Wednesday, September 5, 2012

63 64 65 66 67 68







I am 68 years old today and have 6 years/reasons to Celebrate...

 My mother, her sister and their mother died just before they turned 63 at age 62.

The year I turned 63 was a big celebration because I made it to 63 and today have now made it to 68


Fort DeSoto Beach

Above is MadSnapper 5 months before I turned 63 in 2007 and below is 4 months After MadSnapper turned 63. my friend Diane and sister Snapper took these photos.

Whitney Beach
                       
     Happy Birthday to ME...... and it is a HAPPY one today....

50 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Wishing you a fantastic day :-) A big day I can imagine! Hugs x

Susannah said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A VERY SWEET LADY! You deserve to have a wonderful day!! Blessings to you for a great year ahead!

Susannah

Declan said...

Hey! A really really Happy Birthhday to ya! We reckon you'll still be snapping when you're 78 (that's my Ganny's age and she's still going strong!) Love Deccy x

Relindis said...

A very happy birthday dear blog friend!
Every blessing for the year ahead!

SquirrelQueen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDRA!
Hope your day is everything you want it to be. Enjoy!

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RoeH said...

I have outlived my sister who died at 63 and probably will outlive my brothers. I'm in better emotional and mental health than they are. But that's okay because I still have so MANY things to visit and see - if the money holds out - before I die. I want to see everything. Can't wait for the 14th because I'm going to Oregon and stay on the Oregon Coast for a week. :) I can't believe I fell into that a couple of weeks ago.

From the Kitchen said...

Don't forget to follow my birthday rule: Celebrate for an entire month!!!!! And I hope every birthday "day" is better than the one before!

Best,
Bonnie

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

And I too, understand outliving the last generation. :-)

Keep up the good Health Work! And celebrate many, many more Happy Birthdays!

Gentle hugs,
Auntie

Snapper II said...

Happy Birthday Madsnapper.

Miss Debbie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! So glad you are still here and are well and are still "snapping"!!! Hope it is a great day for you! :-)

diane b said...

Happy Mad Birthday. Every year is a bonus after 60. Hope something special happens to you.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Wish we could all help you celebrate in ways other than just words!

Amy Burzese said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sure there will be many more to celebrate!

Snapper II said...

Happy Birthday Sandra! You have finally caught up with me! We are now both "68!" Who-da-thunk when we were in Jr. High together that we would make it this far? Hope you have a wonderful, carefree day!
Love you, Madeline

Val said...

Happy Birthday Sandra!! Have a wonderful day and like Bonnie said, Celebrate for a month.

Mamabug said...

Happy Birthday Sandra! You're a beautiful "68"! Enjoy your special day!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Happy Birthday to you and many more to come so you can keep snappin'.

Remington said...

Happy Birthday, my beautiful friend! Enjoy your special day!

Maple Lane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDRA! I hope you enjoy every minute of your special day.

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday, dear sandra! awesome! many more to come!

my father died at 63.

i was looking in the mirror the other day and bemoaning some of the changes age is making to my body at 49. then i remembered my sister died at age 47, before she could really start to age, and i realized aging is a privilege.

Rose said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I hope the years just keep on adding up. Celebrate each day,because all are special.
Happy Birthday.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Happy Birthday to you.

SweetMarie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sandra!!! BIG hugs from me to you!!! Have a fantastic day!!! Have Bob rub your feet. :) You look wonderful in your pics!

LC said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Not only are you surviving, you you are living consciously and richly and enriching the lives of others as you go! May the days ahead hold even more causes for celebration.

George said...

Happy Birthday. I don't want to put a damper on your celebration, but you should know you are still a kid (compared to me!).

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy Birthday, Sandra! It's great day to celebrate!

Betsy Adams said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... Congrats on being the one in your family who has lived the longest... YEAH!!!! How old was your Dad when he died?

My Daddy died of Emphysema (caused from years of smoking) at age 79.... Mom lived 'til she was 91... SO--hopefully, I can beat that 91!!!!!

Great photos...
HUGS,
Betsy

Angela said...

I wish you many more Sandra!


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Grandma C's Place said...

Happy Birthday and wishes for many more!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh I hope we aren't late to the party...Mom took my grandma to her cardiologists today for her annual check up. She just got home

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR FAVORITE MAD SNAPPER. 68 REASONS TO CELEBRATE
BIG HUGS
MADI AND MOM

Terri Buster said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Sandra
Happy Birthday to you
And many more.

Dee said...

******HaPpY BiRtHdAy*******Actually you are 68 years young. :)

Debra Dickinson said...

I just got off work and could not wait to log on and wish you Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Sandra! And I agree - you are definitely 68 years YOUNG! Fabulous dawhling! :)

Catherine said...

You go girl! I hope you are having a terrific day and are kicking up your heels! :)
xo Catherine

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to my Madsnapper blog pal....I wish I would have known today was your Birthday...I'm late today reading blogs...You are an awesome Woman...I hope your day was awesome too....

Maggie M said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Wish for you many more years to have birthdays and pray they all be filled with love, happiness and good health. You look great!!! Hugs

S. Etole said...

Hope your day has been an especially good one. Your smile just radiates. Thanks for all you share here. Happy Birthday!

Farida said...

Blessed birthday Ms. Sandra!

Krista Funk said...

I know I am a bit late but... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Congrats on making it past the big 63... by a couple years even. ;o) Hope you had a great one filled with love and MadSnapping!!!

ps I LOVE your header! How fun!

barbara l. hale said...

And I missed it!! Happy belated birthday! Hope you have many, many more.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wishing you a belated, but then a Birthday celebration does last ALL year long, Sandra. Enjoyed taking those trips with you too and thanks for the tips on how you did it. My mom celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, and I'm 63 now so looking forward to many more years to come myself!

Liz said...

Happy belated birthday and I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

So how do you feel now.You are in year of 69. I love that number. Hope i's a happy one for you:)

DawnTreader said...

I seem to have fallen behind again in catching up with blogs. Belated happy birthday to you, Sandra - and may there be many more to come!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy belated birthday to you dear friend. I got all around your day though and remembered it. Glad you had a good one and made it to 68!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Well, happy birthday and wishing you many many many more.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm new to your blog so I'm looking around...and want to wish you a Happy Birthday and many more! I hope you are still celebrating...all month long! What fun spending time at the beach!