Monday, January 21, 2013

“Paper Doll” Memories!

Yes, it’s me sitting at the table with my sister and cousins when I was 6 years old.

PaperDoll0015

Let’s see that would be …mumble mumble mumble…years ago! heehee!

Yes, it’s my birthday today…again!

In this old photo, I am opening a record entitled “Paper Doll”.

"I'm goin’ buy a paper doll that I can call my own....
a doll that I can carry everywhere"

PaperDoll0320

A few years ago, my hubby found the piano music at an antique store so I have it now for my memories. The record is long gone.

PaperDoll0321

So I hope when you read this, I have my feet in the sand but if not, I will at least sit in the sun today!

Memories…

I have lots of good ones!

1956Jan21BD0016

Anyone want a chocolate éclair? I’m having one of those instead of cake today. Did I say ONE? Sometimes I lie! hahaha!

53 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

♫ Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Miss Lavender Dreams,
Happy Birthday to you ♫

Birthday Hugs
from
All of Us ♥

Kim K. said...

Happy Birthday!! Today is my father's birthday too! I'll never forgot your birthday being that it's on this special day. Those paper doll pictures are absolutely precious. Have you seen this website where you can get the Besty McCall paper dolls?

http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/dolls/pd_scans/betsy_mccall/index.html

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such sweet pictures! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such sweet pictures! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!
Cindy

Danielle said...

Oh Happy Happy Birthday!!! I know you will make it a wonderful celebration!!!

Della said...

Happy Birthday sweet Diane! I hope you enjoy your eclair (or 2 or 3!) and maybe save one for me hehehehe.

Love these pictures of you!

Today is my grandson's birthday, too!

Have an extra special, extra sweet birthday my dear girlfriend!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Happy birthday and lots of big hugs on your special day! I love the old photo, especially since everyone is wearing dresses and little ankle socks and patent leather shoes. I used to dress like that too. :-)

Eclair's sound yummy - have 2!

Chasity said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Well happy birthday to you! Look at you in all your cuteness there with your little friends! My sisters and I loved paper dolls and even made our own sometimes!

Susie said...

The hair is different but the cute face is still the same. :) Happy birthday to you !!!! Hope it's blessed with lots of fun and love. xoxo,Susie
ps.Yesterday was my twins b-day and tomorrow is my brother's.

Olive said...

♫♫♫Happiest of Birthdays to you sweet one♫♫♫

kitty said...

Awww sweet Diane, may you have the happiest of birthdays today!!!! xo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a sweet picture Diane...let's see that was about 20 years ago, right? Happy, happy birthday to you. Have as many eclairs as you want. Calories don't count on your birthday.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Happy Happy Birthday Diane.
Today you are allowed "to dream away"
how great to look back on your childhood photos.
Thank you, I would love an eclair..
You brought back memories of my mother singing paper doll.
super.
Happy week
val

jody said...

happy birthday Diane! hope you have a warm sunny birthday and enjoy it to the max!
i woke to -22 below..i know its my own fault. the things we do for family!!
its my grandbabes birthday today too! a great day!! enjoy!

Vee said...

Oh how fun! I have a six year old's birthday today. He was sitting at the breakfast table with me playing tic-tac-toe this morning. So fun to see six-year-old you! Happy Birthday, Diane!

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy birthday! I love your birthday party photos. :)

Riet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I hope you have a wonderful day with lots of eclairs.

Simply Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Diane....I love those sweet pictures...enjoy your birthday and your eclair :)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Happy Birthday...now don't I remember you just having one a few months ago? LOL.

You just want more eclairs...

Pass the plate, and Happy Birthday.

Jen

Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday!!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Awww sweet Diane - may you have the happiest birthday today! Love that picture of you. It brings back memories of my childhood.

Birthday hugs and kisses!

Pat

cucki said...

Happy birthday dear xxx

Gmama Jane said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! Those old 50's pictures are full of memories...in fact I have a few of my own. Don't you just love our little dresses we wore most all the time?
Birthday Blessings
Gmama Jane

Friedas Farmhouse said...

Who can really eat one eclair anyways? *smile* They need "friends" ya know.... Happy Birthday!!! Hope your birthday is dreamy~

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday - the little girl looked so cute - I would know you!!!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Have a wonderful birthday-neat photographs. I loved that record also.
XO

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Love the photos, you look exactly the same!! I wish you the very best birthday in the whole wide world. (If you mash 2 eclairs together, you can pass it off as one...or mash 4 together and call it 2...tee hee)

NanaDiana said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Diane. I love the pictures of you when you were little- You were/are just darling- xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Sister! I hope you did get your feet in the sand today and enjoyed an eclair or two! What cute pics of you as a little girl. I loved that song Paper Doll when I was little. Gosh that brought back memories!
Sending you big Birthday Hugs,

Linda

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday pretty lady!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy birthday Diane and hope your day is wonderful. Enjoy the chocolate eclairs!
Love the sweet photos.

hugs
Carolyn

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I remember that song very well (and thanks for the earworm ;>)...but I like it so it's OK). I also remember playing with paper dolls -- I loved that when I was little.

Happy Happy Birthday ...I hope you ate 3 chocolate eclairs! At least.

Carol said...

Happy Day from middle TN. Tomorrow is my big day. Mother has baked my cake. Not telling my age...my parents are in their eighties. Everyday is a gift!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, I hope you ate chocolate and had your toes in the sand all day today, and had a Wonderful Birthday!! Those pictures of you and your sis and cousins are too precious, I love it!
Happy Birthday and Many, many more!
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

The Boston Lady said...

Happy birthday Diane! I love those photos, I bet they brought great memories right back to you. Enjoy the eclair(s)! Ann

Leave It To Davis said...

I never heard this song before tonight. I had to see if they had it on Youtube (and of course they have a million recordings of it...this one is the Mills Brothers on tv... http://youtu.be/n2m8VZBfRYo ) Have a very happy birthday! I loved playing with paper dolls!

Joy H said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you had a blast :) Love the photos!

cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Birthday, Diane!! Hope you had a great day and that you ate more than one chocolate éclair!!
hugs,
Cindy

xinex said...

Such precious photos! happy birthday, Diane! Enjoy your eclair adn the beach...Christine

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday to you my friend. What a perfect way to spend a birthday with your feet in the sand.

Hugs~

Donna Heber said...

Happy Birthday to you! What an adorable photo of you at the tender age of 6 yrs. old. Wishing you many more.

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday Dear Friend
Woolie Love too
Trace

maddyrose said...

Sorry I arrived too late to wish you a happy birthday on your special day so please accept this belated birthday wish. I hope you had a wonderful day. Hugs

Stacey said...

I missed this yesterday. Happy Birthday sweet friend.

Karen said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!.... love those old time photos!...

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Happy birthday!! What a terrible blog friend for being late!! I love your photos...precious!
Karen

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Happy birthday again, my friend. Did you get to put your feet in the sand after all? January 21st is an extremely special day for me and now it is even more special. Glad you enjoyed two eclairs. ;)
XOXO's,
Marcia

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Happy belated birthday!! I hope that you had a wonderful day. Those pictures of you are so adorable!

sandy said...

Happy Belated Birthday,, Diane! Your party pictures remind me of my birthday parties growing up. Little girls sitting around the kitchen table and eating cake and opening presents! Fun! Good memories!
I hope you had a wonderful day and got everything you wished for!
sandy :)

Danice said...

Happy belated birthday, Diane. I love the Paper Doll sheet music and the photo of you with your cousins. Your new birthday doll is also adorable :)

BECKY said...

Oh Diane! I'm sorry I missed seeing this. Happy Belated Birthday! Gosh, I know lots of wonderful people with January birthdays!! I love the old photos, too! So sweet...and similar to some of mine! :)

GardenofDaisies said...

I have that sheet music, too! (you know me and paperdolls!) But I love the record you got! You and all of your little friends look so adorable in your pretty birthday dresses.