Tuesday, October 21, 2008

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

It was so nice to come home last night to all of your kind birthday
wishes! Thank you SO much, dear bloggy friends!! It was a bright
ending to a very long day. Things were a little more difficult with
WT being out of the country and the hospital being several hours
away. But all is well and I am very happy to report that Youngest
Son is on the mend. Pam, you are right, this will always be
remembered as "The Gall Stone Birthday". And for all of those who
guessed, that was the Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956, not the
Titanic! And yes, I am now 52. I especially loved Cuban's comment
about 50 being the new 30 and I'm going to keep thinking those
good thoughts. There was a birthday package waiting on the Manor
doorstep when I got home last night from WT's parents. It contained,
among other things, a sweet vintage bisque Japanese boy and girl and
a beautiful Niloak pottery dish with a pelican. Thanks Mom and Dad!


  1. Hello Lady Willow ! Excuse-me, but yesterday I had not understant that it was YOUR Birthday... Sorry.

    I was born also in 1956... Smile Tou You...

    You have cute photos...

    See You later.

  2. I got it right! My clue was Grace Kelly in her wedding gown. I've always known that she was married in 1956. You were nearly four when I was born in June of 1960, so you're not too far ahead of me, Willow!

  3. Ah, what charming and delightful birthday gifts! I adore that pelican! Remember now, it's birthday week! You still have six more days to celebrate!

  4. My, WT's parents have great taste in gifts...and know you SO well! Wonderful! And how nice to come home after a stressful day and find a little package awaiting you!
    Yes, I agree...birthday week it shall be...lots more days to celebrate! :)

  5. Belated Happy birthday dear Willow! Lots of happiness to you and your loved ones.
    And a prompt recovery to your son!

  6. Glad things worked out well for your son,and glad, too, that you got to celebrate a bit! The gifts are wonderful--love those delicate figurines. Happy Birthday, Willow!

  7. Willow dear I'm so glsd the emergency is over and you are amongst us again and eating mushrooms. You made my mouth water.

  8. Glad things are improving for your son.
    A birthday to remember!
    Your recipe looks excellent - wish someone would make it for me and hand it to me!
    That would be bliss.......

  9. Another great quote by Mr. Lincoln and a happy belated birthday to you, Willow. Your recipe above looks great and like something I'd love to eat. I will be 52 next month. I had no idea you were "that old". Ha!!!

  10. I love your October moon on the right.

  11. So sorry your B-day took a hosptial turn but am glad you son is going to be OK...What a lovely present from you inlaws...My MIL always gets me the best gifts...

    52? Well...You wear it very well, my dear:-)

  12. ohhhh! your parents have such wonderful taste! happy birthday!

  13. glad your son is doing well. your birthday gifts are so unique and just beautiful!

  14. wonderful little "bisque"--not familiar with that word. Happy belated B'day and sorry to learn of your son. Hope he indeed mending now.


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