Thursday, December 21, 2006

Birthday Boy

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. It's also my birthday. I made it through another year! To celebrate, I decided to post a photo of me celebrating:

Pink and green frosting, yummm! It's my third birthday party. The same year that Marylin Monroe died and Johnny Carson took over the Tonight Show on NBC from Jack Paar. Moon River by Henry Mancini won Song of the Year at the Grammys. I had to look that stuff up - I was only three.

My family lived in Tampa, FL, at the time. I do have a few vague memories of living there back then. We moved back to upstate New York the year after this photo was taken.

The original photo is a Polaroid that I scanned.

And, while I'm at it, here's a holiday angel, a.k.a. moi, taken the same year, to wish you all the best:

And, yes, that's Yogi Bear on the couch. He's smarter than the average bear, which is why he does Christmas in Florida!

Birthday dinner this year will be the same that I've had every year since my first birthday in France back in 1981: steak au poivre in a cognac/cream sauce with frites. Yum!


  1. Happy Birthday, Walt! You were an angelic little boy. You and Lewis are born 6 days apart and a little to close to Christmas, non?

    I'm looking forward to some longer days. Happy Solstice.

  2. Happy Birthday to toi! Loved the photos. It looks like a shirt box for your 3rd birthday. Guess they didn't have video games in the olden days.

    Enjoy your day!

  3. Evelyn, thanks! And send a happy birthday to Lewis from us. Longer days will be much welcome.

    Cheryl, thanks as well! No video games, but I did get a Yogi Bear bowling set (the pins were plastic in the shapes of Yogi and Boo-Boo).

  4. Awww, you were so cute! Wait, you still are! And you can cook better now too. Happy birthday, and we wish you many more happy and healthy years to come.

  5. Did you notice that there's new Google art today? They must have known what day it was.

  6. Happy Birthday, dear Walt! You started out cute, and you still are. May the year ahead bring you much happiness (and good meals!).


  7. Chris, Ginny, Susan,

    Thanks to each of you for the kind words. I did notice the Google art, Chris, and thought "how nice of them." I would have preferred shares.;)

    Happy holidays all around !

  8. Hear! Hear! Happy birthday! Why did I not visit just yesterday!!!!
    And many happy returns

  9. The angel thing is a photo montage, n'est-ce pas? Just kidding. Many happy returns, and thanks to Ken for his recipe. We're going to try.


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