Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

The evolution of Nanny:

1947: This is me at 6 months old. If your ears are big like this, it helps you balance when you're learning to sit up on your own.

1957: I am a fairly "normal" 10-year-old. ("Judge not lest ye be judged.")

1967: I was 20 years old. It was a time of cultural revolution and as Bob Dylan said, "The Times They Are a Changin'". That's me on the left and my Aunt Delores on the right.

1977: I'm now the mother of two little girls: Jodi, age 5-1/2 and Jessica, age 3. Ignore my hat for a minute and look at Jerry's Easter "outfit". Yes, that's a salmon-pink 3-piece corduroy suit and a silk shirt with a HUGE collar! And I'm pretty sure he was wearing his puca bead necklace...he always wore it with that suit.

1987: At age 40, I was performing on stage as one of the Raisinettes -- remember "I Heard it Through the Grape Vine"? That's me on the left, "Aunt Jean" in the middle, and my BFF Shirley on the right.

1997: When I hit the big Five-O it was no secret...thanks to my fellow employees at Honey Creek Elementary School.
And now I'm "Nanny".
And next to "Mommy", that's the best thing I've ever been called! :)


Jackie said...

Happy birthday! I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one sporting embarrassing pictures for all to see!

Anonymous said...

i have just come from hosting janice riggins' 30 year retirement party...and i have to say...both of you have improved with age! may you continue to become a classic and as you know...antiques are much more valuable than new stuff! happy day!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your BD..consider it a senior moment!! Loved the pictures but BFF??? I never got a nice big bed quilt. Just a little skimpy picture quilt for my grandkids....What about me. It's all about ME ME ME. Best Friends are supposed to make their BFF a really nice quilt that they treasure forever and ever!!

Quilting Bea said...

Dear "Anonymous"...You do know that I can delete inappropriate comments, right?

Jay & Michelle said...

Happy belated B-day "Miss" Jo Beth. Hope it was a day filled with fun!! (and I'm sure it was if Savannah and Emery were around) :)

jodi said...

I love these pictures!!! I've never seen that one of you and Aunt Dee. And dad's suit? LOL!!!