Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Today is My Birthday! C'est mon Anniversaire Aujourd'hui!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! Today is my 59th birthday!  :)  So I am making a special post for this special day that I hope you will all enjoy! Thank you for being here!  I was born a few weeks early and was just 5.8 lbs.  :)

Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog most likely know me quite well, but please stay tuned because there may be some things that you don't know.  Rather than repeat myself and to make things easier for everyone, I will share links from a couple of past blog posts. My Family and Delight in Little Things and Photos of Myself

When you look at the two above links you will see some more about myself as well as photos of my parents, my brother who died in 1951 at the tender age of 7 months (bronchial pneumonia) and of myself.  I am not at all photogenic and don't really like to be in front of a camera, so please keep this in mind as you view my photos.  Thanks so much!  :)

I began my blog in February 2012 and, thanks to all of you who take the time to come here to visit, read and comment on my posts, it has evolved and grown very well since its inception and I appreciate you all so much!  

I absolutely love retro/vintage, especially from the early 1900's to 1940's...music, clothing, buildings, just so many things!  I grew up having very little. My parents didn't have much money but I don't regret for one minute growing up like this, because I learned the value of people and things, and the importance of being kind to others at a very young age.  I knew that people are more important than things, and even now, as an adult, I don't have much, but to me I am rich.  No, not in a monetary sense, but rather in a mental and spiritual sense.  I have good friends, a cat, good people in my life, and yes, this includes you, my blog reader and friend. I have learned that you can get to know someone quite well by reading their writings such as blogs and e-mails, and I know that life is very short, so I do my best to 'live in the moment' and appreciate everyone and all that I have.  Don't wait until someone leaves or dies to show how much you care for the person, do it while the person is alive.  Tell them!  It costs nothing to speak a kind word, give a hug, pick up the phone and call someone, send an e-mail....this is my view on life.

Thank you so much for listening and now I will share some of my personal photos with you!  I took these photos a couple of years ago.  In case you are all wondering why I don't share my photos on my blog...well, when I first started this blog I did. However, I lost my camera a year and a half ago and cannot afford a new one at this time so rather than stop my blog I decided to share the quotations and art!  :)  You just need to click on each photo to see a larger view.








And now for some quotations.  :)

No matter how much you have to offer, you won't be enough for someone who's not open-hearted or ready.


Sprinkle a little kindness wherever you go.


I stopped waiting for the world to give me what I wanted; I started giving it to myself. - Byron Katie


Here's a swheat idea:  be good to your neighbors.


Stop for a moment what you are doing and simply observe what you are thinking about...is it pleasant? Is it stressful?  Simply observe, without judgment. :)




Thank you all so much for visiting me here on this special day, my birthday!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!

85 comments:

  1. Happy birthday !
    I wish you the best !

    Kisses for you

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  2. Happy birthday! Wow! So young, younger than me. :D

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  3. Bonjour chère Linda,

    Je vous souhaite un très joyeux anniversaire. Chaque fois que je visite votre blog c'est une fête... aujourd'hui elle est encore plus grande avec ce bel événement !
    Je vous embrasse affectueusement,

    Gros bisous ✺ ♡ ✺

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  4. Good morning, dear Linda, and happy birthday to you! You are 59 years young and I will be 66 years young a few weeks from now. I followed the links and appreciated the opportunity to see those pictures of your parents. It made me quite sad to see the images of your bother, born only a few months after I was born, and to learn that he took ill and died while still a baby. How very tragic! My dear friend, you are far too modest about the pictures of yourself. You are a lovely woman! Your blog is extremely popular and has a large membership. You can be proud of what you have accomplished with it. I feel honored to be counted among your friends, Linda. I agree that you can tell a lot about a person by reading their posts, their comments, replies and emails. I hope by now you agree that you and I have a lot in common including a love of all things retro/vintage. We both believe that people are more important than things and that it is important to treat people (and animals) with kindness, dignity and respect. I am very thankful for our friendship. Once again, happy birthday to you, dear friend Linda, and may you enjoy many more!

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  5. Happy BIRTHDAY and I absolutely LOVED seeing you! You are beautiful and I hope you share more of your personal life and photos this year!! I want to know more about YOU and your life!!!

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  6. Happy birthday, friend ... now we are both 59 :) ... until December, then I'll be 60 ... hope you have a wonderful day and wishing you all the best. Love, cat.

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  7. Hi dear Linda, a very Happy Birthday to you. I know the photos you've posted in previous posts were taken some time ago but I agree with other bloggers here that you are a photogenic person with a very lovely smile so don't be shy ;-) Actually I do know how you feel though because I too don't like my photos or posting them on line. I never have liked my photos though the odd one was okay. I'm sorry you lost your brother. He looked like a very cute baby and it would be nice for you to have him around now but what will be will be and we make the best of it. It sounds like you have a very good attitude to life and that you have made the best of all things. May you have a fabulous year ahead and many more. Hugs from Vancouver. xx

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  8. Happy, happy birthday! Wishing you more blessings:) Enjoy your day.

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  9. Happy BIrthday, Linda! wishing you much love, much peace and much happiness on this special day. thank you for sharing a chunk of your life with us, and for encouraging us all on our own journeys too. i've said it before but i think it's true and worth repeating that you're a genuine gift to us all :)

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  10. Happy birthday Linda! i wish you the best! Those red leaves are beautiful.

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday greetings, and again, thank you so much for sharing yourself and your family with us. A Camera? what about a refurbished one, fro a reputable camera store? I am sure you did so enjoy taking photos, but I am in awe of how you turned the loss into something so positive. Enjoy the autumn days.

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  12. Congratulations on your birthday dear Linda, I wish you a very happy day, together with all your loved ones Greetings from Edward.

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  13. Linda, wishing you a Happy and Blessed Birthday! You are younger than me by a few months. Thank you for sharing more about yourself. I have seen your photo and you are beautiful. The photos you shared are beautiful and colourful autumn leaves. I like the cats quote, be good to your neighbours! May God's blessing overflow in your life. You too have been very encouraging to my blogging. I appreciate your visits and comments.

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  14. Jestem z rewizytą pozdrawiam

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  15. magnifiques les couleurs de l'automne!!
    ici on a du soleil j'espère pas trop froid chez toi?
    bisous et douce journée

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  16. Happiest of happy birthdays to you, Linda! I hope you enjoy your special day. I agree with your outlook on life and I am happy to count you amongst my friends. :)

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  17. Happy birthday, Linda! I hope you will have a great day.
    I love old photos, wish you could show us more. :)

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a great day!

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  19. Happy birthday and a big hug!

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  20. Happy Birthday Linda... I hope you have a very fun and special day ♡♡♡

    You have a great outlook on life, it's a wonderful way to be xox

    I just wanted to let you know I do like Christmas and all the wonderful things that go with it... I don't enjoy the long Winter that follows it after :-) ....

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  21. Happy Birthday, Linda! I enjoyed reading your other posts, and I like your picture! So nice to put a face to a name! I love your views on how to live life!
    Deb

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  22. Happy Birthdai Linda. Went and looked at the links...you are a lovely lookong women..

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  23. Happy Birthday, dear Linda! May the next year be blessed with all that you wish for. It is kind of you to share the memory of your brother. As for your picture - you look very pretty and charming, but there are few people, who like their photographs (neither do I).
    Have a nice day!
    Yours, Sarah

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  24. Happy Birthday, Linda! So glad I made it in time for your big day, dear! Here's wishing you happiness & love! xoxo

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  25. Oi Linda
    Feliz aniversário, ainda é um brotinho, eu tenho dez a mais que você.kkk
    Daqui pra frente é pedir a Deus muita saúde, eu estou bem complicada: herança de família, mas vou sorrindo e chorando até quando Deus quiser.
    Suas fotos são lindas!
    Beijos no coração
    minicontista

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  26. Happy happy birthday, Linda! You are blessed with good poeple and kitty, you are truly rich person mentally and spiritually, which is the most important thing! I wish you the very best birthday xoxo

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  27. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Linda! Much blessings:) And thank you for sharing those posts about your family. I'm a fairly new reader of your blog, so it's wonderful to see some of your personal photos. I think you're very photogenic!

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  28. Biggest Birthday Wishes.

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  29. Happy Birthday Linda. Enjoy your special day. You are much younger than me. I am 68. Thanks for sharing your family photos. I enjoyed them. So sad to lose your brother so young. take care xo

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  30. Happy birthday, Linda! May you be blessed today, as you bless others every day.

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  31. Happy Birthday, Linda! Hugs and kisses. I think you're beautiful inside and out. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us and for taking the time to find gems of wisdom to motivate us to do better. I love what you're doing here. You are amazing at it! xx :)

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  32. Happy birthday to you, lovely lady. I appreciate all the time and care that goes into your blog selections.

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  33. Happy, Happy Birthday, Linda! Thank you for sharing such important parts of your story with us. Wishing you hope with every sunrise and peace with every sunset. Much love from Oregon!

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  34. Happy Birthday Linda , and thank you for sharing your life with us. It costs nothing to be kind and respectable to others and give love to Animals . Loved the Photo's lovely Lady.
    Have Fun xx

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  35. Muchas felicidades Linda, que este día sea inolvidable. Eres todo amor y eso te llevara a ser siempre feliz, muchas gracias querida amiga. Un fuerte abrazo y se inmensamente feliz.

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  36. Happy Birthday my dear Linda.
    I wish you the best. You are so a lovely personn. I kiss you

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  37. Happy Birthday lovely, warm greetings and best wishes always.

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  38. Je te souhaite un Joyeux Anniversaire et une très belle journée remplie d'amour!

    Plein de bisous Linda

    Manon

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  39. Happy birthday Linda :-)

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  40. Happy Birthday

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  41. And a very Happy Birthday to you, Linda. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and I wish you well and that your life continues to be full of richness and blessings.

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  42. Linda first of all Happy Birthday. I went back to the sites you suggested. I think you are very pretty and I know you are quite good and kind from visiting your blog. Hope you have a blessed day and a wonderful birthday. Madeline

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  43. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA, wishes to you for a lovely day and a wonderful full 12 months of joy in this 59th birthday year! Meanwhile in Canada made me chuckle out loud, and I enjoyed your sharing :-)

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  44. Je te souhaite un joyeux anniversaire III

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  45. Happy, happy birthday! Although I love it when you post your photos, I've also really enjoyed your daily collections of videos, artwork and inspiring quotes. Keep up the good work!

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  46. Happy birthday to you! What a fun post, lovely photos, and especially the kitty-cats!

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  47. Happy Birthday, my dear, dear friend!
    Oh how I wish I lived near enough to visit...but as I don't...am sending Huge Birthday Hugs!!
    And your photos are stunning...:)
    xoxoxo

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  48. Happy Birthday!!!
    ❀⁀⋱‿❀❀⁀⋱‿❀❀⁀⋱‿❀

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  49. Linda deseo que en este día tan especial para ti lo celebres con tus mas allegados, yo te deseo todo lo mejor para ti.
    Como tu también me adelante un poco al nacer.
    Vi las fotos tuyas de joven y si como dices no eres fotogénica, entonces es que eras mas guapa que lo que te consideras, bien hace honor a tu nombre.

    Saludos.

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  50. Happy Birthday Linda. On such an auspicious day I think it only right that you grab your hockey stick, guitar and a glass of Canadian Club and give us all a chorus or two of the National Anthem.

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  51. In you, wonderful, colorful autumn.
    Fantastic post!
    Greetings.

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  52. Happy Birthday, pretty lady. My prayer for you is to know how truly lovely God created you, keep smiling and looking into the camera knowing we all care for you!!!! May God bless you today.

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  53. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Linda,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

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  54. Happy Birthday Linda! Thank you so much for the links to your earlier posts, I’ve read and enjoyed them both. Your photo is lovely; you have no need at all to be camera shy. Birthday hugs xx

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  55. Happy Birthday! I love the meanwhile in Canada poster. :0)

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  56. Happy birthday! Hopefully you celebrate your birthday how you it deserve in the best possible way <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  57. Un très bon anniversaire ma belle Linda, une nouvelle année dans la joie, la douceur, le bonheur et surtout la santé! De gros gros bisous, je te serre bien fort dans mes bras!

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  58. Happy Birthday Linda ! joyeux anniversaire !

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  59. Amazing post:) kiss

    http://denimakeup95.blogspot.it/

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  60. Happy Birthday Linda. You look very lovely! and I enjoyed your family photos. good looking family...sorry about your brother. Today is my late mother's birthday too...I miss her yet I'm glad she is not suffering anymore.
    I love your photographs of foliage, especially the last one. Thank you for the wonderful quotes.

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  61. Happy birthday! I wish you health and much happiness! ☺

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  62. Happy Birthday, Linda, and lots of hugs out of Brugge !
    So nice to read you, daily, and very special to see 'your' photos today !

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  63. Happy birthday,life is only just beginning for you, you have a long way to catch up with me :-)) Hope you had a magical day Diane

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  64. Happy Birthday! You definitely sprinkle a bit of happiness wherever you go! Have a wonderful birthday :)

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  65. Linda,
    congratulations on your birthday.
    I wish you a great day and evening and good luck in all future years to come.
    A big kiss

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  66. HAPPY birthday to you Linda!! I remember 59 , i felt so young and so should u. I will be back after my lake walk to read your other links and go through this one more slowly. I hope your day is great.

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  67. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU LINDA!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH ALL OF US. LOVE YOU XXXOOOOO

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  68. My friend Sandee said it properly with the song. For me the best I can say is " Happy Birthday My Canadian Friend. Enjoy Your Day. 59 is young since I'm 66. Save me of beautiful , tasty birthday cake Linda. See ya my lovely friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  69. PARABÉNS A VOCÊ, Linda!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr-G33KsE_M

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  70. Happy birthday!

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  71. First of all I wish a very happy birthday dear Linda!!!
    Your uploaded photos are beautiful with these autumn colours.
    Warm greetings from Hungary :)

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  72. Happy Birthday Linda! I wish you a joyful celebration.

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  73. happy birthday to you, so glad you are in the world. on the day you were born, the angels danced for joy, they dance even more today. I love you.

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  74. I have enjoyed learning more about you. Happy Birthday!

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  76. Happy Happy Birthday Linda. I am one day late but this is your special birthday week and hope you don't mind my tardiness. So nice to read more about you too.

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  77. Happy Birthday dear Linda! I was not able to run around the blog yesterday sorry. Hope you had a fun time!

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  78. Belated Happy Birthday, Linda! Wish your new year be filled with lots of smiles. I like your autumn foliage photos. “The richest man is not the one who has the most but who needs the least.”

    Yoko

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  79. Happy birthday my friend, sorry I'm late.

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  80. Happy birthday! :-) I know I am a day late but still, it is the thought that counts. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  81. Happy belated birthday babe.. hope u had a good one! :D

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  82. I do arrive too late for your birtday, my darling Linda, but I hope to please you anyway if I say that you're so special, really a treasure !
    Only a lady not very common is able to care such a Blog, believe me, thanks for being who and as you are.
    Much love to you
    Dany

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