First....my memory! I remember my wonderful mom throwing me a birthday party when I must have been eight. I don't remember the exact number, but I know there were several guests...boys and girls. My mom didn't just serve cake and ice cream; we had a full on dinner of my then favorite foods! We had hotdogs, baked beans, potato chips, etc...and the traditional cake/ice cream! I was helping her prepare the meal...I was opening one of the cans of beans to make the baked beans when the can slipped from the can opener and sliced my thumb pretty deeply. We had to rush to to emergency room for stitches; then back home to finish getting ready for the party....not going to miss having a party!!
When all the guests arrived, mom and probably my one of my cousins (who were really like aunts to me as they were closer to my mom in age) served the meal...I was kind of a "clown" as a kid, always trying to get a laugh, so I was grossing everyone out with my tale of cutting myself and bleeding all over the beans!! My mom had to convince everyone that we had pitched out that can, and these beans were unharmed!! The other part of my memory is that when I opened my presents, one little girl had given me a set of UNDERPANTIES....the "Days of the Week" kind, which I did think were really cool....except...I had to unwrap them in front of BOYS! Oh, the humiliation! Isn't it funny how certain things stand out in your mind???
|And old picture of the birthday boys..about 13 years ago!|
|One of my oldest daughter's bday!|
|One of my youngest daughter's bday!|
|My granddaughter's #1 (She is now a Sophomore in college!)|
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