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Sunday, August 12, 2012

* Nostalgic Sunday *

Two Saturdays ago, my oldest son, Scott turned 40. (Yes, I was a child bride!)

I made him a card/book to celebrate the occasion, using eight pages (sixteen sides) of 12x12 construction paper, 3-hole punched, and laminated with a Lifetime Guarantee, from me! 

The below page is the first one in the card/book. I've always loved this photo of him. He was so cute and sweet, and his pose looks like Jack Benny's!



I dug through boxes of loose photos, and searched through photo albums, looking for the ones that were Just Right. Then I used stickers and did a little of my own printing. I used binder rings to keep it all together, and he really loved it, which made me very happy.


The below page explains what pictures are on it; Germany 1973. Scott was only three months old when he and I flew by ourselves from St. Louis to Frankfurt, Germany. 




Scott sent the below photo of himself standing in front of Stonehenge in June 2010. I think it was the very next day he was rushed to a hospital in London for emergency removal of his burst appendix. It was a very scary time, as you can imagine. If you'd like to read my posts from then, just click on appendix in the Labels below. 

Happy Birthday, again, Scott. I love you!





"Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing." ~ Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987 

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift to give to a happy man.
    Each and every photo of him is smiling. Simply lovely.
    Thanks for this post - I am smiling a lot.

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  2. Hi Becky. I love that Toni Morrison quote, and what a truly lovely and thoughtful gift for your son, as he turned 40. I had no idea that you were old enough to have a son of 40, but, hey, as you say, you were a child bride!!!! That must have been a real worry for you about the appendix op, especially as he was so far away from home :( Hope your weekend is going well my friend.

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  3. Happy birthday Scott! And, Becky I too, never realised you were in my age group (I too, was a child bride - 19 yo in 1972!) What a delightful gift you made him for his birthday. Hope you're having a great weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  4. Scott still looks like a bright and shiny little boy! Must have inherited that quality!

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  5. Great quote by Toni Morrison, and so true!

    Happy 40th to your baby. :)

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  6. That is so cool! They don't stay little long, huh?

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  7. Very interesting quote there Becky - Happy Sunday! sandie

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  8. Lovely idea for a gift.

    Doesn't matter how old they get. They'll always be our babies.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  9. Thanks to everyone! Us moms know how special our "babies" are, and how they always will be!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Scott! Becky, I love that little "Jack Benny" pose. How adorable! Toni Morrison's got it right---my first baby will be 30 in 2013 and I still want to kiss all her owies.

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  11. Oh, and by the way, Becky, did I ever tell you I drive a PT CRUISER!!!!!

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  12. That Jack Benny pose is hilarious!

    =)

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  13. Congrats on having a son reach the 40 milestone.

    It's obvious you were indeed a child bride - and it's true, no matter how old they are (my oldest is 36 now), they are still our babies.

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  14. What a neat idea! I'm sure that he loved it. Please tell him Happy Birthday from me.

    Kathy M.

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