Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thoughts on another birthday


A long, long time ago in a country far away....
Before email and Facebook and YouTube and Messenger...

My father sent this telegram to Canada announcing my arrival.

Today I will receive more birthday greetings on Facebook than from Canada Post. My family will be able to communicate with me quickly, easily and relatively inexpensively from anywhere in the world.
While my birthdays are no longer greeted with the enthusiasm of my four-year-old self, I am thankful for good health, for family and friends and another year to live and learn and love.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth,
    I am honored to be the first blogger to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Ruth! I hope it's a lovely day, and a blessed year ahead for you.

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  3. Happy Birthday and isn't it wonderful that you have that telegram and the adorable picture. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Best wishes on your special day, and have many more!

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  5. Happy Birthday!

    I love the bows! Amazing that you have that telegram. What a special gal you were to get a telegram sent in honor of your birth.

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  6. That telegram is a special keepsake.Happy birthday wishes sent your way! Get the day off?

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  7. Mahy happy returns, Ruth! Wishing you health and happiness.

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  8. Happy Birthday! What a special telegram...and memory...

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  9. Happy, happy birthday Dear Ruth!

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  10. Ruth,

    Happy Birthday! We were both born in 55. I understand your feelings about birthday celebrations lately, but it's one day of the year that's yours. Have a good one!

    Mary

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  11. Happy Birthday Ruth! I Hope you enjoy your special day!

    !!!!!!!!

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  12. Ruth,

    Happy Birthday. I'm glad that I couldn't sleep or I would never have found this post. Many happy returns of the day and may you be blessed with many more.

    Blessings for the coming year.
    Mary

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  13. A very happy belated birthday to you Ruth! Hope the coming year is filled with love and joy!

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  14. Thanks to all of your for your kind comments and birthday wishes!

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  15. I'm a bit late, but HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Just got back to Germany after a few weeks with my parents, and I'm finally checking all the blogs I usually keep up with...

    Your daughter's painting is a wonderful gift! Personal presents are always best.

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