Friday, December 26, 2008


I have the distinct privilege of celebrating my birthday on the day we celebrate the birth of my Lord & Savior, JESUS - Christmas - December 25th.
I thought I'd share my 7 decades with you

This is what 71 looks like!!!!
December 25, 2008

My first birthday - 1938

1948 - 10 years old
Taken by a street photographer on the main plaza of Santa Fe, NM where I grew up.

December 25, 1952
15 Years Old
Taken in the front yard of our home

School Picture - 1954
16 Years Old

My marriage picture to Mickey
October 4, 1958
20 Years Old

1968 - 30 Years Old
Taken as we were placing our membership at Carbondale Bible Church after moving to Tulsa in 1964

40th Birthday - December 25, 1977
50 Years Old - 1988
Our first RV trip - Seattle, Washington & Victoria, BC, Canada
Mickey's sweatshirt read "I'm a happy traveller"
These sweatshirts were gifts to us from our daughter, Suzette

July, 1998 - 60 Years Old
Taken on our 6th month traveling trip when Mickey retired and I took a 6 month leave of absence
It's been a wonderful 71 years and I look forward with anticipation to what the New Year - 2009 The Church, to our Country, to me & my family, and to everyone of you in blogland.

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Pear tree cottage! said...

71 years young is what I see in those beautiful photos my dear blogger friend......what a joy to be born on such a special day......on your birthday in 1952 I was just two months old and here we are all these lovely years along chatting on the internet.......who would have thought.

many blessings to you for the coming year and a wonderful happy birthday Susan to you.


Dan said...

Happy Birthday Susan. What wonderful pictures.

Humble wife said...

71 looks wonderful! I am so grateful that I am able to visit with you so often. You have made my blog experience amazing.

Happy happy happy 2009! I am certain that it will be filled with ups and downs, yet the Lord will be with you the whole time!
Love Jennifer Bill and the kids

Missy said...

A special Christmas gift! I pray God blesses you, Susan (and us with your presence!), for many many more years.

Happy Birthday!

retha said...

Happy belated wishes, ma'am.
For selfish reasons I pray there will be many more. Only by reading here am I able to have a part in your life.
Being with your family I am certain it was a delightful day.

Kathy said...

Susan, your 71 years are just the beginning of your wonderful and eternal destiny with your maker and redeemer. I pray Jesus will touch your days this year as never before. We loved the photos. Happy and blessed birthday from all of us.

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Susan! You are always inspiring with your blog and I enjoy reading it. I hope you have a healthy year ahead of you and wish you God´s blessings!

Kc said...

Happy belated birthday! ;-)

May God continue to bless you and yours in the coming year.

Linds said...

Happy Birthday, Susan! What a wonderful life you have lived in those photos! You are a wonderful example to all of us. Here's to many more decades!

Saija said...

those are GREAT!!!
i'm so happy you shared with us ...
it looks like God has graced you with a sweetness throughout the years ...
Happy Birthday, Susan!!!!

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy birthday (a day late....durn...I mean to write to you yesterday!). You are beautiful inside and out and I hope the year ahead is blessed in many ways. You are a blessing to me!

Me Maw said...

Oops! Meant to send you a note yesterday wishing you a Happy sorry! Happy belated birthday with many, many, more to come! God Bless!

Becky said...

A very happy Birthday (belated) to you Susan!

You are the same age as my mama. And you were married at the same age as she was.

And you are both lovely!!

Mountain Mama said...

Oh what a sweet group of pictures!! I wish you a very happy birthday Susan.
I'm one year and one month from being 71 and I sure hope I can look as good as you when I get there.
God bless you and yours.

Sioux said...

Love all the photos. Isn't it fun to look back...and forward!!!

weavermom said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the pics!

Barbara said...

Fun to see your life in pics Susan.

Kansas Bob said...

What a great trip down memory lane.. I turn 60 next May.. maybe I need to do something similar.. it was such fun to see your journey.

Birthday Blessings to you Susan!!

MightyMom said...

you've aged well darling.

Peculiar Blogs said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend!!! Love your pictures!! :-) Have a very blessed year! Hugs to Mickey too!

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday. You are such a pretty lady and that is evidence of all those pictures through the years. You make 71 look good.

Pam said...

I think 71 looks pretty good!

Loved the photo of you at 10 years of age! Were you wearing mocassins in that?

God has blessed you with a wonderful life and I'm assured that you know and appreciate that! Happy Belated Birthday.

Oh and my hubby's mom was born on Dec.25th as well!

Momma Roar said...

71 looks great on you!!!!!

Ross' Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to you Susan!
Thank you so much for all the times you check in on me. I appreciate that more then you can know...I will be honest 2008 was a very hard year. I am a bit tired from it. I enjoyed your picture history! All of them are so neat. I wish I had knew you when you came to Seattle..I would have loved to have met you! Maybe someday.

The Olson's: said...

Happy 71st Birthday! I had no idea before that your birthday was on the 25th! A very special day!
~ Leanne
By the way, you're looking great for 71!