Friday, September 5, 2014

70 Years today....

web cam selfie August 30, 2014
Can you find Bob the photo bomber?

I am 70 years old today.... the last photo of me was taken in Nov. 2012..

Can someone tell me why a selfie taken with the web cam makes our mouths and eyes do weird things? I took 20 pics trying to get one that was not weird.


I married Bob at age 40, he was 48... 30 of my 70 years, Bob has been a part of my life and my other half...  that said, I decided to share a Bob story..



See the little Opal car with sexy me on it? (ahh 40)  That Pic is 30 years old.

We were on 5th Av North, St Pete Florida and he was SPEEDING as usual, we came to his favorite Railroad Track that was up on a high hump and he gunned the motor and we went sailing up and out and slammed down on the other side....

Think Steve McQueen in Bullitt  (see video below)...

 I screamed Stop, the battery is dragging... he stopped, picked it up, still attached by the battery cables, saw  2 holes in the radiator caused by the bounced battery

He  grabbed his needle nose pliers, squeezed the two holes together, propped the battery in the rusted out holder .....

He never repaired the radiator, A month later we drove that car to Savannah (378 miles one way) and the hose burst on the Interstate... He wrapped the hose in Duct Tape and there it stayed until he sold the car 4 years later...

to see what we looked like drag the slider to 1.22 and watch the last half.

40 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Happy Birthday Pretty Lady! Those are great photos and that's a great story.

From the Kitchen said...

I take it Bob was/is not a professional auto mechanic? Is he driving you to a birthday dinner? LOVE the photos. I thought that was Esther Williams on the car and you photoshopped your head on her. Whatever, have a great day.

Best,
Bonnie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Happy, happy birthday Sandra!!! Loved reading your escapades!! And I LOVE Bullit and Steve McQueen too.

Enjoy celebrating. I know you will.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoyed this post and I love your selfies and the photos of you. I'm so glad you meet Bob and have had 30 years with him. Have a fabulous day my friends.....
Debby

Cranberry Morning said...

Happy Happy Birthday! You're lookin' great. And ah, 40. A vague memory. And to think that at one point in my life I thought 40 was old. LOL

I bet you have lots of Bob & Sandra stories you could tell. I think you two were made for each other. Have a wonderful day, friend.

Molly The Wally said...

Happy Birthday to you and we hope your special day is a lovely one and have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Jo said...

Happy Birthday beautiful lady! You don't look a day older than a few days after that gorgeous pic of you on the car bonnet! Are you catching a taxi to dinner tonight? Love Bob's quick fixes which seem to last and last! Have a GREAT DAY and wonderful year ahead. Blessings. Jo

Jo said...

I scrolled up again for another look at your pics and is that Bob in the background of your Webcam selfie? xx

Anita Johnson said...

A very happy Birthday to you! Great story, that's my kind of car repair!

Mersad said...

I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Celebrate in style and if you make a cake, share with us (digitally of course) :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Blackberry Lane said...

What a fun post and I love all the photos thru the years! We wish you a very happy day! I do hope you are driving to the restaurant???? lol

TexWisGirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

thanks for the goofy, road rebel story!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh we are so late MS. Our intent was to wish you a very happy birthday before breakfast. First of all our internets would not work this morning. then my peeps left for the weekly breakfast at Panera and a walk...finally at 10 am the cobwebs were out of the internets!!

Happy Happy Happy 70th. We love your bday post...and we send you 70 kitty kisses and mom hugs
Madi and mom

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sandra


Oh Loved your blog.

Loved your story.

Casey said...

Happy birthday!

Holly L. Salvato said...

Happy Birthday Sandra! You definitely do not look 70! I would have never known. I love the Bob story. You could write an adventure novel. I bet he can fix anything! That is a great and dying skill. What a great blog entry this is!

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy birthday, Sandra. Fun to see how you've changed over the past 70 years.

I guess Bob is quite the Mr. Fix-it! :))

Linda said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday! I love this post, the story about your Bob and most of all ~ the pictures of YOU! You know what they say about 70? It's the new 35!

SweetMarie said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sandra!!! I love all your pics. I bet Bob had the one of you on the car blown up to poster size. :) Your eyes are so pretty!
Crazy story about Bob! Sounds like there's never a dull moment. :)

hugs to you!
Marie

Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy Birthday. With adventures like that you can laugh together for many more years.

Ginny said...

Happy Birthday, sis!!! You were totally pin-up hot on that car!! Sizzling hot! Was Bob ever a mechanic? That is amazing!! We went to the theater when Bullit first came out and saw it. I think it is the most famous and classic car chase ever in a movie. But watching it again here while thinking of you and Bob is just hilarious!!! Watching Bullit and thinking of you both in that car at your current ages is even much funnier. I hope you are getting a Frosty of each flavor today!

Scott said...

Happy birthday Sandra. I was living in Italy in 1968 and came withing a gnat's whisker of buying a new Opel GT when I got orders to come back to the U.S. Never did get me one of those. Loved your photos.

Ela said...

Happy birthday Sandra!
Really lovely photos !

DawnTreader said...

I've only tried a webcam selfie a couple of times and was so horrified by the results that I dumped them immediately and never tried again... I prefer to use the self-timer on my camera (even if I don't like that much either!) I think with the webcam it's something about the angle that makes it weird. Perhaps.

DawnTreader said...

Oh, and happy birthday, by the way! And may you and Bob have many more happy years together.

Gail said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Bob is the lucky one.

barbara l. hale said...

I got a number of things from this post. One, it's fun to be forty. Two, Bob must be a character. And three, duct tape can cure pretty much anything. A very happy birthday to you and wishing you many more!

Rose said...

Happy Birthday! To one of the people that really brightens my day! I hope you have had a wonderful day...love the bob story. So, he knew about duct tape was the handiman's secret weapon long before Red Green announced the fact!

LC said...

Happy Birthday! I'll be right there with you in a couple years!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Sandra
Happy Birthday to you.

Love all the pictures of you over the years.
Did Bob lose hub caps too like they did in the video? :)

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday pretty 70 year young lady - you are beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

That's a great story about the RR track and the repairs. I keep wondering if our husbands are related. Mine swears anything can be fixed with a few basic tools, duct tape and crab wire.

I love the Mustang GT Fastback from Bullitt (Steve McQueen too).

Betty Manousos said...

happy happy birthday sandra!! you're so pretty. i hope you had a great day. may you and your hubby have many more happy years together.

big hugs!

Maggie's Kitty Corner said...

Sorry to be late with your birthday greeting sweet Sandra. Hope you had a very, very nice Birthday. Happy Birthday! Hugs!!

Inger said...

Happy Birthday a day late! I laughed so much reading your story and I can relate as sometimes hubby forgets to put the brakes on good (on purpose, perhaps?) before we get to the railroad tracks. The Jeep has enough clearance so that's not a problem, but it sure bounces like crazy. I will think of you guys next time it happens. I read about your birthday above and know it was a happy one.

All the best as you join those of us who are in our 70s!

Ida said...

Happy Birthday - I hope you had a great day. I loved seeing your photos and reading the story of that car ride. I hope you have many more great birthdays.

Grandma C said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your Bob sounds like quite the character.
In the video clip you posted I know the street that went down bump down bump down bump. Driving down it is just as bad driving up. That part where you don't see the road before you go down gets the butt muscles tight every time!
I am less nervous driving in SF now than I used to be.. mostly I am glad I don't live in it.

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love the story about the car.

P.S.
I'm 2 1/2 years older than you, and aren't we blessed! :)

pattisjarrett said...

Hope you had a great day! 70? I would never have guessed! Hope your day wasn't quite as adventurous as that trip in the Opel!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Hope you a very belated but heartfelt happy birthday. 70 is another milestone:))