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 


  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.

  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.

  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

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

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

    Happy 40th to your baby. :)

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

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

  8. Lovely idea for a gift.

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

    Critter Alley

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

  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.

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

  12. That Jack Benny pose is hilarious!


  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.

  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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