Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Belated Birthday Blog

Since I've written about almost every other family birthday this year, I would be remiss if I didn't say a few words about my own birthday, which I celebrated last Saturday.

Camden Hospital On November 14, 1946, I was born at Camden Hospital in Camden, Arkansas, the first child of Marion Reynolds Walker and Thomas Benton Walker.  My birthday always seems to fall on the opening weekend of deer season, and I think that year was no exception.  In fact, they probably had to retrieve Daddy from the deer woods when Mother went into labor.

This year, I am using deer hunting as my brother's excuse for failing to remember my birthday.  Although there is wifi at deer camp, there is no cell service, so I guess I'll let him off the hook.

store14118 My mother says she rarely got to hold me.  Since I was the first grandchild on both sides of the family, I got passed around a lot.  When I was still a baby, my grandfather built the bridge over the Ouachita River in Camden, and when they poured some of the concrete they put my footprints in it.  I don't recall crossing that bridge a single time that I wasn't reminded of that.

This year we celebrated my birthday in Little Rock.  On Saturday morning Claire's aunts had a baby shower for her and my granddaughter Lucy, who will be born in February.  Saturday afternoon, we celebrated my great niece Emma's birthday.  She was a year old on Friday.

My nephew Scott even offered me my own birthday cupcake, but I refused to wear the frosting coated birthday hat or to smear my face in the icing.  Best leave those things to the one-year-old.

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Saturday night we enjoyed pizza at my sister Margie's house and watched the Razorbacks beat Troy 56-20.  At halftime the family "sang" to me, and presented me with my own birthday cake, a carrot cake made from scratch by Claire.

Footnote:  Earlier in the day Walker called and sang "Happy Birthday."  At 2 1/2 he knows all the words, and unlike the rest of my family, he can carry a tune.

17 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday!
Looks like you had a busy weekend.

susan said...

Kathy- Happy belated bday! I can relate to the opening of deer season. Our oldest son's bday is Friday and our daughter was born during duck season. That is how we refer to seasons at our house. Fall is deer/football. Winter is duck season and spring is turkey season. Summer is honey-do season!! Hope it was a good one!

Baumbastic said...

At least I know now why I missed your birthday on Facebook. I never logged on that day.

It looks like you had fun!

Tonja said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds as if you had some good celebrating! Hope this is a wonderful year for you!

the osbornes said...

Oh my, I think I know what you mean by "sang" with my family involved! I bet it was just lovely ;) Sorry Josh and I couldn't be there Saturday night (but not so sorry we missed the "singing"!)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, to you! Hope this year is full of delights just for you! ~ Sarah

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, happy happy HAPPY Birthday!!!

xinex said...

Sounds like you really had a nice and enjoyable birthday celebration, Kathy. Belated Happy Birthday! How neat that you have your baby footprints on a public bridge concrete!...Christine

arkie said...

Happy belated birthday to you!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! Have a wonderful year!

tale of many cities said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY KATHY!! love the pic!

Candy said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you girl! Sweet cupcake.
Yes, I have a pic of the boxed Candy but can't find it under pressure. Will have to share as soon as it pops up. But it is out the door right now but part of me wants to stay and visit, visit, but you know what they say...the show must go on!
Happy day and have another cupcake you earned it! ;-)

Joyce said...

Happy birthday and your post about the squirrel made me laugh out loud:)
Joyce

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday belatedly:) I found this and remembered your garlic cheese grits post. I thought you might be interested in checking it out. Happy Thanksgiving.
http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2009/11/kraft-garlic-cheese-roll-substitute.html#

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday! I would sing happy birthday to you but my husband says the best gift I can give is to NOT sing to anyone. Happy Birthday!

Robin said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! I am so sorry I missed it. It looks like you did have a great time!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin :o)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

A belated happy birthday to you. My f-i-l has been in the hospital, and I haven't had much time to visit blogs. Shame on Tommy! Hunting is no excuse to miss his sister's birthday! laurie