Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Birthday card


Even though her September 14 birthday was always squeezed up close to the first day of school, my sister Laurie never wanted for friends, old or new, to invite to the party. Being the only child who did not have a winter birthday, her parties could be held outdoors; in the patio or, in the case of a remembered pony ride (it was a long driveway) in the front yard. Our three tortoises enjoyed the patio gatherings and became curiously fond of strawberry ice cream.

Happy Birthday, dear Laurie. Here is to your best year ever.

14 comments:

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday good wishes to your sister, Marylinn. :) Nice day for a birthday.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Yvette - Thank you. It seems a fine day for a birthday.

JeannetteLS said...

Your Birthday card is a delight. I had a summer birthday, right after school, so it got forgotten a lot. Oh, woe is ME. BUT, never by my sister! I just rooted around a while on your website. It's wonderful!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Jeanette - Welcome and thank you If you've rooted around, you know who we are that seem to gather here. I have always been happy with a February birthday...no one would have been around in the summer. Hope we meet again.

Angella Lister said...

happy birthday to your sister and i love love love that you're posting more of your art! it's fabulous!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Angella - Thank you...I hope she visits here to see the good wishes. And I don't know what I was thinking, why it took so long to be more intentional about posting art. Thank you for that. I'm having fun. xo

grrl + dog said...

strawberry icecream eating tortoise?

hmm..

susan t. landry said...

loooove the artwork. you have such joy in you. thank you, dear!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Denise - AND there were three tortoises, all gumming from the same plate. They came to like a jello/whipped cream dessert our mom concocted, too. Green seedless grapes...don't even get me started. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Susan - Thank you. The great wonder is that I discovered the joy when the art began to emerge. You are welcome. xo

Claire Beynon said...

Anyone with a fondness for tortoises is a friend of mine - Happy Birthday Laurie! Forgive me for arriving at your party a wee bit late. . . May the day's celebrations linger ; )

Claire Beynon said...

PS. I love that you're posting more of your art, too xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Claire - On Laurie's behalf, thank you. We believe in the lingering celebration. Perhaps the tortoises ramble still, getting ready for hibernation, which at our house was a box of dry leaves. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Claire - Thank you. xo