"We are sending this card to say
Thank you for a fun day."
July was a month of many birthdays and celebrations. I so enjoyed making the covers to 7 of these cards on a picnic table at a cabin getaway. This card is for my former coworker Melisa who left her job of nearly 20 years to open her own restaurant. Melisa has many talents and will do well in a much happier environment.
"Take the time
See how far you've come
The things you've achieved
The things you've done
So don't hold back the hands of time
Celebrate it's turned out fine."
This card is for Susan and her new husband Bryant. Bob and I enjoyed going to their wedding last weekend. The preacher is an auctioneer (the wedding was the shortest one I'd ever attended). Susan was a great worker (she worked in the HSC Cafe), a single mother of 3, and a former Marine. A few years ago she donated a kidney to her mother. Her new husband was a sweetheart too.
"May this day you share
be filled with love and laughter
May all the days ahead
be happy ever after."
We received an invitation to join our friends Luke and Becky at a pub to drink a craft beer and celebrate his birthday. We have been friends for almost 40 years and so enjoyed joining them. Luke works at the hometown photography store. Here he is 30 years ago in his Superior Photo hat on a camera adventure.
"Wishing you a happy life
longer than your shutter speed
and an imagination wider
than a fish eye lens."
Our brother-in-law Scott celebrated his birthday. Scott has a PhD in geography, so I thought I'd go with the map theme. He's a wonderful Dad and husband and person.
"There sure aren't many guys like you-
And that's the reason why
It sure would be an oversight
To let your day go by
Without wishing you a birthday
Like you've never had before
And hoping this year brings you
Everything you want and more."
My sister Terry and her husband Nelson celebrated an anniversary this month-their 45th. I remember being an attendant in Terry's wedding, wearing a pretty apricot gown.
"All our love and best wishes
Today are sent your way
To wish the pair of you
A happy anniversary."
Jennifer is a caterer at HSC and a Civil War reenacter. This birthday card is for her.
"Today's a celebration
A gathering of family and friends
Wishing you a happy birthday
With love and laughter
Which never ends."
Dorothy works at HSC where she runs the deli areas. She is from Louisiana and has that sweet southern draw. This birthday card is for her.
"Today we celebate your birthday
And toast to all things best,
And this coming year for you
Will be your happiest."
Bernice, my Dad's first cousin, celebrates her 94th birthday this month. Bernice and her sisters were raised in different homes but remained close and understanding of all the family members. I love to hear Bernice share her memories of the earlier days.
"A very happy birthday to you
94 years young today.
You are bright, charming and wonderful
There's nothing more to say
but Happy Birthday."
My sister Amy celebrates a birthday this month. I remember when she was born. We were going to name her Adam, after Adam West who was Batman in the TV series. "Amy" was all girl, but still loves her critters, including frogs and lizards.
"We may not see each other much
and live so far apart.
But you're always with me everyday
Right inside my heart."
Amy and Scott's oldest son is 20 this month. This card is for him, our nephew Jake:
"We're sending loving thoughts your way
On this your very special day
Those 20 years have fast flown by
As in the twinkling of an eye
In you we have been blessed to see
A nephew who has grown to be
Someone who has made us proud
So we just want to say outloud
with all our love and wishes too
Happy Birthday and good luck to you".
Amy and Scott celebrate an anniversary this month. They had a beautiful wedding, some 27 years ago. My son Greg was just 18 months old at the time. I was in charge of the wedding food. (with lots of help) and Greg was the sampler of the melon baskets.
"Think of the good times, forget the bad
and treasure the love that you've always had.
this card is sent with thoughts of you
And happy anniversary wishes too.