happy Birthday!

Diva Kreszl said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lavoice! I pray that God blesses you on this special day and that He continues to give you good health, happy days and much love!

Neabear said...

Happy Birthday! You look wonderful in your picture! So young looking for 80 years old! Had to laugh at Cindy's comment, I too thought you were naked behind the card. Then I realized it was the color of your top. Silly us! That is our laugh for the day and laughter is good for the soul. Hope you have a wonderful day and week!!


The French Bear said...

Happy Birthday,
May you have a wonderful time turning 80!
Great post!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Your post make me laugh ! it is good.
I hope you will celebrate this special day with your relatives or friends.
Happy Birthday to you !

Barbara said...




Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'm here from Terry's blog!

My best friend is 80, fixin' to be 81...she acts younger than me and I'm 48!! But...like you said...if something silly is done...she says it is because she is 80!!

Cheers to YOU for your great attitude!☺

Laura said...

Happy Birthday...to a sweet lady!! Many More and wonderful Birthday wishes!

southerninspiration said...

Happy birthday...I joined in Suzanne's birthday card for you campaign a little late, but it's on its way to you from TX! Happy Birthday,
the other Suzanne! in TX.

You look fantastic!

KBeau said...

At very Happy Birthday to you. I hope I'm still blogging when I'm 80. You are an inspiration to us all.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I don't look as good at 50 as you do at 80.

Happy Birthday!!!

Hank - Joyce said...

I thought you were nude too! Love you so have a great day

Knitty said...

Bountiful blessings to you today and every day!

Happy Birthday!

farmlady said...

You are an example to all of us,LV. Have a wonderful birthday and keep blogging. Show everyone what being 80 is really all about.

Heart2Heart said...

You are just 21 today with 59 years of experience and you look marvelous!

Have a wonderful and blessed birthday and celebrate your very special day!

Thank you for sharing with all of us what life looks like at 80!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Barb said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

Hope you have a wonderful time!


Mrs Quilty said...

I wish you a very Happy Birthday! And Congratulations! Your attitude and lovely smile tells me how you made it to 80!! You are a wonder! So glad to meet you!!

Vera said...

"Looking Good" at 80. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Signing Out said...

Happy Birthday! It's good to know that life after 80 is good (and you can look good, too.)

Have a wonderful day!


Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Happy Birthday,
How wonderful to celebrate your eightieth Birthday. I will turn seventy in October so I am so glad to know that life begins at 80I have a lot to look forward to.
I hope this special day is wonderful for you.


Anonymous said...

smiles and hugs LaVoice! I had NO idea today was the big day. I just love being able to be able to visit you each Thursday, it's like taking tea with a dear old sweet aunt! Life begins at 80 friend and today, you've shown us how lovely you can write. Happy Birthday LaVoice!

AnnA said...

I hope you had a GREAT day LV!/

Patsy said...

Happy Birthday Sis !!!-----
I hope we get to celebrate many, many, many more together. I enjoy being with you so much on our special little outings--they are a Huge part of my life. Hope you have a wonderful day and just know I love you with all my heart. Enjoyed so much trying to make your day a fun day to remember!!!!

★Carol★ said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Lavoice!! I hope you're having a wonderful day today! I want you to know that I admire you very much for your prowess on the computer. You are an inspiration!

arkie said...

Happy Birthday! You are a beautiful lady! Can't believe you are 80!

I thought the 50's were fun! Now, I am looking forward to 80, after you described it!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday, LaVoice! May you have many, many more!

Simply Shelley said...

A very Happy Birthday...you look wonderful for 80 years behind you. I just turned 50...I pray I make it to 80!

Blessings and many more birthdays to come.....

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Wow! I hope if I do make it to 80, I look as good as you look! I came over from Colorado Lady to bring birthday wishes. I love your attitude!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday today. laurie

Paul and Doris said...

Happy Birthday, I am a stranger to you but wanted to send you a birthday wish.

Pokey said...

So happy for your happy day!
: } pokey

Ulla said...

Happy Birthday, LaVoice!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful birthday!

Becky K. said...

I missed it!

Happy Birthday to a very special lady!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Congratulations!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and am delighted that I saw your post, even if it was a day late. You're a beautiful lady.

Recycled Rita said...

Happy Birthday! That is definitely a milestone and you look wonderful! Keep on doing what you are doing! karen....

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I know that I'm late here... but came by for your rooster party and wanted to look around...

so a Happy belated Birthday!

And you look marvelous!

Blessings & Aloha!