Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy 101st Birthday Aunt Ethel!

Hello Friends! It was a busy weekend but we had a family milestone reached again! My Great Aunt had her 101st birthday! We are all amazed and thrilled that she gets around as she does and still knows most of us. She still works her word find puzzles everyday, too!

It was a wonderful celebration with family and friends! We all enjoyed the cake and ice cream! But no one as much as Aunt Ethel! The picture shows her in all her Christmas finery right down to the birthday crown!

If you think about all the changes she has seen in her years, it is mind boggling. She saw cars driven for the first time, the first telephones, the beginning of radio and television just to mention a few. It was a hoot to watch when she used a microwave oven the first time! She taught elementary school for almost forty years so you can imagine the changes she saw as the curriculum changed! Wow! We are so proud of her and so fortunate to have shared her stories and tales!

Thanks for letting me share a little about this very special lady. My hope now is that the "gene pool" trickles down a few generations!! I am now living in the house she was born in and I feel the presence of each of them here every day! It is wonderful to be one of seven generations to share the experience!

I hope each of you has a blessed Christmas and gets a chance to be with family and friends this holiday!

Blessings to you,


  1. What a wonderful event...I can imagine how special she must be to you and your family, there are very few families with a member who's over 100 years old.
    A Happy Birthday to Aunt Ethel!

  2. Happy Birthday to Aunt Ethel - what a joy to have someone around that has experienced and shares all those memories and events. Have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs, Dru

  3. Wow! She must be an amazing lady! How nice to be living in a home with so much history!
    Happy Holidays!

    Shanna :)

  4. Please wish Aunt Ethel a Happy blessed birthday. What a gal.

  5. Happy Birthday, Aunt Ethel!!! You go, girl! :) She reminds me of my great Aunt Ethel!

  6. Happy Birthday Aunt Ethel, how amazing.

  7. How wonderful! I hope she had a Blessed Birthday- and I wish for you a Blessed Christmas!!! The Christmas Cactus is beautiful!

  8. That is just the sweetest thing! Thanks for sharing that special moment and those wonderful memories with us! Happy Birthday Aunt Ethel! And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Happy Birthday to your Aunt Ethel and thank you for sharing this with us.

  10. Your Aunt looks very good for 101. What a nice way to show you care about her by posting her photo on your blog.


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